Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Conference/Symposium | January 29 – 30, 2019 every day | David Brower Center, Suite 100
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
This exciting summit program will be comprised of speakers representing state and local government, industry, academia, technology innovation hubs, and non-governmental organizations, as well as representatives with national and international perspectives and experience. One of the most important aspects of this summit is the opportunity for collaboration and engagement, with the goal being the... More >
Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Physical Organic Chemistry: Mechanisms and Dynamics of Pericyclic Reactions - Homage to Andy Streitwieser
Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
This lecture will pay homage to Berkeley Professor Andrew Streitwieser by describing how modern computational methods, that he pioneered, now enable the understanding of organic reaction mechanisms in a time-resolved fashion. The study of timing of bond formation in pericyclic reactions will be described using quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics. A dynamical criterion of mechanism -... More >
Seminar | January 29 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speakers: Matteo Basei, UC Berkeley
We analyse the interaction between centralised carbon-emissive technologies and distributed non-emissive technologies. A representative consumer can satisfy her electricity demand by investing in solar panels and by buying power from a centralised firm. We consider the point of view of the consumer, the firm and a social planner, formulating suitable McKean-Vlasov control problems with stochastic... More >
Trumps Unintended Environmentalism: The Environmental Benefits of the New US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement: 2019 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in Canadian Studies
Colloquium | January 29 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Jean-Frédéric Morin is associate professor at the Political Science Department of Laval University (Québec City, Canada). Before being invited by Laval University to hold the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, Jean-Frédéric Morin was professor of international relations at the Free University of Brussels from 2008 to 2014 and post-doctoral researcher at McGill University... More >
Seminar | January 29 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Labor Economics, Public Economics, Applied Econometrics
Workshop | January 29 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business
This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.
* Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals.
* Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within... More >
Course | January 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Colloquium | January 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.
Unhappy intimate partner relationships take a toll on mental and physical health, elevating the risk for many disorders including depression, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Relationship distress impacts key physiological systems implicated in each of these disorders, including the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system, the immune... More >
Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
Note the new time and location We will continue to discuss hyperbolic orbifolds of simplest type, describing a criterion for compactness via the Mahler compactness theorem.
Seminar | January 29 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Eugenia Malinnikova, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Remez inequality for polynomials states that the maximum of the polynomial over an interval is controlled by its maximum over a subset of the interval of positive measure. The coefficient in the inequality depends on the degree of the polynomial and the result holds in higher dimensions.
We give a version of the Remez inequality for solutions of second order linear elliptic PDEs and their... More >
Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled
Intrinsically disordered peptides are a special class of proteins that do not fold to a unique three-dimensional shape. These proteins play important roles in the cell, from signaling to serving as structural scaffolds. Under pathological conditions, these proteins are capable of self-assembling into structures that are toxic to the cell, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as... More >
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integrable systems of spin Calogero-Moser type related to symmetric spaces.
Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley
The talk will start with a reminder of what is a Hamiltonian integrable system and what degenerate integrability, also know as superintegrability, means. Then examples of such systems on symplectic leaves of Poisson variety \(K\backslash T^*G/K\) will be constructed for a Lie group \(G\) and a Lie subgroup \(K\subset G\). If \(G\) is a simple Lie group and \(K\) is the subgroup of fixed points of... More >