Conferences - Seminars

  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
  14:00-15:00 PPB019

The installation of the all metal ITER like first wall at JET has profoundly affected the way JET can be operated. Operating with this beryllium and tungsten wall is significantly more difficult than operating with a carbon wall. Issues which have to be handled are; accumulation of metallic impurities in the plasma core, the risk ... Read more about "Real Time Control at JET with the ITER Like Wall in Preparation for DT Operation"
By Dr. M. Lennholm JET, Culham, UK
  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

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 ...
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract: Beyond some critical load, solids under traction break through the propagation of a crack. Under slowly increasing compressive load, the failure mode of materials turns out to be qualitatively different: They first damage rather homogeneously until the emergence of a thin localization band where most fracture mechanisms subsequently concentrates. The specimen then loses its ... Read more about "Intermittency and localization in compressive failure of heterogeneous materials"
By Dr Laurent Ponson, Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, UPMC ...
  15:00-16:00 PPB019

Experimental results in DIII-D successfully demonstrate the potential of physics-model-based control for systematic attainment of desired plasma internal profiles, with the subsequent benefit of enabling exploration and reproducibility. The control scheme is constructed by embedding a nonlinear, controloriented, physics-based model of the plasma dynamics into the control design process. This modeling approach combines first-principles laws ... Read more about "Exploration and Reproducibility of Advanced Plasma Scenarios via Current and Rotation Profile Control in DIII-D"
By Prof. Eugenio Schuster Plasma Control Lab, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, USA
By Prof. Jonas Peters, University of Copenhagen
  15:00-16:15 BCH2218

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
  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

The 26S proteasome operates at the executive end of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway for the controlled degradation of intracellular proteins. The 2.5 MDa complex is built of 34 different subunits and comprises two subcomplexes: the 20S core where proteolysis takes place and one or two regulating particles which prepare substrates for degradation. Whereas the structure of ... Read more about "The molecular machinery of protein degradation - structural studies ex situ and in situ"
By Prof. Wolfgang Baumeister
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry
  08:00-17:00 BI A0 448

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"
Peter Christoffersen University of Toronto
Sébastien Laurent ...
  11:00-12:00 BCH 5310

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

Thesis defenses

  17:00 Salle Zeuzier, EPFL Valais Wallis, Rue de l'Industrie 17, 1951 Sion

Thesis director : Prof. H. Girault Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7690 Read more about "Photoproduction of Hydrogen by Decamethylruthenocene"
By Lucie Josette Renée RIVIER

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

  17:15 Auditoire CO 1

Le polariton est une toute nouvelle quasi-particule, qui n’a été découverte que très récemment, et qui provident du couplage intime entre deux fermions (un électron et un trou) et un boson (un photon). Cette particule étrange, aux propriétés tout à fait extraordinaires et à la durée de vie incroyablement courte (de l’ordre de 1 picoseconde), ... Read more about "Dis tonton, c’est quoi un polariton"
By Prof. Benoit Deveaud, Institute de Physique, FSB, EPFL

Call for proposal


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"