Conferences - Seminars

26MAY
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

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 & ...
29MAY
02JUN
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  08:00-17:00 BI A0 448

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
Giovanni Barone Adesi ...
29MAY
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

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
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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
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

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 BC 420

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
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By Prof. Shizhang Qiao, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences ...
29MAY
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  17:15-18:15 BI A0 448

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
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  11:15 BCH 3118

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
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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
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  16:15-18:00 BCH 1103

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
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  10:30-13:00 BM 5202

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
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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 INR 212

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

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
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  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

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

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
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

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
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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
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  17:30-19:30 SV 1717

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
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper explores whether affine models with volatility jumps estimated on intradaily S&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
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  11:00 BM1130

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
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

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 GCB330

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

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 CO 121

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
By Etudiants de Master, 1e année SIE
02JUN
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  15:15-16:15 CE 2

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
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  17:00-18:00 CE 2

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
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  09:30-10:30 CE 2

(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
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  11:00-12:00 CE 2

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
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  21:00-22:30 Esplanade

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
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

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
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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
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  12:15-13:30 SV1717

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
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By Matthias LENGA (University of Kiel)
07JUN
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

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
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

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
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  09:30-17:00 SwissTech Convenition Center

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
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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 ...