Conferences - Seminars

27FEB
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  10:15-11:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The study of the equations defining projective varieties, and the relations (i.e. syzygies) amongst them has an old and venerable history. First considered around 1850 in the work of Sylvester, the computation of syzygies has remains a central topic in algebra to this day. Much later on, it was realised that syzygies arise naturally in ... Read more about ""Syzygies of curves""
By Assistant Prof. Michael Kemeny (Stanford University)
27FEB
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By : David Steurer - Cornell University IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Non-convex and discrete optimization problems are at the heart of many algorithmic tasks that arise in machine learning and other computing applications. A promising approach to solve such problems is the sum-of-squares (SOS) meta-algorithm, which has been discovered multiple times across different disciplines ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Quest for a unified theory of efficient optimization"
27FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Access to model polymers (high degree of structural, compositional and molecular weight homogeneity) is necessary in order to elucidate the structure-property relationship, which is the key to improve polymer performance and design new materials. The synthesis of model polymers by anionic polymerization high vacuum techniques is demanding, time consuming and often leads to a small ... Read more about "Model Polymers: From Design to Properties and Applications"
By Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
27FEB
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  14:00-15:00 SV 1717

Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) have led to breakthrough results in numerous machine learning tasks, yet a comprehensive mathematical theory explaining this success seems distant. In this talk, we explain how the structure of DCNNs naturally leads to desirable invariance and deformation insensitivity properties for feature extraction and classification. We then establish formally that deep ... Read more about "Harmonic analysis of deep convolutional neural networks"
By Prof. Helmut Bölcskei - ETH Zürich - Communication Technology Laboratory
27FEB
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  14:15-15:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The study of vector bundles on algebraic varieties is a classical topic at the intersection of geometry and commutative algebra. In its algebraic form it is the study of finitely generated projective modules over commutative rings. There are many long-standing conjectures and open questions about algebraic vector bundles, such as: is every topological vector bundle ... Read more about ""Vector bundles on algebraic varieties""
By Dr. Marc Hoyois (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Abstract: fNIRS is a recently developed brain imaging technique that uses near-infrared light to detect changes in oxygenated and de-oxygenated haemoglobin (HbO and HbR, respectively) in the outer layers of the cortex. Compared to fMRI, it has better temporal resolution and poorer spatial resolution, and compared to EEG is has better ... Read more about "Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to understand deafness and brain plasticity"
By Prof. Colette McKay, The Bionics Institute of Australia.
27FEB
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  16:15-17:15 Auditoire CE1

Ferromagnetism is as old as the civilization, but it took the merging of Einstein theory of relativity and Quantum mechanics to provide its explanation. Exactly at a time where ferromagnetism and the spin of the electron were slowly but surely acquiring a smell of antiquity, spintronics was discovered and flourished - and still does - ... Read more about "From ferromagnetism to spintronics: attempt at a synthesis"
By Prof. Danilo Pescia, Laboratory for solid state physics, ETHZ
27FEB
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  17:00-18:30 BC420

L’industrie de la construction en Suisse est face à un énorme challenge – celui de la numérisation des activités de la planification et l’exécution des ouvrages. Le futur dessine une nouvelle manière de travailler hautement interconnectée et collaborative, basé particulièrement sur les outils du Building Information Modeling. L’association « Bâtir digital Suisse » a été ... Read more about "Création du chapter Suisse romande de Bâtir digital Suisse"
By Prof. Bernd Domer, Prof. Benard Cache, Bernard Cherix
27FEB
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By Iñaki Abalos, architecte, Ábalos+Sentkiewicz, Madrid

Cultural events

22FEB
31MAY
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  19:00-20:00 EPFL, 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 19h à 20h. Où: EPFL, Polydôme (PO 01) Pour s'inscrire, envoyer un email à francisco.pinto@epfl.ch. Read more about "Cours gratuits d'Initiation au Tango"

Exhibitions

05NOV
23APR
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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
14FEB
20MAR
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  07:00-23:59 Rolex Learning Center

Five modules put up within the EPFL’s Rolex Learning Center explain the origins of modern manga through texts and images. At first, the manga results from the collision between Japanese and Occidental aesthetics and ideas. Today, it is a whole independent sector of publishing which influences artists everywhere in the world. Let’s take the time ... Read more about "The history of manga - exhibition"
By La Maison d'Ailleurs
20FEB
22AUG
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  08:00-20:00 Rolex Learning Center

On the occasion of "L'Astronomie" 100th issue, the EPFL Library invites you to journey through time at the heart of this magazine. An exhibition to be seen until August 2016 in the Rolex Learning Center ancient books display area. In the preface of the first issue (1882), Camille Flammarion mentions "Thus our journal will be ... Read more about "3 brèves histoires de L'Astronomie"
21FEB
11MAR
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  Espace Archizoom

Dans cette exposition, tous les livres cités par Aldo Rossi dans son ouvrage L’Architecture de la Ville paru en 1966 sont rassemblés et rendus accessibles. Read more about "The Books of the Architecture of the City"

Thesis defenses

27FEB
By Martin REHAK

Miscellaneous

20JAN
01MAY
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Le International Create Challenge est maintenant ouvert pour la phase d'enregistrement Read more about "ICC'2017"
27FEB
22MAR
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Do you want to share your passion for science with a lay audience? Sign up for the Famelab International science slam competition! Participants should amaze audience and jury with a 3-minutes scientifically accurate and original talk, understandable to the general public. The competition is open to all young natural scientists and engineers working or living ... Read more about "Swiss Famelab 2017: call for participation"

Academic Calendar

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
04FEB
20MAR
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Pour étudiants et doctorants de l'EPFL uniquement Les études à l'EPFL étant particulièrement denses, nous vous proposons des séminaires pour vous préparer à l'enseignement polytechnique et mettre tous les atouts de votre côté. Des cours de développement personnel vous sont également proposés. L'objectif est de vous permettre de mieux vous organiser et d'acquérir des outils ... Read more about "Méthodes de travail - semestre de printemps 2017"
22FEB
10APR
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  17:15-21:00

Startup Essentials by venturelab is a series of workshops covering the know-how and tools required to accelerate the development of your project. Our workshops are based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Located at top academic institutions (EPFL, ETHZ), Startup Essentials are open to master ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"

Call for proposal

29NOV
27FEB
 

The Research-IDEAS initiative of ZEISS and EPFL aims at fostering a research-oriented industry-academia cooperation by addressing the broader research community at EPFL to connect research with advanced development activities at ZEISS. The core of the initiative is to initiate and support research projects in focus areas defined by the scientific commitee (SC) with the prospect ... Read more about "Research-IDEAS call for projects"
31JAN
30MAR
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The enable-InnoSeed ENAC call for projects is a joint initiative of ENAC School and the enable Program of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) aiming to ease the path to commercialization of promising innovation projects stemming from ENAC. This call is open to ENAC researchers who have submitted or wish to do so, an invention or ... Read more about "Enable-InnoSeed ENAC joint call 2017"
27FEB
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  11:58-11:59

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2017 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant. It provides support for the most promising young scientists conduction neurobiological research, to enable them to either extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Basic and/or clinical investigators are supported, but research must be ... Read more about "[NARSAD I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Deadline

01FEB
15MAR
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Life Sciences Symposium 2017: Frontiers in Metabolism - Super early bird registration deadline EXTENDED until MARCH 15th, 2017! 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. Cocktails, coffee breaks & meals ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017: Super early bird registration deadline extended!"
By See the Symposium web site