Thursday, January 25, 2018
Seminar | January 25 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley and MIT
I show that on a compact hyperbolic surface, the mass of an $L^2$-normalized eigenfunction of the Laplacian on any nonempty open set is bounded below by a positive constant depending on the set, but not on the eigenvalue. This statement, more precisely its stronger semiclassical version, has many applications including control for the Schrödinger equation and the full support property for... More >
Panel Discussion | January 25 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White for an in-depth look at their exhibition about art that incorporates writing and letterforms as motif or key theme.
Colloquium | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall
Keith Winstein, Stanford
Networks, applications, and media codecs frequently treat one another as strangers. By expressing large systems as compositions of small, pure functions, we've found it's possible to achieve tighter couplings between these components, improving performance without giving up modularity or the ability to debug. I'll discuss our experience with systems that demonstrate this basic idea: ExCamera... More >
Course | January 25 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall
This course will help participants understand the role of the supervisor, and its relationship to the organization. We will focus on what a supervisor needs to know and do, how to use influence when you dont have control, and the resources available to help you be more effective. We will also look at how to motivate and retain engaged employees. This workshop addresses the following... More >
Seminar | January 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Mariana Olvera-Cravioto, UC Berkeley
The talk will center around a set of recent results on the analysis of Googles PageRank algorithm on directed complex networks. In particular, it will focus on the so-called power-law hypothesis, which states that the distribution of the ranks produced by PageRank on a scale-free graph (whose in-degree distribution follows a power-law) also follows a power-law with the same tail-index as the... More >
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.
Workshop | January 25 | 3-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 Bioscience & Natural Resources Library
Susan Koskinen, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Elliott Smith, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Becky Miller, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library
Drop-in for an orientation to web resources and a tour of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.