<< Week of November 18 >>

Sunday, November 18, 2018

2018 Data Science Panel

Conference/Symposium | November 18 | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  West Pauley Ballroom

 2495 Banfroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Nitesh Kumar, Head of Data Science, Affirm; Andrew FigPope, Lead Data Architect, Celmatix; Anagha Joshi, Data Scientist, Tesla; Jason Goodman, Data Scientist, Airbnb; Anthony Suen, Director of Programs, Berkeley Division of Data Science

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

This is the 3rd Annual Berkeley Data Science Panel hosted by Data Science Society at Berkeley. Highly accomplished professionals from Tesla, Airbnb, Berkeley Division of Data Sciences, Affirm, and Celmatix will be speaking about their diverse experiences in the data science industry. After the speaker sessions, you’ll get a chance to talk to these professionals and hear from them on a more...   More >

Monday, November 19, 2018

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dylan Paiton, Olshausen Lab; Liz Lawler, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Gun Violence in Schools

Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Graduate School of Education, Room 1104

 Professor Ron Avi Astor, Professor, USC; Dr. Alisa Crovetti, Faculty, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Alla Lefkowitz, Deputy Director, Affirmative Litigation, Everytown for Gun Safety; Emily Ozer, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Civil Justice Research Initiative, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, BerkeleyLaw Human Rights Center

Part of a series of multidisciplinary conversations on gun violence with leading professors, litigators and practitioners.

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)


Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | November 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Raphael Lardeux, CRED Paris; Dario Tortarolo, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Raphael Lardeux - "Income Tax Misperception: Bunching where Tax Liabilities (may) start"

Dario Tortarolo - "Means-tested Transfers and Rent Sharing: Identification from a Change in the Remittance System"

  RSVP online by November 15.

Combinatorics Seminar: Electrical networks and hyperplane arrangements

Seminar | November 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bob Lutz, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

This talk defines Dirichlet arrangements, a generalization of graphic hyperplane arrangements arising from electrical networks and order polytopes of finite posets. After establishing some basic properties we characterize Dirichlet arrangements whose Orlik-Solomon algebras are Koszul and show that the underlying matroids satisfy the half-plane property. We also discuss the role of Dirichlet...   More >

Yvette Cendes (Toronto): Radio Observations of Nearby Intermediate-Aged Supernovae

Seminar | November 19 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Yvette Cendes, Toronto

 Radio Astronomy Lab

After the initial flash and bang of a supernova, radio emission can continue for decades as the shockwave interacts with the circumstellar material (CSM) shed by the progenitor star before the explosion. These observations can, in turn, provide key insights into both the explosion mechanism and pre-supernova evolution of the progenitor system, as well as probe the transition from supernova to...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Bounding Points on Curves using $p$-Adic Hodge Theory

Seminar | November 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall

 Brian Lawrence, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

Methods of $p$-adic analysis provide the most powerful tools to bound the set of rational points on a curve. The earliest work in this direction was the method of Chabauty; in many cases this is already enough to enumerate (with proof) the rational points. Much more recently, work of Kim on the unipotent fundamental group has led to computational breakthroughs by Balakrishnan, Dogra et al. The...   More >

How Cells Measure Length

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Note change in location

 Jane Kondev, Brandeis University

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 271, Development: "Scaling Up Agricultural Policy Interventions"

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ben Faber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: CANCELLED

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Philipp Sadowski, Duke

 Department of Economics

* Co-Authored with Todd Sarver

Analysis/PDE Seminar: Rough control for Schrödinger operators on 2-tori.

Seminar | November 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain how the results of Bourgain, Burq and the speaker '13 can be used to obtain control and observability by rough functions and sets on 2-tori. We show that for the time dependent Schrödinger equation, any set of positive measure can be used for observability and controllability.

For non-empty open sets this follows from the results of Haraux '89 and Jaffard '90, while for...   More >

SLAM: Bridging the Divide: Bringing Science to Bear on Public Policy and Regulatory Decisions

Seminar | November 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Anna Cederstav, Earthjustice

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

EdTech Meets Development: How technology is shaping education in developing countries

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 6-8 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Education Initiative for Development

How is technology shaping education in developing countries? Join an open discussion with panelists from M-Soma, a Kenyan coding institute, IDinsight, a data-driven impact assessment firm, CAMFED, a SF-based African education NGO, and the Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a global research center. Hear these experts share lessons learned and best practices about their work in Africa, Central...   More >

  RSVP online

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Isoëtalian Lineage

Seminar | November 20 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Forrest Freund, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Forrest Freund about lycophytes, botany, and plant evolution. Forrest is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. In the interview, Forrest talks about how he became interested in biology, his background in research, and the plant group he is currently studying, Isoëtes. Forrest also discusses his experience working...   More >

Isoëtes nuttallii

The power of chemoselectivity: Functional protein-conjugates for extra- and intracellular targeting

Seminar | November 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Christian Hackenberger, Department of Chemistry, Humboldt University (Berlin)

 College of Chemistry

Our lab aims to identify reactions for the synthesis and modification of peptides and proteins. We apply these to study functional consequences of naturally occurring posttranslational protein modifications (PTMs), in particular phosphorylated Lys- and Cystein-residues,1 as well as to generate novel protein-conjugates for pharmaceutical and medicinal applications.2
In this presentation l will...   More >

Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | November 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan"
Greg Castillo
Associate Professor of Architecture
Tuesday, November 20, 1-2:30pm
Wurster 172

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

Upon first sight of the Manhattan skyline in 1924, Erich Mendelsohn proclaimed it an...   More >

GUH Lecture: Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan

Colloquium | November 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This lecture examines the work and travelogues of architect Erich Mendelsohn and the influence of Manhattans built environment on his future work in Berlin.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: An Empirical Study on Paternalistic Decision Making

Seminar | November 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sandro Ambuehl, University of Toronto

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, A Unified Model of International Business Cycles and Trade

Seminar | November 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Saroj Bhattarai, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Economics

We present a general, competitive open economy business cycles model with capital accumulation, trade in intermediate goods, production externalities in the intermediate and final goods sectors, and iceberg trade costs. Our main theoretical result shows that under appropriate parameter restrictions this model is isomorphic in terms
of aggregate equilibrium predictions to dynamic versions of...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Some basic homological constructions

Seminar | November 20 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, MSRI, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

If you study representations (of a group or ring or...), the building blocks are the representations that are there "for free": the regular representation of a group, the free modules over a commutative ring,.... . The applications of representation theory are greatly extended by considering complexes and resolutions, and again there are some that are there "for free", such as the Koszul complex,...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free products of finite-dimensional von Neumann algebras in terms of free Araki-Woods factors

Seminar | November 20 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Michael Hartglass, Santa Clara University

 Department of Mathematics

A landmark result of Dykema in 1993 classified free products of tracial finite dimensional von Neumann algebras in terms of interpolated free group factors. In 1997, Shlyakhtenko constructed the free Araki-Woods factors, a natural type III analogue of the free group factors. He asked whether arbitrary free products of non-tracial finite dimensional von Neumann algebras can always be expressed in...   More >

Chemical Physiology of Antibody Conjugates and Natural Products

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Gonçalo Bernardes, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Our research uses chemistry principles to address questions of importance in life sciences and molecular medicine. This lecture will cover recent examples of emerging areas in our group in:

(i) methods developed for site-selective chemical modification of proteins at cysteine, disulfide and lysine and their use to build stable and functional protein conjugates for in vivo applications...   More >

Hybrid Perovskite: From Understanding Fundamental Physics to Optoelectronic Applications

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sergei Tretiak, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 College of Chemistry

Hybrid organic−inorganic perovskites (HOPs) have demonstrated an extraordinary potential for clean sustainable energy technologies and low-cost optoelectronic devices such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, detectors, sensors, ionic conductors, etc. This talk overviews the main features of the optoelectronic properties of three dimensional (3D) and layered two-dimensional (2D) HOPs by...   More >

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | November 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: No seminar

Seminar | November 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Friday, November 23, 2018

Labor Lunch: No seminar

Seminar | November 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics