Conferences - Seminars

05JUN
22JUN
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  21:00-22:30 Esplanade

This year's exam session Coincides with the month of Ramdan, so many Muslim students will be fasting during the day while preparing for exams. The GMU (Groupe Musulman Universitaire) have decided to help them by serving the breakfast (IFTAR) on campus so that they profit fully from their time in preparing the exams. Read more about "Ramadan breakfast"
21JUN
05SEP
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This symposium, hosted by the EPFL Brain Mind Institute, will take place at the ROLEX Learning Center on the EPFL campus in Lausanne on September 4th and 5th 2017. Recent studies have implicated the interconnectedness of neurons within circuits as a critical factor in selective vulnerability to neurodegenerative disease. In this 2-day program leaders from ... Read more about "BMI LATSIS SYMPOSIUM "Degeneration of Neuronal Circuits""
22JUN
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  11:00-12:30 CH G1 495

Prof. Davey fundamental research interest focuses on understanding the structural and dynamical features of chromatin assembly and how this could yield unique therapeutic possibilities. Davey’s lab has analyzed nucleosome structure and stability with many different DNA fragments to derive a general mechanical model that helps explain and predict the sequence-dependent properties of this system. His ... Read more about "X-Ray Crystal Structure of a Chromatosome—the Fundamental Nucleosome-Linker Histone Assembly of Chromatin"
By Prof. Curtis Davey (NTU - Singapore)
22JUN
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John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about ""Telomeres and Disease""
By Dr. Maria BLASCO, Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, Spain
22JUN
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series The development of advanced materials will increasingly rely on our ability to assemble complex compositions in an ordered and predictable manner to generate enhanced properties. It is attractive to harness the ever-increasing power of computation in the search for new materials. The scale and nature of the ... Read more about "Design of Advanced Materials?"
By Prof. Matthew J. Rosseinsky
Department of Chemistry,
University of Liverpool ...
22JUN
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  16:30-17:30 BCH2201

Interactions at material surfaces and interfaces have been among the most active areas of research in the last decade [1, 2]. This activity can be attributed to the important role that surface reactions play in a wide range of technological applications, including interfacial chemistry, Nanotechnology and photovoltaics. However, the ability to access carrier dynamics selectively ... Read more about "Mapping Carrier Dynamics on Semiconductor Material Surfaces and at Interfaces using Laser Spectroscopy and 4D Electron Microscopy (LACUS)"
By Prof. Omar Mohammed
KAUST 
Saudi Arabia
26JUN
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  18:15-19:45 MA.A0.364

Exploration des possibilités inattendues offertes par Wolfram|Alpha «Wolfram|Alpha is a computational knowledge engine, not a search engine» Read more about "PolyMac: Wolfram|Alpha"
By Daniel Amiguet
27JUN
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  11:00-12:00 BC01

There's much research about how learning can be enhanced by the right kinds of learning experiences. Rather than random walks with technology ("Video is great, right?"), we'll talk about what it means to become "learning engineers": applying learning science at scale. We'll discuss models that recent learning science suggest we can apply to our learning ... Read more about "Learning Engineering: The Art of Applying Learning Science At Scale"
By Bror Saxberg is Chief Learning Officer for Kaplan, Inc., a ...
27JUN
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  15:30-17:30 MA A3 31

We will consider the Laplace operator with Neumann boundary condition and will try to understand its behavior when the domain undergoes a perturbation. We will provide conditions on the perturbations under which the continuity of the resolvent and the spectrum of the operator is obtained. We will also analyze in detail the case of a ... Read more about "The Laplace operator with Neumann boundary conditions under perturbations of the domain (I and II)"
By José Maria Arrieta (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
29JUN
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  16:30-17:30 BCH2201

This presentation first provides an overview of our recent work [1-7] elucidating the charge-carrier dynamics in organic-inorganic metal halide perovskites for solar cells with power-conversion efficiencies now exceeding 20%. We discuss the fundamental photophysics that has enabled these materials to be such efficient light-harvesters and charge collectors. We demonstrate how parameters essential for photovoltaic operation ... Read more about "Mechanisms limiting charge-carrier recombination and mobilities in metal halide perovskites (LACUS)"
30JUN
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  11:00-12:00 CM011

Abstract: Single-molecule fluorescence has emerged more than two decades ago as a powerful tool to investigate biological processes at the molecular level. Its main advantage over traditional "bulk" techniques is the possibility to disentangle sample heterogeneity and stochasticity by either taking snapshots of the conformational state of individual molecules (proteins, DNA, etc.), or by following ... Read more about "High-Throughput Single-Molecule FRET Studies with SPAD Arrays"
By Xavier Michalet, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA
03JUL
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: Single-cell transcriptomics and single-cell epigenomics allow building cell atlases of any given tissue and infer the dynamics of cellular state transitions during developmental or disease trajectories. In the first part of my talk I will describe a single-cell atlas of the ageing Drosophila brain, for which we profiled more ... Read more about "Single-Cell Gene Regulatory Networks"
By Prof. Stein Aerts, VIB/ KU Leuven Center for Brain & ...
04JUL
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: This talk will describe efforts in our research group to control the shape and function of soft materials (liquid metals, polymers and hydrogels) for applications that include stretchable electronics, soft robots, and self-folding polymer sheets. The research harnesses interfacial phenomena, micro fabrication, patterning, and thin films. The talk will discuss the ... Read more about "Soft, Stretchable, and Reconfigurable Materials for Electronics and Actuators"
07JUL
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  09:00-10:00 AI1153

Understanding the formation and structural characteristics of amyloid fibrils is vital for the development of therapeutics for many neurodegenerative disorders. We have developed a fluorescence-lifetime based aggregation sensor which can readily be applied in vitro and in vivo, permitting the screening of small molecule drugs against protein aggregation. In order to characterise amyloid fibril growth, ... Read more about "Special LMNN Seminar - An all optical approach to study amyloid aggregation"
By Gabriele S. Kaminski Schierle, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology ...
11JUL
14JUL
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  EPFL, BC Building

Exploring Edges & Beyond Colloquium 11-14 July 2017, Lausanne, Switzerland - EPFL Digital Humanities, Artistic and Architecture Research, Critical Technical Practice New forms of research, methods, knowledge Research in applied and interdisciplinary areas often push beyond methodological and epistemological notions as articulated in established scientific disciplines - it’s therefore difficult to place these research approaches ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Summer School - Call for Contributions"

Cultural events

22JUN
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Venez faire connaissance avec Claude Marthaler, un homme hors norme et « cylconaute » invétéré. Depuis 1978, il a parcouru près d'une centaine de pays. Les quelques 600 images de son diaporama révèlent donc avant tout les émotions d´une longue errance à travers l´Europe, l´Asie, l'Amérique du Nord, l'Amérique du Sud et l´Afrique. Claude Marthaler ... Read more about "Sept ans à vélo autour du monde - projection et conférence"
23JUN
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  21:00-22:30 Esplanade

This year's exam session Coincides with the month of Ramdan, so many Muslim students will be fasting during the day while preparing for exams. The GMU (Groupe Musulman Universitaire) have decided to help them by serving the breakfast (IFTAR) on campus so that they profit fully from their time in preparing the exams. Read more about "Final Ramadan breakfast"

Exhibitions

20FEB
22AUG
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  08:00-20:00 Rolex Learning Center

On the occasion of "L'Astronomie" 100th issue, the EPFL Library invites you to journey through time at the heart of this magazine. An exhibition to be seen until August 2016 in the Rolex Learning Center ancient books display area. In the preface of the first issue (1882), Camille Flammarion mentions "Thus our journal will be ... Read more about "3 brèves histoires de L'Astronomie"
20MAR
24JUN
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  Archizoom

En dépit de sa disponibilité et de sa durabilité la terre comme matériau de construction reste encore méconnue et n’est pas vraiment ancrée dans notre culture, alors qu’elle possède une tradition sous nos latitudes. Cette exposition veut rappeler l’histoire européenne du matériau terre, notamment la construction en pisé en France et son influence sur la ... Read more about "PISÉ - Tradition et potentiel"
27APR
02OCT
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L'installation a été démontée pour le festival Balélec! Elle sera remise en place le 19 mai prochain. Trois chaises à bascule musicales, de taille plus grande que la normale, sont installées par l'artiste suisse Camille Scherrer au centre du grand patio est du Rolex Learning Center de l'EPFL. Cette installation artistique, nommée Rocking chair, propose ... Read more about "Rocking chair - artistic installation by Camille Scherrer"
By Camille Scherrer, artiste
05MAY
31DEC
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine
11MAY
21JUL
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Vernissage : Jeudi 11 mai, 2017 à 18H L'Association ASTIE a pour but de promouvoir les activités socio-culturelles au sein de la Faculté STI de l'EPFL. En particulier, ASTIE organise des expositions de peintures/photographies dans les locaux de la cafétéria EL. Bio: Née à Lausanne, Elisabeth Brindesi, qui est journaliste, a travaillé à la RTS. ... Read more about "Il faut rêver... (a dit Lénine) - Elisabeth Brindesi"
By Elisabeth Brindesi
07JUN
12JUL
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  Arcade du bâtiment BM (Place Nord)

"Travelling slowly means encoutering". These few words might summarize the photographic exhibition by Claude Marthaler, called Zen or the art of pedalling. With 15 photographs, each going hand in hand with a "cyclosophical" aphorism (in French), Claude Marthaler shares the secret of this incredible energy he spends to travel the world: the happiness of meeting ... Read more about ""Zen or the art of pedalling" by Claude Marthaler"
17JUL
28JUL
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  08:00-20:00 SG

Exposition de tous les Projets De Master de la section architecture, PDM_2017, ouverte au public. Read more about "Architecture - Projet De Master - Exposition"

Thesis defenses

22JUN
  17:00 BC 010

Thesis director : Prof. J. Huang Architecture and Sciences of the City doctoral program. Thesis 7656 Read more about "Transient Materialization"
By Shih-Yuan WANG
23JUN
By Damien Claude-Marie LOTERIE
23JUN
  17:30 Salle BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. S. Vaudenay Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 7800 Read more about "LPN in Cryptography: an Algorithmic Study"
By Sonia Mihaela BOGOS
23JUN
By Alexandre TULEU
26JUN
  Auditoire MXF 1

Thesis held within the IST-EPFL Joint Initiative Thesis directors: prof. Juan Mosig and prof. Carlos António Cardoso Fernandes Thesis 7554 Doctoral program in Electrical Engineering Read more about "Antennas for low-cost Ka-band ground terminal devices"
By Madame Joana Rita Alves dos Santos Silva 
27JUN
By Yann Francis Eric DUBOIS
28JUN
By Carole Thérèse LANOIX
30JUN
  17:00 SG 0211

Thesis director : Prof. D. Psaltis Photonics doctoral program. Thesis 7709 Read more about "Microfluidic Energy Conversion Devices"
By Seyyed Mohammad HOSSEINI HASHEMI
30JUN
  18:00 CO 2

Thesis directors : Prof. M. Kayal , Dr F. Krummenacher Microsystems and Microelectronics doctoral program. Thesis 7757 Read more about "Electronics Emulation for Real-Time Fault Location in Power Systems"
By François Pierre GAUGAZ
05JUL
  17:00 Auditoire Charles-Edouard Guillaume Microcity Rue de la Maladière 71b 2002 Neuchâtel

Thesis director : Prof. Y. Perriard Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems doctoral program. Thesis 7752 Read more about "Acoustic emission source detection and wave generation on a working plate using piezoelectric actuators"
By Xinchang LIU
05JUL
By Vincent Jean BOGOUSSLAVSKY
06JUL
  14:30 Haute Ecole d'Ing. et d'Archi. de Fribourg, Auditoire Gremaud, Bât.A, Bd Pérolle 80 - 1705 Fribourg

