Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Lecture | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In his book Death Be Not Proud (Chicago, 2016), David Marno explores the precedents of Malebranches advice by reading John Donnes poetic prayers in the context of what Marno calls the art of holy attention.
Lecture | February 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ken Ueno, Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor in Music Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
Experimental composer/vocalist/sound artist who collaborates with visual artists, architects, and video artists to create unique cross-disciplinary art works. Ueno, is the Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor Chair in Music at UC Berkeley
Ken Ueno, Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor in Music, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
Rome Prize and... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Trent Trombley, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Human dentition and the accompanying oral cavity is a dense source of biocultural information and has enjoyed a long history of anthropological fascination. Analyses have ranged from establishing biological affinity in archaeological communities via dental metric and non-metric traits, to larger evolutionary questions of morphology. However, dental tissues have seldom been analyzed for their... More >
Bowen Lectures: Lecture 1: Mathematics and Computation (through the lens of one problem and one algorithm). The problem, the algorithm and the connections.
Lecture | February 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium
Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study
In this lecture, we introduce and motivate the main characters in this plot:
- Singularity of symbolic matrices: a basic problem in both computational complexity.
- Alternating Minimization: a basic heuristic in non-convex optimization.
I will explain how variants of this algorithm are applied to variants of this problem, how they are analyzed, and how the analysis gives rise to problems... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Free and open to the public
Far from a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. So argue the eight distinguished authors, led by David Biale, of Hasidism: A New History, the first comprehensive account of the movements place in modern Jewish history. The book represents an innovative collaboration... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, FEB 7, 6:30pm. Recent fellowship recipients will present their research from their international travels. Followed by a reception in the Wurster Gallery, alongside the 2017 Branner & Stump Fellows Exhibition. Open to the CED community!