<< Week of January 27 >>

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Explorations of Forms: Afro Cuban Dance Workshop with José Francisco Barroso

Workshop | January 27 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This class focuses on the explosive and subtle sacred expressions of the Orisha (Yoruba deities). Barroso’s class offers students a strong understanding of polyrhythm and the kinesthetic distinctions of Afro-Cuban traditional dances, rhythms, and movements. All levels welcome. Live drumming!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

The Films of Frank Stauffacher

Film - Feature | January 27 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A commercial artist, Frank Stauffacher started the groundbreaking Art in Cinema series of experimental and independent film at the San Francisco Museum of Art (now SFMOMA) in 1946 to help foster a community of adventurous cinemagoers. The series also encouraged a number of local artists to begin making films, and by 1948, Stauffacher too had picked up a camera, first photographing two films for...   More >

What is Common Core Math?

Workshop | January 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join your child on a trip to the classroom and discover the knowledge and tools you will need to help them succeed in mathematics.

In this workshop, we will help you develop strategies for working with your child as they learn math in a deeper, more connected way. At the same time, your elementary school child will be engaged in fun math activities. You'll meet back up with your child to...   More >

  Register online

Nicola Benedetti, violin; Alexei Grynyuk, piano

Performing Arts - Music | January 27 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Nicola Benedett, Alexei Grynyuk, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Bach/Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004
Prokofiev/Sonata No. 2 in D Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 94a
Wynton Marsalis/New Work for solo violin (West Coast Premiere)
R. Strauss/Sonata in E-flat Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 18

$48-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Violinist Nicola Benedetti and pianist Alexei Grynyuk perform Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Goodbye First Love

Film - Feature | January 27 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Subtle modulations of emotion and the search for meaning in the face of adversity, themes that recur throughout Hansen-Løve’s films, are particularly well expressed in her semiautobiographical masterpiece Goodbye First Love. The nuanced coming-of-age story focuses on a young woman, Camille (Lola Créton), and the effects of an enduring teenage love affair. Camille’s frustrated commitment to her...   More >

Double Suicide

Film - Feature | January 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masahiro Shinoda’s first film for Japan’s avant-garde Art Theatre Guild, Double Suicide strikingly reinterprets Monzaemon Chikamatsu’s famed 1720 bunraku puppet play involving the doomed love between a married paper-shop owner and a courtesan; here, it’s not just the play that is presented, but the entire presentation of the play. We begin with the kurogo (men dressed in black who traditionally...   More >

Monday, January 28, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 28 | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance


Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Feedback Opportunities for Data Science Associate Provost Search

Meeting | January 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Faculty Open Forum

 Data Sciences

Search consultants from Witt/Kieffer will be holding meetings with members of the campus community to gather feedback about the new role of Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information. The meetings will be structured as a series of open forums for faculty, staff and students.

Modeling and Simulation of Next Generation 3D Printing Systems for Functionalized Materials with Machine-Learning System Design

Lecture | January 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Professor Tarek Zohdi, Chair of the UCB Computational & Data Science & Engineering Program Professor of Mechanical Engineering

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

GUH Lecture: Mapping Affecdence: Urban counter-drag in San Francisco, 1966-75

Lecture | January 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, San Francisco’s counterculture devised underground, self-organized do-it-yourself (DIY) urban networks of communal survival. The Angels of Light, an acid-drag commune of free-theatre performers, transformed buildings...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Triangulations with vanishing local h-polynomials

Seminar | January 28 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sam Payne, MSRI and University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mathematics

Twenty-five years ago, Stanley introduced local h-polynomials for subdivisions of simplices, proved that the coefficients are non-negative integers, and posed the problem of characterizing triangulations for which this invariant vanishes. The work I will present is motivated by potential applications in other areas of mathematics (local h-polynomials now appear prominently in both algebraic and...   More >

From family research to family policy

Colloquium | January 28 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Phil and Carolyn Cowan, Institute of Human Development

 Institute of Human Development

Phil Cowan is a Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and Carolyn Cowan is a Professor of Psychology, Emerita at UCB. They are both longtime members of IHD. Beginning in the 1970s, they have pioneered a preventive intervention approach to strengthening family relationships. Although the prevailing strategy for facilitating children's development has been parenting classes (attended mostly by...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "Endogenous Intractability: Why Some Persistent Problems Persist"

Seminar | January 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Robert Powell, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Feedback Opportunities for Data Science Associate Provost Search

Meeting | January 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Faculty Open Forum, Social Sciences Matrix Conference Room (8th Floor of Barrows Hall)

 Data Sciences

Search consultants from Witt/Kieffer will be holding meetings with members of the campus community to gather feedback about the new role of Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information. The meetings will be structured as a series of open forums for faculty, staff and students.

