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26MAY
16:00-17:00

## Gas Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Owing to their high surface areas, tunable pore dimensions, and adjustable surface functionality, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can offer advantages for a variety of gas storage and gas separation applications. In an effort to help curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, we are developing new MOFs for use as solid adsorbents in post- and pre-combustion ... Read more about "Gas Separations in Metal-Organic Frameworks"
By Prof. Jeffrey R. Long
Departments of Chemistry and Chemical & ...
26MAY
16:15-17:15

## Chemical Engineering Seminar - Selected Topics Related to Energy and Chemicals

By Prof. Arvind Varma Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University ...
29MAY
02JUN
08:00-17:00

## Final Conference - Stochastic Dynamical Models in Mathematical Finance, Econometrics, and Actuarial Sciences

This conference is the last major event of the program “Stochastic dynamical models in mathematical finance, econometrics, and actuarial sciences”. Some of the top researchers in the fields represented in the semester will present their results. The speakers will cover a wide range of topics including stochastic calculus and processes, continuous and discrete time models ... Read more about "Final Conference - Stochastic Dynamical Models in Mathematical Finance, Econometrics, and Actuarial Sciences"
By     Speakers list includes:
Hansjoerg Albrecher
Francesco Audrino
29MAY
13:15-14:15

## High pressure physics - a gift to theory

Of all the thermodynamic variables, our theoretical methods have the greatest control over pressure. The foundation of modern density functional based total energy methods rests on early studies on the behaviour of crystals under pressure. High pressure experiments are, however, far from straightforward. These experiments typically involve only small quantities of the sample of interest. ... Read more about "High pressure physics - a gift to theory"
By Prof. Chris Pickard, Cambridge University UK
29MAY
13:30

## Making Use of 'Omics: From Systems Genetics to Cell Biology

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Abstract: One of the fundamental tenants of biology tells us that DNA is transcribed into RNA, which is translated into protein, which affect the levels of the metabolites which carry out cellular actions. Microarrays and nucleotide sequencing technologies have made the measurement of DNA and RNA ... Read more about "Making Use of 'Omics: From Systems Genetics to Cell Biology"
By Evan WILLIAMS ETH Zürich, Switzerland
29MAY
14:00-15:00

## Connecting the sum of all human knowledge, one edit at a time

Over the past few years, Wikidata – Wikipedia sister’s project and the free knowledge base that anyone can edit – has been adopted by a growing number of communities of practice and scientific groups as their infrastructure of choice. In this talk, I will show how expert communities, volunteers and algorithms are collaborating to build ... Read more about "Connecting the sum of all human knowledge, one edit at a time"
By Dario Taraborelli, Head of Research at the Wikimedia Foundation
29MAY
16:15-17:30

## IC Colloquium : To tap or not to tap: Theoretical and cognitive neurosciences to explain smartphone behaviour

Par : Jean-Pascal Pfister and Arko Ghosh - ETH, University of Zurich Abstract : Discovering the fundamental principles that govern human behavior is a major and exciting challenge. The rise of smartphones has created unprecedented opportunities for cognitive neuroscience to study unconstrained human behavior reversing the traditional focus on highly artificial laboratory experiments. For theoretical ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : To tap or not to tap: Theoretical and cognitive neurosciences to explain smartphone behaviour"
29MAY
16:30-17:30

## Nanostructured Electrocatalysts for Energy Conversion Processes

By Prof. Shizhang Qiao, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences ...
29MAY
17:15-18:15

## Bernoulli Lecture - Continuous-time random matching

We show the existence of independent random matching of a large population in a continuous-time dynamical system, where the matching intensities could be general non-negative jointly continuous functions on the space of type distributions and the time line. In particular, we construct a continuum of independent continuous-time Markov processes that is derived from random mutation, ... Read more about "Bernoulli Lecture - Continuous-time random matching"
By Darrell Duffie (Stanford University)
30MAY
11:15

