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 ...
01MAY
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Biological cells are pervaded by a dense biopolymer network of fibrous proteins, collectively termed the cytoskeleton. The exact structures comprising this composite network are majorly important for the mechanical properties of the cells, which in turn support their physiological function. The cytoskeleton consists of three filamentous systems, actin filaments, microtubules and intermediate filaments (IFs) along ... Read more about "Cytoskeletal intermediate filaments - from Self-Assembly to Cell Mechanics"
By Prof. Sarah Köster, University of Göttingen, Germany
01MAY
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  16:15-17:15 BC420

IC Distinguished Lecture 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 ... Read more about "What Can be Automated: A Viewpoint from Learning and Evolution"
By Prof. Leslie Valiant, Harvard University   
Bio: Leslie Valiant was educated ...
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"
02MAY
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By Prof. Luis Teixeira, Host-microorganism interactions lab, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência ...
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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  11:00-12:00 Emosson

Physico-chemical analytical methods are invaluable tools for materials characterization. A number of these methods have become indispensable to obtain key structural information on heterogeneous catalytic materials under operando conditions. However, spectroscopic experiments are typically performed at steady state under static reaction conditions thus in principle precluding our access to information on relevant species, e.g. intermediates. ... Read more about "Watching catalysts at work: time-resolved spectroscopy under dynamic conditions"
By Davide Ferri
Paul Scherrer Institute
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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  16:00-17:00 Emosson

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Hydrogen is a vital element in the energy transition. While sustainable energy sources such as solar and wind plants will power the planet, this energy needs to be converted in chemical bonds to provide storage, fuel and resources to our future energy system. Hydrogen is the most ... Read more about "Hydrogen based materials research"
By Prof. Bernard Dam
Materials for Conversion and Storage,
Faculty of ...
08MAY
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, Botanic Garden, University of Freiburg, Schänzlestr. 1, 79104 Freiburg, Germany, Competence Network Biomimetics, Freiburg Centre for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies (FIT) and Freiburg Materials Research Centre (FMF) During the last decades biomimetics has attracted increasing attention as well from basic and applied research as from various fields of industry, architecture ... Read more about "Tapping the wondrous world of plant structures and functions for bio-inspired materials research"
By Prof. Thomas Speck, University of Freiburg, Germany
08MAY
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  16:15-17:15 Auditoire CE1

Metasurfaces based on sub-wavelength patterning have major potential for realizing arbitrary control of the wavefront of the diffracted light by achieving local control of the phase, amplitude and polarization. High performance metalenses in the visible and applications to ultracompact spectrometers and chiral imaging will be discussed along with vortex plates, spin to orbital angular momentum ... Read more about "Metaoptics: Structured light with metasurfaces"
By Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard University
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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  10:00-11:00 Bern

Horizon 2020 - Webinar on the Individual Fellowships of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions The call for proposals for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowships will open on 11 April with a deadline on 14 September 2017. Switzerland is currently fully eligible to take part in this call. There are two types of MSCA Fellowships: The ... Read more about "[H2020 I WORKSHOP]"
09MAY
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  10:15-11:15 ME C2 405

Abstract: In recent years, the Formula 1 propulsion system has evolved from being a conventional combustion engine towards a highly integrated hybrid electric powertrain. Since 2014 the vehicles have been equipped with an electric motor for extra boosting and regenerative braking, and an electrified turbocharger to improve the engine’s torque response and to recover waste ... Read more about "Time-optimal Control of the Formula 1 Hybrid Electric Power Unit"
11MAY
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  11:15-12:00 DIA005

Abstract: The integration of microsystems and, in particular, of MEMS devices continues to be a key element of many high technology application areas. If the devices themselves are crucial elements for innovation, their integration in a complete microsystem are essential for their successful commercialization. Hence development of 3D integration and packaging technologies are of the ... Read more about "Packaging and hybridization, the valorization of MEMS technologies"
By Dr. Michel Despont
11MAY
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier

ChE-602 - Recent Events in Energy seminar series Crystal engineering is a broad area of research that focuses on methods of designing and/or optimizing materials for diverse applications in fields spanning from energy to medicine. The ability to selectively control crystallization to achieve desired material properties requires detailed understandings of the thermodynamic and kinetic factors ... Read more about "Identifying New Paradigms in Crystal Engineering for Energy and Biomedical Applications"
By Prof. Jeffrey Rimer
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,
University ...

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"
04MAY
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  18:30-21:00 Rolex Learning Center

La Bibliothèque de l’EPFL, JDR-Poly ainsi que le Pôle d’expression théâtrale vous invitent à une grande Murder Party le jeudi 4 mai 2017, dès 18h30, au Rolex Learning Center, lequel se transformera en scène de crime. INSCRIPTIONS Assistez à un meurtre, témoignez et partez à la recherche d’indices disséminés dans la Bibliothèque afin de résoudre ... Read more about "Murder Party, le jeudi 4 mai, à 18h30"

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"
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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  ELA 010

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

Thesis defenses

05MAY
By Marija NIKOLIC
05MAY
By Juan Sebastian RODRIGUEZ ESTUPINAN

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"
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

Internal trainings

02MAY
01MAY
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  10:30-12:00 BI A2 458

Découvrir et apprendre à utiliser le nouveau registre des signatures. Le premier lundi et le troisième lundi de chaque mois de 10h30 à 12h dans la salle BI A2 458. Read more about "Forum registre des signatures"
By Gestionnaire du registre des signatures
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

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]"
01MAY
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The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program seeks to foster long-term collaborations between researchers at EPFL and at Stanford in a variety of life science fields, with a particular emphasis on chemical biology and neuroscience. The EPFL-Stanford Exchange Program is made possible through the generous support of Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned company in the fragrance and flavour ... Read more about "[EPFL-STANFORD I EXCHANGE]"
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]"

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
26APR
31MAY
  08:30-17:30 Swiss Tech Convention Center

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT MANDATORY. Number of participants is limited. Registration deadline: May 4, 2017 (http://www.limna.ch/events/481) PROGRAM (See also enclosed flyer): 08h30 Welcome and distribution of badges 09h00 Opening: Welcome 09h10 Markus Stoffel: “Posttranscriptional regulation of metabolism” 09h45 Roberto Coppari: “Life Without Insulin: Is this possible?” 10h15 Coffee Break 10h35 Michael N. Hall: “mTOR signaling ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS OPEN: LIMNA SYMPOSIUM: METABOLISM RESEARCH IN SWITZERLAND"
By Dr. Carles Cantó, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Switzerland.
Prof ...