Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Gary Bradski is CTO at Arraiy.com, which is building a computer vision and deep learning platform to provide customers new abilities to capture and understand the visual world. Bradski co-founded Industrial Perception, a company that developed perception applications for industrial robotic application (since acquired by Google in 2012) and has worked on the OpenCV Computer Vision library, as well... More >
Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online
Lecture | February 1 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Iain Boal is a social historian of science and technics, affiliated with the University of California and Birkbeck College, London. He is one of the founders of the Retort Collective, an association of radical writers, teachers, artists, and activists, which has existed in the Bay Area for the past two decades. Boal coauthored Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War along with... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission
Persistent Places or Occupying Wild Open Spaces?: Alternative Pathways to 'Neolithization' in the Prehistory of the Near East
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Dr. Lisa Maher, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
With a specific focus on eastern Jordan, the Epipalaeolithic Foragers in Azraq Project explores changing hunter-gatherer strategies, behaviors and adaptations to this vast area throughout the Late Pleistocene. In particular, we examine how lifeways here compare to surrounding areas and what circumstances drew human and animal populations to the region. Integrating multiple material cultural and... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 12:15 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge
Hung-Mao Tien, President, Institute for National Policy Research, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan
T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley
Hung-mao Tien, President, Institute for National Policy Research, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, will speak about cross-Strait relations under the new U.S. administration.
Hung-Mao Tien is President and board chairman, Institute for National Policy Research, and former R.O.C. Minister of Foreign Affairs; Representative (Ambassador) to the United Kingdom, and Presidential Advisor.
Lecture | February 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
Prof. Clair Brown's talk draws from her book Buddhist Economics to discuss how we can create a sustainable, equitable economy for all people.
Global warming and global inequality are interrelated problems that we must solve if we want future generations to enjoy life. Buddhist Economics addresses how to move from an economy driven by consumption and "more is better" to an economy that... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University
The gravitational waves detected recently by LIGO were produced in the final phase of the inward spiraling of two black holes before they collided to produce a more massive black hole. The experiment is entirely consistent with the so-called Final State Conjecture of general relativity, according to which general solutions of the initial value problem approach asymptotically, in any compact... More >