Thesis directors :Prof. F. Stoessel , Dr T. Meyer Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7259 Read more about "ACCUMULATION IN FED-BATCH REACTOR WITH MULTIPLE REACTION SCHEME"
By Charles Ibrahim GUINAND
06JUL
By Svyatoslav KHARITONOV
06JUL
By Jelena VUKAJLOVIC PLESTINA
07JUL
By Tiphaine Mélodie Chantal ARLABOSSE
10JUL
  17:00 Auditorium of Biophore building, UNIL Sorge, 1015 Lausanne

Thesis directors : Prof. C. Pulgarin, Dr J. Entenza Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7807 Read more about "New antimicrobial surfaces and intravascular catheters for the prevention of healthcare-associated infections"
By Myriam Koumba Sarah BALLO
14JUL
  17:30 ELA 2

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Schleiss , Dr M. J. Rodrigues Pereira Da Franca Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7655 Read more about "Hydro-morphological processes through permeable sediment traps at mountain rivers"
By Sebastian SCHWINDT
14JUL
By Thomas Charles Marie Pierre FAVRE-BULLE
20JUL
  17:00 UNIL - Extranef 126

Thesis director : Prof. S. Malamud Finance doctoral program. Thesis 7837 Read more about "Three Essays on Corporate Disclosure"
By Evgeny PETROV

Miscellaneous

01MAY
30JUN
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Bike to Work 2017 is here! We cordially invite you to participate in this new edition. In May and June, come on campus by bike! Our goal is to beat last year’s record, with 525 participants and a total distance of 131'539 km! In addition to many prizes, participants will get invitations to special events ... Read more about "Bike to work 2017"
22JUN
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Come and discover the first shared electric cargobikes in Switzerland! Learn how to register, how to book and use them, how the app works, how to drive them... and there will be ice cream, too! By the end of the event, the three cargobikes will be available to all EPFL students and staff, 24/7 for ... Read more about "Inauguration of the EPFL cargobike-sharing system"
04JUL
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"
10JUL
13JUL
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By les enseignants de la section architecture et les experts extérieurs
11JUL
14JUL
  IC

The Exploring Edges summer school will take place from the 11th to the 14th July, 2017, in EPFL. Research in applied, interdisciplinary and emerging areas often push beyond the methodological and epistemological conventions of scientific disciplines. This is especially the case for younger fields such as the digital humanities, critical technical practice, artistic research and ... Read more about "Exploring Edges Summer School: Artistic Research, Architecture, Computer/Natural Science and the Digital Humanities"
By Paulo de Assis; Orpheus Institute, Ghent
Alan Blackwell; Computer Science ...
11JUL
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

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 Siara Isaac

Internal trainings

24MAY
25JUN
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The AIT program aims to support scientists in transforming their high-level applied research into market application and discovering their entrepreneurial potential. By connecting scientists from top institutions in Switzerland and India/Brazil, the program promotes an international network and enables access to one of the most promising markets and intellectual capitals in applied research. If you: ... Read more about "Academia-Industry Training Camps"
13JUL
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de la gestion des absences

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 This Life Sciences Symposium will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 (2.5 days) at the EPFL campus/STCC. The 1st day/October 24th 2017 is open to the public and the entrance is free, however registration is mandatory. French/English translation will be ... Read more about "Frontiers in Metabolism 2017 "From systems physiology to precision medicine": REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By EPFL and EMBO Press
14JUN
01AUG
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Funding through the current call aims to attract scientists form other fields into metabolism. The 2nd Kristian Gerhard Jebsen call for proposals will favor collaborative projects that cross boundaries between metabolism/nutrition and engineering or medicine, or projects that develop or apply a systems approach to the study of nutrition and metabolism. Funding will encourage projects ... Read more about "Calls for projects in Metabolism and Nutrition proposals"