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Monday, December 3, 2018


Presentation | December 3 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, DEC 3, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 100A and XB-100A will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Bruker Tracer portable XRF geochemistry

Workshop | December 3 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. Lee Drake, Archaeologist and geochemistry specialist, Bruker

 Archaeological Research Facility

Training in the Bruker Tracer X-Ray fluoresence unit

 Please register for this workshop. Make reservations online

Bruker Tracer 5i

Dissertation Talk: Scalable RF Receivers for Large Antenna Arrays

Seminar | December 3 | 10-11 a.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Kosta Trotskovsky, Berkeley Wireless Research Center

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Making bonds by breaking bonds: An unconventional approach to making molecules

Seminar | December 3 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Junichiro Yamaguchi, Department of Chemistry, Waseda University

 College of Chemistry

As we are in the business of making molecules, forming and breaking bonds are like two sides of the same coin: the construction of molecules with the desired architecture necessitates the ability to break specific bonds at will. We aim to break stable carbon–carbon bonds in order to create new bonds, and we will strive to design efficient catalysts to accelerate this process.
Currently, this...   More >

Oxyopia Seminar

Seminar | December 3 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kevin Duffy, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Mondays Mindfulness at Moffitt

Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room

 Human Resources

Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)


Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

Political Economy Seminar: "Decentralization and the Gamble for Unity"

Seminar | December 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mike Gibilisco, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Persistence homology, and the Rokhlin equivalence clases

Seminar | December 3 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 384H STANFORD

 Claude Viterbo, Universite de Paris-Sud

 Department of Mathematics

We explain how using the Floer version of persistence homology, we can find invariants of Rokhlin equivalence classes i.e. $f \simeq g$ if there is a chain $f_0=f,.... f_n=g$ such that the $C^0$ closure of the conjugacy orbit of $f_i$ and $f_{i+1}$ meet. We shall explain the $2$ dimensional case, and its generalization to higher dimensions using the $C^0$ continuity of γ explained in Sobhan's...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Exceptional splitting of abelian surfaces over global function fields

Seminar | December 3 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ananth Shankar, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

Let $A$ denote a non-constant ordinary abelian surface over a global function field (of characteristic p > 2) with good reduction everywhere. Suppose that $A$ does not have real multiplication by any real quadratic field with discriminant a multiple of $p$. Then we prove that there are infinitely many places modulo which $A$ is isogenous to the product of two elliptic curves. This is joint work...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Carlos Gussenhoven, "Between phonetics and phonology: Of the beast and the untamed savage"

Colloquium | December 3 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Carlos Gussenhoven

 Department of Linguistics

Phonetic implementation is the conversion of a surface phonological representation into an acoustic signal that represents a canonical pronunciation. My interest in this talk is in two ways in which speakers can intervene here, one targeting the meaning of the message and the other its phonology. The first, for which Dwight Bolinger’s (1978) ‘untamed savage’ is emblematic, concerns the addition...   More >

Gesture: its relationship to thinking and speaking

Seminar | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sotaro Kita, University of Warwick

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This presentation concerns a theory on how gestures (accompanying speaking and silent thinking) are generated and how gestures facilitate the gesturer's own cognitive processes. I will present evidence that gestures are generated from a general-purpose Action Generator, which also generates “practical” actions such as grasping a cup to drink, and that the Action Generator generates gestural...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: The spectral norm in C^0 symplectic topology

Seminar | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 383N STANFORD

 Sobhan Seyfaddini, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu

 Department of Mathematics

We will show that the spectral norm on the group of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms, introduced in the works of Viterbo, Schwarz and Oh, is continuous with respect to the $C^0$ topology, when M is symplectically aspherical. This statement was previously proven only in the case of closed surfaces. This has numerous applications one of which is a generalization of the Arnold conjecture for Hamiltonian...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: A mathematical framework for proving existence of weak solutions to a class of nonlinear parabolic-hyperbolic moving boundary problems

Seminar | December 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Suncica Canic, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The focus of this talk will be on nonlinear moving-boundary problems involving incompressible, viscous fluids and elastic structures. The fluid and structure are coupled via two sets of coupling conditions, which are imposed on a deformed fluid-structure interface. The main difficulty in studying this class of problems stems from the strong geometric nonlinearity due to the nonlinear...   More >

Global Social Venture Competition: Application Deadline

Deadline | December 3 | 11:45-11:50 p.m. |  Apply Online

 Institute for Business and Social Impact, Berkeley Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership

Calling all social entrepreneurs! Applications for the 2019 Global Social Venture Competition are now open. If you have a young startup aiming to make a difference in the world and are using technology for good, apply by December 3rd! All entries are reviewed by leading experts in the fields of social entrepreneurship, innovation, and impact investing. Top teams from across the globe will compete...   More >

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