Conferences - Seminars

02MAY
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By Prof. Luis Teixeira, Host-microorganism interactions lab, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência ...
02MAY
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

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 ...
02MAY
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  14:00-15:00 MED 0 1418

Recent years have seen various new approaches to low-order modelling of turbulent fluid flows. These include the resolvent-based approach, Koopman/DMD modes and recurrent solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations. These approaches are all related. The resolvent framework, which has roots in control theory, will be explained in some detail. One lasting theory has proposed that the ... Read more about "Low-order modelling of turbulent structure and statistics"
By Prof. Ati Sharma
03MAY
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  11:15-12:30 GC C2 413

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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  12:30-14:00 LE 010

Aleksis DIND will be the speaker of the day and his presentation is entitled "WORKING SPACE – an innovative modular timber construction system for the sustainable vertical extension of office buildings". The axis Integrated Design, Architecture and Sustainability (IDEAS) is a joint initiative of both the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID) and Laboratory of ... Read more about "WORKING SPACE – an innovative modular timber construction system for the sustainable vertical extension of office buildings"
By Aleksis DIND
04MAY
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  Médiathèque du Valais, Sion

INTERVENANTS Pour le Canton du Valais Bienvenu et introduction - Jacques Melly, Chef du Département des transports, de l’équipement et de l’environnement (DTEE) Intervenants - Philippe Venetz, Chef du Service de bâtiments, monuments et archéologie (SBMA), Architecte cantonal - Christophe Valentini, architecte au SBMA Observateur et possible interlocuteur - Raphaël Mayoraz, Géologue cantonal Pour l’EPFL ... Read more about "MUTATION DU BÂTI RURAL"
By 15 étudiant(e)s de la Faculté de l'environnement ...
04MAY
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  08:30-17:00 Bern

Swiss Quantum Day Research and technology based on quantum mechanics has gained momentum and attracted funding from both the public and private sector in the recent years. This impacted also the Swiss large and vibrant research and innovation community in this field. The future European FET Flagship initiative on Quantum technology aims at harnessing and ... Read more about "[SWISS QUANTUM DAY I WORKSHOP]"
04MAY
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  18:30-20:00 Hôtel Continental, place de la Gare 2, Lausanne

L'Académie suisse des sciences techniques (SATW) s'interroge sur l'avenir de notre mobilité sous l’angle ferroviaire. Après la polémique de la 3e voie et avec le changement de nos habitudes de transport, la Suisse romande constitue un véritable laboratoire à ciel ouvert. Une table ronde réunit Nuria Gorrite cheffe du Département des infrastructures et des ressources ... Read more about "Léman 2030 quel avenir pour les trains?"
By Vincent Kaufmann, directeur du LASUR, et autres
05MAY
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  12:15-13:15 CE1103

The primary focus of this research is to investigate the potential of a recently proposed criterion for the precise identification of the hydrodynamic conditions responsible for the onset of entrainment of coarse grains. Knowledge of such near critical flow conditions is important for a variety of applications ranging from environmental hydraulics (such as protection of ... Read more about "Assessing the capacity of turbulent flows to conduct geomorphic work"
By Prof. Dr Manousos Valyrakis, Lecturer in Water Engineering, School of ...
08MAY
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  17:15-20:00 CM 4

Depuis sa sélection officielle pour la compétition Solar Decathlon US 2017 en février 2016 en tant que Swiss Team, ce projet, intitulé Swiss Living Challenge, s’est développé à un rythme soutenu (voir couverture par les médias ici), et sa construction a commencé en automne 2016 sur le site de blueFactory, où se développe l’antenne fribourgeoise ... Read more about "Swiss Living Challenge : Solar Decathlon 2017"
By Marilyne Andersen, Doyenne de l’ENAC; les étudiants Swiss Living ...
09MAY
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  16:30-18:30 BC 420

All the ENAC community is welcome to attend this public contest session, encourage candidates and vote for their favourite pitches! Grasp this opportunity to learn from the feedbacks of a Venture kick mentor, (re)discover the InnoSeed ENAC program and practice pitching at the aperitif :o REGISTER HERE TO ATTEND THE CONTEST (audience) InnoSeed ENAC offers ... Read more about "InnoSeed ENAC CONTEST: PITCH YOUR IMPACT in 120sec"
09MAY
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By Laetitia Fontaine, Ingénieure des matériaux, CRAterre, Genoble
15MAY
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  08:30-16:00 SV 1717

The purpose of this meeting is to hear from a range of cryo electron microscopy experts about the capabilities and recent achievements in this exciting and rapidly growing field. Read more about "Cryo-EM Symposium 2017"
By Ohad Medalia (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Gaia Pigino (Max Planck ...
15MAY
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  08:30-16:00 SV 1717

The purpose of this meeting is to hear from a range of cryo electron microscopy experts about the capabilities and recent achievements in this exciting and rapidly growing field. Read more about "Cryo-EM Symposium 2017"
By A wide range of experts from around the globe
Speakers ...
16MAY
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  11:30-13:30 BC 420

ESA BIC Switzerland Info Event Information session on European Space Agency Business Incubation Center, Switzerland Launch ideas. Push gravity. Read more about "European Space Agency - Business Incubation Center"
16MAY
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

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 ...
16MAY
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By Stéphanie Bru, Alexandre Theriot, Bruther, Paris & Adrien Verschuere, Baukunst ...
23MAY
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  08:30-17:30 Foyer et hall SG

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. Detailed program Read more about "ENAC Research Day"
23MAY
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  12:45-13:45 SG 0213

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 "Special ENAC Research Day & EESS talk on "Multivariate Time Series Models for Environmental Applications based on Latent Stochastic Processes""

Cultural events

01MAY
19MAY
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  00:01-23:59

From May 1 to 19, take action for a sustainable campus and participate in Act for Change - Staff challenge! Sign-up today! Create a team of 3 to 6 people and register on act4change.epfl.ch until April 30 The challenge is open to all employees, including PhDs From May 1 to 19, select your actions on ... Read more about "ACT FOR CHANGE - Staff Challenge 2017"

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"

Thesis defenses

05MAY
  16:00 Room GR B3 30

Thesis directors : Prof. A. J. Wüest , Dr D. Bouffard Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7569 Read more about "Oxygen depletion in Lake Geneva"
By Robert Vincent SCHWEFEL
05MAY
By Aurelia Isabel CUBA RAMOS

Management Board meetings

Miscellaneous

25APR
07MAY
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  00:01-23:59

This year, the annual mobility survey takes place between Tuesday, 25 April and Sunday, 7 May 2017. Everyone will receive an invitation e-mail with a link to participate. The survey only takes a few minutes to answer and all contributors will participate in a random draw. Prizes are: 1x bike BMC Alpenchallenge AC01 105 worth ... Read more about "EPFL Mobility Survey 2017"
01MAY
30JUN
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Bike to Work 2017 is here! We cordially invite you to participate in this new edition. In May and June, come on campus by bike! Our goal is to beat last year’s record, with 525 participants and a total distance of 131'539 km! In addition to many prizes, participants will get invitations to special events ... Read more about "Bike to work 2017"
02MAY
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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"
04MAY
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  09:00-12:30 CEDE

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"
04MAY
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  13:00-17:00 MXF 014

Free workshop Come and join us for a couple of hours to learn about simulation! Get an overview of the latest ANSYS Multiphysics simulation tools available today with real situation examples. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction to ANSYS Multiphysics · Structural analysis · Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) · Electromagnetics (EM) - ... Read more about "Discover multiple physics in ANSYS"
By Markus Bonda, CADFEM Academics Switzerland
09MAY
12MAY
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  09:00-18:00 STCC

La conférence européenne de navigation se tiendra à Lausanne du 9 au 12 mai 2017. Ce sera une occasion unique de s’informer sur les derniers développements en navigation par satellites avec un accent particulier sur le programme européen Galileo. Les principaux acteurs de la Commission Européenne, de l’Agence spatiale Européenne (ESA), de l’Agence Européenne du ... Read more about "European Navigation Conference - ENC2017"
By Le programme technique est disponible: ICI
17MAY
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  09:30-17:30 Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois (CHUV)

The Life Science Career Day is back for its 6th edition with great deal to offer and a key goal: get your Life Science career started! Once again, BSNL, UNIL-CHUV and LNAM joined their efforts to organize the biggest Life Science career fair in Romandie. Join LSCD 2017! WHERE: CHUV in the heart of Lausanne ... Read more about "Life Science Career Day 2017"
By Marco Rüedi, MD, eMBA, eMMM; Anna Lisa Mascitti, Director, BirdLife ...

Internal trainings

11MAY
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  12:15-13:00 CM 5

A Break and Brain talk La société devient elle de plus en plus narcissique ? et qu'en est-il des scientifiques ? Ces questions seront abordées en une vingtaine de minutes par le Bruno Lemaître, auteur de an essay on science and narcissim, suivi d'une demi-heure de débat avec l'audience. Read more about "Science, Société et Narcissime"
By Professor Bruno Lemaître, Head of the Lemaitre lab (EPFL)
11MAY
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet
12MAY
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  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives This workshop is for advanced PhD students and Postdocs who plan to apply for a fellowship or grant.The objectives of this workshop are: Receive information about funding organizations and suitable funding possibilities especially for women researchers (Switzerland and EU) and in respect of the academic level and career plans Know the most ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Finding and applying for funding in academia"
By Susanne Matuschek, MATUSCHEK CONSULTING, St. Gallen
18MAY
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  09:00-17:00 University of Lausanne

Description and objectives For PhDs and postdocs, academic writing is a necessary skill to master. Often, proof of this mastery is measured in the form of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. However, the publication process can be daunting for authors, new or experienced. Knowing more about the process can help writers better tailor their work to ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Writing and publishing in academia - increasing your chances of success"
By Dr. Sarah Stauffer, postdoc researcher and lecturer, Institute of Psychology ...
18MAY
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  13:00-17:00 PAC 88

Coaching groups for female post-docs and PhD students organized by the program "Fix the Leaky Pipeline!" 5 sessions (1/2 day each) organized at EPFL to support scientific women in their career and professional choices. The first date is fixed, and the next ones are chosen with the coach. Aims of coaching groups: - To support ... Read more about "Coaching group for women scientists organized by the program "Fix the Leaky Pipeline!""

Call for proposal

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"
01MAY
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Projects 2017 Gebert Rüf Stiftung wishes to help facilitate breakthroughs for applied science projects with the potential to have a major impact. Its aim is not support for the sciences as such. Its support strategy is based on areas of activity with a limited duration and on clear selection criteria. Submission deadlines: 01.05.2017 Funding: Up ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
01MAY
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DesignPlus: Bridging the gap to innovation Gebert Rüf Stiftung supports innovative projects at Swiss institutions of higher education which succeed in combining design with application-oriented technology, research and educational practice in an exemplary manner. Submission deadline : 01.05.2017 Funding : up to CHF 50,000 for small projects (short duration) to up to CHF 300,000 for ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
03MAY
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting proposals for the latest round of Grand Challenges Explorations. Grand Challenges Explorations fosters early-stage discovery research to expand the pipeline of ideas for solving our greatest global health and development challenges. Launched in 2008 with an initial $100 million commitment from the foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations grants ... Read more about "[B&M GATES FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
12MAY
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COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) entrusted the SNSF with the operational management of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) as of 1 January 2017. The first call for research projects related to COST Actions will be launched on 27 March 2017. ... Read more about "[SNSF I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
15MAY
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Germaine de Staël program is a joint French and Swiss initiative to encourage joint research projects. Swiss researchers can get a funding of maximum CHF 4'500.- per year to cover their travel expenses for two years. Projects including young researchers and/or PhD students are especially encouraged. Deadlines: 15th of May 2017 Funding : CHF 4'500 ... Read more about "[SATW I RESEARCH FUNDING]"