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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  13:30 SV1717

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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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

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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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

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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  17:15-18:15 Anthropole 1031

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 ...