Monday, April 2, 2018
Conference/Symposium | April 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health and the UCSF Leadership Education Adolescent Health Training Project, the 2018 Adolescent Health and Emerging Adulthood Research Symposium will present the latest research from an interdisciplinary group of Bay Area Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health researchers and practitioners.
Registration opens February 28. Register online by April 1.
Direct observation (and prediction) of cell line instability driven by heterogeneities that arise within clonal populations
Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 321 Stanley Hall
Troy Lionberger, Senior Manager of Technology Development, Berkeley Lights
Stable cell lines are critical to the production of all antibody therapies used to treat human disease. Instability in cell lines (e.g., the gradually reduced secretion of a genetically-encoded antibody) has been attributed to genomic instability (i.e., the heavy and light chain of the antibody is gradually lost through genetic recombination, silencing, etc.). Currently, cell line instability can... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience
Free viewing of natural images induces gamma-band oscillations in early visual cortex. If the gamma rhythm in a lower visual area entrains a gamma rhythm in a higher visual area, this might establish an effective communication protocol: The lower area sends a representation of the visual stimulus rhythmically, and the higher area is most excitable precisely when this representation arrives. At... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
Parking functions are basic objects of combinatorics. In joint work with Angela Hicks, we ask 'What does a typical parking function look like? What's the chance that $\pi (i)=j$? How about the number of ones or the area $\pi (1)+ ...+\pi (n)$?' These questions lead to new probability (Airey processes) and new results about parking functions. I will try to explain both the combinatorics and the... More >
Colloquium | April 2 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Kate McLaughlin, Department of Psychology, University of Washington
Children who have experienced environmental adversitysuch as abuse, neglect, or povertyare at markedly elevated risk for developing psychopathology. What is less clear is how and why adverse early experiences exert such a profound influence on mental health. Identifying developmental processes that are disrupted by adverse early environments is the key to developing better intervention... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
Rocio Sanchez, PMB; Melis Akman, Postdoc, PMB; Bailey Bonet, Grad student, PMB
Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group
Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).
Also this week, please come celebrate our PMB Outstanding GSIs, Johan Jaenisch and Sophia Ewens, at 12:30 sharp!
This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
David Wentzlaff, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
In this work, we rethink processor design and demonstrate that general purpose microprocessors must be architected differently in order to exploit the novel economic models of IaaS clouds and the scale of the modern data center.
Course | April 2 | 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 >
Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Tax-induced Mobility: Evidence from a Foreigners Tax Scheme in Switzerland"
Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 000 Evans Hall
with Michaela Slotwinski
Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:50 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley
Ben Arous and Voiculescu started the study of non-commutative extreme values in 2006, proving that in the free setting the limiting distributions (max-stable laws) are generalized Pareto distributions. In this talk I will present my joint work with Voiculescu on the study of Boolean extreme values. I will show that the Boolean max-convolution is in a sense isomorphic to the classical... More >
Differential Geometry Seminar: Compactness for Kahler-Einstein manifolds of negative constant scalar curvature
Seminar | April 2 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Jian Song, Rutgers University
We discuss general compactness results for Kahler-Einstein manifolds with negative first Chern class and geometric Kahler-Einstein metrics on smoothable log canonical models.
Seminar | April 2 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ailsa Keating, Cambridge
In real dimension two, the symplectic mapping class group of a surface agrees with its ``classical'’ mapping class group, whose properties are well-understood. To what extent do these generalise to higher-dimensions? We consider specific pairs of symplectic manifolds $(S, M)$, where $S$ is a surface, together with collections of Lagrangian spheres in $S$ and in $M$, say $v_1, ...,v_k$ and... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Extending the Langlands program to covering groups.
Seminar | April 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Martin Weissman, UCSC
Title (re-talk): An introduction to metaplectic groups
Abstract (re-talk): In his 1964 Acta paper, André Weil introduced metaplectic groups. For Weil, these were groups generated by certain unitary operators on a space of $L^2$ functions. His paper brought together harmonic analysis and number theory, yielding new results on quadratic forms and a proof of quadratic reciprocity. Within... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Agostino Capponi, Columbia University
Agostino Capponi joined Columbia University's IEOR Department in August 2014, where he is also a member of the Institute for Data Science and Engineering.
His main research interests are in the area of networks, with a special focus on systemic risk, contagion, and control. In the context of financial networks, the outcome of his research contributes to a better understanding of risk... More >
Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Janko Latschev, Hamburg
I will try to argue that cooperads provide a useful way to organize the construction of various algebraic structures in Floer theories.
Seminar | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
IB Finishing Talk: Climate change effects on thermal tolerance plasticity in the eelgrass sea hare, Phyllaplysia taylori
Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Richelle Tanner, UCB (Stillman/Sousa Labs)
Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
We are developing 3D printed models to teach key calculus concepts hands-on, with minimal algebra. Our first inspiration was Isaac Newtons illustrations in his (geometry-only) Principia Mathematica. What if Newton had been able to access a 3D printer? Over time math and physics teaching became heavily weighted toward algebra, and less toward geometrical problem-solving. Many practicing... More >
Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall
David Weitz, Harvard University
Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall
Transmission electron microscopy of frozen-hydrated specimens (cryo-EM) enabled atomic-resolution reconstruction of biological macromolecules. However, thin soft matter specimens are almost transparent to the electron beam and are extremely sensitive to radiation damage. This hinders the reconstruction of protein complexes that are either too small or too structurally heterogeneous to be readily... More >
Colloquium | April 2 | 5:10 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled
In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group of low-ranking military officers kidnapped and killed six generals who were allegedly plotting a coup against then-president Sukarno. The army, under major general Suharto, responded by blaming the murder of the generals on the PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia), which was at the time the third largest Communist party in the world. In the ensuing... More >
Toward Real Sanctuary Cities: A Conversation With: Corrina Gould, Gerald Lenoir, Bilal Mafundi Ali and Maria Zamudio, facilitated by Leslie Dreyer
Workshop | April 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics
518 Valencia, San Francisco, CA
The same colonizing ideologies used to force indigenous folks from their land, institutionalize slavery and impede many POCs from accessing economic stability are still in effect today as speculators capitalize on racialized displacement and commodification of our homes in these so-called sanctuary cities. Bay Area politicians are catering to tech wealth and luxury development, while... More >
UROC DeCal Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)
Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC
Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251
Units: 1-3 units
Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed
Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color... More >