## Endowing Organometallic Chemistry with a Genetic Memory

The conference is part of the NCCR lecture series hosted by NCCR junior scientists. The conference is followed by a workshop on “Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges” given by Prof. Thomas Ward and Dr. Tillmann Heinisch, senior researcher in the Ward group, to provide insights into theoretical and practical aspects of ... Read more about "Endowing Organometallic Chemistry with a Genetic Memory"
By Thomas R. Ward, Professor at UniBas and Director of NCCR ...
30MAY
12:15-13:15

## EESS talk on "Remote sensing of optically complex inland and coastal waters"

Abstract: Remote sensing of water quality works well in clear open ocean waters where the only optically active substance in water is phytoplankton. Other optically active substances – coloured dissolved organic matter (CDOM) and suspended solids, are mainly phytoplankton degradation products and therefore in correlation with phytoplankton biomass, usually expressed as concentration of chlorophyll-a. Coastal ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Remote sensing of optically complex inland and coastal waters""
30MAY
16:15-18:00

## Workshop: "Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges"

The workshop is associated with the NCCR lecture series hosted by NCCR junior scientists to provide insights into theoretical and practical aspects of artificial enzyme catalysis. Extended time for discussion will allow sharing on these issues. Please register here (deadline May 19). Limited number of seats! The workshop follows the talk given by Thomas R. ... Read more about "Workshop: "Debugging and Evolving Artificial Metalloenzymes: Chemical and Biological Challenges""
By Thomas R. Ward, Professor at the University of Basel and ...
31MAY
10:30-13:00

## Memory and the city

Urbanism as heritage, urbanism as public memory: an ongoing research on La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle by Filippo De Pieri Alternative modernity: silent departures that contemporary Chinese architecture takes by Zhang Li Two public lectures in the framework of the Institute for Area and Global Studies and the EDAR course on the study of urban ... Read more about "Memory and the city"
By Filippo De Pieri, Politecnico di Torino and Zhang Li, Tsinghua ...
31MAY
12:15-13:15 SV1717

## BMI Seminar // Molecular architecture of synapses in situ by cryo-electron tomography

Understanding synaptic structure, function, connectivity and plasticity is fundamental to understanding how the brain works. Synaptic plasticity is fundamental for learning and memory formation where neurons are able to shape their length, structure and distribution of synapses thus accommodating local synaptic activity. Under pathological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, uncontrolled large-scale loss of synapses triggers ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Molecular architecture of synapses in situ by cryo-electron tomography"
By Ashraf Al-Amoudi, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Germany
31MAY
14:00-16:00

## Ad-hoc Coordination in Anonymous Games

EDIC Candidacy Exam Exam president: Prof. Alcherio Martinoli Thesis advisor: Prof. Boi Faltings Co-examiner: Prof. Patrick Thiran Abstract Ad-hoc multi-agent coordination is a relatively new research area, recently introduced in the seminal work of Stone et al. [Stone 2010]. Recent advances in domains such as Autonomous Agents, Intelligent Robotics, Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems ... Read more about "Ad-hoc Coordination in Anonymous Games"
By Panayiotis Danassis
31MAY
14:15-15:15 CH B3 31

## Quantitative distribution of Hecke eigenvalues for simple groups

Abstract: Families of automorphic forms have seen a lot of interest over recent years. An approach to study them is through their Hecke eigenvalues. In this talk I want to explain current and recent work on the distribution of those eigenvalues in families of spherical automorphic forms. (Joint work with T. Finis and N. Templier.) Read more about "Quantitative distribution of Hecke eigenvalues for simple groups"
By Jasmin Matz (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
31MAY
16:30-17:30

## Structure prediction and computational materials discovery

The first principles computation of materials properties was once restricted to the investigation of a few structures at a time. The dramatic growth in the availability of computational resources now allows many thousands of computations to be performed independently and at the same time. One use of this power is to screen for novel or ... Read more about "Structure prediction and computational materials discovery"
By Prof. Chris Pickard
University of Cambridge
UK
31MAY
17:15-18:15 BCH 2218