Ozge Yapar - Bayesian Sequential Learning for Clinical Trials of Multiple Correlated Medical Interventions

Seminar | January 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N370

 Ozge Yapar, University of Pennsylvania

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We integrate emerging trends intended to improve clinical trial design: design for cost-effectiveness, which ensures health-economic improvement of a new intervention over the current standard intervention; adaptive design, which dynamically adjusts the sample size and allocation of patients to different interventions; and multi-arm trial design, which compares multiple interventions...   More >

Feedback Opportunities for Data Science Associate Provost Search

Meeting | January 28 | 2-3 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Faculty Open Forum, 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

Search consultants from Witt/Kieffer will be holding meetings with members of the campus community to gather feedback about the new role of Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information. The meetings will be structured as a series of open forums for faculty, staff and students.

String-Math Seminar: q-Opers, q-Langalnds and Classical/Quantum duality

Seminar | January 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Peter Koroteev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A special case of the geometric Langlands correspondence is given by the relationship between solutions of the Bethe ansatz equations for the Gaudin model and opers - connections on the projective line with extra structure. We describe a deformation of this correspondence for \(SL(N)\). We introduce a difference equation version of opers called q-opers and prove a q-Langlands correspondence...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: An Elementary Approach to Free Gibbs States with Convex Potentials

Seminar | January 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 David Andrew Jekel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We present an alternative approach to the theory of free Gibbs states with convex potentials. Instead of solving SDE's, we combine PDE techniques with a notion of asymptotic approximability by trace polynomials for a sequence of functions on $M_N(\mathbb C)_{sa}^m$ to prove the following. Suppose $\mu _N$ is a probability measure on $M_N(\mathbb C)_{sa}^m$ given by uniformly convex and...   More >

Introduction to NIH Grants

Workshop | January 28 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Leora Lawton, Berkeley Population Center

 Berkeley Population Center

This workshop will be open to anyone interested in having the guidance, feedback and structure for writing a grant. Potential participants could be faculty who have not written an NIH grant before, postdocs or adjunct faculty, advanced graduate students, or even early stage graduate students who want to put together a dissertation grant. The basic process and the structure of grant applications...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: An arithmetic enrichment of the degree of a finite map, and applications to enumerative geometry

Seminar | January 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Kirsten Wickelgren, Georgia Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Using the Eisenbud–Khimshiashvili–Levine local degree, which is the A1-local degree of Morel in A1-homotopy theory, we define a degree of a finite map between smooth schemes over k. When the target is appropriately connected, this degree is a bilinear form over k. We discuss some applications to enumerative geometry over non-algebraically closed fields. This is joint work with Jesse Kass and...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Stability and Nonlinear PDE in mirror symmetry

Seminar | January 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tristan Collins, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

A longstanding problem in mirror symmetry has been to understand the relationship between the existence of solutions to certain geometric nonlinear PDES (the special Lagrangian equation, and the deformed Hermitian-Yang-Mills equation) and algebraic notions of stability, mainly in the sense of Bridgeland. I will discuss progress in this direction through ideas originating in infinite dimensional...   More >

Paul Glasserman - Does Unusual News Forecast Market Stress?

Seminar | January 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Paul Glasserman, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Applying sentiment analysis to news articles on large financial companies, we find that an increase in “unusual” negative news predicts an increase in stock market volatility and thus potential market stress. Similarly, unusual positive news forecasts lower volatility. Our analysis is based on more than 360,000 articles on 50 large financial companies, published in 1996–2014....   More >

Neurophysiology of Spatial Learning and Memory

Colloquium | January 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 David Foster, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

From Data Collectors to Data Producers: Shifting students’ relationship to data

Colloquium | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704)

 Dr. Lisa Hardy, Concord Consortium

 Graduate School of Education

Outside of school, students will encounter and be asked to interpret data and data representations that they did not create themselves — often with limited information about why or how these data were constructed in the first place. In contrast, studies of science practice highlight that the interpretation of data is strongly contingent on the context in which that data was produced. Data can...   More >

Support points – a new way to reduce big and high-dimensional data

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Simon Mak, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Statistics

This talk presents a new method for reducing big and high-dimensional data into a smaller dataset, called support points (SPs). In an era where data is plentiful but downstream analysis is oftentimes expensive, SPs can be used to tackle many big data challenges in statistics, engineering and machine learning. SPs have two key advantages over existing methods. First, SPs provide optimal and...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: A Rudimentary Index of Strategic Stability: Deterring Defectors, Sustaining Loyalists and Forming Equilibrium

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Ehud Kalai

 Department of Economics

A rudimentary index explains Nash-equilibrium choices observed in behavioral economics.

