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Friday, March 24, 2017

Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West

Conference/Symposium | March 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

“Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West” is a three-day workshop on the European reception of knowledge about East Asian thought, and most importantly how this reception shaped, and was shaped by, terms like “religion,” “theology” and “philosophy.”

There was a time when stories about East Asian beliefs and practices fascinated Europeans as expressions of a...   More >

Essig Brunch: Durrell Kapan, California Academy of Sciences

Seminar | March 24 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of, Entomology Students' Organization

The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

Formats for thinking

Seminar | March 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Elisabeth Camp, Rutgers University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Many philosophers, logicians and psychologists assume an exhaustive and exclusive dichotomy between "imagistic", iconic, or pictorial representations and "discursive", logical, or propositional ones. Others dismiss the distinction as meaningless, on the ground that any content can be captured in propositional terms. Adherents of both positions often conclude that thought -- at least, cognition of...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | March 24 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work


Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Ultra-Low Loss Integration Platform for Passive and Active Components for Next Generation Photonic Integrated Circuits and Terabit Optical Interfaces and Interconnects

Seminar | March 24 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Professor Daniel Blumenthal, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCSB

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


There has been progress towards the realization of a new class of ultra low loss waveguide (ULLW) PIC technologies and building blocks that leverage reduced on-chip optical waveguide losses as low as 0.45dB/m and can be integrated with Silicon Photonics and InP PICs to address important system scaling issues like bandwidth, form factor, power density, the power spreading problem and...   More >

Estimating Probability weights of Deterministic many-body Systems in their Steady States

Seminar | March 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Dr. Zdenek Preisler, LBNL

 College of Chemistry

Observations of phenomena like phase separation in non-equilibrium steady states, similar to those found in equilibrium systems motivates attempts to rigorously estimate the probability distribution of the underlying states.
Here, we numerically investigate the probability measures of deterministic i) equilibrium systems and ii) out-of-equilibrium systems in their steady states, for which the...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The Picard groups of moduli problems

Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kat Christianson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The goal of this talk is to give a direct computation of the Picard group of the moduli space of elliptic curves. We first define this moduli space without using the language of stacks. We then follow an argument of Mumford (1963) to compute the Picard group of the moduli space.

Microfluidic Technologies to Manufacture Soft Matter Materials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In this talk I will describe how microfluidic technologies and various fields (light, temperature and flow) can be used to synthesize new functional soft matter materials.

I will begin by introducing Flow Lithography- a new way of interfacing lithography and microfluidics to “optically stamp” complex and functional microparticles. This technique takes advantage of the unique ability to finely...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Homogenization for Periodic and Random Hamiltonian ODEs

Seminar | March 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Consider an oscillatory Hamiltonian function of the form $H_n(q,p)=H(nq,p)$, where $H$ is either periodic or statistically translation invariant in the position variable. Viterbo defines a metric on the space of Hamiltonian functions that allows the convergence of $H_n$ as $n$ gets large. I give a review of Viterbo's result and formulate two related conjectures.

Composition Colloquium: David Coll

Colloquium | March 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

David Coll (b.1980) is a composer of concert music, installation art, and interdisciplinary projects that engage physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect.

His work has been recognized through commissions, prizes, and awards from Milano Musica, NewMusicUSA, the Zellerbach Foundation, ISCM World Music Days, IRCAM, the Salvatore...   More >

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Katya Cherukumilli, PhD candidate, Berkeley CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Documenting "Algorithms"

Seminar | March 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Clifford Lynch is the director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) and an adjunct professor at the School of Information.

Chemical Control of Spin in the Synthesis of Metal-Organic Magnets and Molecular Magnetic Resonance Probes

Seminar | March 24 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. David Harris, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

This presentation will describe our efforts to employ coordination chemistry in controlling the magnetic properties of two classes of compounds: (1) metal-semiquinoid radical magnets and (2) responsive magnetic resonance (MR) probes. Part 1: Molecule-based metal-organic magnets offer several key advantages over their inorganic analogues, most notably chemical programmability and control. These...   More >

Black Life: Afia Walking Tree

Workshop | March 24 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Afia Walking Tree’s workshop #SoundPOWAH introduces us to traditional and contemporary drum rhythms, dance, and songs from the African diaspora. She invites us to drum, sing, and move together as we co-create practices to integrate principles of harmonic living into our daily lives, activism, and community building. Walking Tree is...   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

Grounds for Science - Energy and Atmosphere: Planning for a safe future

Presentation | March 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar, http://www.scarletcityroasting.com/espresso-bar/

 3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Alexis Shusterman; Chris Keckler


Grounds for Science presents cutting-edge research from the graduate student community at UC Berkeley in a relaxed science cafe setting. This month features short talks by Alexis Shusterman and Chris Keckler, exploring the chemistry of climate science and the physics of safe nuclear reactors.

Climate Modelling