Friday, September 20, 2019
Colloquium | September 20 | 128 Morrison Hall
Desmond Sheehan (UC Berkeley)
"Music, Knowledge, and the Ethics of Reduction in the German Enlightenment
Edmund Mendelssohn (UC Berkeley)
The Ontology of the Ineffable: Bergson, Satie, and Music of the Cubist Decade
Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Kader Attia, Artist, MATRIX; Stefania Pandolfo, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; Momar Guèye, Psychiatrist-Psychoanalyst, Fann Hospital, Dakar; Jalil Bennani, Psychoanalyst; Anneka Lenssen, Professor, Art History, University of California, Berkeley; Soraya Tlatli, Professor, French, University of California, Berkeley; Samera Esmeir, Professor, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley; Emily Ng, University of Amsterdam; Said Shehadeh, Birzeit University; Natalia Brizuela, Film & Media, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley; Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, Film Studies, University of California, Davis; David Marriott, Philosophy, Black Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Peter Skafish, ISCI, University of California, Berkeley
Conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, this academic workshop engages with many primary themes of Attias work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war and colonization, madness and possession, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes as its point of departure Attias ideas about repair, which is always entangled with the irreparable, and made present in... More >
Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, room 220
Kader Attia, French Artist
Stefania Pandolfo, Professor, Anthropology
This workshop is conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, and in relation to his exhibition on view at BAMPFA. It will
engage with many primary themes of Attias work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war, colonization, madness and possession, the dead and ghostly, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes its point of departure from Attias idea of... More >
Seminar | September 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Allison Hansen, University of California Riverside
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.
Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
A conference to honor the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai's invaluable contributions to the field of Buddhist Studies, as well as to reflect upon issues in the study of Buddhist philosophy.
Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.
$190, $175 members
Register online or by calling 510-664-7606
Workshop | September 20 | 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
Engineering Electronic States, Energy Transfer and Disorder in Nanomaterials Through the External Environment: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | September 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
There is a rich variety of nanostructures available today for the design of novel material systems and interfaces with tailor-made functionalities.
I will show that the local environment strongly influences their electronic and excitonic states, corresponding disorder, dephasing processes and transport of energy.
Seminar | September 20 | 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 >
Workshop | September 20 | 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.
Although Israel held elections just six months ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus inability to form a coalition government due to tensions between ultra-Orthodox and secular parties has forced Israel to hold another election on 17 September. While Netanayhu,... More >
Seminar | September 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
How the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurityâs Citizen Clinic is combating sophisticated attacks from governments, hate groups, terrorists, and multinational corporations.
Colloquium | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Michael Strausz, Texas Christian University
Steven Vogel, UC Berkeley
Why has Japans immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international political forces that are pushing Japan to admit more immigrants? In this presentation, Strausz will argue that Japans immigration policy has remained restrictive for two reasons. First, Japans labor-intensive businesses have failed to defeat anti-immigration forces within... More >
Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
In order to avoid the formation of undesired by-products, development of catalytic reactions affording the desired compound as a sole product is highly desired. We have developed catalysts applicable for small molecules and macromolecules. The former is recognized as organic synthesis which finds its applications as intermediates for fine chemicals while the latter are widely used in bulk... More >
Colloquium | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Rod Downey, Victoria University of Wellington
You are in a situation were you are given information in bundles one at a time, and you must make some kind of decision based on what you have seen so far. For example, you are packing objects into bins. You are in an online situation. I will look at some work trying to give a model theory to such situations.
Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Daniel Bragg, UC Berkeley
Deligne showed that every $K3$ surface over a field of positive characteristic lifts to characteristic $0$. We will explain how to prove the same result for a twisted $K3$ surface, the most interesting case being when the characteristic divides the order of the Brauer class.
Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall | Note change in location
Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley
We will continue last week's discussion of the proof of Tait's conjecture about reduced alternating knot diagrams having minimal crossing number and its generalization to adequate knot diagrams.