Conferences - Seminars

27MAR
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By Anna Suter, Suter+Partner Architekten, Berne
28MAR
29MAR
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  09:00-12:30 MED 0 1418

Tuesday 28 March 2017 – Room MED 0 1418 09:00 Corrado Gisonni Full Professor, Scuola Politecnica e delle Scienze di Base - Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy Hydraulics & Hydraulic Engineering: from fluid phenomena to solid solutions 09:45 Koen Blanckaert Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Eco-Hydro-Morphological Processes in ... Read more about "Hydraulics"
By A range of experts in the domain
28MAR
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  12:15-13:00 Auditoire CM 5

A Break & Brain talk What are the promises and pitfalls of nanotechnologies when it comes to health? Prof Francesco Stellacci, head of the Supramolecular Nanomaterials and Interfaces Laboratory - Constellium Chair, at EPFL, will give us his views. Read more about "Nanotechnology and Health"
By Francesco Stellacci
28MAR
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By Dominique Gauzin-Müller, architecte, écrivaine, Stuttgart
29MAR
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  10:15-12:15 LE 010

The ACTIVE INTERFACES interdisciplinary research project, lead by the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (EPFL LAST), is conducted in the framework of the National Research Programme "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70) of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). It aims at bringing a relevant contribution to the "Energy Strategy 2050". Through a holistic approach - ... Read more about "ACTIVE INTERFACES PhD Seminar"
By 10.15 – 10.25: Welcome greetings and presentation of the ...
30MAR
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  14:00-15:00 ME B1 B10

The draft tube of a hydraulic turbine is the turbine element located downstream of the runner. It has a divergent shape in order to convert the residual kinetic energy leaving the runner into pressure and thus increase the specific energy transfer to the runner. The performances of low head bulb turbines are highly influenced by ... Read more about "Analysis of head losses in a bulb turbine draft tube by means of unsteady numerical simulations"
By Sylvia Wilhelm, Grenoble Institute of Technology/ Ense3, Laboratoire LEGI
03APR
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  13:30-20:00 Rolex Forum EPFL

Want to embark on a journey into the future where Virtual and Augmented Realities will shape our societies in healthcare, education, engineering and entertainement ? The 2017 Innovation Forum Lausanne (IFL) annual conference aims at inspiring the next generation of scientists-entrepreneurs with the latest advances in Virtual and Augmented Realities (VR/AR)! Come and join our ... Read more about "Virtual & Augmented Realities - How they are shaping our future"
03APR
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By Martin Rauch, entrepreneur spécialiste du pisé, Schlins, Autriche
04APR
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  11:15-12:30 GC C2 413

Floods are without doubt the most significant natural hazard, causing important damages and economic losses. In mountains basins, it is well known that rivers are not carrying just clear water during floods, but significant volume of sediment (both suspended and bedload), and in forested areas, large amounts of instream wood can be also transported. The ... Read more about "Floods in forested mountain rivers, is it all clear water? The role of organic load in fluvial ecosystems"
By Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva
04APR
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

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

Conférence dans le cadre de l'exposition Pisé Présentation suivie d’un débat sur le potentiel constructif de la terre avec Roger Boltshauser, Corentin Fivet, Pierre Frey et terrabloc Read more about "Engineering the earth"
By Guillaume Habert, ingénieur des matériaux, professeur ETH Zurich
06APR
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  09:30-19:00 Lieu exact à déterminer

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

Le Laboratoire de Relations Humaines-Environnementales dans les Systèmes Urbains (HERUS) et ses partenaires de la faculté ENAC de l’EPFLsont heureux de vous inviter au Workshop : Potagers Urbains et Bien-être, qui se tiendra à l’EPFL le 6 avril 2017 De nombreuses villes de Suisse, dont Lausanne, ont développé une politique pour l’aménagement d’espaces dédiés à ... Read more about "Workshop: Potagers urbains et bien-être / Urban gardening and well being"
24OCT
26OCT
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  STTC

EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL & EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus in Lausanne-Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center. Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 - Free entrance, ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 : Frontiers in Metabolism"
By A wide range of experts in the domain.

Speakers: See ...

Exhibitions

20MAR
24JUN
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  Archizoom

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

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

A l’occasion du centième numéro de "L’Astronomie", la Bibliothèque de l’EPFL vous invite à un voyage dans le temps au cœur d'une exposition à voir jusqu'au 22 août 2017 dans les vitrines de livres anciens du Rolex Learning Center. Une visite guidée est proposée le mardi 28 mars 2017 de 17h à 18h sur inscription. ... Read more about "Visite guidée de l'exposition "L'Astronomie""

Thesis defenses

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

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

27MAR
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  17:15-19:00 CO2

Le lundi 27 mars 2017 à 17h15, auditoire CO2, auront lieu les leçons inaugurales des Professeurs Nicola Braghieri et Paolo Tombesi qui seront présentés par la Professeure Marilyne Andersen, doyenne de l'ENAC. 17h15: N. Braghieri. Vrai, faux, vraisemblable. La figuration de l'architecture entre plagiat et révolution 18h15: P. Tombesi. Construction. Of what? Read more about "Leçons inaugurales des prof. Braghieri et Tombesi"

Management Board meetings

Miscellaneous

28MAR
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  19:15-22:00 MED 32215

Octanis provides a place for curious and creative minds to embark on exploratory, technical missions around the world. Our objective is to distill our findings into pragmatic solutions and inventions, accessible to everyone. Come to join us every Tuesday, on the third floor of the MED building. To see what we have done (rover, owl ... Read more about "Octanis Open Night"
06APR
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  09:00-12:30 salle BI A2 468

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

Internal trainings

22FEB
10APR
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  17:15-21:00

Startup Essentials by venturelab is a series of workshops covering the know-how and tools required to accelerate the development of your project. Our workshops are based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Located at top academic institutions (EPFL, ETHZ), Startup Essentials are open to master ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"
30MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Fribourg

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

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

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) campaign aims to help the Associated Countries to Horizon 2020, especially those that recently signed the association agreement, to improve their participation in submitted and successfully evaluated proposals. Agenda: 09:00 – 09:30 Coffee / Registrations 09:30 – 09:40 Welcome Prof. Andreas Mortensen, Vice President for Research, EPFL 09:40 – 10:00 ... Read more about "[MSCA I WORKSHOP]"
04APR
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  09:00-12:00 CM1 121

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

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

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

Call for proposal

31JAN
30MAR
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The enable-InnoSeed ENAC call for projects is a joint initiative of ENAC School and the enable Program of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) aiming to ease the path to commercialization of promising innovation projects stemming from ENAC. This call is open to ENAC researchers who have submitted or wish to do so, an invention or ... Read more about "Enable-InnoSeed ENAC joint call 2017"
13MAR
30APR
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Please take note that PSI (Paul Scherrer Institute) takes the responsibility to promote talented young scientists and engineers after a career break by providing fellowships for returning to science. This program was launched in 2009 for women as “Förderprogramm für Wiedereinsteigerinnen”. In 2015 it was also awarded to the first male fellow and is now ... Read more about "PSI Career Return Program - open call"
31MAR
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The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Overseas Researchers provides opportunities for young and excellent postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. Submission deadline: 31 Mars 2017 Funding : A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations) A ... Read more about "[JSPS I FELLOWSHIP]"
01APR
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The Simons Foundation’s Mathematics and Physical Sciences (MPS) division invites applications for its new Targeted Grants in MPS program. Rationale: The program is intended to support high-risk projects of exceptional promise and scientific importance on a case-by-case basis. Projects in the areas of Mathematics, Theoretical Computer Science and Theoretical Physics are funded. How to Apply: ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL | RESEARCH FUNDING] Simons Foundation Targeted Grants in Mathematics and Physical Sciences"
01APR
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The CTI accepts application-oriented projects in any research-based innovative field. Applications can be submitted at any time but at least 14 days before each evaluation meeting. The exact application deadlines can be found in the following document: CTI evaluation meeting 2017. The Swiss Federal Offices (Federal office for the Energy, for the Environment, for the ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL / RESEARCH FUNDING]"
By Divers bailleurs de fonds nationaux
01APR
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The foundation funds education, exchange, cooperation and environmental studies, scientific and practical projects, initiatives for capacity building of Organizations and knowledge transfer. - Research domains funded: http://www.stiftung-mercator.ch/de/foerderung/faq/ - Project duration: 1-3 years - No maximum amount awarded - Rolling call, applications (2 pages) can be submitted in english, ideally at least 9 months prior to ... Read more about "[ROLLING CALL I RESEARCH FUNDING] Stiftung Mercator"
By STIFTUNG MERCATOR
03APR
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The SNSF Project Funding is aimed at experienced researchers working in Switzerland who wish to obtain funding for a project of their own. The research topic can be chosen freely. Submission deadlines: 03.04.2017 Funding: Unlimited amount Duration: Up to 4 years For more information and application : Please have a look at the SNSF's website. ... Read more about "[SNSF PROJECT FUNDING I RESEARCH FUNDING]"