Monday, September 23, 2019
Seminar | September 23 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Cintia De Paiva, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Seminar: Toward a Simulation-Based Qualification Paradigm for Metal Additive Manufacturing: Support Design for Residual Stress and Process-Grain Structure Modeling
Seminar | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Albert C. To, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh
This seminar will present recent advances in models and methods developed for achieving a simulation-based qualification paradigm for laser-based metal additive manufacturing (AM).
Speaker: Dr. Albert To is currently Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh.
Mathematics for Fluid-Structure Interaction with Applications to Modeling Endovascular Stents and Bioartificial Pancreas Design: Berkeley Fluids Seminar
Seminar | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Professor Sunčica Čanić, Department of Mathematics; University of California, Berkeley
Abstract: With the recent developments of new technologies, biomedical engineering and medicine, the need for new mathematical and numerical methodologies to aid these developments has never been greater. This talk will outline the development of a general framework to study fluid-structure interaction (FSI) involving incompressible, viscous fluids and various elastic or viscoelastic structures.... More >
Panel, The Promise of Adolescence: Leveraging Science to Improve Systems That Serve Youth Jason Okonofua, Susan Stone, and Ron Dahl
Colloquium | September 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Jason Okonofua, Susan Stone, and Ron Dahl, UCB
Please join us for a panel discussion that builds on the recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth. https://doi.org/10.17226/25388 This report examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and outlines how this knowledge can be applied to promote adolescent... More >
Seminar | September 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
David Keating, UC Berkeley
Lecture hall tableaux, which are fillings of Young diagrams subject to certain restrictions, were originally studied as a generalization of lecture hall partitions. In this talk we will derive arctic curves of bounded Lecture Hall Tableaux of a given shape. We describe how to view the tableaux as a collection of nonintersecting paths. We then use the tangent method to recover a parametrization of... More >
Seminar | September 23 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.
Seminar | September 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley
In this talk I will present some of the results and recent developments in 1811.10592, where a technique for constructing Bridgeland stability conditions on Fukaya categories associated to marked surfaces. I will introduce the results of that paper and give examples; time allowing I will also mention some recent developments.
Seminar | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
With Cecile Gaubert and Patrick Kline
Place-based redistribution is ubiquitous but has traditionally enjoyed little support among economists. We develop a class of spatial equilibrium models characterizing the equity-efficiency tradeoff that arises when taxes and transfers are indexed to location. Transfers from one region to another are found to be welfare improving under empirically... More >
Seminar | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Petra Moser, New York University (Visiting UC Berkeley)
Seminar | September 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Hans G. Wenzl, UC San Diego
We show how solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation can be used to construct subfactors, under suitably nice conditions. We treat in detail the simplest case when the solutions define representations of the symmetric groups.
Seminar | September 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Guofang Wei, UC Santa Barbara
The fundamental gap is the difference of the first two eigenvalues of the Laplacian. We will first review some recent work on the fundamental gap estimates for convex domains on Euclidean spaces and sphere. Then we present several fundamental gap estimates in terms of integral Ricci curvature, including a sharp Zhong-Yang type eigenvalue lower bound for closed Riemannian manifolds with control on... More >
Workshop | September 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall
This is a solution-oriented social learning development opportunity where we share strategies on pressing topics of the day, and build community. Please RSVP and submit questions you'd like to ask other managers about in the link provided.
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: How does the rank of an elliptic curve grow in towers of number fields?
Seminar | September 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Florian Sprung, Arizona State University
On an elliptic curve $y^2=x^3+ax+b$, the points with coordinates $(x,y)$ in a given number field form a finitely generated abelian group. One natural question is how the rank of this group changes when changing the number field. For the simplest example with infinitely many number fields, fix a prime $p$. Adjoining to the rationals $Q$ the $p$th, $p^2$th, $p^3$th,... roots of unity produces a... More >
Colloquium | September 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Khalil Iskarous, University of Southern California
Recent work on the development of production, perception, and phonological skills in children has shown a remarkable amount of interaction between these skills, so that it is difficult to understand each separately from its relation to the others. This talk will introduce a predictive dynamical systems-based model of linguistic development that tries to capture these fundamental interactions... More >
Seminar | September 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall
Vijay Vazirani, University of California - Irvina
Abstract: Is matching in NC, i.e., is there a deterministic fast parallel algorithm for it? This has been an outstanding open question in TCS for over three decades, ever since the discovery of Random NC matching algorithms. Over the last five years, the TCS community has launched a relentless attack on this question, leading to the discovery of numerous powerful ideas. We give what appears to be... More >
Panel Discussion | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Ron Goode, North Fork Mono, Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe; Eloy Martinez, Southern Ute, Activist—Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, Standing Rock); Terry Supahan, Karuk, Executive Director, True North Organizing Network
Carolyn Smith, Karuk, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Fueled by the Red Power movement of the 1960s and 70s, the occupation of Alcatraz was a touchstone in American Indian activismactivism rooted in sovereign rights and environmental and social justice. Since this era, modern American Indian activism has been driven by grassroot organization from tribal communities to protect the environment and sacred spaces; to defend religious freedom; and to... More >
Event is free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Colloquium | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)
Maisha T. Winn, School of Education, University of California, Davis; and Transformative Justice in Education Center
Winn builds on her ideas that four pedagogical stancesHistory Matters; Race Matters; Justice Matters; and Language Mattersare essential for teaching and learning communities to engage in justice projects. Winn argues for a fifth pedagogical stance, Futures Matter, as a lever to animate restorative and transformative justice work in schools.
Seminar | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stanford University
Sara Lowes, University of California, San Diego
*Note the change in location: this seminar will be held at Stanford
Seminar | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Xianzhe Dai, UC Santa Barbara
Motivated by considerations from the mirror symmetry and Landau-Ginzburg model, we consider Witten deformation on noncompact manifolds. Witten deformation is a deformation of the de Rham complex introduced by Witten in an influential paper and has had many important applications, mostly on compact manifolds. We will discuss some recent work with my student Junrong Yan on the spectral theory of... More >
Colloquium | September 23 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte
Dr. Markus Meister, Caltech
In the field of engineering, dimensionless numbers frequently help to characterize the state of a system. I will present a series of vignettes about unusually large dimensionless numbers that arise in brain science. These can indicate issues that are poorly understood, and in some cases clearly misunderstood.
Seminar | September 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Meg Fasulo, Associate, Bartlit Beck LLP
Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise but thats hardly the only thing youll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists?
To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM:... More >
Presentation | September 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In her talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of co-designing with and for historically underserved communities (specifically low-wage workers, immigrants, youth, and women). She draws from her background as an artist working across mediasculpture, film, journalism, interactive media, performance, photographyto probe... More >
Colloquium | September 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater
Marisa Morán Jahn, Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY
When we think about technology, most conjure images of things automated (eg, robots) and agents automating (eg, AIs). In this talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn broadens how we think about technology through the example of copper, whose extraction, refinement, and use is both ancient and future-forward. Copper is a pliable and naturally-occurring element found in our homes, computers, cities,... More >
Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. | Anthony Hall
Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley
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seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
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make meditation part of your modern daily life.