The index assigns stability levels = 0; 1; :::; n, to strategy profiles of n-person games: Level 0 is assigned to profiles that are not Nash equilibrium, levels are assigned to Nash equilibria in increasing levels of stability, and level n is assigned to dominant-strategy equilibria.

The index measures...   More >

The Feminist Resistance to the Radical Right in Brazil: A Forum of Four Brazilian Feminist Political Leaders

Panel Discussion | January 28 | 4-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium (Room 175)

 Department of Anthropology

On the eve of entering office, four female politicians are an emboldened, new generation of feminist officials at the forefront of defending and redefining democracy in Brazil. Building their trajectories out of local grassroots struggles, each has developed distinct approaches in their respective states. Ten months following the assassination of city councilwoman Marielle Franco, their...   More >

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

 James Berger, Johns Hopkins Medical School

 College of Chemistry

The Subversive Pedagogy of Yugoslav Surrealism: Aleksandar Vuco and Dusan Matic’s The Exploits of the “Five Cockerels” Gang

Lecture | January 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Aleksandar Boskovic, Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian, Columbia University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The 1933 collaborative surrealist book The Exploits of the “Five Cockerels” Gang marks the end of the historical avant-gardes in Yugoslavia. Created by two prominent Belgrade Surrealists –Aleksandar Vuco, who wrote the verses, and Dusan Matic, who authored the foreword, collages, as well as the “explanations” of the collages—The Exploits is one of the examples of avant-garde...   More >

The end of the message: Mechanistic insights into the mRNA poly(A) tail machinery

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Lori Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

 College of Chemistry

Colonial Exceptionalism on Native Grounds: American Literature before American Literature

Lecture | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan University Professor, University of Virginia, University of Virginia

 Department of English

LAEP Lecture Series: Mark R. Eischeid

Lecture | January 28 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Jan 28, 6pm - Mark Eischeid will discuss the design and photographic representation of one of Kiley’s most famous projects and an oft-proclaimed modernist masterpiece, the landscape at the Miller House (1957, Columbus, Indiana).

Art and The City: Cultural Planning in the Bay Area

Lecture | January 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Christian Frock, Independent Writer and Public Scholar; Jennifer Lovvorn, Chief Cultural Affairs Officer, Civic Art Program, City of Berkeley; Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager City of Oakland

 Arts + Design, Civic Arts Commission of the City of Berkeley, Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Oakland, the Global Urban Humanities Department, College of Environmental Design

Recently both the City of Berkeley and the City of Oakland have rolled out new cultural plans focused on enriching public life through the arts. Join us for an imaginative conversation about the future possibilities for culturally enriched civic spaces in urban communities, the challenges facing cities, and the possibilities for coalition building within the region. Featuring Berkeley's recently...   More >

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

California Bioresources Economy Summit

Conference/Symposium | January 29 – 30, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California Air Resources Board

This exciting summit program will be comprised of speakers representing state and local government, industry, academia, technology innovation hubs, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives with national and international perspectives and experience. One of the most important aspects of this summit is the opportunity for collaboration and engagement, with the goal being the...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

IBM Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | January 29 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join IBMers in Soda Hall Lobby for 1:1 conversations. University Talent will also be on hand and ready to review your resume and interest in IBM!

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Physical Organic Chemistry: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Pericyclic Reactions - Homage to Andy Streitwieser

Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ken Houk, UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

 College of Chemistry

This lecture will pay homage to Berkeley Professor Andrew Streitwieser by describing how modern computational methods, that he pioneered, now enable the understanding of organic reaction mechanisms in a time-resolved fashion. The study of timing of bond formation in pericyclic reactions will be described using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics. A dynamical criterion of mechanism -...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The coordination of centralised and distributed generation

Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Matteo Basei, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We analyse the interaction between centralised carbon-emissive technologies and distributed non-emissive technologies. A representative consumer can satisfy her electricity demand by investing in solar panels and by buying power from a centralised firm. We consider the point of view of the consumer, the firm and a social planner, formulating suitable McKean-Vlasov control problems with stochastic...   More >

Trump’s Unintended Environmentalism: The Environmental Benefits of the New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: 2019 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in Canadian Studies

Colloquium | January 29 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jean-Frédéric Morin

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Jean-Frédéric Morin is associate professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University (Québec City, Canada). Before being invited by Laval University to hold the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, Jean-Frédéric Morin was professor of international relations at the Free University of Brussels from 2008 to 2014 and post-doctoral researcher at McGill University...   More >

Lean Impact

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Ann Mei Chang

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Social Sector Leadership

Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a enough of a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact?

“Even if everything ends” A talk with writer and translator Victoria Häggblom on the translation of contemporary Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Victoria Häggblom

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Scandinavian, Nordic Studies Program

The work of Swedish poet Bruno K. Öijer (b. 1951) has been described as “dark, crystalline, magnetic, and mystical”. His compilation "The Trilogy" will be available to English-speaking readers for the first time when published in Victoria Häggblom’s translation by Action Books in 2019.

Öijer has been one of the most popular and influential Swedish poets for decades, and is as well known in...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "The Socio-Economic Consequences of Housing Assistance"

Seminar | January 29 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Winnie van Dijk, Chicago Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Econometrics

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Inference on Treatment Effects after Model Selection

Lecture | January 29 | 1-3 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Jingshen Wang, PhD candidate

 Public Health, School of

Inferring cause-effect relationships between variables is of primary importance in many sciences. In this talk, I will discuss two approaches for making valid inference on treatment effects when a large number of covariates are present. The first approach is to perform model selection and then to deliver inference based on the selected model. If the inference is made ignoring the randomness of...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts (BETEC009): Betec009

Workshop | January 29 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.

Learning Objectives

* Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals.
* Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | January 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.

 Department of Psychology

Unhappy intimate partner relationships take a toll on mental and physical health, elevating the risk for many disorders including depression, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Relationship distress impacts key physiological systems implicated in each of these disorders, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system, the immune...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type

Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

Note the new time and location We will continue to discuss hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type, describing a criterion for compactness via the Mahler compactness theorem.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Remez inequality for solutions of elliptic PDEs

Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Eugenia Malinnikova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 Department of Mathematics

The Remez inequality for polynomials states that the maximum of the polynomial over an interval is controlled by its maximum over a subset of the interval of positive measure. The coefficient in the inequality depends on the degree of the polynomial and the result holds in higher dimensions.

We give a version of the Remez inequality for solutions of second order linear elliptic PDEs and their...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integrable systems of spin Calogero-Moser type related to symmetric spaces.

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will start with a reminder of what is a Hamiltonian integrable system and what degenerate integrability, also know as superintegrability, means. Then examples of such systems on symplectic leaves of Poisson variety \(K\backslash T^*G/K\) will be constructed for a Lie group \(G\) and a Lie subgroup \(K\subset G\). If \(G\) is a simple Lie group and \(K\) is the subgroup of fixed points of...   More >

Effect of surfaces and osmolytes in modulating peptide assembly

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Joan-Emma Shea, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara

 College of Chemistry

Intrinsically disordered peptides are a special class of proteins that do not fold to a unique three-dimensional shape. These proteins play important roles in the cell, from signaling to serving as structural scaffolds. Under pathological conditions, these proteins are capable of self-assembling into structures that are toxic to the cell, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as...   More >

BIO Bears Meetup: Board Games at Victory Point Cafe

Social Event | January 29 | 5-7 p.m. |  Victory Point Cafe


 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us for an evening of board games at the famous Victory Point Cafe. It costs $5 to play, but then you get access to Victory Point's entire massive board game library for the entire evening.

Meet us at the cafe, and we'll have a table ready. Make sure so sign up here to secure your spot at the game table!

Career Connections: Tech for Good

Social Event | January 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Atlassian Tech Talk: A discussion about cyber security at Atlassian and beyond

Information Session | January 29 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Adrian has been working in cyber-security for over 20 years -- since well before the word "cyber" was used in this context. His career spans time with the US National Security Agency, the CIA, @Stake, Microsoft, Adobe, Google, and now as the Chief Information Security Officer at Atlassian. Along the way, he has had the fortune to learn a lot about how security works in the real world. He's been...   More >

AIA Lecture - Joukowsky Lecture - Remembering Boudica: Monuments of a Barbarian Queen

Lecture | January 29 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alison Futrell, Department of History, University of Arizona

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Empire! Taxes! Violation! Massacre! In the early years of his reign, the emperor Nero briefly considered withdrawing the legions from the new province of Britannia. Before he could do so, the stability of empire was shaken by revolt, as Boudica, a tribal queen pushed beyond her limits by the excesses of the Roman colonizers, exacted a horrifying retribution, with deaths in the tens of thousands....   More >