## To be announced

By Prof. Antonio M. Echavarren, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia ...
01JUN
12:00-13:00 Nanolive SA, Batiment L ground floor

## Riken and Nanolive seminar - Cells in 3D

Riken and Nanolive seminar - Cells in 3D Nanolive SA invites you to its first lunch seminar given by one of the first users of the 3D Cell Explorer: the group of Professor Tsutomu Masujima from RIKEN, Japan. The talk will be about: “Absolute quantitation of a single cancer cell by live single cell mass ... Read more about "Riken and Nanolive seminar - Cells in 3D"
By Group of Professor Tsutomu Masujima from RIKEN (Japan)
01JUN
16:00-17:00

## Being a "nano-Valentino" : towards a rational design of metallic nanoparticles

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Nanoclusters are today of widespread use in various applications, ranging from medicine, to memory storage, optics, plasmonics, and catalysis. Such a wide range of applications is possible because of a large variety of their peculiar chemophysical properties can be tuned by playing with size and chemical composition ... Read more about "Being a "nano-Valentino" : towards a rational design of metallic nanoparticles"
By Prof. Francesca Baletto
King's College London, UK
01JUN
17:15-18:15

## Bernoulli Lecture - Systemic Risk with Endogenous Cycles

Biography Robert Engle, the Michael Armellino Professor of Management and Financial Services at New York University Stern School of Business, was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics for his research on the concept of autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity (ARCH). Professor Engle is an expert in time series analysis with a long-standing interest in the analysis ... Read more about "Bernoulli Lecture - Systemic Risk with Endogenous Cycles"
By Robert Engle (New York University Stern School of Business)
01JUN
17:30-19:30

## From bench to market: how to launch a biotech startup

We are delighted to invite you to the roundtable event “From Bench to Market: How to launch a biotech startup”, which will introduce you, young researchers and scientists-entrepreneursto the first steps in entrepreneurship and allow discussing more openly the important topics concerning company creation. The event will comprise of the roundtable presentations and open discussions ... Read more about "From bench to market: how to launch a biotech startup"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
Speakers:
Dr ...
02JUN
10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

## How Crashes Develop: Intradaily Volatility and Crash Evolution

This paper explores whether affine models with volatility jumps estimated on intradaily S&amp;P 500 futures data over 1983-2008 can capture major daily outliers such as the 1987 stock market crash. I find that intradaily jumps in futures prices are typically small, and that self-exciting but short-lived volatility spikes capture intradaily and daily returns better. Multifactor ... Read more about "How Crashes Develop: Intradaily Volatility and Crash Evolution"
By David BATES (Iowa University)
02JUN
11:00

## Fractional Integral transforms and Time-Frequency Representations

In the last twenty years or so a number of fractional integral transforms have been introduced, some are purely mathematical and some have practical applications, especially in signal processing and optics. In this talk we introduce some of these fractional integral transforms, in particular, fractional Fourier transforms and their properties and then discuss their relationship ... Read more about "Fractional Integral transforms and Time-Frequency Representations"
By Prof. Ahmed I. Zayed, Department of Mathematical Sciences, DePaul University ...
02JUN
11:00-12:00

## New concepts about an old phenotype

Papers for Phd Students : Parathyroid Hormone Directs Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Cell Fate Region-specific variation in the properties of skeletal adipocytes reveals regulated and constitutive marrow adipose tissues Bone marrow adipose tissue is an endocrine organ that contributes to increased circulating adiponectin during caloric restriction Read more about "New concepts about an old phenotype"
02JUN
12:15-13:15

## RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN COASTAL ENGINEERING AND MARINE ENERGY CONVERSION

Abstract: The Portuguese coast is highly energetic. For that reason, engineering research is quite active in developing solutions for solving problems related with harbor safety and coastal defense, to protect assets, coastal areas and population. Lessons from the deployment of classical protection solutions are being used to develop new soft protection techniques, by means of ... Read more about "RECENT ADVANCES AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES IN COASTAL ENGINEERING AND MARINE ENERGY CONVERSION"
By Prof. Dr Francisco Taveira-Pinto, Faculty of Engineering, Hydraulics, Water Resources ...
02JUN
12:30-13:30 SV.1717

## Heating and eating: A role of brown fat in the control of food intake

During the past 10 years mammalian adipose tissue biology has received considerable attention. Major progress was made in elucidating the developmental origin of adipocytes, the hetero­geneity and functional plasticity of adipose tissues, and the metabolic activity of human adipose tissues. In addition to heat dissipation in brown fat, the formation of thermogenic brown-like adipocytes can ... Read more about "Heating and eating: A role of brown fat in the control of food intake"
By Prof. Dr. Martin Klingenspor
Chair of Molecular Nutritional Medicine, Technical ...
02JUN
14:00-16:00

## Weak Signals from the Web: New Perspectives in Collaborative Filtering

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Robert West Thesis advisor: Prof. Karl Aberer Co-examiner: Prof. Pierre Dillenbourg Abstract Personalized recommendation has become a crucial aspect of many information systems, as it increases content visibility, creates users engagement and facilitates navigation. With their growing presence and the broadening of their applications, recommender systems are exposed to ... Read more about "Weak Signals from the Web: New Perspectives in Collaborative Filtering"
By Jérémie Rappaz
02JUN
14:00-17:00 GR A3 31, GR A3 30 et GR B3 30

## Design Project SIE - Présentations orales

By Etudiants de Master, 1e année SIE
02JUN
14:15-15:15

## Selective targeting of epigenetic reader domains

By Prof. Stefan Knapp
02JUN
14:30-15:15

## A Spatial Modeling Approach for Linguistic Object Data: Analysing dialect sound variations across Great Britain

By Dr. Shahin Tavakoli, University of Cambridge
02JUN
15:15-16:15

## NTD 2017 - Many cubic surfaces contain rational points

I will discuss the arithmetic of cubic surfaces and show how the arithmetic of Mordell curves allows one to say something unconditional about the existence of rational points on a family of cubic surfaces. Read more about "NTD 2017 - Many cubic surfaces contain rational points"
By Prof. Timothy D. Browning (University of Bristol)
02JUN
15:30-16:15

## A Bayesian model of binaural localization in the owl

By Dr. Guillaume Dehaene
02JUN
16:15-17:15

## Chemical Engineering Seminar - Light-Induced Processes in Covalent Organic Frameworks

By Prof. Thomas Bein Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
02JUN
17:00-18:00

## NTD 2017 - Hodge theory and atypical intersections

Given a smooth family of quasiprojective complex varieties $f:X \rightarrow S$, one would like to understand the locus of points $s \in S$ whose fiber $X_s$ admits more Hodge classes than the very general fiber. In this talk I will describe a general conjecture (and some results) concerning this locus in terms of exceptional intersections. ... Read more about "NTD 2017 - Hodge theory and atypical intersections"
By Prof. Bruno Klingler (Université Paris Diderot)
03JUN
09:30-10:30

## NTD 2017 - Multiplicative functions and rational points in families of varieties

(Joint work with Daniel Loughran.) Given a family of varieties over Q, we consider the problem of counting the number of varieties in this family which have a rational point. For suitable families over P^1, we will show how to obtain correct order lower bounds for this counting problem and thereby answer a question of ... Read more about "NTD 2017 - Multiplicative functions and rational points in families of varieties"
By Prof. Lilian Matthiesen (KTH)
03JUN
11:00-12:00

## NTD 2017 - Rational Points on Picard modular surfaces, and non-vanishing of L-values

This talk will describe ongoing joint work, and some progress, with M. Dimitrov on the expected paucity of rational points on Picard modular surfaces of large level. There is an analytic component which involves non-vanishing of L-values and a geometric component involving intersections. Read more about "NTD 2017 - Rational Points on Picard modular surfaces, and non-vanishing of L-values"
By Prof. Dinakar Ramakrishnan (Caltech)
05JUN
22JUN

