Thursday, February 21, 2019
Conference/Symposium | February 20 – 22, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Center, Room 220
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas, UC Berkeley Multicultural Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Institute of International Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
At a pivotal historical moment, this symposium will bring further attention to anti-black state violence in the Americas. The University of California, Berkeley will host some of the most influential social movement leaders from Brazil and the United Stateshomes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.
As the U.S. enters a contentious new congressional term and... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Lin Lin, UC Berkeley
The Grassmann manifold Gr(m,n) is the set of n-dimensional subspaces in $\mathbb R^m$ (assuming m >n), and is used in many science and engineering applications. A point in Gr(m,n) can be represented by an orthogonal matrix of size m by n, multiplied by another arbitrary orthogonal matrix of size n by n. In quantum chemistry and in particular the widely used density functional theory (DFT), this... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Stephen Terry, Boston University
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Seminar | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Joseph Shapiro, UC Berkeley
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Presentation | February 21 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Marni Thomas Wood delivers a talk drawing on her decades-long experience in dance. Thomas Wood joined the Martha Graham Company after graduating from college in 1958; she toured and performed with the company, taught at the Graham School, and was part of the first generation of women to perform Grahams own roles as Graham began choosing successors for her repertory work. In 1968, Thomas Wood... More >
Workshop | February 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Sherry Young, Bank of the West Wealth Management Group; Jake Cleary, Bank of the West Investment Services
Learn about the importance of saving for college, how it plays into overall financial planning, and investment vehicles available. Youll also learn about gifting limits, possible tax ramifications and the importance of partnering with a licensed professional.
IB Seminar: The future of the past: Integrating paleontological and neontological data to infer the evolution and ecology of a diverse vertebrate clade
Seminar | February 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Jason Head, University of Cambridge
Seminar | February 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Workshop | February 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall
An illustration of the types of course materials being developed for Data Science pedagogy for a variety of classes, including introductory, intermediate and advanced courses, and American Cultures classes. First hand experiences from instructors adopting and adapting these materials with the Center for Teaching and Learning.
Seminar | February 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time
Seminar | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306 Soda)
Alex Hanson, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Many of humanity's most pressing needs and exciting advances are critically dependent on the effective use of energy. Such applications are often space-, cost-, or efficiency-limited by the power converters at their heart. These power conversion challenges are converging with new technology opportunities.
Seminar | February 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Postdoctoral researcher in the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University, Dr. Sara Bombaci, will present a research seminar titled, "Conserving and restoring biodiversity in the face of global change." Open to the public.
Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Dr. Sinead Griffin, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Sinéad Griffin is the newest staff scientist at the Materials Science Division and the Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab. Sinéad has contributed several insights into the connections between high-energy physics and condensed matter theory, winning the Swiss Physical's Society's ABB Prize in 2017 for her work on testing cosmic strings in multiferroics. Since 2010 she has been involved in ASESMA,... More >
Sparse Polynomial Approximations and their applications to Quantum Advantage, Parallel Computation, and Pseudorandomness
Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Avishay Tal, Motwani Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
This talk is motivated by three (seemingly unrelated) questions:
1. For which tasks do quantum algorithms outperform classical computation?
2. Does parallel computing always offer a speed-up, or are some tasks inherently sequential?
3. Do randomized algorithms have deterministic counterparts with similar memory footprint?
Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled: A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Christian and His Conflicted Worlds
Colloquium | February 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Dominic Sachsenmaier, Professor of Modern China with a Special Emphasis on Global Historical Perspectives, Göttingen University
Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
Dominic Sachsenmaier will present his recently published book, Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled (Columbia University Press, 2018), which explores the mid-seventeenth-century world and the worldwide flows of ideas through the lens of a Chinese Christian convert, Zhu Zongyuan. Born into a low-level literati family in the port city of Ningbo, Zhu likely never left his home province.... More >
Panel Discussion | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall
Marni Thomas Wood, Professor Emerita of Dance, UC Berkeley; Joe Goode, Professor of Dance, UC Berkeley; Wendy Rogers, Professor Emerita of Dance, UC Riverside
Prior to the opening of Berkeley Dance Project 2019, join TDPS for a panel discussion about the dance program's 50-year history at UC Berkeley.
Mathematics Department Colloquium/Bowen Lectures: Lecture 3: Birational geometry in characteristic $p >0$
Colloquium | February 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Christopher Hacon, University of Utah
After recent spectacular progress in the classification of varieties over an algebraic closed field of characteristic 0 (e.g. the solution set of a system of polynomial equations defined by $p_1,...,p_r$ in $C[x_1,...,x_n]$) it is natural to try and understand the geometry of varieties defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p >0$. Many technical difficulties arise in this... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building
Dr. Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Impossible Foods
Come learn about the creation of the Impossible Burger and other Impossible Foods. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session.
Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.
Career Fair | February 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Formerly called Career Night, this years event, the Career Energy Forum, will take place on the first of the two days of the Energy Summit conference on February 21st, 2019. The Career Energy Forum is an annual event connecting prestigious energy and cleantech companies with top graduate student talent interested in dedicating their careers to this field. We have more than 20 companies confirmed.