Friday, April 19, 2019
Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
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 >
Conference/Symposium | April 19 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Berkeley Way West
$0 for UC Berkeley Students
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Presentation | April 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall
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
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Seminar | April 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Dr. Katie Bouman
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.
Workshop | April 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC 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 | April 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Pierrick Bousseau, ETH
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
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.
Seminar | April 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in date and location
Prof. Cristina Davis, UC Davis, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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
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
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 >
Seminar | April 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Jeff MacKie-Mason is the university librarian and co-chair of UCâs publisher negotiations team, which carried out the recent negotiations with Elsevier.
Seminar | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
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 >
Seminar | April 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley
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.
Seminar | April 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Minseon Shin, UCB
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 $0$.
Seminar | April 19 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
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
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 >