Conferences - Seminars

27FEB
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The study of the equations defining projective varieties, and the relations (i.e. syzygies) amongst them has an old and venerable history. First considered around 1850 in the work of Sylvester, the computation of syzygies has remains a central topic in algebra to this day. Much later on, it was realised that syzygies arise naturally in ... Read more about ""Syzygies of curves""
By Assistant Prof. Michael Kemeny (Stanford University)
27FEB
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By : David Steurer - Cornell University IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Non-convex and discrete optimization problems are at the heart of many algorithmic tasks that arise in machine learning and other computing applications. A promising approach to solve such problems is the sum-of-squares (SOS) meta-algorithm, which has been discovered multiple times across different disciplines ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Quest for a unified theory of efficient optimization"
27FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Access to model polymers (high degree of structural, compositional and molecular weight homogeneity) is necessary in order to elucidate the structure-property relationship, which is the key to improve polymer performance and design new materials. The synthesis of model polymers by anionic polymerization high vacuum techniques is demanding, time consuming and often leads to a small ... Read more about "Model Polymers: From Design to Properties and Applications"
By Prof. Nikos Hadjichristidis, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
27FEB
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  14:00-15:00 SV 1717

Deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) have led to breakthrough results in numerous machine learning tasks, yet a comprehensive mathematical theory explaining this success seems distant. In this talk, we explain how the structure of DCNNs naturally leads to desirable invariance and deformation insensitivity properties for feature extraction and classification. We then establish formally that deep ... Read more about "Harmonic analysis of deep convolutional neural networks"
By Prof. Helmut Bölcskei - ETH Zürich - Communication Technology Laboratory
27FEB
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  14:15-15:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The study of vector bundles on algebraic varieties is a classical topic at the intersection of geometry and commutative algebra. In its algebraic form it is the study of finitely generated projective modules over commutative rings. There are many long-standing conjectures and open questions about algebraic vector bundles, such as: is every topological vector bundle ... Read more about ""Vector bundles on algebraic varieties""
By Dr. Marc Hoyois (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Abstract: fNIRS is a recently developed brain imaging technique that uses near-infrared light to detect changes in oxygenated and de-oxygenated haemoglobin (HbO and HbR, respectively) in the outer layers of the cortex. Compared to fMRI, it has better temporal resolution and poorer spatial resolution, and compared to EEG is has better ... Read more about "Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to understand deafness and brain plasticity"
By Prof. Colette McKay, The Bionics Institute of Australia.
27FEB
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  16:15-17:15 Auditoire CE1

Ferromagnetism is as old as the civilization, but it took the merging of Einstein theory of relativity and Quantum mechanics to provide its explanation. Exactly at a time where ferromagnetism and the spin of the electron were slowly but surely acquiring a smell of antiquity, spintronics was discovered and flourished - and still does - ... Read more about "From ferromagnetism to spintronics: attempt at a synthesis"
By Prof. Danilo Pescia, Laboratory for solid state physics, ETHZ
27FEB
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L’industrie de la construction en Suisse est face à un énorme challenge – celui de la numérisation des activités de la planification et l’exécution des ouvrages. Le futur dessine une nouvelle manière de travailler hautement interconnectée et collaborative, basé particulièrement sur les outils du Building Information Modeling. L’association « Bâtir digital Suisse » a été ... Read more about "Création du chapter Suisse romande de Bâtir digital Suisse"
By Prof. Bernd Domer, Prof. Benard Cache, Bernard Cherix
27FEB
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By Iñaki Abalos, architecte, Ábalos+Sentkiewicz, Madrid
28FEB
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  09:15-10:15 CIB - BI A0 448

Geometric group theory involves the study of groups as geometric objects, often via their (well-behaved) actions on (tractable) spaces, from which information about the group -- algebraic, geometric, algorithmic, etc. -- can be decocted. A major theme is that this method is particularly powerful when the spaces in question exhibit features of negative or nonpositive ... Read more about ""Generalised negative curvature and the geometry of groups""
By Dr. Mark Hagen (University of Cambridge)
28FEB
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  11:00-12:00 MED 2 1124 (Coviz2)

Graphene’s remarkable electronic properties arise from its peculiar electronic structure that is characterized by a linear dispersion around a band crossing point, forming the famous two-dimensional “Dirac cones”. In recent years, three-dimensional semi-metals have been discovered with 3D linear dispersions, forming the materials class of Weyl- and Dirac-semi-metals. Similarly, remarkable electronic properties such as the ... Read more about "Hunting Weyl Fermions in microstructured topological semi-metals"
By Dr. Philip Moll, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of ...
28FEB
  11:15-12:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The Zimmer Program is a collection of conjectures and questions regarding actions of lattices in higher-rank simple Lie groups on compact manifolds. For instance, it is conjectured that all non-trivial volume-preserving actions are built from algebraic examples using standard constructions. In particular, on manifolds whose dimension is below the dimension of all algebraic examples, Zimmer’s ... Read more about ""Lattice actions on manifolds and recent progress in the Zimmer program""
By L. E. Dickson Instructor Dr. Aaron Brown (University of Chicago)
28FEB
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"The division of networks and innovation" Résumé: Developing innovations often requires close collaboration between technologists and managers, who each in addition may call on their network connections to access information or influence decision-making. Exploiting a unique setting of R&D technologists and managers in a large multinational who are “partnered-up” in their pursuit of innovation, this ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Anne Ter Wal, Imperial College London"
28FEB
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  12:15-13:00 DIA005

Abstract: The presentation will give a detailed introduction into the technology behind the FemtoTools MEMS-based microforce sensors, covering the MEMS design, the fabrication and the readout of these sensors. Furthermore an introduction into the different micromechanical testing instruments of FemtoTools is given, outlining how these MEMS sensors are important for our competitive advantage In our ... Read more about "MEMS-Based Capacitive Microforce Sensing"
By Dr. Simon Muntwyler
28FEB
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: The islands of Japan are located on the hottest zone of the Ring of Fire, which is also called Circum-Pacific Belt where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. In addition, due to a monsoonal climate and summer typhoons, the islands of Japan receive quite a lot of rain which cause landslides, ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Prediction and Early-Warning System for Geo-hazard""
By Dr Hide Sakaguchi, Associate Executive Director, JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for ...
28FEB
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  13:30-14:30 MED 2 1124 (Coviz2)

The realization of new quantum effects in materials strongly depends on the discovery of compounds that can exhibit these effects. For example, although first predictions were made in the 70s, the field of topological insulators only really grew after topological materials were discovered that could be studied. In order to create new materials that exhibit ... Read more about "Guided Design of New Quantum Materials"
By Dr Leslie Schoop, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research ...
28FEB
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  14:15-15:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The transport equation describes the evolution of a distribution of particles moving along the flow of a prescribed smooth vector field. An accurate description of its solutions, even when the smoothness assumption is dropped, is motivated by several applications, among which the study of kinetic equations such as the Vlasov-Poisson system. Given a vector field ... Read more about ""The structure of transport equations and the Vlasov-Poisson system""
By Dr. Maria Colombo (ETHZ - ITS)
01MAR
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  08:30-09:30 MED 2 1124 (Coviz2)

Controlled spin-resolved transport is the holy grail of spintronics. A major breakthrough in condensed matter physics – the discovery of topological phases of matter (Nobel Prize in Physics 2016) – has opened perspectives to realize robust, spin-polarized transport on the surface of peculiar semiconductors, so called topological insulators (TIs). This phenomenon is intimately connected to ... Read more about "Topological Insulators: a New Playground for Spintronics"
By Dr Anna Isaeva, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
01MAR
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  09:15-10:15 CIB - BI A0 448

I will present in this talk some probabilistics model studied in physics, which are ill-posed from an analytic point of view due to a dramatic lack of regularity and where the classical tools of stochastic analysis fail to be applied. The aim of this talk is to present an approach to overcome this kind of ... Read more about ""Dynamic beyond criticality""
By Dr. Khalil Chouk (Technische Universität Berlin)
01MAR
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  11:00-12:00 MED 2 1124 (Coviz2)

Heterogeneous composites with intricate microstructures are widely spread in the natural world where they are needed to fulfil the specific functional demands imposed by their environment. Understanding the principles of the relationship between microstructure and properties has led to new conceptual designs for multifunctional composites. Additionally, strong mineral composites in living organisms or even dense ... Read more about "Advanced processing of inorganic materials: taking cues from natural materials"
By Dr Florian Bouville,  Complex Materials, ETH Zürich
01MAR
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  11:15-12:15 CIB - BI A0 448

We present a brief overview of the regularity theory for free boundaries in obstacle problems. We describe how a monotonicity formula of Almgren plays a central role in the study of the regularity of the free boundary in some of these problems. Finally, we explain new strategies which we have recently developed to deal with ... Read more about ""Regularity of free boundaries in obstacle problems""
By R. H. Bing Instructor Dr. Xavier Ros-Oton (University of Texas ...
01MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by compulsive behavior punctuated by anxiety-driven obsessive episodes. A genetic network based approach was utilized to construct a genetic landscape of human OCD related targets based on pathway (IPA; WebGestalt) and gene ontology analysis of 2 genome wide association studies (GWAS) of OCD which highlighted the role of 66 ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Insulin signaling and compulsivity: a translational perspective"
By Jeffrey Glennon, Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience, Donders Institute, Radboud University ...
01MAR
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Abstract With Intel’s $17.6B acquisition of Altera and the deployment of FPGAs in major cloud service providers including Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM, we are entering a new era of customized computing. In future architectures and systems, it is anticipated that there will be a sea of heterogeneous accelerators customized for important application domains, such as ... Read more about "Towards Accelerator-Rich Architectures and Systems"
By Dr Zhenman Fang, University of California Los Angeles
01MAR
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  14:15-15:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The Hard Lefschetz Theorem's importance extends far beyond algebraic geometry. In particular, many deceptively simple combinatorial conjectures seem depend on this mysterious theorem, but are only known to be true if the associated varieties satisfy the Lefschetz theorem by virtue of the Kaehler package. For instance, Gruenbaum conjectured that for any simplicial d-complex X embedded ... Read more about ""Beyond positivity""
By Dr. Karim Adiprasito (Hebrew University Jerusalem)
01MAR
  15:30-16:30 CH B3 31

