Events

The Berkeley Campus is Open

Visit the UC Berkeley COVID-19 resources website for the latest testing and access information.  Cory and Soda Halls are open but we will likely have limited in-person/on-site staffing during the first two weeks of the Spring 2022 semester.  Although most classes will be conducted remotely during this time, we anticipate in-person instruction to resume on January 31st.

Jan24

BIDS Machine Learning and Science Forum

Virtual Participation via Zoom
The BIDS Machine Learning and Science Forum meets biweekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains in the physical sciences and beyond. Find out more: here.
Jan26

Apple ML Research Tech Talk

WebEx
Join us for a tech talk with Samy Bengio, Senior Director of Machine Learning at Apple. Samy will provide an overview of Apple’s approach to ML research and a sample of ongoing research initiatives. You will also hear from ML researcher Tatiana Likhomanenko, about how to develop a research career in machine learning. The Machine Learning Research team focuses on ambitious, long-term...
Jan26

Busemann functions and semi-infinite geodesics in a semi-discrete space

Zoom Meeting ID: 985 7941 4748 Passcode: 783431 Evans Hall
  • Evan Sorensen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
In the last 10-15 years, Busemann functions have been a key tool for studying semi-infinite geodesics in planar first and last-passage percolation. We study Busemann functions in the semi-discrete Brownian last-passage percolation (BLPP) model and use these to derive geometric properties of the full collection of semi-infinite geodesics in BLPP. This includes a characterization of uniqueness and...
Feb04

Regulating Thermal Radiation With Metal-Insulator Phase Transition: Nano Seminar series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Junqiao Wu, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering
As a textbook example of strongly correlated electron material, vanadium dioxide (VO2) features a metal-insulator transition (MIT) when temperature drops below 67oC. The physics of the MIT has challenged physicists for decades, while the potential of the MIT has inspired researchers for a wide range of applications. We have recently developed new applications of VO2 for smart regulation of...
Feb04
The Smart Infrastructure Seminar Series explores the ideas around Engineering Resilient, Sustainable and Equitable Infrastructure. Sponsored by the Center for Smart Infrastructure, College of Engineering and the Institute of Transportation Studies. Abstract: The field of civil engineering is radically changing based on the emergence of sensing, data and modes of automation previously...
Feb18

Fung Fellowship Application Due

2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)
Fung Fellowship applications due on Friday, February 18, 2022 Looking to work at the intersection of technology, design, public health and/or conservation? The Fung Fellowship is a unique opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to create impact-driven solutions to real-world challenges alongside our community and industry partners Express interest and learn more:...
Feb18

Supramolecular (Bio)materials: From Fundamentals to Advanced Healthcare Solutions: Nano Seminar series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Eric Andrew Appel, Stanford University, MSE and BioE
Supramolecular biomaterials exploit rationally-designed non-covalent interactions to enable innovative approaches to drug formulation and delivery. Because of their dynamic and self-assembled nature, this class of biomaterials provides a facile route to the encapsulation and controlled delivery of active ingredients over extended timescales while being easily manufactured and deployed. The...
Feb25

Infrastructure Resilience and Innovation

Zoom webinar
  • Tom O’Rourke, Cornell University
The Smart Infrastructure Seminar Series explores the ideas around Engineering Resilient, Sustainable and Equitable Infrastructure. Sponsored by the Center for Smart Infrastructure, College of Engineering and the Institute of Transportation Studies. Abstract: The effects of natural hazards with respect to infrastructure resilience are reviewed with examples related to earthquakes, hurricanes,...
Feb25

Chemical Recycling of Mechanically Robust Polyacetals Synthesized by Living Cationic Ring-Opening Polymerization: Nano Seminar series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Brooks Abel, UC Berkeley, Chemistry
Chemical recycling of polymers to monomer (CRM) is one of the most attractive methods to retain value in polymer materials during the recycling process. Polymers with low to moderate ceiling temperatures (Tc) are often employed in applications where recycling by depolymerization is desired. Polyacetals are a promising class of chemically recyclable polymers
Mar18

Polymerizations in Pickering Emulsions as a Route to Hybrid Materials: Nano Seminar series

4 LeConte Hall
  • Prof. Emily Pentzer, Texas A&M University, MSE and Chem
Pickering emulsions, or those stabilized by solid particles, provide a distinct template for the production of composite structures which combine the properties of the particles, the droplets, and any additional components such as polymer. This presentation will cover the use of Pickering emulsions stabilized by 2D particles (i.e., nanosheets) to prepare capsules with core of ionic liquid or...