Conferences - Seminars

28MAR
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  08:30-12:30 Bern

How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Horizon 2020 The aim of this half-day course is to train researchers, research managers and research support services in writing professional and competitive proposals for Horizon 2020. The course describes the relevance of Horizon 2020 to EU policies, the common problems in proposal writing and the success criteria ... Read more about "[EURESEARCH I WORKSHOP]"
28MAR
29MAR
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  09:00-12:30 MED 0 1418

Tuesday 28 March 2017 – Room MED 0 1418 09:00 Corrado Gisonni Full Professor, Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base - Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy Hydraulics & Hydraulic Engineering: from fluid phenomena to solid solutions 09:45 Koen Blanckaert Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Eco-Hydro-Morphological Processes in ... Read more about "Hydraulics"
By A range of experts in the domain
28MAR
  12:15-13:00 DIA005

Abstract: MEMS mirror have been developed since the early 90’s, originally for telecom-switching application, but also in parallel for scanning-based laser projection systems with the great benefit of providing a projected image with very large color gamut, always-in-focus, ultra-small and low power. Lemoptix, a spin-off from the EPFL Micro-Systems laboratory was one of the pioneer ... Read more about "Laser-MEMS scanning mirror for ultra-miniature video projection"
By Lucio Kilcher
28MAR
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  12:15-13:00 Auditoire CM 5

A Break & Brain talk What are the promises and pitfalls of nanotechnologies when it comes to health? Prof Francesco Stellacci, head of the Supramolecular Nanomaterials and Interfaces Laboratory - Constellium Chair, at EPFL, will give us his views. Read more about "Nanotechnology and Health"
By Francesco Stellacci
28MAR
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  14:00-15:00 DIA 004

Abstract: Dr. Guttmann’s Center for Neurological Imaging (CNI) in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital developed one of the first large scale MS repositories integrating MRI images with clinical and biological data, as well as an image analysis workflow manager tightly linked to this repository. These technologies have successfully been used over ... Read more about "A Virtual Laboratory for Image-based Neuroscience Discovery: Collaborative Research and Science Education in the Era of “big data”"
By Dr. Charles Guttman, Harvard Medical School and the Center for ...
28MAR
  14:15-15:15 MA A1 10

Abstract: Closed geodesics on the surface $\text{PSL}_2(\mathbb{Z}) \backslash \mathbb{H}$, where $\mathbb{H}$ is the upper half plane, satisfy an asymptotic law that is very similar to the one describing the distribution of prime numbers. Moreover, the error term in this asymptotic law is related to the spectrum of the Laplace operator, which is also the set ... Read more about "Error term in the prime geodesic theorem"
By João Guerreiro (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics - Bonn)
28MAR
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By Dominique Gauzin-Müller, architecte, écrivaine, Stuttgart
29MAR
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  10:15-12:15 LE 010

The ACTIVE INTERFACES interdisciplinary research project, lead by the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (EPFL LAST), is conducted in the framework of the National Research Programme "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). It aims at bringing a relevant contribution to the "Energy Strategy 2050". Through a holistic approach - ... Read more about "ACTIVE INTERFACES PhD Seminar"
By 10.15 – 10.25: Welcome greetings and presentation of the ...
29MAR
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  10:30 SV1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: Our laboratory studies how micro- and nanoscale systems can be deployed to understand, diagnose, and treat human disease. In this talk, I will describe our progress in two application areas: liver disease and cancer. In the area of hepatic tissue engineering, we are developing microtechnology tools to understand how ... Read more about "The Power of Miniaturization in Medicine: Engineered Hepatic Tissues and Cancer Nanotechnology"
By Prof. Sangeeta N. Bhatia, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA ...
29MAR
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  11:00-12:00 Zeuzier

Abstract: When an H atom collides with a solid surface, it can transfer some of its kinetic energy into elementary excitations of the solid like phonons and electron-hole pairs. If the atom loses enough kinetic energy, it can become bound to the solid, either on the surface or in the bulk. For a metal, the ... Read more about "H Atom Scattering, Adsorption, and Absorption in Collisions with Metal Surfaces: the crucial role of electron-hole-pair excitation"
By Daniel J. AUERBACH
Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen ...
29MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

The tactile sensations mediated by the whisker-to-barrel cortex system allow rodents to efficiently detect and discriminate objects and surfaces. The temporal structure of individual whisker deflections and the temporal correlation between deflections occurring on several whiskers simultaneously vary for different tactile substrates. We studied how this distributed input is coded along the afferent pathway from ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Coding global tactile scenes in the barrel cortex of rodents: electrophysiological, imaging and modeling approaches"
By Daniel Shulz, Neural Processing, Neuromodulation and sensory plasticity, Unit of ...
29MAR
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  18:00-19:00 CM 3, EPFL

Première d'une série de conférences sur le thème de la Musique et des Mathématiques par le Prof. Brenno Boccadoro (musicologie, Genève). La conférence sera suivie d'un apéritif à l'entrée de la salle. Read more about "La Musique et les Mathématiques"
By Prof. Brenno Boccadoro
30MAR
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By : Armand Joulin - Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Recently, deep learning has been very successful in many applications. However these approaches are often computationally expensive and do not scale to the tremendous amount of data available nowadays. It also often works as a black box making its results hard ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Understanding and simplifying deep learning"
30MAR
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By Professor Gerard EVAN, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
30MAR
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  14:00-15:00 ME B1 B10

The draft tube of a hydraulic turbine is the turbine element located downstream of the runner. It has a divergent shape in order to convert the residual kinetic energy leaving the runner into pressure and thus increase the specific energy transfer to the runner. The performances of low head bulb turbines are highly influenced by ... Read more about "Analysis of head losses in a bulb turbine draft tube by means of unsteady numerical simulations"
By Sylvia Wilhelm, Grenoble Institute of Technology/ Ense3, Laboratoire LEGI
30MAR
  14:00-15:00 PPB019

The installation of the all metal ITER like first wall at JET has profoundly affected the way JET can be operated. Operating with this beryllium and tungsten wall is significantly more difficult than operating with a carbon wall. Issues which have to be handled are; accumulation of metallic impurities in the plasma core, the risk ... Read more about "Real Time Control at JET with the ITER Like Wall in Preparation for DT Operation"
By Dr. M. Lennholm JET, Culham, UK
30MAR
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  14:00-17:00 La Forge, bâtiment C, EPFL Innovation Park

La Forge et ses entrepreneurs se réjouissent de vous accueillir à leur 7ème Demo Day! Une occasion unique de rencontrer les start-ups de La Forge, de découvrir leurs produits/services passionnants et d'échanger avec les Fondateurs! Inscrivez-vous via ce formulaire Agenda 14.00: Doors opening 14.15 – 17.00: Open presentations and Q&A (Conference room); in parallel, connect ... Read more about "Demo Day - La Forge"
30MAR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research center for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. One of its main missions is to conceive, realize and run so-called large-scale facilities. With muon, neutron and photon beams, including at the new free-electron laser SwissFEL, PSI offers yearly, ... Read more about "Energy Research at Paul Scherrer Institute: recent highlights obtained at PSI’s large-scale facilities"
By Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot
Director of Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI ...
30MAR
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  18:30-20:00 Forum Rolex

Michel Pastoureau nous fait l'immense honneur de tenir cette conférence à l'EPFL en lien avec l'exposition Noir c'est noir? Les Outrenoirs de Pierre Soulages. Il est l'auteur de travaux sur l’histoire des couleurs en Occident – Bleu (2000), Noir (2008), Vert (2013) et Rouge (2016). Historien, médiéviste français, directeur d'études à l'École pratique des hautes ... Read more about "Conférence de Michel Pastoureau "Histoire et symbolique du noir""
By Michel Pastoureau
31MAR
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  10:15-11:15 ME C2 405

Finding the roots of a set of multivariate polynomials has numerous applications in geometry and optimization, system and control theory, modeling and identification, statistics and bioinformatics, and many other scientific disciplines. It is an old yet fascinating problem, that has intrigued scientists throughout the ages, starting with the Greeks, over Fermat and Descartes, Newton, Leibniz, ... Read more about "Back to the roots: Solving polynomial systems with numerical linear algebra tools"
31MAR
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Modelling the 'Visitors to Rome'-effect: Reputation-building in Anglo-Saxon buyout funds in Japan" Stereotypes pose a major challenge to agents entering a foreign market. For overcoming stereotype, visitor agents may decide to emulate domestic behavior. We develop a simple model of reputation building in transactions with revealed identities and show that such tendency may even imply ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Georg Blind, University of Zurich"
31MAR
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract: Beyond some critical load, solids under traction break through the propagation of a crack. Under slowly increasing compressive load, the failure mode of materials turns out to be qualitatively different: They first damage rather homogeneously until the emergence of a thin localization band where most fracture mechanisms subsequently concentrates. The specimen then loses its ... Read more about "Intermittency and localization in compressive failure of heterogeneous materials"
By Dr Laurent Ponson, Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, UPMC ...
31MAR
  15:00-16:00 PPB019

Experimental results in DIII-D successfully demonstrate the potential of physics-model-based control for systematic attainment of desired plasma internal profiles, with the subsequent benefit of enabling exploration and reproducibility. The control scheme is constructed by embedding a nonlinear, controloriented, physics-based model of the plasma dynamics into the control design process. This modeling approach combines first-principles laws ... Read more about "Exploration and Reproducibility of Advanced Plasma Scenarios via Current and Rotation Profile Control in DIII-D"
By Prof. Eugenio Schuster Plasma Control Lab, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, USA
31MAR
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By Prof. Jonas Peters, University of Copenhagen
03APR
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By : Nadia Polikarpova - Massachusetts Institute of Technology IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Modern programming languages safeguard developers from many typical errors, yet more subtle errors—such as violations of security policies—still plague software. Program synthesis has the potential to eliminate such errors, by generating executable code from concise and intuitive high-level specifications. Traditionally, program ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Type-Driven Program Synthesis"
03APR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Functional oxide catalysts are highly sensitive to boundary/surface/interface conditions, which are expected to dominate the overall response when sizes are reduced into the nanoscale. In this talk, a thorough analysis of the active sites of promising perovskite catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) will be detailed. The approach to diagnose on the very atomic ... Read more about "Electron microscopy diagnostics of oxide catalysts for the oxygen evolution reaction"
By Prof. Vaso Tileli, Laboratory for in situ nanomaterials characterisation with ...
03APR
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  13:30-14:30 SV 1717

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Abstract: Metabolism plays a pivotal role in all cellular processes by providing building blocks and energy for biosynthesis and participating in decision-making. In many biomedical areas such as oncology, toxicology, immunology, stem cell research, etc., metabolism is currently regarded as a key driver and a differentiating ... Read more about "The journey from metabolites to mechanisms"
By Nicola ZAMBONI Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
03APR
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  13:30-20:00 Rolex Forum EPFL

Want to embark on a journey into the future where Virtual and Augmented Realities will shape our societies in healthcare, education, engineering and entertainement ? The 2017 Innovation Forum Lausanne (IFL) annual conference aims at inspiring the next generation of scientists-entrepreneurs with the latest advances in Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR/AR)! Come and join our ... Read more about "Virtual & Augmented Realities - How they are shaping our future"
03APR
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By Martin Rauch, entrepreneur spécialiste du pisé, Schlins, Autriche
04APR
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  08:30-17:30 CHUV, Auditoire César Roux, BH 08 Rue du Bugnon 46, CH-1011 Lausanne

LIMNA (Lausanne Integrative Metabolism & Nutrition Alliance) is organizing a symposium dedicated to students and post-docs. FREE Registration and info: http://www.limna.ch/events/523 *Abstract submission is not required but encouraged LIMNA, is a joint research initiative created by the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (FBM-UNIL), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of ... Read more about "7th LIMNA Symposium for Students and PostDoc"
By Prof. Etienne Meylan,  Swiss National Science Foundation Professor 
& Tenure-track ...
04APR
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  11:15-12:30 GC C2 413

Floods are without doubt the most significant natural hazard, causing important damages and economic losses. In mountains basins, it is well known that rivers are not carrying just clear water during floods, but significant volume of sediment (both suspended and bedload), and in forested areas, large amounts of instream wood can be also transported. The ... Read more about "Floods in forested mountain rivers, is it all clear water? The role of organic load in fluvial ecosystems"
By Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva
04APR
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  12:00-13:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We construct a dynamic currency trading strategy that earns a remarkable out-of-sample Sharpe ratio of 1.04 before and 0.78 after transaction costs. It substantially outperforms other popular carry trade strategies in terms of Sharpe ratio, skewness, kurtosis, maximum drawdown, expected recovery time, and percentage of positive returns. Popular factor pricing models in international finance do ... Read more about "Optimal Factor Strategy in FX Markets"
By Thomas MAURER (Washington University, St. Louis)
04APR
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: Microbial ecotoxicology is a scientific field which aims at studying both (i) the ecological effects of toxicants on exposed microbial communities and their consequences on the various functions that they ensure in the ecosystems and (ii) the role of microbial communities in the ecodynamic of those pollutants (dissipation, transformation, accumulation, transfer...). Microbial ecotoxicology seeks ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Microbial ecotoxicology: an emerging scientific field facing contemporary environmental threats""
04APR
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  18:00 The Project Room

Conférence dans le cadre de l'exposition Pisé Présentation suivie d’un débat sur le potentiel constructif de la terre avec Roger Boltshauser, Corentin Fivet, Pierre Frey et terrabloc Read more about "Engineering the earth"
By Guillaume Habert, ingénieur des matériaux, professeur ETH Zurich
04APR
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  18:00-19:00 CM 1, EPFL

Deuxième d'une série de conférences sur le thème de la Musique et des Mathématiques par le Dr. Laurent Pugin, directeur du Répertoire International des Sources Musicales. La conférence sera suivie d'un apéritif à l'entrée de la salle. Read more about "La Musique et les Mathématiques"
By Dr. Laurent Pugin
05APR
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  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Abstract When hearing fails, speech comprehension can be restored by auditory prostheses. However, sound coding with current prostheses, based on electrical stimulation of auditory neurons, has limited frequency resolution due to broad current spread. We aim to improve frequency and intensity resolution of cochlear implant coding by establishing spatially confined optical ... Read more about "Hearing the light: Optogenetic Stimulation of the Auditory Nerve"
By Prof. Tobias Moser, University of Göttingen Medical Center, Germany.
05APR
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  12:30-13:30 SV1717

The basal nucleus of the amygdala (BA), a cortical structure is one of the main output stations of the amygdala region. This area plays an essential role in several higher order cognitive functions, including fear memory processes, decision making or social interactions. In spite of a fundamental role of the BA in both normal and ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Microcircuits in the basal nucleus of the amygdala"
By Norbert Hájos, Laboratory of Network Neurophysiology, Institute of Experimental Medicine ...
06APR
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  09:30-19:00 Lieu exact à déterminer

De nombreuses villes de Suisse, dont Lausanne, ont développé une politique pour l’aménagement d’espaces dédiés à des potagers urbains dans le but de diversifier les espaces verts en ville ainsi que de permettre aux citadins de se reconnecter avec la nature. Au vu des populations urbaines grandissantes et de l’engouement populaire autour des potagers urbains ... Read more about "Workshop: Potagers Urbains et Bien-être"
By Hans Wydler, Dr. Joëlle Salomon Cavin, Yves Lachavanne, Thierry Girard ...
06APR
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  09:30-19:00

Le Laboratoire de Relations Humaines-Environnementales dans les Systèmes Urbains (HERUS) et ses partenaires de la faculté ENAC de l’EPFLsont heureux de vous inviter au Workshop : Potagers Urbains et Bien-être, qui se tiendra à l’EPFL le 6 avril 2017 De nombreuses villes de Suisse, dont Lausanne, ont développé une politique pour l’aménagement d’espaces dédiés à ... Read more about "Workshop: Potagers urbains et bien-être / Urban gardening and well being"
06APR
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  14:45-18:45 EPFL, Building BC, Room BC 01

SME Instrument: Discover New Funding Opportunities for Swiss Small and Medium Size Companies in Horizon 2020 This session will allow innovation-driven SMEs and start-up companies to receive detailed information on the functioning of the SME Instrument funding scheme, understand the specific eligibility criteria of this grant and discover useful tips for SME Instrument proposal writing. ... Read more about "[EURESEARCH I WORKSHOP]"
06APR
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  15:00-16:15 BCH2218

The functions of proteins have traditionally been linked to their well-defined three-dimensional, folded structures. It is becoming increasingly clear, however, that many proteins perform essential functions without being folded. Single-molecule spectroscopy provides new opportunities for investigating the structure and dynamics of such unfolded or ‘intrinsically disordered’ proteins (IDPs). The combination of single-molecule Förster resonance energy ... Read more about "Probing unfolded and intrinsically disordered proteins with single-molecule spectroscopy"
By Prof. Ben Schuler, University of Zurich
06APR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series 1. Introduction Storage of huge quantities of energy, for example for seasonal storage of solar energy, is most reasonably done in form of hydrogen. A number of different possibilities exist (Fig. 1). The most reasonable way is the storage of hydrogen on a liquid substance, in a ... Read more about "Storage of renewable energy by Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier"
By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Arlt
Institute of Separation Science and Technology ...
06APR
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  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

The 26S proteasome operates at the executive end of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway for the controlled degradation of intracellular proteins. The 2.5 MDa complex is built of 34 different subunits and comprises two subcomplexes: the 20S core where proteolysis takes place and one or two regulating particles which prepare substrates for degradation. Whereas the structure of ... Read more about "The molecular machinery of protein degradation - structural studies ex situ and in situ"
By Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
Germany
 
07APR
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  10:15-11:15 ME C2 405

Abstract: Recent developments in computer and communication technologies are leading to an increasingly networked and wireless world. In the context of networked control systems and cyber-physical systems this raises new challenging questions, especially when the computation, communication and energy resources of the system are limited. To efficiently use the available resources it is desirable to ... Read more about "Recent Advances in Event-triggered Control"
09APR
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  17:30-22:00 Hall BC

Nous nous réjouissons de vous accueillir au 11e anniversaire d'ArchiTango le dimanche 9 avril dans le hall BC ! Au programme : 17h30 Initiation gratuite de tango argentin 19h-22h Danse libre et pratique Venez tester cette danse pleine de sensualité et profitez de nos conseils. Si vous êtes curieux, mais que vous avez peur de ... Read more about "Soirée ArchiTango"
10APR
13APR
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  08:00-17:00 BI A0 448

Volatility modeling appeared more than thirty years ago with the publication in 1982 of a paper where Rob Engle introduced the ARCH model. Volatility modeling is to this day one of the most active research topics in financial econometrics. Despite the enormous advances that we have seen in the past, new approaches are under progress. ... Read more about "Spring School and Workshop on Volatility Dynamics and Option Prices and Econometrics of Intraday Data"
By SPRING SCHOOL
Speakers:
Peter Christoffersen University of Toronto
Sébastien Laurent ...
10APR
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By : Shivaram Venkataraman - UC Berkeley IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Machine learning models trained on massive datasets power a number of applications; from machine translation to detecting supernovae in astrophysics. However the end of Moore’s law and the shift towards distributed computing architectures presents many new challenges for building and executing such applications ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Scalable Systems for Fast and Easy Machine Learning"
10APR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

The discovery of photocatalytic water splitting and photocatalysis dates back to the 1970s. Since then, several semiconductor nanoparticles have been found to have remarkable photocatalytic activity to eliminate health-threatening bacteria, viruses, worms and persistent, bioaccumulative organic water pollutants as pharmaceuticals, pesticides and endocrine disruptors. Surprisingly, despite significant research efforts, studies have mainly remained in the ... Read more about "Cleaning with photons: Challenges and opportunities in photocatalytic water -and air purification"
By Dr. Endre Horvath, Laboratory of Nanostructures and Novel Electronic Materials ...
10APR
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  13:30-14:30 SV 1717

SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Read more about "Metabolic control of aging"
By Michael RISTOW ETH Zürich, Switzerland
10APR
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  17:00-18:00 BCH 4310

Prof. Kontermann's research interests focus on the development of recombinant antibodies (small bispecific and bifunctional antibody molecules, humanized antibodies) with improved biological and pharmacokinetic properties and targeted nanoparticulate carrier systems for cancer therapy. Read more about "Bispecific and bifunctional fusion proteins for cancer therapy"
By Prof. Roland Kontermann, University of Stuttgart
10APR
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By Xavier Ros Majó, architecte, Harquitectes, Sabadell
24OCT
26OCT
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  STTC

EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 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. Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 - Free entrance, ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 : Frontiers in Metabolism"
By A wide range of experts in the domain.

Speakers: See ...

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"
27MAR
30MAR
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  18:30-22:00 CO3

Bonjour à tous ! Vous êtes au milieu du semestre et vous n'en pouvez déjà plus ? Venez vous détendre tout au long de la semaine avec nous !PolyJapan organise cette semaine une projection chaque soir avec au programme : Konosuba, Lucky Star, Tora Dora et Liar Game. Comme d'habitude, nous aurons un stand de ... Read more about "Semaine de projections "Fun Things Are Fun""
04APR
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  20:00-23:00 Zelig

Le Banane Comedy Club est un festival estudiantin d’humour qui a lieu tous les ans depuis 2012 sur le campus de l’EPFL et de l’Université de Lausanne. Né sous l’impulsion de Sébastien Corthésy et au sein de la radio étudiante et associative Fréquence Banane, le festival a fait connaître de nombreux talents locaux tels que ... Read more about "Banane Comedy Club - Deuxième demie-finale"
05APR
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  19:10-23:50 EPFL, INM 202

Ouvertes à tous, les Nocturnes proposées par JDR-Poly sont de nouveau de la partie! L'association de jeu de rôle de l'EPFL le plaisir de vous convier à l'une de ses soirées d'initiation, ouvertes à tous. Que vous soyez un débutant, un vétéran ou même un maître du jeu, nous serons heureux de vous accueillir en ... Read more about "Nocturne de JDR-Poly"

Exhibitions

05NOV
23APR
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

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"
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"
20MAR
24JUN
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  Archizoom

En dépit de sa disponibilité et de sa durabilité la terre comme matériau de construction reste encore méconnue et n’est pas vraiment ancrée dans notre culture, alors qu’elle possède une tradition sous nos latitudes. Cette exposition veut rappeler l’histoire européenne du matériau terre, notamment la construction en pisé en France et son influence sur la ... Read more about "PISÉ - Tradition et potentiel"
20MAR
22APR
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  The Project Room

La terre a conquis le champ de l’architecture contemporaine, et les centaines de bâtiments d’une exceptionnelle qualité esthétique et technique qui émergent sur toute la planète éveillent la curiosité des médias et de la profession. Pour mettre en lumière ces projets et révéler toute la beauté et l’intérêt constructif de ce matériau, plusieurs partenaires ont ... Read more about "TERRA Award - Architecture en terre d’aujourd’hui"
28MAR
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  17:00-18:00 Rolex Learning Center

A l’occasion du centième numéro de "L’Astronomie", la Bibliothèque de l’EPFL vous invite à un voyage dans le temps au cœur d'une exposition à voir jusqu'au 22 août 2017 dans les vitrines de livres anciens du Rolex Learning Center. Une visite guidée est proposée le mardi 28 mars 2017 de 17h à 18h sur inscription. ... Read more about "Visite guidée de l'exposition "L'Astronomie""
01APR
31DEC
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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
01APR
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  14:00-15:30 Bâtiment ArtLab - pavillon Art/Science

Here is a good occasion to visit the exhibition between art and science of the ArtLab building. The visits are commented by Joël Chevrier (Université Grenoble Alpes, co-commissaire scientifique de l’exposition). Saturday April 1st, 2017 - at 14h00 and at 15h30 These visits are free of charge and do not require advance registration. Read more about "Free guided tours of the exhibition "Noir c'est noir""
By Joël Chevrier, Université Grenoble Alpes, co-commissaire scientifique de l’exposition

Thesis defenses

31MAR
By Ingrid Maria VAN MIER
31MAR
  17:15 GC B1 10

Directeurs de thèse : Prof. A. Schleiss - Prof. M. Finger Programme doctoral en Génie civil & environnement Thèse n° 7531 Read more about "Hydropower Design under Uncertainties"
By Felix OBERRAUCH
05APR
  16:30 Campus Biotech / Chemin des Mines 9 / Room in H4-02 230.080 / CH-1202 Geneva

Thesis directors : Prof. S. Micera , Prof. J. D. R. Millán Ruiz Electrical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7593 Read more about "Wearable Systems for Grasp Rehabilitation after stroke"
By Andrea CREMA
07APR
  17:00 Salle Zeuzier, EPFL Valais Wallis, Rue de l'Industrie 17, 1951 Sion

Thesis director : Prof. H. Girault Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7690 Read more about "Photoproduction of Hydrogen by Decamethylruthenocene"
By Lucie Josette Renée RIVIER
10APR
  17:30 Salle BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. M. Grossglauser , Prof. M. A. Shokrollahi Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7562 Read more about "Alignment and Assembly: Inferring Networks from Noisy Observations"
By Lyudmila YARTSEVA

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

31MAR
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Le polariton est une toute nouvelle quasi-particule, qui n’a été découverte que très récemment, et qui provident du couplage intime entre deux fermions (un électron et un trou) et un boson (un photon). Cette particule étrange, aux propriétés tout à fait extraordinaires et à la durée de vie incroyablement courte (de l’ordre de 1 picoseconde), ... Read more about "Dis tonton, c’est quoi un polariton"
By Prof. Benoit Deveaud, Institute de Physique, FSB, EPFL

Management Board meetings

Miscellaneous

20JAN
01MAY
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Le International Create Challenge est maintenant ouvert pour la phase d'enregistrement Read more about "ICC'2017"
28MAR
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  19:15-22:00 MED 32215

Octanis provides a place for curious and creative minds to embark on exploratory, technical missions around the world. Our objective is to distill our findings into pragmatic solutions and inventions, accessible to everyone. Come to join us every Tuesday, on the third floor of the MED building. To see what we have done (rover, owl ... Read more about "Octanis Open Night"
29MAR
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  18:30-21:00 Espace Dickens

Interested in science communication? The BioScience Network Lausanne (http://bsnl.ch/) together with The Catalyst and ‘FameLab Switzerland’ organized the local heat of FameLab 2017 in Lausanne. FameLab is a free competition of scientific communication organized each year at the international level. Participate in FameLab 2017 and improve your communication skills while meeting other young scientists from ... Read more about "FameLab: Science communication competition"
06APR
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  09:00-12:30 salle BI A2 468

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"

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
22FEB
10APR
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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"
27MAR
28MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

As a team leader, you necessarily face many challenges, such as helping your team members to reach their goals, understanding or anticipating their reactions, improving communication within the group and adopting an appropriate leadership style to improve your team’s efficiency. - Last day on April 7, 2017 Read more about "Training "Leading a Team""
By Anne-Marie Turcotte
28MAR
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  08:30-12:00 MA B0 424

L'onglet Finance dans SESAME est l’outil de reporting du Service financier. Intégré au portail web SESAME, il permet d’assurer la bonne gestion des finances d’une unité. Programme : Chemin d'accès à la connexion du portail Sesame, Navigateurs supportés, les pages web dédiées avec l'aide à disposition, Description détaillée du journal des écritures et de ses ... Read more about "Formation SESAME FINANCES"
By Anna Lucciarini
30MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Fribourg

Prise de parole - boîte à outils S’affirmer, savoir défendre sa thèse et développer sa capacité à improviser et gérer l’imprévu Description et objectifs Les enjeux d’une soutenance de thèse ou d’une conférence importante peuvent être élevés. La pression augmentant, les moyens à portée de main pour réussir diminuent proportionnellement. Un regard hostile, une question ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Prise de parole - boîte à outils"
By Eva Vokacova Cendors, comédienne et formatrice en communication et développement ...
30MAR
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  09:45-15:30 SERI-State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation - Einsteinstr. 2, 3005 Berne

The Fix the Leaky Pipeline programme 2017 organizes an information session in Berne on March 30 2017 with coaches & trainers. A panel composed of female professors or in high-ranked academic positions will come and talk about their professional path et debate on perspectives for women in science. PROGRAMME 9h45 Registration & coffee 10h15 Welcome ... Read more about ""Academic careers for women" Panel discussion proposed by the Fix the Leaky Pipeline Program"
31MAR
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  09:00-15:00 Rolex Learning Center

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) campaign aims to help the Associated Countries to Horizon 2020, especially those that recently signed the association agreement, to improve their participation in submitted and successfully evaluated proposals. Agenda: 09:00 – 09:30 Coffee / Registrations 09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Prof. Andreas Mortensen, Vice President for Research, EPFL 09:40 – 10:00 ... Read more about "[MSCA I WORKSHOP]"
03APR
04APR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 397

Si votre rôle est transversal (recherche, support, projets), vous êtes emmené souvent à influencer et à motiver des collègues, voire des responsables sans avoir d’autorité hiérarchique. Ce séminaire interactif vous propose de déceler les clés de votre impact et d’accroitre votre influence. - Dernière journée de formation le 10 mai 2017 Read more about "Formation "Leadership Transversal""
By Nir Zalts
04APR
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  08:30-12:00 MA B0 424

L’application permet le suivi des commandes de votre unité, le suivi des engagements intégrés à la comptabilité, la consultation de l’historique des commandes en passant par la liste des fournisseurs agréés. A travers cette application, vous serez instruits sur l’utilisation de l’e-procurement (catalogues en ligne) et les approbations électroniques. Vous aurez également l’occasion de vous ... Read more about "Formation SESAME ACHATS"
By Anthony Ciavardini
Anna Lucciarini
04APR
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  09:00-12:00 CM1 121

Guided Inquiry Learning is a teaching approach used to develop engineering thinking skills, cited by a Nature editorial as the “prime example” of an effective pedagogical innovation. This evidence-supported approach offers an alternative to step-by-step exercises and lab protocols by introducing more opportunities for students to encounter uncertainty and complexity. Read more about "Guided Inquiry Learning: a bridge to discovery learning"
By Clif Kussmaul is Co-PI for multiple Process Oriented Guided Inquiry ...
04APR
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  13:30-16:30 SG 0213

Participants will experience a simulated inquiry/discovery-based laboratory experiment, examine its essential characteristics and use them to critically analyze activity structure. Models for constructing effective inquiry activities and labs will be applied. [Participation in the morning session is required]. Read more about "Designing Guided Inquiry Activities & Labs"
By Clif Kussmaul is Co-PI for multiple Process Oriented Guided Inquiry ...
05APR
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  09:00-17:00 University of Geneva

Facilitation techniques for working groups Managing interactivity, collaboration and decision making Description and objectives This workshop is for postdocs managing a team. It will allow you to explore and pilot different approaches and techniques for managing a small team. Specifically, it will assist you with: Setting the tone and making the ’right’ impression in a ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Facilitation techniques for working groups"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL
06APR
27APR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Postures, gestes, expressions faciales, poignée de main... autant d’éléments non verbaux qui nous permettent de mieux comprendre notre interlocuteur. Ces vecteurs «silencieux» d’information nous renseignent sur autrui mais aussi sur nous-mêmes et il faut savoir les écouter pour mieux communiquer ! Read more about "Formation "Communication non verbale""
By Dr Catherine Monnin
06APR
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  10:00-12:00 MA B0 424

L’infocentre est l’outil de reporting du Service financier et des Ressources Humaines. Intégré au portail web SESAME, il permet d’assurer la bonne gestion des finances et du personnel d’une unité. Lors de cette formation, vous découvrirez infocentre RH sous tous ces angles. Programme : Portail SESAME, les pages web dédiées avec l'aide à disposition, Notions ... Read more about "Formation SESAME INFOCENTRE RH"
By Michel de Graffenried
06APR
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  14:45-18:45 BC01

Aimed for SMEs and start-ups with R&D projects for innovative products and services, this session, offered by Euresearch, will provide detailed info on the functioning of the SME Instrument, its eligibility criteria and useful tips for proposal writing. Offering up to 2.5 Mio euros per project, SME Instrument is highly oriented on supporting the growth ... Read more about "SME Instrument: A New R&D Project Financing Opportunity of Choice for Swiss SMEs and Start-ups"
10APR
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet

Call for proposal

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"
13MAR
30APR
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Please take note that PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) takes the responsibility to promote talented young scientists and engineers after a career break by providing fellowships for returning to science. This program was launched in 2009 for women as “Förderprogramm für Wiedereinsteigerinnen”. In 2015 it was also awarded to the first male fellow and is now ... Read more about "PSI Career Return Program - open call"
28MAR
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IMI 2 - Call 10 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, innovative medicines, particularly in areas where there is an unmet medical or social need. It does this by facilitating collaboration between the key players involved in healthcare research, including universities, ... Read more about "[H2020 I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
31MAR
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The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Overseas Researchers provides opportunities for young and excellent postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. Submission deadline: 31 Mars 2017 Funding : A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations) A ... Read more about "[JSPS I FELLOWSHIP]"
01APR
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The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its new Targeted Grants in MPS program. Rationale: The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Projects in the areas of Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Theoretical Physics are funded. How to Apply: ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL | RESEARCH FUNDING] Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences"
01APR
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The CTI accepts application-oriented projects in any research-based innovative field. Applications can be submitted at any time but at least 14 days before each evaluation meeting. The exact application deadlines can be found in the following document: CTI evaluation meeting 2017. The Swiss Federal Offices (Federal office for the Energy, for the Environment, for the ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL / RESEARCH FUNDING]"
By Divers bailleurs de fonds nationaux
01APR
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The foundation funds education, exchange, cooperation and environmental studies, scientific and practical projects, initiatives for capacity building of Organizations and knowledge transfer. - Research domains funded: http://www.stiftung-mercator.ch/de/foerderung/faq/ - Project duration: 1-3 years - No maximum amount awarded - Rolling call, applications (2 pages) can be submitted in english, ideally at least 9 months prior to ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL I RESEARCH FUNDING] Stiftung Mercator"
By STIFTUNG MERCATOR
03APR
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The SNSF Project Funding is aimed at experienced researchers working in Switzerland who wish to obtain funding for a project of their own. The research topic can be chosen freely. Submission deadlines: 03.04.2017 Funding: Unlimited amount Duration: Up to 4 years For more information and application : Please have a look at the SNSF's website. ... Read more about "[SNSF PROJECT FUNDING I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
07APR
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Celtic-Plus is the industry-driven European research programme for implementing the vision of a Smart Connected World. It covers a broad range of areas in ICT, including communication infrastructures, services, applications and multimedia. Celtic-Plus gives proposers almost limitless freedom in regard to what research topic they can explore in their ICT research project. The philosophy of ... Read more about "[CELTIC-PLUS I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Deadline

04APR
 

Ce délai permet au Service financier de comptabiliser tous les documents qui ont marqué l'activité du mois de mars afin de clôturer les comptes et d'établir les rapports financiers. Read more about "Délai de réception des pièces comptables de mars 2017"
10APR
 

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’écritures nécessaires (voir Règlement financier art. 31). Read more about "Bouclement mensuel mars 2017"