Friday, March 22, 2019
Conference/Symposium | March 22 | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Floor) - Chou Hall
Energy Institute at Haas
The Energy Institute holds a one day research conference on energy research and policy in Berkeley every March. The purpose is to bring together outstanding scholars and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas and research results on topics related to energy markets and regulation.
Seminar | March 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102
This workshop will cover historical and contemporary perspectives on the neural basis of attention. Speakers will pay special tribute to the contributions and influences of Professor Robert Rafal, a cognitive and behavioral neurologist whose career focused on better understanding the neural underpinnings of attention, consciousness, eye movements, and perception. Bpb was a core member of the Bay... More >
Workshop | March 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
James Pawelski, University of Pennsylvania & Co-author "Happy Together"
Shauna Shapiro, University of Santa Clara; Amie Gordon, UCSF
Suzann Pileggi Paweski, Co-author of "Happy Together"
For the past two decades, the field of positive psychology has been growing rapidly. Over that time, one of the key findings from positive psychology research has been: Other people matter. In fact, a pillar of positive psychology is that our close relationships with others are essential to human flourishing and happiness.
Romantic relationships in particular have an enormous influence on our... More >
$139 General Admission, $159 General Admission with 5.5 CE Hours
Tickets go on sale January 1. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-4292
Between the lines: Tradition and Plasticity in Ana Hathery | Entrelinhas: tradição e plasticidade em Ana Hatherly
Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Jeroen Dewulf, Director of the Institute of European Studies
Luís Faro Ramos
Maria João Lopes Cardoso
Institute of European Studies, Ana Hatherly Camões Institute Catedra, Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P., Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Luso-Americana, Center for Portuguese Studies, European Union Center
Please find the program in link below
Seminar | March 22 | 9:30-10 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Eugene Rabinovich, UC Berkeley
Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Oriol Vinyals, Deepmind
Games have been used for decades as an important way to test and evaluate the performance of artificial intelligence systems. As capabilities have increased, the research community has sought games with increasing complexity that capture different elements of intelligence required to solve scientific and real-world problems... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Earl K. Miller, Picower Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
Working memory is the fundamental function by which we break free from reflexive input-output reactions to gain control over our own thoughts. It has two types of mechanisms: online maintenance of information and its volitional or executive control. Classic models proposed persistent spiking for maintenance but have not explicitly addressed executive control. I will review recent theoretical and... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Environmental Engineering Alumni
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in date and time
Earl Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Workshop | March 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Seminar | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Joel W. Ager, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
If renewable power sources such as solar and wind could be used to produce chemical precursors and/or fuels, it would provide an alternative to mankinds currently unsustainable use of fossil fuels and slow the rate of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. Analogous to photovoltaics, driving the thermodynamically uphill redox reactions required for net solar to chemical energy conversion necessitates... More >
Complex Energy Transfer Networks In Doped Nanoparticles: From Robotic Synthesis to Microlasers: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | March 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
Lanthanide-doped nanomaterials exhibit complex photophysical dynamics that give rise to non-linear optical processes such as photon upconversion, which can be leveraged for optical switching, photovoltaics, and imaging through biological tissue.
My research explores the energy transfer networks that govern the optical properties of lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles and the reaction... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Seminar | March 22 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Professor Donald R. Webster, Georgia Tech
Abstract: A portable tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomo-PIV) system was used to study fluid dynamics and kinematics of pteropods (aquatic snails nicknamed sea butterflies) in Antarctica. These pteropods (Limacina helicina antarctica) swim with a pair of parapodia (or wings) via a unique flapping propulsion mechanism that incorporates similar techniques as observed in small flying... More >
Workshop | March 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
Algerias recent revolutionary developments have been spearheaded by youth protesters. Across the region, countries face serious challenges in the face of burgeoning young populations, and more importantly, their unmet political, socio-cultural and economic... More >
AI, Professionals, and Professional Work: The Practice of Law with Automated Decision Support Technologies
Seminar | March 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
How technical systems employing algorithms are shaping and displacing human decision-making.
Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Sam van Gool, Utrecht University
This talk is about joint work with Benjamin Steinberg, in which we apply model theory to study algebraic structures occurring in the theory of regular languages.
Regular languages can both be understood as monadic-second-order-definable classes of finite colored linear orders, and as subsets of the free monoid which induce a certain finite-index congruence, called the syntactic congruence.... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Lauren Heller, UCB
I will discuss groupoid schemes and quotients in general and then state a result from a paper by Ekedahl that relates these quotients to Lie algebras for schemes over a field of positive characteristic.
Presentation | March 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar
3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Julie Fornaciari; Eric Hsu
Diversifying the Energy Landscape with Hydrogen Technology with Julie Fornaciari
Everyone is talking about energy, renewable and nonrenewable. But another key player in the energy landscape is hydrogen a gas that can utilize different energy sources for various applications. Julie will be talking about the technology (fuel cells and electrolyzers) and how they play a role in the energy... More >