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Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

​Crowding from three sides: Foveal interference, spatial attention, and appearance

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dan Coates, PhD, University of Houston Optometry

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Crowding, the deleterious influence of clutter on identification of a target, is typically studied in the visual periphery, where it is a fundamental limit to visual perception. Most experiments entail keen spatial focus on a flanked target, which must be categorized using forced-choice response methods. I present several recent studies that extend conventional practice. First, I...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Zamolodchikov periodicity and integrability

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Pavel Galashin, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

T-systems are certain discrete dynamical systems associated with quivers. Keller showed in 2013 that the T-system is periodic when the quiver is a product of two finite Dynkin diagrams. We prove that the T-system is periodic if and only if the quiver is a finite ⊠ finite quiver. Such quivers correspond to pairs of commuting Cartan matrices which have been classified by Stembridge in the context...   More >

Political Economy Seminar/PERL

Seminar | October 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Na'ama Shenhav, Professor, Dartmouth

 Haas School of Business

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Collapsing hyperkähler manifolds

Seminar | October 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Valentino Tosatti, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

Consider a projective hyperkähler manifolds with a surjective holomorphic map with connected fibers onto a lower-dimensional manifold. In the case the base must be half-dimensional projective space, and the generic fibers are holomorphic Lagrangian tori. I will explain how hyperkähler metrics on the total space with volume of the torus fibers shrinking to zero, collapse smoothly away from the...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Betti Geometric Langlands

Seminar | October 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 David Nadler, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I’ll describe a variant of the geometric Langlands program that has more of the topological flavor of some physical accounts. I’ll explain how it fits into broader patterns in mirror symmetry, and also the form it takes in some examples. A key quest is for a “categorical Verlinde formula” to reduce the case of high genus curves to nodal configurations. (Joint work in parts with D. Ben-Zvi...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Trade, Merchants and Lost Cities of the Bronze Age

Seminar | October 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kerem Cosar, University of Virginia

 Department of Economics

Joint with International Seminar.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Trade, Merchants and Lost Cities of the Bronze Age, with Gojko Barjamovic"

Seminar | October 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kerem Cosar, University of Virginia

 Department of Economics

Destroying a Museum Archive: Sex, Racism, Image, and Contemporary Archeology

Colloquium | October 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Doug Bailey, San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology

 Department of Anthropology

What happens when people attempt to
discard and destroy a museum archive
that contains many thousands of visual
and material objects? In this workshop,
we discuss the politics, potential,
and violence of archive objects
specifically a cache of over 1200, 35-
mm transparencies from the mid-late
20th century. What lives do they live?
Are they passive and neutral objects
resting peacefully...   More >

New Google Sites workshop: Organize, collaborate and share

Workshop | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jen Bellenger, bConnected Collaboration Services; Rob Silva, bConnected Collaboration Services

 Library, Information Services and Technology (IST)

In this workshop we'll explore how easy it is to organize, collaborate, and share all of your online content in the New Google Sites.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

BLISS Seminar: Kannan-Lovasz-Simonovitz Conjecture

Seminar | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Yin-Tat Lee, UW Seattle

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Kannan-Lovasz-Simonovitz (KLS) conjecture asserts that the isoperimetric constant of any isotropic convex set is uniformly bounded below.

It turns out that this conjecture implies several well-known conjectures from multiple fields: (Convex Geometry) Each unit-volume convex set contains a constant area cross section. (Information Theory) Each isotropic logconcave distribution has O(d) KL...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Odd degree number fields with odd class number

Seminar | October 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Wei Ho, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

For any fixed odd integer $n \geq 3$, we study the 2-torsion of the ideal class groups of certain families of degree $n$ number fields. We show that (up to a tail estimate) the average size of the 2-torsion in these families matches the predictions given by the Cohen-Lenstra-Martinet-Malle heuristics, which predict the distribution of class groups of number fields. As a consequence, we find that...   More >

Philip Protter - Issues of Incomplete Markets

Seminar | October 16 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Philip Protter, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: In a complete market, there is a unique risk neutral measure, unique prices, and all contingent claims can be (at least theoretically) perfectly hedged. In an incomplete market, in contrast, there is an infinite number of risk neutral measures, a continuum of “fair” prices, and contingent claims can in general not be perfectly hedged, even theoretically. Unfortunately, there seems to be...   More >

Molecular mechanism of cellular motility

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 271, Development: "Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szűcs, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Jess Hobbs

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Public artist, designer, and social entrepreneur Jess Hobbs will speak at Jacobs Hall.

A birds-eye view: Longitudinal trends in UC students and faculty

Colloquium | October 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Zachary Bleemer, UCOP, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

How has the student experience provided by the University of California changed over the past 100 years, and what are the ramifications of those changes for the broader state of California? I will present preliminary results from the University of California ClioMetric History Project (UCCHP), a longitudinal examination of the contributions of California universities to the state's growth,...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Fractal uncertainty for transfer operators

Seminar | October 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a new explanation of the connection between the fractal uncertainty principle of Bourgain–Dyatlov, a statement in harmonic analysis, and the existence of zero free strips for Selberg zeta functions, which is a statement in geometric scattering/dynamical systems. The connection is proved using (relatively) elementary methods via the Ruelle transfer operator which is a well known...   More >

Special Topology Seminar: Something more to say about Dehn’s lemma

Seminar | October 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Michael Freedman, Microsoft Research

 Department of Mathematics

There seem to be 5 broad theorems whose conclusion is an embedded two dimensional disk (perhaps with additional structures). The five are about mapping a disk into manifolds of dimension: 2,3,4,higher, and symplectic manifolds, respectively. Each is worth knowing. The theorem about mapping a disk into a three manifold is called Dehn’s lemma. It is 60 years old, but I will explain a new wrinkle...   More >

SLAM: Communicating science to the general public: Lessons from Known Universe and Particle Fever

Seminar | October 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor David Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences