Friday, March 24, 2017
Conference/Symposium | March 24 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
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 >
Seminar | March 24 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
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!
Seminar | March 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Elisabeth Camp, Rutgers University
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 >
Labor Lunch Seminar: CANCELED Experimental evidence on the long-term impacts of a youth training program
Seminar | March 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled
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.
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
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 >
Seminar | March 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall
Dr. Zdenek Preisler, LBNL
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 >
Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Kat Christianson, UC Berkeley
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.
Seminar | March 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, Chemical Engineering
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 >
Seminar | March 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
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.
Colloquium | March 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
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 >
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.
Seminar | March 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
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
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 >
Workshop | March 24 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil
Afia Walking Trees 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
Presentation | March 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar, http://www.scarletcityroasting.com/espresso-bar/
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.