Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Seminar | February 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
K. Christopher Garcia, Stanford University
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | February 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Many experiments have now shown that double helical DNA can serve as a conduit for efficient redox chemistry over long molecular distances. This chemistry is exquisitely sensitive to perturbations in the DNA base stack, such as arise with base mismatches, lesions, and protein binding. We have now been exploring how this chemistry may be used within the cell for long range signaling. Increasingly,... More >
Innovative Genomics Institute Seminar Series: Not all spacers are equal: how guide RNA sequence identity shapes CRISPR-Cas immune response
Seminar | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology | Iowa State University
"Not all spacers are equal: how guide RNA sequence identity shapes CRISPR-Cas immune response"
Energy Biosciences Building 115, Tuesday Feb 20th - 12pm to 1pm.
Lunch immediately after the seminar in the EBB lobby.
Seminar | February 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 545 (Please arrive by 12:10pm @ 2nd floor elevators)
Dr. Rohini Haar; Dr. Nazneen Uddin
Dr. Rohini Haar and Dr. Nazneen Uddin
Colloquium | February 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Jeffrey Paller, Assistant Professor, University of San Francisco Department of Politics
Dominant social science approaches to distributive politics focus on elections and social characteristics. Yet these approaches often overlook the historical evolution of local contexts, as well as how certain residents and groups make meaning of specific goods and resources. This is particularly important in cities where land is scarce while property values rise, enabling politicians and leaders... More >
Development: "From safety to productive net? Unconditional Cash Transfer and agricultural outcomes in Cameroon" and "Voting for Quality? The Impact of School Quality Information on Electoral Outcomes"
Seminar | February 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Elise Wang Sonne; Marina Dias
Seminar | February 20 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll continue discussing Kronheimer-Mrowka's SO(3) instanton invariant of webs and foams.
Seminar | February 20 | 1 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
He He, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford
In this talk, I will present my recent work addressing challenges in real-time language processing and collaborative dialogue.
Workshop | February 20 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)
Maria Gould, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian, Library
Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can license your materials for reuse however you desire. Learn why and how to use Pressbooks for publishing your original books or course materials. You'll leave the workshop with a project already under way!
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.
Seminar | February 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Martin Beraja, MIT
Seminar | February 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Anya Samek, University of Southern California
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): $L^p$ estimates on eigenfunctions for low regularity metrics
Seminar | February 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Albert Ai, UC Berkeley
We will consider $L^p$ estimates on eigenfunctions for elliptic operators on manifolds with low regularity (Lipschitz) metrics. To address the low regularity, we use a wave packet decomposition to reduce to estimates at a scale on which the Lipschitz coefficients can be approximated by $C^2$ coefficients. To obtain sharp results however, we also need to consider the possible energy overlap at an... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Toric degenerations from Tropical Geometry and Representation Theory
Seminar | February 20 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Lara Bossinger, University of Cologne
In this talk I will explain how toric degenerations arise from the tropicalization of a (projective) variety. In the context of varieties that are interesting from a representation theoretic point of view (e.g. Grassmannians or flag varieties) I will explain a construction of toric degenerations due to Fang, Fourier, and Littelmann called birational sequences. I will present many examples and... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Projective bundles and their Chow rings
Seminar | February 20 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Justin Chen, UC Berkeley
We give a gentle introduction to projective bundles, and explicitly describe their Chow rings (as we will see, this is closely related to the Chern classes as previously introduced). We will see how this allows us to describe Chow rings of interesting varieties, such as blowups along linear spaces.
Student Hosted Colloquium: Exploring spectral signatures of hydrogen bonding: Vibrational spectra of solvated ions
Seminar | February 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
In this talk, I will discuss recent work in our group in which we made connections between proton transfer processes and hydrogen bonding and vibrational frequencies and intensities. Due to the large amplitude motions associated with proton transfer along a hydrogen bond, the vibrational spectra of these systems contain features that cannot be understood by the usual harmonic description of... More >
Colloquium | February 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall
Jacques Rancière, Saas-Fee & the University of Parris VIII: Vincennes—Saint-Denis
Save the date! Jacques Rancière, Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School at Saas-Fee and Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris VIII: VincennesSaint-Denis, will be giving a public lecture entitled, "Shifting Borders: Art, Politics, and Ethics Today," on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 5:00pm.
With Martin Jay, Ehrman Professor Emeritus of European History at... More >