Conferences - Seminars

10FEB
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Wind energy, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation. Wind turbines, converting mechanical energy to electricity, must extract as much wind energy from air flow as possible while resisting huge forces and deformations over a lifespan of 20 years. The size of wind ... Read more about "3D Fluid-Structure Interaction and Fatigue Damage Simulation of Wind Turbine Structures"
By Dr. Xiaowei Deng, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California ...
10FEB
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Moving Out of Academic Research: The gender gap in science in Japan"Abstract: Women are globally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researcher careers. Among the major players of STEM research, Japan is marked by the largest gender gap. This study examines in particular the role played by network and reputation in the process ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Aldo Geuna, University of Torino"
10FEB
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  12:30-14:00 Ideas ROOM

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 School at EPFL. It aims to address an increased integration of the various issues related to sustainable architecture within the framework of the ... Read more about ""BIPV in urban renewal processes: from 3D city models to planning decisions. State of the art, present and prospective work""
By Giuseppe PERONATO
10FEB
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  13:30-14:30 MEB10

Thin rods are ubiquitous in both nature (e.g. bacterial flagella, human hair) and engineering (ropes, cables), from the micron to the kilometer scale, and often undergo extreme deformation. The geometric nonlinearities that result from the deformation process pose enormous challenges to traditional analytical and numerical tools. Moreover, it is often unfeasible to perform experiments at ... Read more about "Mechanics of thin elastic rods: engineering meets computer graphics"
By Dr. M. Khalid Jawed, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute ...
10FEB
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  14:15-15:15 GC G1 515

Architecting, designing, and managing infrastructure systems are increasingly challenging tasks. Architects, designers and operators are required to design and manage large-scale, systems of high complexity that will perform well over long-time horizons, inevitably facing uncertainty in changing operating, markets, regulatory, and technological environments. Designing infrastructure systems for flexibility – also known as real option – ... Read more about "Real Options and Flexibility in Engineering Design: An Emerging Paradigm for Infrastructure Systems Research"
By Prof. Dr Michel-Alexandre Cardin, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems ...
10FEB
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  16:15 MA A3 31

Seminar of Numerical Analysis Atomistic computer simulations give access to increasingly accurate and predictive modelling of materials, chemical and biochemical compounds. As more complex systems become amenable to computation, the sheer amount of data produced by a simulation, as well as its intrinsic structural complexity, make it harder to extract physical insight from modelling. Here ... Read more about "From atomic environments to meso-scale structures: mapping complexity in materials"
By Prof. Michele Ceriotti, Laboratory of Computational Science and Modelling, EPFL

Cultural events

28JAN
20MAR
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Inscrivez-vous pour PolyLAN 27 ! La plus grande LAN-party de Suisse se déroulera à nouveau au SwissTech Convention Center du 25 au 28 mars. Près de 1'100 joueurs sont attendus pour cette édition remplie de surprises. Plus d'infos sur notre site web: http://www.polylan.ch/ Read more about "PolyLAN 27 : Inscriptions ouvertes"

Thesis defenses

10FEB
By Renaud Luc RICHARDET

Deadline

10FEB
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A partir de cette date, les rapports financiers commenceront d’être établis, les unités pourront effectuer les contrôles mensuels (voir Règlement financier art. 72) et procéder le cas échéant aux corrections d’écriture nécessaires (voir Règlement financier art. 31). Read more about "Bouclement mensuel janvier 2016"