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Monday, December 2, 2019

Towards atom-by-atom catalyst design: Fundamental insights from real-time microscopy and ambient spectroscopy

Seminar | December 2 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Barbara Lechner, Ph.D., Technical University of Munich

 College of Chemistry

Lynne Kiorpes

Seminar | December 2 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Lynne Kiorpes, NYU

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Combinatorics Seminar: Partition bijections: beyong Gollnitz theorem

Seminar | December 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Isaac Konan, Universite de Paris

 Department of Mathematics

In 2003, Alladi, Andrews, and Berkovich proved an identity for partitions where parts occur in eleven colors: four primary colors, six secondary colors, and one quaternary color. Their work answered a longstanding question of how to go beyond a classical theorem of Göllnitz, which uses three primary and three secondary colors. Their main tool was a deep and difficult four-parameter q-series...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

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

 Bryony Reich, Professor, Northwestern

 Department of Economics

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

Special Research Seminar: A chemical biology toolbox for RNA post-transcriptional modification and capture

Seminar | December 2 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Prof. Jen Heemstra, Department of Chemistry, Emory University

 College of Chemistry

Biomolecules are exquisitely adept at molecular recognition and self-assembly, enabling them to direct all of the processes that make life possible. These capabilities have been fine-tuned by billions of years of evolution, and more recently, have been harnessed in the laboratory to
enable the use of biomolecules for applications beyond their canonical biological roles. The
common thread that...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Burgess methods in new settings

Seminar | December 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Lilliance Pierce, Duke

 Department of Mathematics

About 60 years ago, the Burgess method set a record for bounding short multiplicative character sums in one dimension. This talk will present a “Burgess method” for character sums in arbitrary dimensions, involving both additive and multiplicative characters, evaluated at appropriate polynomials. This includes an unexpected connection to the Vinogradov Mean Value Theorem.

In the pre-talk I...   More >

Juan Pablo Vielma — Mixed Integer Programming Methods for Machine Learning and Statistics

Seminar | December 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Juan Pablo Vielma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: More than 50 years of development have made mixed integer programming (MIP) an extremely successful tool. MIP’s modeling flexibility allows it describe a wide range of business, engineering and scientific problems, and, while MIP is NP-hard, many of these problems are routinely solved in practice thanks to state-of-the-art solvers that nearly double their machine-independent speeds...   More >

Unifying deep learning with item response theory: interval measurement, annotator debiasing, efficiency, and explainability

Colloquium | December 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director, D-Lab

 Graduate School of Education

Outcome phenomena are typically measured at the binary level: a comment is toxic or not, an image has sexual content or it doesn’t, a patient is healthy or deceased. But the real world is more complex. How can we achieve the same kind of meaningful, continuous scales for arbitrary outcomes?

Molecular mechanism of DNA replication - from origins to forks and factories

Seminar | December 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Huilin Li, Van Andel Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

In eukaryotes, DNA replication origins are activated in the late G1 phase of cell cycle, in which Origin Recognition Complex recruits the helicase core Mcm2-7 onto DNA and assemble an inactive double-hexamer. The Mcm2-7 double-hexamer is converted to two active CMG (Cdc45-Mcm2-7-GINS) helicases at the G1-to-S transition. And in the S phase, the CMG helicases works with DNA polymerases, primases...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: The Market for Healthcare at the Bottom of the Pyramid

Seminar | December 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Reshma Hussam, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Forecast-Hedging and Calibration"

Seminar | December 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Sergiu Hart, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Economics

Why success becomes more likely when you are willing to fail: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | December 2 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jen Heemstra, Emory University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

This seminar will be a lively discussion about work approaches in graduate school, benefits of proper communication with your peers, and how to navigate the long academic journey. You can follow Jen on Twitter @jenheemstra for her experiences and leadership advice!

Jen Heemstra received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, in 2000. At Irvine, she performed...   More >