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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Applied Math Seminar: Reduced order modeling of multiscale problems using the Mori-Zwanzig formalism

Seminar | October 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Karthik Duraisamy, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will address the issue of closure in reduced order models (ROMs) and large eddy simulations (LES), leveraging ideas from non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The approach is based on the Variational Multi-Scale method (VMS) and the Mori-Zwanzig (M-Z) formalism, which provides a framework to perform formal scale separation and re-cast a high-dimensional dynamical system into an...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 11 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Michaela Pagel, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "How Does Competition Affect Innovation?Evidence from U.S. Antitrust Cases"

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Hyo Kang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Finding Health Statistics and Data: A Hands-on workshop at the D-Lab

Workshop | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, Public Health Librarian, Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

 Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >

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IB Seminar: Elucidating the evolution and effects of the distinctive gut microbiome of bees

Seminar | October 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Nancy Moran, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dayin Zhang, Jun Aoyagi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Disability Insurance: Gender Differences and Incentive Costs"

Seminar | October 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford

 Center for Labor Economics

with Hamish Low

i4y Speaker Series: Anita Raj

Presentation | October 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 5422 Berkeley Way West

 Anita Raj

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Dr. Anita Raj - International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC)

This presentation will offer findings from qualitative and quantitative research on the effects of parent-child relationship, family violence and girls’ voice and choice on early marriage of girls across national settings. Implications for local to national policies and programs will be discussed

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Susan Koskinen, Head, Life & Health Sciences Division, Library


This hands-on workshop will give you practice in importing citations and creating bibliographies using the citation manager RefWorks. You can bring your own laptop or use our PCs.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: o-minimal GAGA and applications to Hodge theory

Colloquium | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto

 Department of Mathematics

(joint with B.Bakker and Y.Brunebarbe) One very fruitful way of studying complex algebraic varieties is by forgetting the underlying algebraic structure, and just thinking of them as complex analytic spaces. To this end, it is a natural and fruitful question to ask how much the complex analytic structure remembers. One very prominent result is Chows theorem, stating that any closed analytic...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 2: Sound

Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Miyako Inoue, Stanford University; Tom McEnaney, UC Berkeley; Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College; Paja Faudree, Brown University; Dan Fisher, UC Berkeley

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the second of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Research opportunities for who? FOR YOU!!

Workshop | October 11 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus from students and how to best prepare for applying to them. Food will be provided!

Human Rights and International Gender Justice: A conversation with Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and international judge

Presentation | October 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Navi Pillay

 Law, Boalt School of

In less than a generation, world opinion has shifted from viewing wartime rape as a crime of passion to a weapon of war and social control. As an international criminal court judge, Pillay authored the landmark case that recognized rape as a crime of genocide. On the 20th anniversary of the creation of the International Criminal Court, Pillay will help us reflect on the international achievements...   More >

  RSVP online by October 10.

Playtime: An Introduction to BDSM as a Feminist Practice

Workshop | October 11 | 6-8 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (Gender Equity Resource Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Come and enjoy the closing event for National Coming Out Day with some sex positive conversations! Wonder Womxn Weekly and The Exiles (https://theexiles.org/) team up to provide an introductory workshop about Feminist BDSM practice and a conversation of about power dynamics within sexual pleasure.

This class will also introduce you to the basics of getting started:
*How to get...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - How to make a topological quantum fluid

Presentation | October 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Kayleigh Cassella, Department of Physics


Since the mid-90s, scientists have been cooling atoms to temperatures lower than that of any other system in the known Universe. These quantum fluids are new materials in which questions from many realms of science, like quantum information and superconductivity, can be studied experimentally. Faced with the short-comings of atoms that have already been made into such a quantum fluid, we have set...   More >

Titanium Crystals