Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Workshop | March 6 – 10, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
One theme of this workshop will be how to leverage weak pseudorandomness properties, fooling simple classes of tests, in order to derive stronger pseudorandomness properties related to more complex tests. In the setting of additive combinatorics, what is the minimal set of tests that primes have to satisfy in order to guarantee that they contain arithmetic progressions (or other structures)? For... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Peter Shepard, MSCI
Managing a portfolio to a risk model can tilt the portfolio toward weaknesses of the model. As a result, the optimized portfolio acquires downside exposure to uncertainty in the model itself, what we call second order risk. We propose a risk measure that accounts for this bias. Studies of real portfolios, in asset-by-asset and factor model contexts, demonstrate that second order risk... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Carbon materials are of immense practical importance, but are often known as structurally ill-defined black stuff such as soot. Graphenes and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), their geometrically restricted cutouts, are new additions to the carbon family which are widely praised as multifunctional wonder materials and rich playgrounds for physicists. Indeed, graphenes hold enormous promise as... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)
Jon Bloch, Florida Museum of Natural History
Seminar | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Roya Soleimani, Corporate Communications Manager at Google, Google
How do you tell your story? Roya Soleimani '07, Corporate Communications Manager at Google, is excited to share effective communication strategies that can help you refine your narrative - whether it's your personal story, or the history of your company. Storytelling and personal branding play an integral role in how we communicate. This session will outline ways you can best share your story... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 7 | 12-4 p.m. | Alumni House
Every day, policy determines the rights and freedoms we exercise in our individual lives. As public health leaders, policy plays an integral part in influencing health and has the ability to improve lives. Storytelling is essential to the legislative process. Through storytelling, we can advocate for policy change to improve population health, secure grant money for our research and... More >
Colloquium | March 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Jessica Piombo, Associate Professor, National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.
Development Lunch:"Creating Partisans: New Political Parties and Societal Linkages in Bolivia and Ecuador"
Seminar | March 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Department of Economics, CEGA
Seminar | March 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Dr. Gilad Rosner, Internet of Things Privacy Forum
https://cltc.berkeley.edu/rsvp-for-gilad-rosner/. RSVP by March 6.
Workshop | March 7 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Jason Patent, Director of Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, International House; Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, International House; Breidi Truscott-Roberts, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, International House
As companies and organizations are becoming more and more global, understanding different cultural styles is paramount, as is making constructive efforts to bridge significant gaps in these various styles. This 3-hour skill-building workshop will enhance your leadership skills, performance and team development.
Enhance your awareness of your own and others intercultural... More >
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Workshop | March 7 | 2-4 p.m. | International House
This general information workshop is for UC Berkeley international students and scholars whose immigration status is J-1 and J-2 and who are subject to the two-year home country physical presence requirement. Not all J exchange visitors are subject to this requirement.
J exchange visitors (students and scholars) who are subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Scott Renneckar, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
"Innovation in Forest Products and Woody Biomass Utilization for a Californian Bioeconomy"
Refreshments to follow in 139 Mulford Hall
Workshop | March 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio
Chris Paciorek, Department of Statistics; Maurice Manning, Research IT
The Jupyter Notebook is a web application that enables users to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. This interactive training session, led by staff from Research IT, demonstrates the use of Jupyter notebooks on the Savio High-Performance Computing cluster.
The second half of the session includes demonstration of more advanced... More >
Colloquium | March 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105 Tolman
Empathy--people's ability to share and understand each other's emotions--is a powerful social force, but also can collapse when it is most needed, for instance during interactions between groups. Many theories of empathy hold that it occurs automatically, something like an emotional reflex. If this is the case, then its limits might be unavoidable. In this talk, I will lay out an alternative... More >
3-Manifold Seminar: Growth of chromatic polynomials of planar triangulations and Tits' alternative for linear semigroups
Seminar | March 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
I'll discuss an answer to a question posed by Treumann and Zaslow on mathoverflow regarding the growth of the number of chromatic polynomials of planar triangulations based on a version of Tits' alternative for linear semigroups. We'll discuss some generalities, then give a fairly explicit example (joint with Slava Krushkal). http://mathoverflow.net/a/262904/1345
Seminar | March 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley
Understanding the Yang-Mills heat flow is a key component of my ongoing joint work with Sung-Jin Oh on the hyperbolic Yang-Mills evolution. In this talk I will outline the main ideas in our approach to the Yang-Mills heat flow.
Seminar | March 7 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University
The maximum likelihood degree (ML degree) of a projective variety is the number of complex critical points of the likelihood function with generic data. We consider the ML degree of projective toric varieties. For this, we look at "scaled" toric varieties given by a monomial parametrization involving arbitrary complex coefficients. We show that for generic choice of coefficients the ML degree of... More >
Workshop | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room
Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.
This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!
Workshop | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
This Week's The Hacker Within
Topic: Documentation in Python with Sphinx
This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.
Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Two of the most challenging problems at the intersection of electronic structure theory and molecular dynamics simulations are the accurate representation of intermolecular interactions and the development of reduced-scaling algorithms applicable to large systems. To some extent, these two problems are antithetical, since the accurate calculation of non-covalent interactions typically requires... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Majeed Kazemitabaar co-designs, builds, and studies maker tools for children. At Jacobs Hall, he will discuss his MakerWear project, a modular tangible construction kit of wearables for kids.
Colloquium | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Aaron William Moore, Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester
Andrew Barshay, Professor, History, UC Berkeley
Even when compared with the West, Japanese children and teenagers arguably left the most extensive historical record of young people's personal experiences of total war from 1937 to 1945. In particular, evacuation, rationing, family life, compulsory labor, and conscription reach a level of detail rarely seen in adult accounts. Nevertheless, in the historiography of childhood and youth, the... More >
Colloquium | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Chaihark Hahm, Professor, Yonsei University
According to the preamble of the Korean constitution, it is 'We the People of Korea' that is drafting and promulgating the constitution as an expression of their sovereign will. But, who are these sovereign people, and how does one identify them? Are they the same as the ethnic Korean nation?
Colloquium | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
Anjuli Verma, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley
Scholarship on mass incarceration in the U.S. has surged over recent decades, for good reason. However, this talk pivots attention to prison downsizing and decarceration as emergent social facts in the 21st century. Prisoner rights litigation (Brown v. Plata 2011) in combination with state law and policy innovations in the form of Public Safety Realignment (Assembly Bill 109 2011) and the... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Dustin Ross, San Francisco State University
First suggested by physicists in the late 1980's, the Landau-Ginzburg/Calabi-Yau correspondence studies a relationship between spaces of maps from curves to the quintic 3-fold (the Calabi-Yau side) and spaces of curves with 5th roots of their canonical bundle (the Landau-Ginzburg side). The correspondence was put on a firm mathematical footing in 2008 when Chiodo and Ruan proved a precise... More >
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at... More >
Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer
This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students lives.