This year's exam session Coincides with the month of Ramdan, so many Muslim students will be fasting during the day while preparing for exams. The GMU (Groupe Musulman Universitaire) have decided to help them by serving the breakfast (IFTAR) on campus so that they profit fully from their time in preparing the exams. Read more about "Ramadan breakfast"
06JUN
08JUN
09:00-17:00 BCH 2103

## Beyond Kd’s: New computational methods to address challenges in drug discovery

By Attila Cangi, Kieron Burke, E.K.U. Gross
06JUN
11:00-12:00

## From Computers to Consciousness

IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Federico Faggin will describe his life experience and the major lessons learned in his long career as researcher, inventor, engineer, and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley where he has been living since 1968. Faggin will also illustrate his current efforts to understand the nature of consciousness, to which he is bringing a ... Read more about "From Computers to Consciousness"
06JUN
Cancelled
12:15

## Title to be announced

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Bio: Dr. Sabatini obtained both his MD and his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, where he worked with Solomon Snyder on the discovery of mTOR and mTOR kinetics. Following his graduation, he was appointed a Whitehead Fellow in 1997. In 2002 he became ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Prof. David M. Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA ...
06JUN
12:15-13:30

## Engineering the Immune System with Synthetic Nanomaterials

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: The field of immuno-engineering has vastly expanded the last decade and offers new avenues for the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer. My research group works at the interface between life sciences and materials chemistry with a special interest in polymer chemistry, nanotechnology and immunology. In my talk, I will give an ... Read more about "Engineering the Immune System with Synthetic Nanomaterials"
By Prof. Bruno De Geest, Ghent University (B)
07JUN
11:00-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

## Brown Bag Seminar in Finance

By Matthias LENGA (University of Kiel)
07JUN
11:00-12:00

## Frontal Cortex and Human Behavior: a View From Direct Brain Recordings

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Bilateral damage to human prefrontal cortex results in a profound disintegration in goal-directed behavior. We employ the superb spatial-temporal dynamics of cortical intracranial recording (electrocorticography; ECoG) and intracortical depth recording (stereoencephalography; SEEG) to obtain neurophysiological insights into how prefrontal cortex enables human cognition. High frequency band neural activity (HFB; 70-200 Hz) ... Read more about "Frontal Cortex and Human Behavior: a View From Direct Brain Recordings"
By Prof. Robert T. Knight, University of California, USA.
07JUN
12:15-13:15 SV1717

## BMI Seminar // Analysing neuronal response dynamics and heterogeneity in the rodent whisker syste

To make sense of the world around us, the brain must discriminate stimuli that are structured in space and time. In the tactile system, information about the identity of a stimulus is collected as a series of events (contacts, vibrations…) concatenated over time. The ability to encode individual events faithfully and precisely is central to ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Analysing neuronal response dynamics and heterogeneity in the rodent whisker syste"
By Miguel Maravall, Sussex Neuroscience, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
08JUN
09:30-17:00 SwissTech Convenition Center

## IC Research Day

Frontiers of Visual Computing Visual computing is an emerging field that aims to develop theoretical foundations and computational models to capture, transform, and synthesize visual information including images, videos, geometric shapes, and other types of unstructured data. The field has seen tremendous theoretical and algorithmic breakthroughs over the last decade that will fundamentally change the ... Read more about "IC Research Day"
By Maneesh Agrawala, Stanford University - for further information, click here  Sylvain ...
08JUN
Cancelled
16:00-17:00

## Options for Energy Transition

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Environmental concerns and the urgent need for decarbonization are driving the transformation of the global energy system. Research in the Division 'Energy and Environment' of the Paul Scherrer Institute focuses on Energy System Integration as a key concept for achieving the goals. Energy harvesting from renewables, centralized ... Read more about "Options for Energy Transition"
By Prof. Alexander Wokaun
Vice Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute ...