Conferences - Seminars

08NOV
31DEC
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  11:00-13:00 smart living lab, in the Blue Hall on the blueFACTORY site in Fribourg

The smart living lunches are oganized by the smart living lab / EPFL Fribourg, a center for research and development for the built environment of the future, founded by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA‐FR) and the University of Fribourg (UniFR). These lunches take place every first ... Read more about "smart living lunches"
By Discover the upcoming smart living lunches here.
07DEC
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  11:00-12:15 BC 420

By : Tova Milo - Tel Aviv University Abstract: Modern data analysis combines general knowledge stored in databases with individual knowledge obtained from the crowd, capturing people habits and preferences. To account for such mixed knowledge, along with user interaction and optimization issues, data management platforms must employ a complex process of reasoning, automatic crowd-task ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Crowd-Powered Data Management"
07DEC
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  12:30-13:30 GC B1 10

In the face of increasingly complex problems of global change, science is challenged with the production of transdisciplinary knowledge that is relevant to advancing sustainable development. Therefore, in recent years, scholars have developed concepts, principles, and methods of transdisciplinary research. However, there is still rather limited knowledge on how to tailor these principles and methods ... Read more about "What transdisciplinary approaches and methods are most promising to achieve specific sustainability goals?"
By PD Dr. Flurina Schneider Centre for Development and Environment (CDE ...
07DEC
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  12:30-14:00 LE 010

Mary Katherine HEINRICH will be the speaker of the day and her presentation is entitled "Using self-organizing plant-robot bio-hybrids to grow architectural artifacts". The axis Integrated Design, Architecture and Sustainability (IDEAS) is a joint initiative of both the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID) and Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) of the ENAC ... Read more about "Using self-organizing plant-robot bio-hybrids to grow architectural artifacts"
By Mary Katherine Heinrich
07DEC
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  15:00-16:15 MA 10

We discuss the spectral behavior of the biharmonic operator subject to boundary conditions of Neumann type on a planar dumbbell domain, in the spirit of the results obtained by J.M Arrieta and collaborators for the Neumann Laplacian. By dumbbell domain we mean the union of two fixed bounded disjoint domains and a thin channel connecting ... Read more about "Spectral analysis of a Neumann biharmonic operator on a dumbbell domain"
By Francesco Ferraresso (Università degli Studi di Padova)
07DEC
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  17:00-18:00 MED 2 1522

This infosession will give you an introduction to science crowdfunding and how you can benefit from the funding provided by the recently launched Science Booster program. Crowdfunding is becoming more popular each day with people funding thousands of fresh initiatives that would otherwise never see the light of day. It is now an integral part ... Read more about "Crowdfund your Science"
By Luc Henry and Mirko Bischofberger
07DEC
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  17:15-20:00 CE1106

Salut à toi, PolyLAN a besoin de nouveaux membres souhaitant s'impliquer dans l'organisation du plus grand événement esport de Suisse. Pour ce faire nous organisons deux séances de recrutement le mercredi 7 décembre 2016 à 17h15 et 19h15 en CE1106, EPFL. Nous avons plusieurs postes intéressants à proposer comme la gestion des Animations, du bar, ... Read more about "Recrutement PolyLAN"
14DEC
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  17:00-19:00 SV1717

Speakers: Pascale Cossart, 2013 Balzan Prizewinner for Infectious Diseases: basic and clinical aspects; Head of the Laboratory Bacteria-Cell Interactions, Institut Pasteur, Paris; Secrétaire perpétuel de l’Académie des Sciences, Institut de France : “The bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes: a unique model in biology” Melanie Blokesch, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Global Health Institute, School ... Read more about "2016 Annual Balzan Lecture - Pascale Cossart"
By Pascale Cossart, Melanie Blokesch, Gisou van der Goot, Enrico Decleva ...
24OCT
26OCT
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  STTC

This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL & EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus in Lausanne-Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center. Super Early Bird Registration: Before 31 January 2017 Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 Opening Evening Public Lectures - 24 October; Registration mandatory. Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 : Frontiers in Metabolism"
By A wide range of experts in the domain.

Speakers: See ...

