Conferences - Seminars

26APR
30APR
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  09:00-18:00 CERM Martigny

For the second year, the Swiss Mobility Days are organised in CERM (Martigny, Valais) from the 26th to the 30th of April 2017. Beside exhibitions during the 5 days, one scientific symposium is proposed on Wednesday 26th and a conference day for professionnals and Communes will take place on the 28th of April. The objective ... Read more about "Swiss Mobility Days"
By Presence of the SFOE, La Poste, Tesla, Leclanché, Groupe E ...
26APR
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  11:00-12:00 Zeuzier

Magnesium based hybrids have potential applications for hydrogen storage in the solid state. Although magnesium can store a high amount of hydrogen (7.6 wt.%), high temperatures (∼300 °C) and pressures (0.3–1 MPa) are required for the same. Additionally, the kinetics of absorption of hydrogen in bulk magnesium is slow. In the current work, Mg-LaNi5-soot hybrids ... Read more about "Hydrogen storage: hybrid materials, properties & systems"
By Mohammad Faisal
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur India
26APR
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  17:00-22:30 Forum Rolex

(Cet évènement se déroule en anglais) The Startup Champion Seed Night is an annual start-up presentation event & pitch competition bringing together the most promising entrepreneurs from EPFL and the rest of Switzerland, angel investors, mentors, industry leaders and local researchers and students for an audience of 350+ people. It will take place on Wednesday, ... Read more about "Startup Champions Seed Night"
26APR
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  18:30-21:00 Forum Rolex

On April 26 at 6:30pm, you are invited to the Spring 2017 edition of the Startup Champions @ EPFL at the Forum Rolex to listen to and discuss with Tej Tadi, foudner & CEO of Mindmaze. We have also invited the young entrepreneurs of VentureLeaders China et LifeSciences. Programme in pdf format. Free entrance but ... Read more about "Start-up Champions @EPFL - Tej Tadi - Mindmaze"
By Tej Tadi - Mindmaze - The Ventureleaders laureates
27APR
28APR
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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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By Frank McCormick, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF ...
27APR
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  12:00-13:30 EPFL - Forum du Rolex Learning Center

The United States Mission in Geneva, in collaboration with the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), cordially invites you to attend a unique discussion on innovation, the theme for World Intellectual Property Day 2017. The event will feature three prominent speakers who will focus on branding and visual communications, and how they encourage innovation. The ... Read more about "Innovation in Communications : A State of Mind"
By Emrah Yucel, a California-based Creative Director/Designer whose companies did ...
27APR
  13:00-14:00 MA 12

When does a group virtually admit a faithful C^2 action on the circle? We provide an obstruction using a RAAG. Examples include all (non-virtually-free) mapping class groups, Out(Fn) and Torelli groups. This answers a question by Farb. (Joint work with Hyungryul Baik and Thomas Koberda) Read more about "Obstruction for a virtual C^2 action on the circle"
By Sang-Hyun Kim Seoul National University
27APR
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  14:00-15:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Semiconducting perovskites and their corresponding opto-electronic applications have evolved at an impressive speed over the last years. Given the maturity of this technology in terms of performance, a surprisingly number of scientifically challenging questions are still under discussion. The nature of the bandgap transition and the unusual ... Read more about "Challenges in perovskite photovoltaics: towards a stable and efficient technology"
By Prof. Dr. Christoph J. Brabec
Department Werkstoffwissenschaften
Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
27APR
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  16:15-18:00 BCH2218

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
27APR
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  18:00 EPFL, Auditorium SG1

Wondering why should we care about Blockchain ? Join us for this evening event and listen to recognized speakers that will cover a diverse use of the Blockchain technology, demonstrating the reach and potential to innovate and challenge traditional business models. Guest Speakers: Daniel Gasteiger, Founder of Procivis and Nexussquared How Blockchain can help Governments ... Read more about "Blockchain: Venturing into the social realm"
27APR
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  19:00-20:30 CO2

La matière au niveau subatomique ne se comporte pas d’une manière prévisible selon les lois de la physique classique. L’observateur pourrait avoir un impact direct sur les expériences de mesures quantiques. Le débat reste vif et les interprétations nombreuses quant à l’influence de l’observateur sur le comportement de la matière. Conscience et matière entretiennent-elles un ... Read more about "Conférence: Matière et conscience. Quel impact nos connaissances en physique quantique peuvent-elles avoir sur notre compréhension de la conscience?"
By  – au panel:   Dr. Giuliana Galli Carminati, médecin psychiatre (PhD) et ...
28APR
  12:15-13:15 GCB330

The recent very impressive advances in cooperative systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), sensor technologies and Data Analytics for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), gave rise to a new generation of tools and systems for optimizing the situation awareness of the traffic/transport operator as well as of the traffic/transport user (driver, passenger). However, optimizing the situation ... Read more about "Embedding autonomy in Intelligent Transport Systems"
By Prof. Dr Elias B. Kosmatopoulos, Department of Electrical and Computer ...
29APR
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  10:00-18:00 CE 1 104

You've had enough of those slow virtual machines provided by the EPFL? Your operating system irritates you whenever you want to switch on your computer, turn it off, or simply use it? Or you simply want to come and talk a little with people who are as passionate about free software as you are? What ... Read more about "GNU/Linux Install Fest"
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"
01MAY
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  16:15-17:15 BC420

Abstract : With machine learning technology we are now able to automate many tasks that humans learn to perform through experience rather than through step-by-step instruction. Without such a learning capability we are limited to automating tasks for which a step-by-step sequence of instructions is known. In this talk we shall ask whether it is ... Read more about "IC Distinguished Lecture - What Can be Automated: A Viewpoint from Learning and Evolution"
By Professor Leslie Valiant - Harvard University    

Leslie Valiant was educated at ...
02MAY
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: The mid-infrared and terahertz spectral range is key to many applications for sensing and imaging, as many molecules have their fundamental vibration modes in that frequency region. Using traditional multipass cells and single frequency quantum cascade lasers, detection of light molecules with sup-ppb sensitivity and isotopic selectivity has been achieved. There ... Read more about "Quantum cascade lasers and frequency combs: towards chip-based optical chemical sensors"

Cultural events

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

L'association d'étudiants ArchiTango propose des Cours gratuits d'Initiation au Tango aux étudiants de l'EPFL et de l'UNIL. Quand: Tous les mercredis de 19h à 20h. Où: EPFL, Polydôme (PO 01) Pour s'inscrire, envoyer un email à francisco.pinto@epfl.ch. Read more about "Cours gratuits d'Initiation au Tango"
24APR
28APR
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  08:00-20:00 EPFL

Pour les trente ans d'Ingénieurs du Monde, la Semaine du Monde va battre son plein comme chaque année! Elle animera notre campus du 24 au 28 avril 2017! Rendez vous tous les midis sur l'esplanade (sauf lundi sur place Nord) pour d'incroyables repas du monde servis par les différentes associations des pays de notre campus. ... Read more about "Semaine du Monde 2017"
26APR
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  20:00 Salle Polyvalente EPFL

Les Jokers représentent le meilleur de l’humour en Suisse romande. Humoristes, improvisateurs ou autres personnalités, tous ont en commun d’être drôles et de vouloir vous faire rire. En plus de leurs activités individuelles, les Jokers vous proposent de nombreux projets communs et se retrouvent sur scène le temps d'une soirée, pour notre plus grand bonheur ... Read more about "Banane Comedy Club - Jokers +invités"
29APR
30APR
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  10:00-17:00 EPFL Valais Wallis

Le 29 et 30 avril 2017, le Festival des Sciences de l'EPFL se déplace à Sion à la rencontre du public valaisan. Au programme: ateliers pour enfants, conférences, exposition interactive "Comment ça marche ?", visite et découverte des laboratoires d'Energypolis, stands et animations. Les inscriptions pour les ateliers Jeune public ouvriront le 3 avril sur ... Read more about "EPFL Valais Wallis accueille Scientastic, le Festival des Sciences de l'EPFL"
29APR
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  14:00-23:59 Satellite

Accueil dès 14h samedi 29 avril à Satellite, dans le cadre de la journée portes ouvertes des clubs suisses proposée par PETZI. PROGRAMME DE LA JOURNEE MONTAGE PUBLIQUE D’UNE SCÈNE DE CONCERT De 14h00 à 19h00 Vous êtes-vous déjà demandés ce qu’il se passait derrière le rideau avant un concert ou un café-théâtre ? Ou ... Read more about "Open Club Day @ Satellite"
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"
01MAY
05MAY
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  12:00-13:15 Esplanade EPFL

Et voici la 7ème édition de JATP, Jazz at the Polytechnique, avec ses traditionnels concerts de midi sur l’Esplanade et son concert prestige du jeudi soir au Forum Rolex. Nouveauté cette année: deux soirées spéciales au Montreux Jazz Café! celle du mercredi sera dédiée au 100ème anniversaire de la naissance d’Ella Fitzgerald et celle du ... Read more about "JATP Jazz at the Polytechnique - MIDI CONCERTS"
By Groupes jazz de l'EJMA, Fête de la Danse, DanceSquare
01MAY
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  12:50-12:55 Esplanade

DanceSquare, commission de l'agepoly, organise LA flash-mob de 2017 et elle a lieu sur le campus. Rejoins cet évènement qui marquera l'année 2017 à l'EPFL et ouvrira la semaine de la danse! https://www.facebook.com/events/285042671932910/ Read more about "LA flash-mob de l'EPFL arrive !!"

Exhibitions

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

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

En dépit de sa disponibilité et de sa durabilité la terre comme matériau de construction reste encore méconnue et n’est pas vraiment ancrée dans notre culture, alors qu’elle possède une tradition sous nos latitudes. Cette exposition veut rappeler l’histoire européenne du matériau terre, notamment la construction en pisé en France et son influence sur la ... Read more about "PISÉ - Tradition et potentiel"
27APR
02OCT
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  12:00-13:00 Rolex Learning Center - Grand patio extérieur

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 aux étudiants et aux passants de se reposer en se basculant. Le balancement de chaque chaise provoque ... Read more about "Rocking chair - artistic installation by Camille Scherrer"
By Camille Scherrer, artiste

Thesis defenses

28APR
  16:00 Room OSGA/EG06, PSI, Paul Scherrer Institut, 5232 Villigen PSI

Thesis directors : Prof. C. Ludwig , Dr A. Testino Energy doctoral program Thesis 7673 Read more about "Analysis and Removal of Product Gas Contaminants Present in Gasification Processes"
By Sven Philip EDINGER
28APR
By Yoav ZEMEL
28APR
By Nicolas DOUSSE
02MAY
  18:00 BC 420

Thesis directors : Prof. M. Grossglauser - Dr M. Seeger Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 7637 Read more about "Applications of Approximate Learning and Inference for Probabilistic Models"
By Monsieur Young Jun KO

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

28APR
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  17:15 Forum Rolex

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

Miscellaneous

20JAN
01MAY
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Le International Create Challenge est maintenant ouvert pour la phase d'enregistrement Read more about "ICC'2017"
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"
28APR
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  15:00-18:00 BI A2 468

Riding a bicycle through the traffic is becoming more and more complex: What are the new traffic rules? What are the correct safety accessories and how to be careful? Pro Velo Lausanne will give answers to those questions during a free cyclist course. It is open to all, from novice to expert. The course is ... Read more about "Cyclist course"
02MAY
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  15:00-18:00 BI A2 528

Conduire dans le trafic routier devient de plus en plus complexe: Quelles sont les nouvelles règles de circulation? Comment s’équiper correctement et à quoi faire attention? Pro Velo Lausanne répondra à ces questions gratuitement durant ce cours de conduite cycliste, destinés aux débutants comme aux initiés. Le cours est en français. Inscrivez-vous ici ! Read more about "Cours de conduite vélo électrique"

Internal trainings

06APR
27APR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Postures, gestes, expressions faciales, poignée de main... autant d’éléments non verbaux qui nous permettent de mieux comprendre notre interlocuteur. Ces vecteurs «silencieux» d’information nous renseignent sur autrui mais aussi sur nous-mêmes et il faut savoir les écouter pour mieux communiquer ! Read more about "Formation "Communication non verbale""
By Dr Catherine Monnin
02MAY
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  09:00-12:00 BI A0-398

Première demi-journée du programme de formation FOBA qui permet au personnel administratif de découvrir les outils à disposition, les règlements et les normes à respecter et de se créer un réseau de répondants dans les divers métiers. Read more about "FOBA (Formation de base administrative)"
By les spécialistes des services administratifs centraux 

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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EARLY BIRD Registration until SEPTEMBER 1st, 2017! Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2017 Opening Evening Public Lectures: 24 October 2017 : Free entrance, registration mandatory Cocktails, coffee breaks & meals will be provided to all registered participants. This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL & EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October ... Read more about "Life Sciences Symposium 2017 Frontiers in Metabolism: REGISTRATION DEADLINE"
By See the Symposium website: lss2017.epfl.ch