<< Friday, April 19, 2019 >>

Friday, April 19, 2019

China's Growing Sharp Power: Western, Asian, and African Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of European Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

A group of leading experts on China and American foreign policy recently released “Chinese Influence and American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance,” a report documenting Chinese efforts to influence American society. The report examines China's efforts to influence American institutions, including state and local governments, universities, think tanks, media, corporations, and the...   More >

College of Education Research Day

Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Travis Bristol, College of Education; Dor Abrahamson, College of Education

 Graduate School of Education

$0 for UC Berkeley Students

 https://www.ocf.berkeley.edu/~rdoc/submissions/. Registration opens February 4. Register online or or by emailing gseresearchdayweb@gmail.com by March 8.

  RSVP by emailing gseresearchdayweb@gmail.com by April 12.

2019 Patagonia Case Competition

Presentation | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-patagonia-case-competition-finals-tickets-57037657168

Patagonia Case Competition

Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the world seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.

2019 Competition Overview

On...   More >

Imaging a Black Hole with the Event Horizon Telescope

Seminar | April 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Dr. Katie Bouman

 Data Sciences

In this talk, Dr. Katie Bouman will present the methods and procedures used to produce the first black hole image results from the Event Horizon Telescope.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | April 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Seminar: A scattering diagram for semistable sheaves on the projective plane

Seminar | April 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Pierrick Bousseau, ETH

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe a tropical looking algorithm computing Betti numbers (for intersection cohomology) of moduli spaces of semistable sheaves on the projective plane. This algorithm is an explicit realization of the naive idea of moving in a space of stability conditions and applying a wall-crossing formula. I will also discuss some application to some a priori unrelated question in relative...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Materials for Spin-Charge Interconversion: A New Perspective

Seminar | April 19 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Shehrin Sayed, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present a physics-based model to describe such effects in diverse classes of materials including topological insulators, Kondo insulators, transition metals, semimetals, oxide interfaces, and narrow band-gap semiconductors.

Metabolite-based Diagnostics Enabled by MEMS Devices: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in date and location

 Prof. Cristina Davis, UC Davis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Human “breath analysis” provides a wide range of opportunities for diagnosis of pathophysiological conditions in a non-invasive and potentially inexpensive way.
Ultimately these devices will be fully utilized in medical point-of-care locations in clinical offices.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Rate of Convergence of Stochastic Homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi Equations via Metric Problem II

Seminar | April 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present the work of Armstrong, Cardaliaguet, and Souganidis, who prove convergence rates for stochastic homogenization using a mixture of probability techniques and PDE techniques. We discuss the metric problem, its rate of convergence, its relation to approximate correctors, and the reduction of the full problem to that of approximate correctors.

Exact Model Reduction and Forced Response in High-Degree-of-Freedom Nonlinear Mechanical Systems: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 19 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor George Haller, Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics at ETH Zurich

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Despite major advances in computational power, mapping out the forced response of large, nonlinear mechanical systems for different forcing frequencies has remained a major challenge. One reason is the small damping in most engineered systems, which leads to exceedingly slow-decaying transients in direct numerical integration. Another reason is that computing periodic response is not a...   More >

Moving Towards Open Scholarship: UC, Elsevier and All the Rest

Seminar | April 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Jeff MacKie-Mason

 Information, School of

Jeff MacKie-Mason is the university librarian and co-chair of UCâs publisher negotiations team, which carried out the recent negotiations with Elsevier.

Bio-Inspired Coordination Complexes and Polymers for Energy Applications

Seminar | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Smaranda Marinescu, Department of Chemistry, USC Dornsife

 College of Chemistry

Research in the Marinescu group focuses on fundamental research to understand, design, and synthesize novel catalytic systems essential to the development of efficient solar-to-fuel technologies. Inspired by biological systems, we innovate molecular catalysts that involve hydrogen bonding networks capable of small molecule activation, and multiple proton and electron transfers. We have shown that...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Knot and link complements

Seminar | April 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will talk about some of the basic theory of knots and links in $S^3$ with a special focus on the geometry of the complementary space.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Neron-Severi groups under specialization

Seminar | April 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Minseon Shin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss a paper of Maulik and Poonen on the ranks of Neron-Severi groups of geometric fibers of a smooth proper morphism of varieties over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$.

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 19 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Adam Perez | Thorner Lab
Assembly of a septin-associated protein complex in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

During progression through each division cycle, Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells erect septin-based cytoskeletal structures with stereotypical states of organization at specific sub-cellular sites. Each higher-order septin ensemble serves a role in coordinating processes required for normal cell...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Tamara Levitz (UCLA): The Quest for Variants: Settler Colonial Listening Strategies in the Foundation of U.S. Musicology

Colloquium | April 19 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Tamara Levitz is a musicologist from Montréal, Canada who currently holds a position as Professor of Musicology at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. She has published widely on musical modernism in Germany, Cuba, Senegal, and France in the 1920s and 30s. Combining extensive archival research with acute critical interpretation, Levitz explores in her work the artistic intentions, complex...   More >