Cultural events

05OCT
21DEC
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  18:00-20:00 Polydome (PO 01)

L'association d'étudiants ArchiTango propose des Cours gratuits d'Initiation au Tango aux étudiants de l'EPFL et de l'UNIL. Quand: Tous les mercredis de 18h à 20h (vous pouvez aussi venir à 19h). Où: EPFL, Polydome (PO 01) Pour s'inscrire, envoye un email à francisco.pinto@epfl.ch. Read more about "Cours gratuits d'Initiation au Tango"
07DEC
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  19:10-23:50 EPFL, INM 202

JDP-Poly, l'association de jeu de rôle de l'EPFL, a le plaisir de vous convier à l'une de ses soirées d'initiation, ouvertes à tous. Que vous soyez un débutant, un vétéran ou même un maître du jeu, nous serons heureux de vous accueillir en INM 202 à 19h10 afin de passer une soirée dans la bonne ... Read more about "Nocturne de JDR-Poly"

Exhibitions

28APR
11DEC
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  07:00-23:59 Rolex Learning Center

Artist Rudy Decelière put the murmuring of a river beneath the outside vault of the RLC. 851 mini speakers are linked together by weft yarns broadcasting the sound of water running. As an inverted river, this work suggests unnatural and unique sounds, inspired by a water-like motion spreading in space. After being in residence at ... Read more about "Courants continus - Rudy Decelière"
By Rudy Decelière, artiste
05NOV
23APR
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

En associant des dispositifs EPFL et des toiles originales, l’exposition Noir, c’est noir? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages comporte un caractère atypique et expérimental. Une exposition à la croisée de l'art et de la science. Figure majeure de l’art abstrait, Soulages explore les propriétés de la couleur noire. Depuis 1979, il ne vise pas la ... Read more about "Exposition Noir c'est noir? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages"
05NOV
31JUL
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine
25NOV
15JAN
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  08:30-18:00 Les Arsenaux, Sion (VS)

La filière de "Représentation et figuration de l'architecture" de la Faculté de l'environnement naturel, architectural et construit (ENAC) de l'École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) et le Service des bâtiments, monuments et archéologie (SBMA) présentent le travail des étudiant(e)s en architecture effectué durant le semestre de printemps 2016. Il s'agit du relevé de constructions rurales ... Read more about "L'enseignement du vernaculaire : expériences et projets en Valais"

Thesis defenses

07DEC
  17:00 CERN - BE Auditorium (room number 6-2-024) - 1211 Geneva 23

Thesis directors : Prof. L. Rivkin , Dr G. Rumolo Physics doctoral program. Thesis 7337 Read more about "Space Charge Effects and Advanced Modelling for CERN Low Energy Machines"
By Adrian OEFTIGER
07DEC
  17:00 Microcity, MC A1 272 , Rue de la Maladière 71, 2000 Neuchâtel

Thesis directors : Prof. H. Shea , Dr S. Rosset Microsystems and Microelectronics doctoral program. Thesis 7406 Read more about "Miniaturized Dielectric Elastomer Actuator for Mechanical Stimulation of Monolayer Cell Cultures"
By Alexandre POULIN

Movies

07DEC
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  19:30-22:00 Cinema Pully

Over 3 days scientists and artists came together to create short science films aimed at members of the public. We invite you to the first ever public showing of these films! There will be a public vote where you can choose your favourite film and the winners will be awarded prizes. Website: www.exposurehackathon.com Entry is ... Read more about "EXPOSURE: public showing of creative science films"
By Robbie I'Anson Price will be leading the showing , while ...

Internal trainings

02MAY
01MAY
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  10:30-12:00 BI A2 458

Découvrir et apprendre à utiliser le nouveau registre des signatures. Le premier lundi et le troisième lundi de chaque mois de 10h30 à 12h dans la salle BI A2 458. Read more about "Forum registre des signatures"
By Gestionnaire du registre des signatures

Call for proposal

15OCT
15DEC
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CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "2017 CODEV Seed Money call for projects"
07DEC
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COST is the longest-running European framework supporting trans-national cooperation among researchers, engineers and scholars across Europe. It is a unique means for them to jointly develop their own ideas and new initiatives across all fields in science and technology, including social sciences and humanities, through pan-European networking of nationally funded research activities. These grants generally ... Read more about "[COST ¦ RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Deadline

05NOV
23DEC
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Starting November 5th, the Cooperation & Development Center at EPFL will launch its Massive Open Online Course: A Resilient Future - Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). What You Will Learn? Explain DRR related concepts and science and technology for DRR. Identify and describe existing and emerging technologies for landslide and flood reduction. ... Read more about "MOOC: A Resilient Future - Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction"