Conferences - Seminars

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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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
  16:00 SV 1717

Amalio Telenti directs HLI-X, the unit at Human Longevity that develops advanced analytics in genomics and data sciences. He has recently led the analysis of the first 10,000 deep sequenced human genomes, as well as the definition of the complete map of conservation of the regulatory structures in the human genome (PNAS 2016). His team ... Read more about "The human genome at scale"
By Amalio Telenti, Chief Scientific Officer, Human Longevity Inc., La Jolla ...
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 SV 1717

Streptococcus pneumoniae, the pneumococcus, is the main etiological agent of pneumonia. Pneumococcal infection is initiated by bacterial adherence to lung epithelial cells. To uncover the exact transcriptional changes that occur in both host and microbe during infection, we developed a time-resolved dual RNA-seq model. By comparing transcriptional changes between wild-type encapsulated and mutant unencapsulated pneumococci, ... Read more about "New insights into pneumococcal biology from dual RNA-seq, Tn-seq and CRISPRi approaches"
By Jan-Willem Veening, Department of Fundamental Microbiology (DMF), UNIL, Switzerland
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 ...

Cultural events

22FEB
31MAY
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  19:00-20:00 EPFL, Polydome (PO 01)

L'association d'étudiants ArchiTango propose des Cours gratuits d'Initiation au Tango aux étudiants de l'EPFL et de l'UNIL. Quand: Tous les mercredis de 19h à 20h. Où: EPFL, Polydôme (PO 01) Pour s'inscrire, envoyer un email à francisco.pinto@epfl.ch. Read more about "Cours gratuits d'Initiation au Tango"

Exhibitions

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"
27APR
02OCT
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  12:00-13:00 Rolex Learning Center - Grand patio extérieur

L'installation a été démontée pour le festival Balélec! Elle sera remise en place le 19 mai prochain. Trois chaises à bascule musicales, de taille plus grande que la normale, sont installées par l'artiste suisse Camille Scherrer au centre du grand patio est du Rolex Learning Center de l'EPFL. Cette installation artistique, nommée Rocking chair, propose ... Read more about "Rocking chair - artistic installation by Camille Scherrer"
By Camille Scherrer, artiste
05MAY
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
11MAY
21JUL
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  ELA 010

Vernissage : Jeudi 11 mai, 2017 à 18H L'Association ASTIE a pour but de promouvoir les activités socio-culturelles au sein de la Faculté STI de l'EPFL. En particulier, ASTIE organise des expositions de peintures/photographies dans les locaux de la cafétéria EL. Bio: Née à Lausanne, Elisabeth Brindesi, qui est journaliste, a travaillé à la RTS. ... Read more about "Il faut rêver... (a dit Lénine) - Elisabeth Brindesi"
By Elisabeth Brindesi

Thesis defenses

Miscellaneous

01MAY
30JUN
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Bike to Work 2017 is here! We cordially invite you to participate in this new edition. In May and June, come on campus by bike! Our goal is to beat last year’s record, with 525 participants and a total distance of 131'539 km! In addition to many prizes, participants will get invitations to special events ... Read more about "Bike to work 2017"
29MAY
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  10:00-17:00 CO 194.34

Come by and relax at the No Stress Day on 29 May 2017 in the hall of CO. Free resources, information and workshops are offered all day long! Read more about "Stress? No Stress !"
By Point Santé, DSPS EPFL
29MAY
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  10:00-17:00 Hall du CO

Come by and relax at the No Stress Day on 29 May 2017 in the hall of CO. Free resources, information and workshops are offered all day long! Shiatsu : sessions of 15min/person, from 10h to 17h Guided Meditation : 2 sessions of 30min, at 11h30 and at 13h Laughing Yoga : 2 sessions of ... Read more about "Stress? No Stress !"
By Point Santé, Shiatsu, Guided Meditation, Laughing Yoga, Massages, Dynamic Relaxation ...

Academic Calendar

Internal trainings

23MAY
30MAY
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  09:00-17:00 PA C 88

Creating your profile of skills, qualifications, strengthen, display your skills – My important values, career choices and directions - Career strategies at Universities – My career choices – Visualize your future – Networking a major in strategic career develop. – My timeframe and next steps. Read more about "Training " Career Planning for scientists""
By Dr. Sarah Shephard
24MAY
25JUN
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The AIT program aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India/Brazil, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research. If you: ... Read more about "Academia-Industry Training Camps"
30MAY
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  08:30-12:00 MA B0 424

Au-delà d'une visibilité et d'un suivi de vos équipements, l'application Sesame inventaire vous offre des fonctionnalités intéressantes en termes de maintenance, de classification, de renouvellement ou de gestion de la documentation de vos équipements. Cette application a également pour objectif de mettre en valeur les équipements de votre laboratoire et facilite la communication et la ... Read more about "Formation SESAME INVENTAIRE"
By Anthony Ciavardini
30MAY
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  09:00-10:00 BI A2 448

Vous avez des questions au sujet de l'utilisation de GrantsDB ? ou sur son interface ? Nous sommes à votre disposition pour répondre à toutes vos questions. Entrée libre, sans inscription ! Site web du Research Office - GrantsDB Read more about "Prochain Forum d'aide GrantsDB : Mardi 30 mai de 9:00 à 10:00 au BI A2 448"
30MAY
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  10:00-17:30 Bern

Horizon 2020 - Applicants Training for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships This event is a one-day training for researchers planning to apply to the 2017 Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship Call. You will work with an example proposal, get insight into the evaluation process and have the possibility to learn from a successful applicant. At the time of ... Read more about "[MARIE SKLODOWSKA CURIE I WORKSHOP]"

Call for proposal

01MAY
01AUG
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Funding through the current call aims to attract scientists form other fields into metabolism. This call will favor collaborative projects that cross boundaries between metabolism/nutrition and engineering or medicine, or projects that develop or apply a systems approach to the study of nutrition and metabolism. Funding will encourage projects that involve EPFL research groups or ... Read more about "The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Calls for projects in Metabolism and Nutrition proposals"

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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  STCC

EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus/STCC. The 1st day/October 24th 2017 is open to the public and the entrance is free, however registration is mandatory. French/English translation will be ... Read more about "Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine": REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By EPFL and EMBO Press
26APR
31MAY
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  08:30-17:30 Swiss Tech Convention Center

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT MANDATORY. Number of participants is limited. Registration deadline: May 4, 2017 (http://www.limna.ch/events/481) PROGRAM (See also enclosed flyer): 08h30 Welcome and distribution of badges 09h00 Opening: Welcome 09h10 Markus Stoffel: “Posttranscriptional regulation of metabolism” 09h45 Roberto Coppari: “Life Without Insulin: Is this possible?” 10h15 Coffee Break 10h35 Michael N. Hall: “mTOR signaling ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS OPEN: LIMNA SYMPOSIUM: METABOLISM RESEARCH IN SWITZERLAND"
By Dr. Carles Cantó, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Switzerland.
Prof ...