Abstract: We show that the (twisted) derived category recognizes the three types of Enriques surfaces in characteristic 2. Read more about "(Twisted) Derived category of Enriques Surfaces in characteristic 2"
By Sofia Tirabassi (University of Bergen)
02MAR
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  08:30-09:30 MED 2 1124 (Coviz2)

BiFeO3 is a one of the very few room-temperature multiferroic materials [1]. Its rediscovery fourteen years ago was initially motivated by a possible application in electric-field controlled spintronics devices. Other important properties of BiFeO3 are its remarkable spontaneous polarization of 100 µC/cm² in the <111> pseudocubic direction, high Curie temperature of 1100 K and cycloidal ... Read more about "BiFeO3 for electronics, magnonics, photonics and beyond"
By Dr Manuel Bibes, Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales, Palaiseau ...
02MAR
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  10:00-10:30 SwissTech Convention Center

The value that an invention can create is largely dependent on the market that it seeks to address. In this talk, Marc Gruber will discuss which market opportunities inventors typically identify, which ones they systematically overlook, and how they can get a better overview of their opportunity landscape. The talk will finish with 10 minutes ... Read more about "Identifying Valuable Market Opportunities in Innovation"
By Marc Gruber - Vice-président pour l'Innovation à l'EPFL
02MAR
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  10:00-11:00 SwissTech Convention Center

There is a broad range of services for growth-oriented start-ups and SMEs looking to reach the market with their innovation, develop and finance an innovative idea further and exploit their research. This workshop held during the STIL, Salon des Technologies et de l'Innovation de Lausanne, will provide short and practical information about funding opportunities for ... Read more about "International Opportunities and H2020 funding for Swiss Start-ups and SMEs"
02MAR
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  10:15-11:15 CIB - BI A0 448

The theory of complex multiplication (CM theory) has found numerous applications in both modern number theory, arithmetic geometry and mathematical cryptology. In this talk, I will give a basic background on the BSD conjecture and outline the main ideas of the recent proof of the conjectural formula for elliptic curves of analytic rank 1. I ... Read more about ""CM-theoretic Aspects of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture and Curve-Based Cryptography""
By Prof. Dimitar Jetchev (EPFL)
02MAR
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By : Carsten Eickhoff - ETH Zurich IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Clinical research has never been more active and diverse than it is at this moment. Research efforts span national and cultural borders and broad online dissemination makes insights available at a global scale with ever decreasing latency. In the face of these developments, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Clinical Text Understanding and Decision Support"
02MAR
  10:30-11:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Find out first-hand how young entrepreneurs and people interested in setting up their own business can benefit from the CTI’s professional start-up coaching and wide range of courses. The talk will finish with 10 minutes of Q&A. In order to register, follow the link: https://goo.gl/forms/Ssj94Yqn7j8ikgcb2 Read more about "Support for start-ups and people interested in setting up a business"
By Marco Ruedi - CTI
02MAR
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  11:00-12:00 MED 2 1124 (Coviz2)

Breaking out of the common composition space to discover new chemistries is a difficult challenge in all materials disciplines, and many of the most notable materials classes under investigation today were discovered fortuitously. Experimental efforts often gravitate toward incrementally improving known chemistries through chemical substitution, doping, microstructure engineering, etc., as these efforts are more likely ... Read more about "Data-driven approaches to new thermoelectric material discovery"
By Dr Michael Gaultois, University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry, U ...
02MAR
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  11:15-11:45 SwissTech Convention Center

This conference will deal with the restoration of natural sense of touch for persons using prosthetic limbs. The talk will finish with 10minutes of Q&A. In order to register, follow the link: Read more about "WiseSkin for tactile prosthetics"
By Elena Daskalaki - CSEM
02MAR
  11:15-12:00 SwissTech Convention Center

This conference will deal with the main aspects of nuclear energy innovation. A brief discussion about future perspectives will take place afterwards. The talk will finish with 10 minutes of Q&A. In order to register, follow the link: https://goo.gl/forms/rsrYXaBRJXHWs6A33 Read more about "Is there a tomorrow for nuclear energy?"
By Energy BPT
02MAR
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  12:15-12:45 SwissTech Convention Center

How to help corporations strive towards aligning with SDGs? The importance of purpose: How to bring purpose at work and create a community of people and organizations aiming to have a positive and lasting impact on the world? How to create a large community of changemakers (create scale)Beyond crowdfunding? The talk will finish with 10 ... Read more about "Beyond Crowfunding"
By Patrick Vieljeux - Causedirect
02MAR
  12:30-14:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Testimonials of 2 successful startup founders who pushed their robotics projects out of Switzerland. The talk will finish with a Q&A session. In order to register, follow the link: https://goo.gl/forms/UPUyQbn67FprY2ii2 Read more about "Swiss robotics going global"
By National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Robotics
02MAR
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  13:00-13:30 SwissTech Convention Center

Energy harvesting solution based on PV for the distributed endpoints of the Internet of Things and wearable devices. The talk will finish with 10 minutes of Q&A. In order to register, follow the link: https://goo.gl/forms/D8TzrU3Ex3ewKe7P2 Read more about "Autonomy for wearables and IoT endpoints"
By Julien Bailat - CSEM
02MAR
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  13:45-14:15 SwissTech Convention Center

Globalization and rapid changes associated with Digital Business Transformation (DBT) have altered the landscape of the business environment. In this changing paradigm of business operations, companies need a management model that assists with effective decision making. Talk will finish with 10 minutes of Q&A. In order to register, follow the link: https://goo.gl/forms/kV6qyFUk8xwE8aGC3 Read more about "How to make efficient decision in the era of Big Data"
By Sylvain Felix - Smartcockpit
02MAR
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  14:15 ME D2 1124

Abstract The future is autonomous and cyber-physical systems will play a critical role in it. With their imminent integration and deployment into safety- and security-critical applications such as transportation, healthcare, and energy, it is important to ensure the resilience of these systems to attacks. Cyber-physical systems are a conglomeration of a variety of physical sensing, ... Read more about "Securing Next-generation Autonomous Cyber-physical Systems"
By Dr Aanjhan Ranganathan, ETH Zürich
02MAR
  14:30-15:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Founded in 2015, Advanon is the leading platform for SME financing in Switzerland and was recently awarded second best newcomer in the top 100 Swiss Startups. The FinTech startup recently raised CHF 13.5 million in equity and debt for the growth of its platform. Learn more about challenges that young companies meet on a daily ... Read more about "You want to start a business or work for a start-up - think twice"
By Daniel Abebe - Advanon
02MAR
  14:30-15:30 SwissTech Convention Center

The talk will finish with 20 minutes of Q&A. Read more about "Let's dream of a Lemanic Valley"
By David Delmi - Hardah
02MAR
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  15:00-16:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Towards a theory of Business Ecosystems" Abstract Given the recent surge of interest in “ecosystems” (often based on “platforms”) in strategy research, we critically investigate this literature. We consider the various conceptualizations, their common ground, and their contrasts. We examine the structure of relationships between ecosystem participants, and the degree of mutual adaptation, shape ecosystem ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Michael Jacobides, London Business School"
02MAR
By Luc Henry - Hackuarium 
02MAR
  15:15-16:15 CO 015

Vinogradov in 1937 proved the ternary version of the Goldbach conjecture, that every large odd integer can be written as a sum of three primes. In this talk, I will start with a historical account on some related problems and the underlying methods, and then describe a few new results related to the ternary Goldbach ... Read more about "Around Vinogradov's theorem"
By Fernando Shao (University of Oxford)
02MAR
By Darja Dubravcic, EPFL Bioinspired Projects Coordinator
02MAR
By Hervé Lebret - Innogrant
02MAR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series The current state-of-the-art material modeling tools allow for accurate in silico prediction of materials properties, and to some extent also prediction of material structures. However, these tools do not typically provide capability to discover structures with the desired properties nor they do guide experimental efforts to synthesize ... Read more about "Computational and Data-driven Discovery of Materials"
By Dr. Maciej Haranczyk
IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid, Spain
02MAR
  16:45-17:15 SwissTech Convention Center

Immersion in virtual reality is challenging the multisensory brain mechanisms underlying the integration of bodily signals that are building up the experience of perceiving the world from an embodied perspective. Recent progress in cognitive neuroscience of bodily self-consciousness were based on the ability of technology to manipulate these mechanisms; what I propose to explore is ... Read more about "Cognitive mechanisms behind presence and embodiment in virtual reality"
By Bruno Herbelin - CNP
02MAR
  17:30-18:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Alex co-founded TIND, a CERN spin-off, during his studies in 2013 — without having any prior startup or industry experience. TIND has since grown to become a global player with sales in 10 countries and prestigious customers like the United Nations, Caltech and UNESCO. The talk will be about the story of TIND as well ... Read more about "Dare to dream big: starting a high-tech startup as a student"
By Alexander Nietzold - Tind
03MAR
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  08:30-09:30 MED 2 1124 (Coviz2)

Ionic crystals play a crucial role in nearly every field of material science, ranging from well-established functional materials to highly exotic, cutting-edge research materials. In ionic crystals, bonding between the (inter)metallic atoms and ions, such as oxygen or nitrogen, gives rise to interactions which then manifest new and interesting behaviors. Control over the ion distribution ... Read more about "Controlling materials at the nanoscale with ion migration"
By Dr Dustin Gilbert, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg ...
03MAR
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  10:15-11:15 ME C2 405

It is well-known that primal first order algorithms achieve sublinear (linear) convergence for smooth convex (smooth strongly convex) constrained minimization. However, these methods encounter numerical difficulties when the primal feasible set is complicated, since they require exact projection onto this set. Algorithmic alternatives to convex problems with complicated feasible set are the dual first order ... Read more about "On the convergence of inexact projection primal first order methods for convex minimization"
By Ion Necoara, University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
03MAR
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We analyse a one-period general equilibrium asset pricing model with standard corporate finance frictions (cash-diversion). Incentive compatibility constraints imply that the market is endogenous incomplete. They also induce endogenous segmentation, as different types of investors hold different assets in equilibrium, and co-movements in asset prices. Equilibrium expected excess returns reflect two premia: a risk premium, ... Read more about "Incentive Constrained Risk Sharing, Segmentation, and Asset Pricing"
By Johan HOMBERT (HEC Paris)
03MAR
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By Professor Randall S. Johnson Ph.D., Department of Physiology, Development ...
03MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GCB330

The rapid growth of e-commerce has caused a significant increase in the volume that passes through the parcel delivery industry. Recent advances in the mobile computing technology created new opportunities to redesign the delivery process to make it more efficient and sustainable. Our idea is to utilize the journeys that regular people are making with ... Read more about "A crowdsourced physical internet for small parcels delivery"
By Dr Tal Raviv, Tenured senior Lecturer Industrial Engineering Dept, Iby ...
06MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By : Rustan Leino - Microsoft Research IC Faculty candidate Abstract : There will always be computer programs whose behavior doesn't have to meet any particular expectations. But there is an increasing number of computer systems whose correct functioning affects our society: vehicular operations, secure transactions in web browsers, storage of medical information, digital currencies, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Directions to and for verified software"
06MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

The boundary between metal and insulator remains a fruitful source of emergent phenomena in materials, ranging from oxides, to cold atoms. Typically the insulating side of this boundary is occupied by an electronic crystal (though often disordered), and at higher temperatures a polaronic liquid or bad metal. While the paradigm Hamiltonian for this transition involves ... Read more about "Interplay of charge and structure in transition metal oxides"
By Prof. Peter B. Littlewood, University of Chicago, USA
06MAR
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By Mario PENDE Institut Necker, Paris, France
06MAR
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  16:15-17:15 Auditoire CE1

Macroscopic phase coherence is one of the most remarkable manifestations of quantum mechanics, yet it seems to be the inevitable ground state of interacting many-body systems. In the last two decades, the familiar examples of superfluid He and conventional superconductors have been joined by exotic and high temperature superconductors, ultra-cold atomic gases, both bosonic and ... Read more about "Bose Condensation of Polaritons: A superfluid of light"
By Prof. Peter Littlewood, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago and ...
06MAR
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  17:30-20:00 EPFL, ODY

The International Institute for the Management of Logistics (IML), in collaboration with the Université Laval, GS1 Suisse & the company IPROS, organizes a exceptional event: « Digital transformation : what consequences for SMEs / SMIs » Each conference will be in bilingual (talk in French or English, slides in English or French) The event will ... Read more about "Digital transformation : what consequences for SMEs / SMIs"
By Philippe Wieser, Diane Poulin, Yan Cimon, Remy Glardon, Christos Tsagkalidis ...
07MAR
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

EPFL IMT Distinguished Lecture Series Abstract: In this talk, we describe the principle of operation of self-mixing interferometer, a new coherent configuration for the measurement of dimensional and kinematic quantities such as: displacement, distance, vibration amplitude, thickness, angle, and curvature, and also physical quantities like: coupling factors, line width, alfa-factor, and index of refraction. In ... Read more about "Self-Mixing Interferometry: a Universal Yardstick to Measure Almost Everything"
07MAR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA005

Abstract: The trend towards integration of microsensors in a broad variety of devices and contexts is flourishing. This trend results in abundant product innovations striving for superior energy efficiency, enhanced comfort and ubiquitous networks. Many of these innovations are dominantly triggered by progress in sensor miniaturization. In particular monolithic sensor systems comprising the sensor element ... Read more about "Smart microsensor systems for sensors solutions in a future world"
By Dr. Markus Graf
07MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: An overview is presented of high-resolution temperature observations above underwater topography in the deep, stably stratified ocean. The Eulerian mooring technique is used to monitor temperature variations by typically 100 sensors distributed over lines between 40 and 400 m long. The independent sensors sample at a rate of 1 Hz for up to one ... Read more about "EESS talk on "High-resolution observations of internal wave induced turbulence in the deep ocean""
By Dr Hans Van Haren, Senior scientist, Ocean Systems Sciences (OCS ...
07MAR
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  17:00-20:00 EPFL BC420

In nature, matter gives rise to existence. So what materials does nature use to make surfaces sensitive to light, to make structures that are lightweight but support heavy loads, to create membranes that prevent evaporation, to make structures that can break the toughest material without breaking itself? Even more puzzling is the question of how ... Read more about "Bioinspired Materials - Technology Apero"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
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Andre ...
08MAR
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  09:30-10:30 BC410

by Rustan Leino Abstract An SMT solver takes first-order formulas as input and provides impressive automation. But what if the problem at hand goes beyond first order? The Dafny program verifier provides well-founded functions, inductive proofs, and predicates defined as least and greatest fixpoints. It encodes properties of these into first-order logic in such a ... Read more about "Well-founded functions, induction, and extreme predicates in an SMT-based verifier"
08MAR
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  11:00-12:00 BC410

by Dr. Sergio Giro Abstract In the verification of systems that involve probabilities, it is crucial to study qualitative properties concerning the probability of certain events as, for instance, 'the probability that a failure occurs is less that 0.01'. In case the system under consideration is distributed, each of the components of the system might ... Read more about "Verification of distributed probabilistic systems under partial information"
08MAR
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  14:00-15:00 BC410

by Nikolaj Bjorner Abstract Many program verification, analysis, testing and synthesis queries reduce to solving satisfiability of logical formulas. Yet, there are several applications where satisfiability, and optionally a model or a proof, is insufficient. Examples of useful additional information include interpolants, models that satisfy optimality criteria, generating strategies for solving quantified formulas, enumerating and ... Read more about "Programming Constraint Services with Z3"
08MAR
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  15:30-16:30 CO 2

Deep convolutional networks provide state of the art classifications and regressions results over many high-dimensional problems including image, audio and bio-medical signal recognition, with spectacular results. They are able to approximate high-dimensional functionals without suffering from the curse of dimensionality. We shall review their architecture and concentrate on the analysis of their mathematical properties, which ... Read more about "Journée de Rham 2017 : Mathematical Mysteries of Deep Networks"
By Stéphane Mallat, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
08MAR
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  15:30-16:30 BC410

by Philipp Ruemmer Abstract Heuristics for discovering predicates for abstraction are an essential part of CEGAR-based software model checkers or Horn solvers. Picking the right predicates affects the runtime of a model checker, or determines if a model checker is able to solve a verification task at all. This talk will summarise some of our ... Read more about "The Quest for Systematic Predicate Abstraction"
08MAR
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  16:15-17:15 MXF1

A prominent focus of molecular science has been the understanding and design of functional molecules and materials. This brings about new challenges for theoretical chemistry. As the electron correlation problem prevails, we are faced with the necessity to obtain theoretical results of predictable accuracy for molecules of increasing size and number. Moreover, the molecular composition, ... Read more about "Interactive and Automated Exploration of Reaction Mechanisms"
By Prof. Markus Reiher, ETH Zurich
08MAR
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  16:30-17:30 BC410

by Bruno Marnette Abstract Numerous extensions of the Datalog language have been introduced to address the lack of expressive power of traditional Datalog. In particular, equality constraints and value invention have proven convenient in the context Data Exchange and DL-like reasoning. Adding such constraints to the Datalog language however leads to intractability, and a great ... Read more about "On the Real Expressive Power of Datalog Extensions"
08MAR
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This talk concerns a naive model of bicycle motion: a bicycle is a segment of fixed length that can move so that the velocity of the rear end is always aligned with the segment. Surprisingly, this simple model is quite rich. Here is a sampler of the problems that I plan to discuss. 1) The ... Read more about "Journée de Rham 2017 : Flavors of bicycle mathematics"
By Prof. Sergei Tabachnikov, Pennsylvania State University
09MAR
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The INTERREG project "IGNITION: Ingénierie & Innovation" presents the SMYLE Workshop on Energy, a collaboration between EPFL and FEMTO-ST The program is available here. Registration must be completed before the 3rd March, 2017. Read more about "Energy - SMYLE Workshop"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
Speakers: Prof ...
09MAR
  09:00-17:00 MC A1 272

EPFL MICROCITY, rue de la Maladière 71B, Grand Auditoire A1 272 The INTERREG project "IGNITION: Ingénierie & Innovation" presents the SMYLE Workshop on Energy, a collaboration between EPFL and FEMTO-ST Read more about "“Energy” SMYLE Workshop EPFL & FEMTO-ST"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
Speakers: Prof ...
09MAR
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By: Kevin Jamieson - UC Berkeley IC Faculty candidate Abstract : In many applications, data-driven discovery is limited by the rate of data collection: the skilled labor it takes to operate a pipette, the time to execute a long-running physics simulation, the patience of an infant to remain still in an MRI, or the cost ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Efficient scalable algorithms for adaptive data collection"
09MAR
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Since all-vanadium redox flow batteries offer the possibility to realize a cheap capacity storage in the range of hours, this technology offers a great potential to be used as such a district or village storage in the power range of single-digit MW. The objective of the large-scale ... Read more about "Project RedoxWind – development of a stationary all-vanadium redox flow storage"
By Dr. Peter Fischer
Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT)
Applied ...
09MAR
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Les Irrotationnels reviennent en 2017 pour une soirée-conférence exceptionnelle d'astrophysique, le jeudi 9 mars à 18h15 en CO1. Cette soirée est ​ouverte à tous et présentée par Michel Mayor et Laurent Eyer de l'Observatoire de Genève. Un petit mot sur les conférenciers et leur sujet de présentation : - Michel Mayor : Illustre astrophysicien, découvreur ... Read more about "AstroNight avec Michel Mayor et Laurent Eyer"
By Michel Mayor, Laurent Eyer
10MAR
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ONE-DAY RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZED JOINTLY BY EPFL AND TOKYO MEDICAL AND DENTAL UNIVERSITY (TMDU) 09:00 welcome, opening words 09.05 Diego Ghezzi (EPFL) Organic Neuroprostheses for Vision Restoration 09.35 Yuji Miyahara (TMDU) Detection of Biomolecular Recognition and Cell Functions using Bio-Transistors 10.05 Carlotta Guiducci (EPFL) Integrated Electrical Sensing for High-Throughput Bioanalytics 10.35 coffee break 11.00 Nobuhiko ... Read more about "BMBE2017 - BIOMATERIALS and BIOELECTRONICS Symposium"
By Six guest speakers from TMDU, six speakers from EPFL (more ...
10MAR
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By Gregor MATVOS (Chicago Booth)
10MAR
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We are now beyond the tipping point of a global energy transition. For the energy sector unprecedented speed of change poses a wide range of challenges for producers, utilities, policy makers and the involved financial sector. The energy sector is facing continuously evolving frontiers. Changing market dynamics, constantly evolving innovation and technology options, new business ... Read more about "The new energy realities - Navigating the triple transition"
By Prof. Christoph Frei
CEO and Secretary General of the World ...
10MAR
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10 March 2017: event “The NeighborHub in process” Visit the construction site, from 15h30 till 17h, at the smart living lab, Halle bleue, site de blueFACTORY. Website: www.swiss-living-challenge.ch/en/events Read more about "Visit the Solar Decathlon NeighborHub under construction"
13MAR
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By : Carmela Troncoso - IMDEA Software Institute IC Faculty candidate Abstract : The privacy concerns stemming from the pervasiveness of on-line services and mobile devices in our daily lives has put Privacy Technologies in the spotlight. Yet, despite the many years of research on these technologies it is still not well understood how design ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : The Systematic Design of Privacy Technologies"
13MAR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING(sandwiches served)Abstract: To be communicated.Bio: Mehmet Toner is Professor of Surgery (Biomedical Engineering) at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and is the founding director of the NIH BioMEMS Resource Center. Dr. Toner was born in Istanbul, Turkey in July 1958. Dr. Toner received a Bachelor of Science degree from ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Prof. Mehmet Toner, MD, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge ...
13MAR
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Electrochemical energy devices require materials which conduct charges, catalyze reactions at the interfaces and are stable under operating conditions. Multicomponent nanomaterials, wherein the different parts synergistically function together, are ideal candidates to satisfy such a demand for complexity, thus enabling technological progress in many applications. Our laboratory uses colloidal chemistry to tailor-make highly tunable hybrid ... Read more about "Colloidal chemistry to build materials-by-design for energy applications"
By Prof. Raffaella Buonsanti, EPFL
13MAR
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SEMINAR SERIES: Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Read more about "Regulation of adipose tissue plasticity"
By Christian WOLFRUM ETH Zürich, Switzerland
13MAR
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By Hans Kollhoff, architecte, Kollhoff Architekten, Berlin
14MAR
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Future intelligent mechanical, aerospace and civil structural systems will be able to “feel”, “think”, and “react” in real time based on high-resolution state-sensing, awareness, and self-diagnostic capabilities. They will be able to sense and observe phenomena at unprecedented length and time scales allowing for superior performance and adaptability, increased safety and resilience, optimal control, reduced ... Read more about "Towards Future Intelligent Structural Systems via Bio-inspired State-sensing and Awareness"
By Dr. Fotis Kopsaftopoulos, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University ...
14MAR
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Abstract: Viruses are the most abundant entities in aquatic ecosystems and play important roles in the nature, such as contributing to the global biogeochemical cycles or promoting gene transfer between organisms and species. A small fraction of the viruses present in water are instead capable of infecting human species and represent major source of disease ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Viruses as pollutants of aquatic ecosystems: on the edge of die-off and survival""
By Dr Anna Carratalà Ripolles, scientist, LCE (Environmental Chemistry Laboratory), ENAC ...
14MAR
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The haptic (touch) sensations felt when interacting with the physical world create a rich and varied impression of objects and their environment. Humans are capable of gathering a significant amount of information through touch with their environment, allowing them to assess object properties and qualities, dexterously handle objects, and communicate social cues and emotions. Humans ... Read more about "Realistic and Intuitive Haptic Feedback for Communication in Virtual and Real-World Environments"
By Dr. Heather Culbertson, Department of Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University - USA
15MAR
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Additive manufacturing could significantly improve medical and wearable devices through individual customization, yet improved materials and processes are needed to realize this potential. I will discuss two novel additive techniques in which an understanding of the molecular and macroscale process properties enables significant enhancement of product mechanics and other functionality. To begin, I will describe ... Read more about "Engineering Additive Manufacturing Processes Across Length Scales for Future Medical and Wearable Devices"
By Dr. Sebastian Pattinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of ...
15MAR
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Soft robots are constructed from compliant materials, resulting in machines that can safely interact with the natural environments. Given their inherent compliance, they are particularly suitable for exploring and interacting with unstructured environments, and manipulating soft, delicate, and irregular objects. These properties make soft robots particularly promising for biomedical applications, such as wearable and medical ... Read more about "Soft robots for delicate and effective interactions with humans: multi-scale soft biomedical robots"
By Dr. Tommaso Ranzani, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard ...
15MAR
  17:15-19:30 GC C330

Cette réunion se fera en présence de la Direction EPFL qui souhaite rencontrer les professeurs et MERs de la Faculté ENAC. Read more about "Conférence des Professeurs et MERs ENAC mars 2017"
By Doyenne Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Président Prof. Martin Vetterli, autres membres ...
16MAR
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A networking event between research labs from STI and industry. The event will allow industrial partners to learn about the state of the art of research in the different institutes, to meet professors, to introduce themselves to students and to be informed about the various financing tools of the Commission of Technology and Innovation (CTI). ... Read more about "STI Industry Day"
By A wide range of STI faculty members
Speakers: Mario Paolone ...
16MAR
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Design methods are essential for engineering products from scientific principles, especially in healthcare where biomechanical complexity often makes product development challenging. Here, computational and human-centered design methods are developed for motor protein nanotechnologies and 3D printed tissue scaffolds. Agent-based motor protein simulations are developed and validated with wet-lab studies. Simulations demonstrate that complex nonlinear behavior ... Read more about "Computational and human-centered design for complex biomechanical systems and 3D printed structures"
By Dr. Paul Egan, Laboratory of Orthopaedic Technology, ETHZ
16MAR
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Many problems of interest in systems and control can be formulated in the framework of convex optimization by using convex relaxation techniques. A well-known example is the use of the l_1-norm as a substitute for the so-called l_0-norm in order to enhance sparseness in a parameter vector. We will discuss how to use the l_1- ... Read more about "Convex relaxation techniques and model predictive control for autonomous driving of heavy trucks"
By Bo Wahlberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Bio: I ...
16MAR
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Within mitochondria, the biogenesis of the respiratory chain complexes (I to IV), is a highly coordinated process. Cox2 is a mitochondrial-encoded central subunit of the complex IV. Using yeast as a model system, we find that the ribosome receptor Mba1 forms a ribosomes-nascent chain complex with ribosome translating Cox2 and the Cox2 chaperone Cox20. We ... Read more about "New insights into mitochondrial Cox2 biogenesis"
By Isotta Lorenzi, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany
16MAR
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A broad spectrum of applications, such as power systems operation, manufacturing, anomaly detection and security, can be viewed as decision-making problems in uncertain and dynamic environments. This class of problems is naturally formulated in an optimization framework whose exact solution is often intractable. In this seminar, we consider tractable randomized counterparts of these programs. We ... Read more about "From Data to Decisions in Large Scale Dynamical Systems"
By Dr. Peyman Mohajerin Esfahani, Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology
17MAR
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Food intake is a highly complex behavior controlled by a series of neural circuits containing specialized neuronal cell types. Proopiomelanocortin (POMC)-expressing neurons of the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus play a major role in the regulation of energy balance and are therapeutic target for the treatment of obesity. POMC neurons are classically considered as key drivers of ... Read more about "mTORC1 signaling orchestrates bimodal control of food intake by hypothalamic POMC neurons"
By Dr. Daniela Cota Group "Energy Balance and Obesity", INSERM U1215 ...
17MAR
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Persistence of growth revisited: An Exploratory Analysis on US Large Corporations" Going back to Penrose (1959), scholars have been interested in the sources of firm growth. Indeed, this is a topic that is not only of deep scholarly interest, but also pervades the minds of practitioners. Yet, despite numerous quantitative studies (for a review, see ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Marco Grazzi, University of Bologna"
17MAR
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Sediment replenishment (or gravel augmentation) is becoming a popular restoration measure in rivers affected by a sediment deficit and paved, notably in the Alps and their surroundings. The aim of this talk is to introduce a few examples where this measure has been experimented focusing on feedbacks to learn from these experiences and promote adaptive ... Read more about "Sediment replenishment : a few feedbacks on implementation and monitoring issues"
By Prof. Dr M. Hervé Piégay, Géographe, CNRS - National Centre of ...
20MAR
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By : Aurojit Panda - UC Berkeley IC Faculty candidate Abstract : Modern networks do far more than just deliver packets, and provide network functions -- including firewalls, caches, and WAN optimizers — that are crucial for scaling networks, ensuring security and enabling new applications. Network functions were traditionally implemented using dedicated hardware middleboxes, but ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : A New Approach to Network Functions"
20MAR
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Carbon materials – highly porous, partially graphitic, and hetero-doped – are rising electrodes in electrochemical devices for energy storage. This is a curious twist of history: for many millennia carbon was mostly a low-value energy source, only good for burning up. These days, we find carbon electrodes in power sources as diverse as batteries, fuel ... Read more about "Rational design of microstructure, composition, and electrocatalysis in carbon materials"
By Dr. David Eisenberg, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology
20MAR
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By Bart STAELS Institut Pasteur de Lille, France
21MAR
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The organismal stress response is an integrated physiological and behavioral response to actual or perceived threat to homeostasis. The brain plays a central role in orchestrating these stress responses via many interacting circuits in the forebrain, hypothalamus and brainstem. This seminar will discuss prominent hypothalamic mechanisms that integrate distinct brainstem monosynaptic inputs required for the ... Read more about "Cortical and subcortical mechanisms of stress adaptation and pathology"
By Sriparna Ghosal  Department of Psychiatry and Neurobiology, Yale University School ...
21MAR
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Abstract: Stream metabolism describes the amount of carbon produced and turned over at the ecosystem level. Both ecosystem respiration (ER) and gross primary production (GPP) are driven by a number of controlling variables, including water temperature and hydrology. Using continuous measurements of ecosystem metabolism, I will discuss the patterns and processes of ecosystem metabolism across ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Ecosystem metabolism and carbon fluxes in a sub-alpine stream network""
By Dr Amber Ulseth, SBER Short biography:
Amber J. Ulseth is ...
23MAR
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Hydrogen is recognized as a potential and extremely interesting energy carrier, which can facilitate efficient utilization of unevenly distributed renewable energy. Furthermore, hydrogen has an extremely interesting chemistry and form compounds with most elements in the periodic table and with a variety of different types of bonds. ... Read more about "Multi-functional energy storage materials"
By Prof. Torben R. Jensen
Department of Chemistry
Aarhus University, Denmark    
23MAR
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The FSRM - Instant-Lab horological colloquiums alternatively focus on the measure of time, horological craftsmanship and the watch industry. They allow the watchmaking and academic communities to meet at presentations by distinguished personalities in each of these universes. The talks are also destined for young people, university students and the general public. With a background ... Read more about "1st FSRM - Instant-Lab horological colloquium"
By François Junod, Automatier - Sculpteur
23MAR
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In the postgenomic era, one expects the suite of chemical players in a brain region to be known and their functions uncovered. However, many cell-to-cell signaling molecules remain poorly characterized and for those that are known, their localization and dynamics are oftentimes unknown. A suite of small-scale measurement approaches are described that allow the investigation ... Read more about "The chemical characterization of the brain: from new measurement tools to new neurochemical insights"
By Jonathan V. Sweedler, University of Illinois, USA
24MAR
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By Aydogan ALTI (University of Texas)
27MAR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING(sandwiches served)Abstract: To be communicatedBio: Post-doc (1996) University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada; D.H. Boal and E.A. Evans, advisers; Fellow in Statistical Biophysics Ph.D. (1993) University of California, Berkeley, and University of California, San Francisco, California; N. Mohandas, adviser; Thesis in Cell Membrane Biophysics B.S. Highest ... Read more about "From Nano to 'Self' and Making Macrophages Eat Cancer: Engorge, Accumulate, and Differentiate"
By Prof. Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
27MAR
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Droplet microfluidics, in which micro-droplets serve as individual reactors, has enabled a range of high-throughput biochemical processes. Although the physics of single drops has been studied extensively, the flow of crowded drops or concentrated emulsions—where droplet volume fraction exceeds ~80%—is relatively unexplored in microfluidics. Ability to leverage concentrated emulsions is critical for further increasing the ... Read more about "Order and CHAOS*: collective behavior of crowded drops in microfluidic systems"
By Prof. Sindy Tang, Standford University, USA
28MAR
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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 Dr. Nicolas Abelé
29MAR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: To be announced . Bio: Trained as both a physician and engineer, Dr. Bhatia has pioneered technologies for interfacing living cells with synthetic systems, enabling new applications in tissue regeneration, stem cell differentiation, medical diagnostics and drug delivery. Her multidisciplinary team has developed a broad and impactful range of ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Sangeeta Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D, Koch Institute for Integrative ...
29MAR
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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 ...
30MAR
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By Professor Gerard EVAN, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK
30MAR
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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 ...
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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By Prof. Jonas Peters, University of Copenhagen
03APR
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By Nicola ZAMBONI ETH Zürich, Switzerland
04APR
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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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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""
05APR
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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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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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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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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"
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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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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
10APR
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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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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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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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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
11APR
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Professor Jensen’s research is at the interface between synthetic chemistry, biology, biophysics, medicinal chemistry, and nanobioscience. A starting point is often new synthetic methodology, including reagents for solid-phase synthesis and for chemoselective chemistry on carbohydrates, peptides and proteins. Recent examples include the use of abiotic ligands to control the quaternary architecture of proteins, and new ... Read more about "Half-Life Extension of Biopharmaceuticals using Chemical Methods"
By Prof. Knud Jensen, University of Copenhagen
11APR
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Abstract: Apix-Analytics (http://www.apixanalytics.com/), the leader in Nano-Sensor (NEMS) based gas chromatography (GC) system is a start-up company from CEA-LETI and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) founded in December 2011. The presentation will present why NEMS resonators offer a unique breakthrough technology in the GC field and will discuss how the key challenges such as ... Read more about "APIX: NEMS-based gas chromatograph"
By Dr. Eric Colinet
11APR
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Abstract: The accumulation of (micro)plastic in the environment has recently received considerable research attention and, through broad media coverage, raised interest also of the general public. One avenue to overcome plastic accumulation is to replace persistent polymers by biodegradable polymers, particularly in short-term applications. These include many agricultural uses, such as mulch filming, for which ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The fate of biodegradable polyesters in soils – linking polyester structure to degradability""
By Dr Michael Sander, Research Group Leader, Environmental Chemistry, ETHZ

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By Jonathan Sergison, architect, Sergison Bates, London
13APR
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series The last 30 years have seen the steady and exhilarating development of powerful quantum simulation techniques, often based on density-functional theory, to understand, predict, or even design the properties of complex molecules or materials. Since these simulations are performed without any experimental input or parameter they can ... Read more about "The Times They Are a-Changin': A New Age for Computational Materials Science"
By Prof. Nicola Marzari
Laboratory of theory and simulation of materials ...
20APR
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Polymer:fullerene blends have attracted attention as efficient organic photovoltaic (OPV) materials promising over 10% power conversion efficiency. In this talk, I present results obtained with a variety of ultrafast spectroscopic techniques (transient absorption, terahertz and electro-modulated differential absorption spectroscopy) that have allowed to correlate the mechanism of ... Read more about "Charge generation in organic solar cell blends"
By Prof. Natalie Banerji
Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science,
University of ...
20APR
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Philip A. Cole obtained his BA summa cum laude from Yale University and his MD degree and a PhD in bio-organic chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. His research uses chemical approaches to study cell signal transduction hormonal control of circadian rhythm and gene regulation. In addition, his lab is interested in understanding the basis for ... Read more about ""Chemical approaches to sorting out protein post-translational modifications""
By Philip Cole, Professor and Director of the Department of Pharmacology ...
24APR
  10:30-11:30 SV1717

Obesity is characterized by excessive fatty acid (FA) conversion to triacylglycerol (TAG) and fat accumulation in adipose tissues, afflicting a large population worldwide. However, how signaling networks sense FAs and connect to the stimulation of lipid synthesis is poorly understood. Here, we show that homozygous knock-in mice carrying a single point mutation of acetyltransferase Tip60 ... Read more about "TIP60-mediated lipin 1 acetylation links fatty acid sensing to adiposity"
By Yang Li Xiamen University
Fujian Province, China.
24APR
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURES in NEUROPROSTHETICS Depending on which kind of information needs to be retained in working memory, and dependent on what exact mental transformation this information has to undergo, different working memory sub-processes will be necessary. These sub-processes are supposed to be implemented within different cortical networks. But how are these networks coordinated? How is ... Read more about "Slow Frontal-Midline Oscillations as a Gear-Box in the Brain"
By Prof. Paul Sauseng, Department of Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, Germany
24APR
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Nonlinear optical processes are known to be weak in bulk materials and extremely small at the nanoscale since they mainly scale with the volume. Here I will show several strategies to maximize nonlinear optical signals in nano-oxides with Perovskite crystalline structure and in III-V nanowires. First, I will demonstrate how we enhance second-harmonic generation (SHG) ... Read more about "Beyond plasmonics: oxide and semiconductor nanomaterials for enhancing nonlinear optical signals"
By Prof. Rachel Grange, EPFZ
24APR
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SEMINAR SERIES : Trends in Physiology and Metabolism (Bio-682) Read more about "Non-coding genome function and diabetes"
By Jorge FERRER Imperial College, London, UK
24APR
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By Stéphanie Bru, Alexandre Theriot & Adrien Verschuere, architectes, Bruther + Baukunst ...
25APR
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Abstract: Mining, smelting, and use of tungsten (W) have increased rapidly in the past few decades, but recently the US EPA declared this element an “emerging contaminant of concern,” because it is likely a carcinogen. Despite the health concerns, remarkably little research has yet addressed the environmental transport and fate of tungsten. As dissolved tungsten ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Tungsten isotopes as a probe of reactions governing environmental transport of a toxic heavy metal""
By Dr Laura Wasylenki, associate professor (visiting professor @EML-EPFL), Sesame Lab ...
26APR
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In addition to producing energy, mitochondria perform a number of biochemical and signaling functions. Recent evidence suggests that, like neurons in neural networks, mitochondria sense, integrate, and signal. Mitochondria thereby transmit information about external stressors and translate it into molecular and physiological responses. To understand how this influences gene expression and multisystemic neuroendocrine responses to ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // The power to sense and signal: Mitochondrial regulation of stress responses"
By Martin Picard, Dept of Psychiatry and Neurology, Division of Behavioral ...
27APR
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Organised by the PhDs in Transitions Network After the successful PhDs in Transitions Conference at Greenwich University in April 2016, we proudly present the follow-up meeting, the 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference 2017 “Sustainability Transitions: Theory and Practice“ 27-28 April, 2017 – at the EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland. The conference is organized by the “PhDs in ... Read more about "2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference 2017: "Sustainability Transitions: Theory and Practice""
27APR
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Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is a monoamine that has various functions in both neuronal and non-neuronal systems. Recent studies revealed that peripheral 5-HT plays an important role in metabolic regulation in peripheral tissues. Inhibition of 5-HT synthesis reduced the weight gain and improved the metabolic dysfunction in a diet-induced obesity mouse model. Pharmacological inhibition of ... Read more about "Serotonin as a new therapeutic target for diabetes mellitus and obesity"
By Chang Myung OH, Department of Internal Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical ...
27APR
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By Frank McCormick, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF ...
27APR
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In this tutorial, we first present two renown statistical inference methods: The Maximum Likelihood Estimator and the Maximum Entropy Principle. We show how these estimators can be modeled as Kullback-Leibler divergence minimization problems, and therefore interpreted geometrically as information projections. We then present the basic construction of dually flat Shannon spaces and describe some useful ... Read more about "What is an information projection? An invitation to information geometry"
By Frank Nielsen, Professeur at Ecole Polytechnique, France.
https://www.lix ...
27APR
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Natural products and synthetic small molecules are central players in chemical biology studies. Drug substances can perturb cellular processes underlying diseases, thereby enabling the discovery of biological targets suitable for therapeutic intervention. Small molecules have been shown to accurately tune protein and nucleic acids functions in reversible and dose-dependent manners with valuable temporal resolution. Hence, ... Read more about "An iron hand over cancer stem cells"
By Prof. Raphael Rodriguez, Institut Curie, Paris
28APR
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By Jianqing FAN (Princeton)
01MAY
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Biological cells are pervaded by a dense biopolymer network of fibrous proteins, collectively termed the cytoskeleton. The exact structures comprising this composite network are majorly important for the mechanical properties of the cells, which in turn support their physiological function. The cytoskeleton consists of three filamentous systems, actin filaments, microtubules and intermediate filaments (IFs) along ... Read more about "Cytoskeletal intermediate filaments - from Self-Assembly to Cell Mechanics"
By Prof. Sarah Köster, University of Göttingen, Germany
01MAY
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By Grahame HARDIE University of Dundee, UK
02MAY
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Abstract: High-elevation catchments are highly dynamic systems which are undergoing rapid hydrological changes. Seasonally, headwaters are responsible for the transport of large volumes of runoff and sediment (fine and coarse) to the downstream channel network, which tend to adjust to the upstream-imposed liquid and solid fluxes. Predicting how mountain rivers will change under different future ... Read more about "EESS Special talk on "Sediment Supply: The Underrated Ruler in Bedload Transport""
By Dr Francesco Comiti, Associate professor, River Basin Group, Faculty of ...
03MAY
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By Luca Giomi, Benoit Ladoux, Julia Yeomans
03MAY
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During the last decade, many scientists developed and deployed ‘’smart- pebbles’’ in fluvial (and other rapidly changing environments) in an attempt to monitor sediment dynamics. In parallel, Inertial Measurements Units (IMUs) have been tested in laboratory experiments focusing mainly on fluvial single grain entrainments and sort-term motions (simulating either costal or river hydrodynamics). Despite the ... Read more about "What smart pebbles can and cannot do: A discussion on the common notions regarding IMU sensors and the prospect of using them in (fluvial) geomorphological research."
By Georgios Maniatis   
03MAY
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By Sheena Josselyn, Department of Physiology, The Hospital for Sick Children ...
03MAY
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Programme (encore provisoire) 16:30 Bienvenue 16:35 Année propédeutique - Cours de mise à niveau: les premiers chiffres 16:50 Informatique au gymnase: quelles compétences ? 17:45 - 18:45 Atelier 1 pour les enseignants de maths: formation continue (formation HEP, stages scientifiques à l’EPFL,…) Atelier 2 pour les enseignants de physique: formation continue (idem) 19:00 Buffet dinatoire ... Read more about "Rencontre 5 à 7 entre les enseignants en mathématiques et physique des gymnases romands et les enseignants de l’EPFL"
04MAY
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Hydrogen is a vital element in the energy transition. While sustainable energy sources such as solar and wind plants will power the planet, this energy needs to be converted in chemical bonds to provide storage, fuel and resources to our future energy system. Hydrogen is the most ... Read more about "Hydrogen based materials research"
By Prof. Bernard Dam
Materials for Conversion and Storage,
Faculty of ...
05MAY
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By Guillaume ROCHETEAU (University of California at Irvine)
08MAY
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Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanic Garden, University of Freiburg, Schänzlestr. 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany, Competence Network Biomimetics, Freiburg Centre for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT) and Freiburg Materials Research Centre (FMF) During the last decades biomimetics has attracted increasing attention as well from basic and applied research as from various fields of industry, architecture ... Read more about "Tapping the wondrous world of plant structures and functions for bio-inspired materials research"
By Prof. Thomas Speck, University of Freiburg, Germany
08MAY
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By Jean-Claude MARTINOU University of Geneva, Switzerland
08MAY
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Metasurfaces based on sub-wavelength patterning have major potential for realizing arbitrary control of the wavefront of the diffracted light by achieving local control of the phase, amplitude and polarization. High performance metalenses in the visible and applications to ultracompact spectrometers and chiral imaging will be discussed along with vortex plates, spin to orbital angular momentum ... Read more about "Metaoptics: Structured Light with Metasurfaces"
By Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard University
09MAY
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"Framing the Double Bottom Line: Social Enterprises and the Efficiency of Impact Investing Portfolios" Abstract The "impact investing" approach seeks both financial returns and positive impact on society. Impact investing portfolios frequently include investment in social enterprises that achieve a combination of financial and social returns. We investigate behavioral aspects of these choices: given the ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Matthew Lee, INSEAD"
11MAY
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Abstract: The integration of microsystems and, in particular, of MEMS devices continues to be a key element of many high technology application areas. If the devices themselves are crucial elements for innovation, their integration in a complete microsystem are essential for their successful commercialization. Hence development of 3D integration and packaging technologies are of the ... Read more about "Packaging and hybridization, the valorization of MEMS technologies"
By Dr. Michel Despont
11MAY
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By Professor Gabriele BERGERS Department of Oncology, University of Leuven, Belgium
11MAY
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Crystal engineering is a broad area of research that focuses on methods of designing and/or optimizing materials for diverse applications in fields spanning from energy to medicine. The ability to selectively control crystallization to achieve desired material properties requires detailed understandings of the thermodynamic and kinetic factors ... Read more about "Identifying New Paradigms in Crystal Engineering for Energy and Biomedical Applications"
By Prof. Jeffrey Rimer
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
University ...
12MAY
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By Annette VISSING-JORGENSEN (Berkeley Haas)
16MAY
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Abstract: Carbon is essential in providing dietary energy from the base to the top of all food chains. To date, most of the food web research evaluates the nutritional value of food on an elemental basis, including bulk C, N, P, and essential micronutrients such as Si, Ca, Mg, S, Fe, etc. The trophic fate ... Read more about "EESS talk on "'All carbon is equal, but some is more equal' – differences in dietary carbon utilization across food webs""
By Dr Martin Kainz, Group Leader, Aquatic Lipid Research and Ecotoxicology ...
17MAY
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Classically the brain is considered to have a simple relationship with glucocorticoids either maintaining normal function in the basal state or responding in short, medium and long time domains to increased levels of hormone during acute or chronic stress.It is now becoming apparent that thee is a much more dynamic interaction taking place even during ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Glucocorticoids and the Brain - what does the brain actually see?"
By  Stafford L. Lightman, Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and ...
18MAY
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ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Organic and recently particularly hybrid (perovskite) thin-film solar cells are progressing very fast, showing extraordinary performance. However, there is still a lack of fundamental understanding of charge carrier transport and recombination losses in these types of solar cells. The charge carrier lifetime and the mobility are two ... Read more about "Advanced spectroscopy of organic and hybrid photovoltaic materials and thin-film solar cells"
By Prof. Vladimir Dyakonov
Experimental Physics, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy ...
19MAY
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By Stijn VAN NIEUWERBURGH (NYU Stern)
19MAY
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By Prof. Micheal Strano Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachussetts Institute of ...
22MAY
24MAY
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The development of adequate modeling tools for the dynamical evolution of market prices and interest rates is of strategic importance for the financial industry and is at the core of the interests of much academic research. These models are, for example, the first building blocks in the construction of pricing and hedging tools and of ... Read more about "School and Workshop on Dynamical Models in Finance"
By Topic 1:
Polynomial Models in Finance
by Damir Filipovic (EPFL ...
22MAY
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Antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials have natural resonance frequencies in the sub-THz to THz frequency range. Thus, it is tempting to use antiferromagnets as active layers in THz-frequency spin-torque nano-oscillators (STNOs). However, a familiar mechanism of spin-transfer torque (STT) damping compensation used in ferromagnetic (FM) STNOs [1] does not work for the AFM materials. In the AFM ... Read more about "THz-frequency auto-oscillator based on a bi-axial antiferromagnet driven by pure spin current"
By Prof. Andrei Slavin, Oakland University, USA
22MAY
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Cosmological observations and the dynamics of the Milky Way provide strong evidence for an invisible and dominant mass component, that so far reveals its presence only by its gravitational interaction. If the dark matter is made of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), it can be directly detected via elastic scattering from nuclei in ultra-low background, ... Read more about "Illuminating the dark: direct searches for cold dark matter in the Milky Way"
By Prof. Laura Baudis, University of Zürich
23MAY
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The Research Day 2017 brings together senior and junior researchers from all three institutes to share new insights, get inspired from invited speakers and engage in fruitful discussions across the disciplines represented in the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering. A detailed program will be communicated in March 2017. Read more about "ENAC Research Day"
By Dean's office ENAC
23MAY
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Abstract: A growing area of interest in ecological research lies in the effects of changes in climate on biological communities and the effects of changes in biological communities on weather and climate. Climate conditions often are measured by ecologists as time series either with meteorological measurements recorded at weather stations or with environmental sensors at ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Multivariate Time Series Models for Environmental Applications based on Latent Stochastic Processes""
24MAY
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By Guofu ZHOU (Washington University)
24MAY
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By Manuel Mameli, Ecole des Neurosciences, Paris, France
From January 2017 ...
29MAY
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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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By Evan WILLIAMS ETH Zürich, Switzerland
29MAY
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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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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""
31MAY
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By Ashraf Al-Amoudi, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Bonn, Germany  
01JUN
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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)
02JUN
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By David BATES (Iowa University)
02JUN
By Etudiants de Master, 1e année SIE
02JUN
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By Prof. Thomas Bein Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
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 ...
07JUN
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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
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 ...
09JUN
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By Kent DANIEL (Columbia University)
12JUN
13JUN
  Hôtel Royal Savoy Lausanne

More details to come very soon. Read more about "EcoCloud Annual Event 2017"
13JUN
14JUN
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Bien des professionnels reconnus se trouvent régulièrement freinés par le petit Imposteur qui sommeille en eux : insatisfaction ; doutes chroniques; peurs irraisonnées du jugement. Même à l’âge adulte, on peut renforcer, réparer, protéger une estime de soi défaillante et gagner en liberté. Read more about "Formation "Renforcer son estime de soi""
By Fabienne Brügger
19JUN
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING(sandwiches served)Abstract: To be communicatedBio: J. Christopher Love is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT. He is also an Associate Member of the Broad Institute, and an Associate Member at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Love earned a ... Read more about "Title to be announced "
By Prof. J. Christoper Love, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA ...
22JUN
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By Dr. Maria BLASCO Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain
06SEP
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Created to further energy efficiency in the built environment, the international CISBAT conference offers a dynamic scientific exchange platform in fields ranging from nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications to urban energy systems. Read more about "CISBAT 2017 - Future Buildings & Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale"
02OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be communicated Bio: Prof Dek Woolfson took his first degree in Chemistry at the University of Oxford in 1987. He then did a PhD at the University of Cambridge followed by post-doctoral research at University College London and the University of California, Berkeley. After 10 years ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Prof. Dek Woolfson, University of Bristol, Bristol (UK)
05OCT
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By Professor Richard MARAIS, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the University ...
11OCT
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By  Ewelina Knapska, Laboratory of Emotions Neurobiology, Nencki Institute of Experimental ...
16OCT
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be communicated Research Description: Basic cell culture techniques have changed little in almost a century. By far the most dominate format for cell culture is the Petri dish or similar (e.g. multi well plate). Slowly this is beginning to change as our ability to create materials, ... Read more about "Title to be announced"
By Prof. David Beebe, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
24OCT
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SUPER EARLY BIRD Registration EXTENDED until MARCH 15th, 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; Registration ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 : Frontiers in Metabolism"
By A wide range of experts in the domain.

Speakers: See ...
15NOV
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The BMI-Kaloy Prize Award is given in recognition of an exceptional work in neuroscience, biology, physics, or psychology, which confirms, refutes or elucidates a theory of epistemology or the philosophy of mind. The amount of the BMI‐Kaloy Prize is US$ 10,000 Deadline for application - April 30, 2017 Information for Applicants Applications should consist of: ... Read more about "The BMI-Kaloy Prize 2017"
By BMI-Kaloy Prize Awarardee
23NOV
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  16:30-20:00 CM2

A CECAM Celebration of Simulation & Modeling 16.30 CECAM Lecture Prof. Erik Lindhal, Stockholm University, Sweden “Modeling Experiments in Simulations and Simulations in Experiments: Combining Biomolecular Simulations with Low Resolution Measurements” https://www.cecam.org/upload/Flyer-Erik.pdf 17.45 Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize Award Ceremony The Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the field of microscopic simulation ... Read more about "A CECAM Celebration of Simulation & Modeling"
20DEC
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By Alain Buisson, Neuropathologies and Synaptic Dysfunctions, Neurosciences Institute, Grenoble, France

Cultural events

22FEB
31MAY
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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"
07MAR
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The bandoneon is a wind musical instrument with a keyboard, considered as a free reed instrument. Coming from Germany, it is first destined to play folkloric songs in central Europe. It is only at the end of the 19th century that the bandoneon reaches Argentina. The instrument then becomes the emblem of tango. Michael Zisman ... Read more about "Michael Zisman - introduction to the bandoneon"
By Michael Zisman
08MAR
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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"
09MAR
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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 - Première demie-finale"
14MAR
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Three young musicians with Iranian origins enlighten Persian traditional music with their talent. It is impossible to not succumb to their feminine complicity and coolness. Real virtuosos, they offer an intoxicating rhythm mixing lutes (tar and setar), ghanun (table zither) and tomb (percussion). Their performances are built upon the subtle râdif codes, where intense rhythmical ... Read more about "Trio Chakam - Persian traditional music"
By Trio Chakam: Sogol Mirzaei, Vahideh Eisaei, Saghar Khadem
15MAR
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As part of the Printemps de la Poésie 2017, the EPFL Library organizes a round table in partnership with the Maison d'Ailleurs. "Quelle poésie pour l’humanité augmentée ? Alain Damasio, entre poésie et science-fiction". Wednesday 15th March - Rolex Forum - 7.30pm The honor guest, Alain Damasio, is a must-read sci-fi author, whose second book ... Read more about "Quelle poésie pour l'humanité augmentée ? Wednesday 15th March"
21MAR
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For this concert, the Geneva Brass Quintet invites the virtuoso pan flute player Michel Tirabosco for a journey between Argentina, the country of Tango, and the Balkans, completely in line with the music cherished by Emir Kusturica. Lionel Jaquerod (trumpet) Lionel Walter (trumpet) Christophe Sturznegger (horn) Vincent Métrailler (trombone) Eric Rey (tuba) Michel Tirabosco (pan ... Read more about "Midday concert - Between Argentina and the Balkans"
By Geneva Brass Quintet & Michel Tirabosco
21MAR
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The Ig Nobel Awards honor research that makes people laugh, then think. With Marc Abrahams Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research Ludwig Huber (University of Vienna) 2011 Physiology Prize Winner — "Absence of contagious yawning in tortoises" Hynek Burda (University of Duisburg-Essen and Czech University of ... Read more about "Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2017"
By Marc Abrahams, Ludwig Huber, Hynek Burda, Alessandro Pluchino
22MAR
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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"
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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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"
14APR
17APR
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Notre grande LAN de printemps se déroulera du 14 au 17 avril ! Site Web PolyLAN Read more about "PolyLAN 29"
26APR
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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"
10MAY
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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"
24MAY
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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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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"
05NOV
31JUL
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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
14FEB
20MAR
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Five modules put up within the EPFL’s Rolex Learning Center explain the origins of modern manga through texts and images. At first, the manga results from the collision between Japanese and Occidental aesthetics and ideas. Today, it is a whole independent sector of publishing which influences artists everywhere in the world. Let’s take the time ... Read more about "The history of manga - exhibition"
By La Maison d'Ailleurs
20FEB
22AUG
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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"
21FEB
11MAR
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Dans cette exposition, tous les livres cités par Aldo Rossi dans son ouvrage L’Architecture de la Ville paru en 1966 sont rassemblés et rendus accessibles. Read more about "The Books of the Architecture of the City"
02MAR
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Organised for the 4th time, Lausanne’s Innovation and Technology Exhibiton (STIL) aims to be the next interactive billboard of the latest technologies and scientific research. Come and discover a hundred booths and assist to twenty talks by the big players in innovation. In order to do so, startups, companies, speakers and research laboratories come to ... Read more about "Salon des Technologies et de l'Innovation de Lausanne"
By EPFL Association
04MAR
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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 March 4th, 2017 - at 14h00 and at 15h30 Saturday April 1st, 2017 - at 14h00 and at 15h30 These visits are free ... 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
01APR
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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

27FEB
By Martin REHAK
28FEB
By Jaehyun CHO
02MAR
  19:00 SG 294.22

Thesis director : Prof. B. Marchand Architecture and Sciences of the City doctoral program. Thesis 7454 Read more about "The Big Building - Housing and Complex Design Strategies"
By Marta MEIRA BRANDÃO
03MAR
  16:00 IDIAP - Rue Marconi 19 - Salle 106 - 1920 Martigny

Thesis directors : Prof. H. Bourlard , Dr Ph. N. Garner Electrical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7520 Read more about "Intonation Modelling for Speech Synthesis and Emphasis Preservation"
By Pierre-Edouard Jean Charles HONNET
03MAR
  17:00 Auditorium CE 1 2

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Rinaldo , Prof. E. Bertuzzo Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7565 Read more about "Spatially explicit modeling of cholera epidemics"
By Flavio FINGER
03MAR
By Hamed KAZEMI
03MAR
By Valentina FAVERO
03MAR
By Marlène Audrey Bertille LEROUX
06MAR
By Eugene BURMAKO
09MAR
By Nandkumar Harshan KOLLARA
09MAR
By Francesco Maria VELOTTI
10MAR
By Christos KALAITZIS
10MAR
  17:00 ELA 2

Thesis director : Prof. S. Takahama Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7578 Read more about "On the functional group composition of organic aerosol"
By Giulia RUGGERI
10MAR
By Hao ZHUANG
10MAR
By Nicolino STASIO
10MAR
  17:30 Auditoire CE5

Thesis directors : Prof. H. Vogel , Prof. K. Johnsson Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 6960 Read more about "Miniaturized single-cell analyses for biomedical applications"
By Loïc Arvind Roger ARM
14MAR
  11:00 Max Planck Institute for Intelligent systems, Room 6Q-R05 - Heisenbergstrasse 3, 70569 Stuttgart, Al

Thesis directors : Prof. J. A. Hubbell , Prof. J. Spatz Biotechnology and Bioengineering doctoral program. Thesis 7392 Read more about "Group Decisions Influence Emergence and Regulation of Leaders during Collective Migration of Epithelial Cells"
By Medhavi VISHWAKARMA
17MAR
  17:00 Auditorium CE 1 4

Thesis director : Prof. B. M. J. Deveaud Physics doctoral program. Thesis 7603 Read more about "On the physics of multimode polaritons"
By Claudéric OUELLET-PLAMONDON
20MAR
By Albano António DE ABREU E PRESA DE CASTRO E SOUSA
24MAR
By Cem ALPER
24MAR
By Sriniketh SRINIVASAN
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
11APR
By Kristina VAKLINOVA
12MAY
By Saifeldin Nasser Mohamed Ibrahim SHEHATA

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

02MAR
  17:15 CE1 4

Dimitrios Lignos : 17:15 : Collapse Risk Assessment of Steel Structures: Accomplishment & Future Challenges. Paolo Tombesi : 18:15 : Construction. Of what? Read more about "Leçons inaugurales des prof. D. Lignos et P. Tombesi"
By Dimitrios Lignos et Paolo Tombesi seront présentés par Marilyne Andersen ...
07MAR
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Le domaine des capteurs et actionneurs miniaturisés a connu un développement spectaculaire ces dernières décennies avec actuellement une production mondiale annuelle de plusieurs milliards de composants. Ce développement a été possible grâce à l’utilisation de matériaux comme le silicium et de procédés de production proches de la micro-électronique, telle que la micro- et nano-fabrication. Les ... Read more about "Le défi des capteurs et actionneurs miniaturisés dans un monde de plus en plus connecté"
By Prof. Nico de Rooij, EPFL
17MAR
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Magnetic materials played an essential role in the increasing needs in nonvolatile data storage during the recent decades. Still, the emergence of smart and handheld devices has led to new storage concepts that have replaced the existing magnetic technology. They offer faster data processing, low power consumption and avoidance of mechanical parts. Recent discoveries such ... Read more about "Magnonics – putting a new spin on microwaves"
By Prof. Dirk Grundler, Institute of Materials and Institute of Microengineering ...
28APR
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Les antennes, des dispositifs capables d’émettre et recevoir des ondes électromagnetiques, ont connu un développement spectaculaire dans les dernières décennies, grâce à l’introduction des nouvelles bandes de fréquences (microondes, ondes millimétriques, Terahertz) et à l’essor des nouvelles technologies (antennes planaires imprimées, intégration sur chip, impression 3D…), combinées avec l’introduction des matériaux toujours plus flexibles et ... Read more about "40 ans d’antennes à l’EPFL et dans le monde"
By Prof. Juan R. Mosig, EPFL

Movies

01MAR
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La rentrée a commencé lundi et déjà, vous regrettez votre canapé, votre ordinateur et les anime de Crunchyroll ? Et bien on a le plaisir de vous annoncer que les projections PolyJapan reprennent ! Et on commencera par l'anime "The Tatami Galaxy", dont voici le synopsis : "Lors d'un soir d'automne, un collégien en dernière ... Read more about "The Tatami Galaxy : projection gratuite"

Management Board meetings

Miscellaneous

20JAN
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Le International Create Challenge est maintenant ouvert pour la phase d'enregistrement Read more about "ICC'2017"
27FEB
22MAR
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Do you want to share your passion for science with a lay audience? Sign up for the Famelab International science slam competition! Participants should amaze audience and jury with a 3-minutes scientifically accurate and original talk, understandable to the general public. The competition is open to all young natural scientists and engineers working or living ... Read more about "Swiss Famelab 2017: call for participation"
28FEB
  19:00 CM 2

Audition pour rejoindre l'orchestre de chambre des étudiants EPFL et UNIL. Programme Printemps 2017 Schubert, Symphonie n° 6 Beethoven, Egmont: Ouverture Dvořák, Romance pour violon et orchestre Ken Lila Ashanti, Konzertmeisterin et violon solo Afin de compléter notre orchestre, nous recrutons les instruments suivants : violon, alto, hautbois, clarinette, basson, cor d'harmonie, trompette, percussions (timbales). ... Read more about "Audition"
28FEB
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Tu aimes aller au-delà des séries d’exercices et appliquer ton savoir théorique dans des projets du monde réel ? Octanis est fait pour toi ! Venez-nous voir tous les mardis soir dans le nouveau bâtiment MED au troisième étage. Pour avoir une idée de ce que l'on fait déjà (rover, nichoirs pour chouettes, téléphone portable...), ... Read more about "Octanis Open Night"
03MAR
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To help you design a course that facilitates student learning having your material as a starting point. Read more about "Course Design"
08MAR
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In this workshop, we explore the potential of clickers for learning and discuss the challenges related to questioning in class, in particular the design of 'good' questions and the use of polling results for generating interactivity in class. Read more about "The art of questioning: teaching with clickers"
10MAR
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To help you develop your potential as a speaker and as a lecturer. Read more about "Effective Lecturing"
By Silke Mischke & Ingrid Le Duc
14MAR
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  09:00-12:00 salle BI A2 468

This workshop has two facets - writing 'good' multiple choice questions and how to format the exam to use the automatic correction system at EPFL. The core workshop runs from 9-12h, but an extension to 13h is available to those who would like to remain to further test the software and to create nominative exam ... Read more about "Writing and Correcting multiple choice exams"
By Roland Tormey & Pierre-Olivier Vallès
21MAR
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What strategies can I use to increase student participation? What potential advantages for student learning? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: explain the importance of using interactive teaching strategies; select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives; construct effective interactive teaching scenarios. Read more about "Effective Interactive Teaching"
By Silke Mischke
29MAR
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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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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"
11APR
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Le salon de recrutement dédié au génie civil aura lieu le 11 avril 2017 à l'ETHZ. AEGC et le comité d'organisation vous offrent les frais du transport. Merci de vous inscrire en cliquant sur le lien. Read more about "Salon de recrutement "Kontakttreffen Hönggerberg""
25APR
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A l'occasion des 100 ans de l’association des Ingénieurs-Géomètres Suisses, venez découvrir le monde de la chasse géo-trésor, du cinéma GPS, des mini-drones et de la topométrie les métiers. La devise: dépasser les limites. Bienvenue au GEOSchoolDay à Lausanne et introduction au concours "La géomaticienne / le géomaticien 2017" Tours d'atelier Les domaines professionnels et ... Read more about "Journé GEO"
By Michel Kasser, Christian Sailer, Claudio Carneiro
04MAY
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What technologies are available at EPFL to teachers to support learning? How can they be used to provide additional learning resources for students? How can they be used to provide feedback on student learning to teachers and to students? Read more about "Effective ICT"

Academic Calendar

14MAR
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One day, for following classes : 2nd year Bachelor and 1st year Master of all Sections Read more about "Study trip"
14APR
23APR
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From Friday 14th April until Sunday 23rd April 2017 Read more about "No courses (Easter holidays)"
15APR
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Deadline for submitting Master on-line applications which will be taken into account in the 2nd round of admissions Read more about "Master applications -  2nd deadline for file submission"
15APR
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30APR
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EDAR: doctoral program in architecture and sciences of the city EDCE: civil and environmental engineering EDCH: chemistry and chemical engineering EDEE: electrical engineering EDEY: energy EDMA: mathematics EDME: mechanics EDMI: microsystems and microelectronics EDPR: manufacturing systems and robotics EDPY: physics Read more about "Online application deadline for prospective PhD students in the EDAR, EDCE, EDCH, EDEE, EDEY, EDMA, EDME, EDMI, EDPR and EDPY doctoral programs"
01MAY
05MAY
 

Interruption of lectures and exercises for the AR, GC and SIE sections, 4th semester Read more about "ENAC Week"
05MAY
 

For sections secretaries, deadline for validation of enrolments for Bachelor and Master program examinations for Summer 2014 Read more about "Validation of enrolments for examinations"
11MAY
 

Deadline for the announcement by the sections to the Academic Registrar's Office Read more about "Specialisations passed by PDM students"
15MAY
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Deadline for submitting new applications for a grant from the EPFL social commission Read more about "Application for a grant"
19JUN
08JUL
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Summer session 1st year, Bachelor Cycle and Master Cycle examinations for all sections Read more about "Summer session examinations"
28JUN
30JUN
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EDBB: doctoral program in biotechnology and bioengineering EDMS: doctoral program in molecular life sciences EDNE: doctoral program in neuroscience Read more about "Hiring days in the EDBB, EDMS and EDNE doctoral programs"
25JUL
 

Admission for holders of foreign secondary studies certificates Read more about "Bachelor Admissions Board"
21AUG
08SEP
 

For exchange or master students, for newly enrolled doctoral students and for Swiss German and Swiss Italian students Read more about "Start of French classes"
04SEP
06SEP
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EDAR: doctoral program in architecture and sciences of the city EDCE: civil and environmental engineering EDCH: chemistry and chemical engineering EDEE: electrical engineering EDEY: energy EDMA: mathematics EDME: mechanics EDMI: microsystems and microelectronics EDPO: photonics EDPR: manufacturing systems and robotics Read more about "Online application deadline for prospective PhD students in the EDAR, EDCE, EDCH, EDEE, EDEY, EDMA, EDME, EDMI, EDPO and EDPR doctoral programs"
15SEP
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Morning : information, activities. Afternoon : welcoming by Sections Read more about "Welcome day for new students"
07OCT
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Journée magistrale and graduation ceremony for all sections Read more about "Graduation Day"
09OCT
13OCT
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Meetings for students and companies. Companies presentations, conferences, workshops (mon, tue, wed, fri) Read more about "EPFL Forum - companies presentations and workshops"
10OCT
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Presentations and exhibition stands during EPFL Forum. Read more about "StartUP Day"
12OCT
13OCT
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Companies presentations, stands, job interviews. Continuation of meetings for students and companies, workshops Read more about "EPFL Forum - stand fair"
24NOV
 

For sections secretaries, deadline for validation of enrolments for Bachelor and Master examinations for Winter session Read more about "Validation of enrolments for examinations"
24NOV
 

Deadline for the announcement by the sections to the Academic Registrar's Office Read more about "Specialisations passed by PDM students"
01DEC
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Deadline for submitting proposed modifications to study plans and regulations for the next academic year Read more about "Submissions of modifications to study plans"
15JAN
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Deadline for submitting Master on-line applications which will be taken into account in the 1st round of admissions Read more about "Master applications -  1st deadline for file submission"
15JAN
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EDAR: doctoral program in architecture and sciences of the city EDCE: civil and environmental engineering EDCH: chemistry and chemical engineering EDEE: electrical engineering EDEY: energy EDFI: finance EDMA: mathematics EDME: mechanics EDMI: microsystems and microelectronics EDMT: management of technology EDMX: materials science and engineering EDPR: manufacturing systems and robotics Read more about "Online application deadline for prospective PhD students in the EDAR, EDCE, EDCH, EDEE, EDEY, EDFI, EDMA, EDME, EDMI, EDMT, EDMX and EDPR doctoral programs"
15JAN
03FEB
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For 1st year, Bachelor and Master from all sections Read more about "Winter session examinations"
22JAN
26JAN
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EDBB: doctoral program in biotechnology and bioengineering EDMS: doctoral program in molecular life sciences EDNE: doctoral program in neuroscience Read more about "Hiring days in the EDBB, EDMS and EDNE doctoral programs"
22JAN