# Academic

## Friday, September 6, 2019

### Essig Brunch Seminar-Coffee Social

Seminar | September 6 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

### Real Estate Seminar: Reference Points in the Housing Market: Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | N470 Haas School of Business

Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London

### Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

Nadia Qabazard

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

### Thriving in Science: Six Strategies for Success

Workshop | September 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

Student Learning Center

Are you interested in pursuing science at Cal? The SLC Science Program invites you to join us in this interactive workshop, where we will explore the realities of science at Cal and strategies for success. Come learn what it takes to thrive in a science major, strengthen your learning toolkit, and discover the scientist in you.

### Observation of Room Temperature Polar Skyrmions: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Prof. R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley, MSE and Physics

Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Complex topological configurations are a fertile playground to explore novel emergent phenomena and exotic phases in condensed-matter physics.

For example, the recent discovery of polarization vortices and the associated complex-phase coexistence and response under applied field in superlattices of (PbTiO3)n/(SrTiO3)n suggests the presence of a complex, multi-dimensional system capable of... More >

### Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes II

Seminar | September 6 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal... More >

### PELS/IAS Seminar

Seminar | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

Jungwon Choi, University of Minnesota

Demand for miniaturization in power electronics systems has increased substantially. This trend is driven by applications such as electronic devices from consumer devices to electric vehicles that require smaller and lighter systems to improve their performance. However, efficiently reducing the size of power electronics systems is very challenging because of the limitations of today’s... More >

### MENA Salon: Summer in Review

Workshop | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday at 3:00 pm, the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. For suggested readings, visit cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon

Join us for the first MENA Salon of the Fall 2019 semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this summer. This semester's weekly salon will be led by Britt Dawson,... More >

### Machine Learning, Archives and Special Collections

Seminar | September 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

Clifford Lynch

The most significant near-term applications for machine learning in archives and special collections.

### Pricing Data Science for Uber Eats

Seminar | September 6 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Feras El Zarwi, Uber

Institute of Transportation Studies

Uber's Feras El Zarwi will present Pricing Data Science for Uber Eats on Sept. 6, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.

### Taking Inspiration From Bulk: Molecular Electrocatalysis and Magnetization Dynamics of Heterometallic Lanthanide – Transition Metal Complexes

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Michael Nippe, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

The first part of the presentation will introduce our methodology towards improving molecular catalysts for energy relevant conversions. We strategically introduce redox-active and slightly acidic imidazolium moieties into the secondary coordination sphere of molecular CO2 reduction electrocatalysts. Results from systematic comparative studies will be presented that strongly suggest that... More >

### Writing for Print: Publishing and the Making of Textual Authority in Late Imperial China

Colloquium | September 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

Suyoung Son, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Cornell University

Ling Hon Lam, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk examines the widespread practice of self-publishing by writers in late imperial China, focusing on two seventeenth-century literati-cum-publishers, Zhang Chao in Yangzhou and Wang Zhuo in Hangzhou. By giving due weight to the writers as active agents in increasing the influence of print, it explores the intricate relationships between manuscript tradition and print convention, peer... More >

### Logic Colloquium: Transfinite Ramsey Theorem

Colloquium | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

Antonio Montalban, UC Berkeley

We consider a version of the Ramsey Theorem for coloring of tuples within a finite set where the exponent is transfinite. That is, the tuples we color are gamma-large for some ordinal gamma. As in Ramsey theorem we ask: How large should a finite set of numbers be to ensure that, for all colorings of the gamma-large tuples with a certain finite number of colors, there exists a homogeneous set that... More >

### Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The fundamental theorem of projective geometry over finite fields

Seminar | September 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley

In earlier work Lieblich and I proved a rational version of the fundamental theorem of projective geometry for spaces over infinite fields. In this talk I will explain a probabilistic variant, due to Will Sawin, for projective spaces over finite fields.

### Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The fundamental theorem of projective geometry over finite fields

Seminar | September 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley

In earlier work Lieblich and I proved a rational version of the fundamental theorem of projective geometry for spaces over infinite fields. In this talk I will explain a probabilistic variant, due to Will Sawin, for projective spaces over finite fields.

### Music Studies Colloquium: Alejandro Madrid (Cornell): “‘The Other Side’: Music, Border Studies, and the Limits of Identity Politics"

Colloquium | September 6 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall