Conference/Symposium | November 18 | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | West Pauley Ballroom
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
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, youll get a chance to talk to these professionals and hear from them on a more... More >
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
Part of a series of multidisciplinary conversations on gun violence with leading professors, litigators and practitioners.
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
Seminar | November 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
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.
Seminar | November 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Bob Lutz, University of Michigan
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 >
Seminar 211, Economic History: Are Bigger Banks Better? Firm-Level Evidence from Germany: Joint with Macroeconomics (237)
Seminar | November 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Kilian Huber, University of Chicago
Seminar | November 19 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall
Yvette Cendes, Toronto
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
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 >
Seminar | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ben Faber, UC Berkeley
Seminar | November 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley
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 >
Seminar | November 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Anna Cederstav, Earthjustice
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 >
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
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 >
Seminar | November 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
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
"Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan"
Associate Professor of Architecture
Tuesday, November 20, 1-2:30pm
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 >
Colloquium | November 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall
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 | November 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Sandro Ambuehl, University of Toronto
Seminar | November 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Saroj Bhattarai, University of Texas at Austin
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
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
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 >
Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
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 >
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
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 >
Seminar | November 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >