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Upcoming EventsHow to Write a Research/Grant Proposal, Nov 24
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/coe.html?event_ID=81890&date=2014-11-24
If you need to write a grant propopsal, this workshop is for you! In 90 minutes, you will get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.<br />
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The workshop is open to all UC-Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for upper-division undergraduates preparing to write a senior honors thesis, as well as those applying for graduate school or considering a career in fundraising for nonprofits.<br />
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We strongly recommend that you come to the workshop with a specific topic in mind. Your idea can be broad--we'll refine it during the workshop--but you'll get the most out of the workshop will be most useful if you can apply it to a specific area of research interest.)http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/coe.html?event_ID=81890&date=2014-11-24Simons Institute Open Lecture: Tensors: A Geometric View, Nov 24
http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/coe.html?event_ID=78499&date=2014-11-24
Tensors can be seen as multidimensional matrices, and are a basic model in data analysis. The world of tensors has both analogies with and differences from the world of classical (bidimensional) matrices. The compelling wish of geometers to think "coordinate-free" gives a different viewpoint on tensor rank, tensor decomposition and spectral theory. In this talk we discuss how algebraic geometry techniques contribute to studying tensors and to extracting useful data from them. For example, one basic question is how to define the determinant of a tensor, while a large amount of recent work concerns the rank and the eigenvectors of tensors and the search for algorithms to compute them.<br />
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No familiarity with tensors will be assumed.<br />
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Light refreshments will be served before the lecture at 3:30 p.m.http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/coe.html?event_ID=78499&date=2014-11-24