Conferences - Seminars

29JUN
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  08:30-16:00 Zürich

Do not Miss the Smart Health Conference and Partnering Event The Enterprise Europe Network invites you to participate in the Smart Health conference and partnering event taking place in Zürich on 29 June 2017. The focus is on virtual/augmented reality, digitalization/big data, convergence between ICT, medtech and pharma, interfaces, devices and sensors. When: 29-06-2017, 08:30–16:00 ... Read more about "Smart Health Conference and Partnering Event"
29JUN
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  10:15-11:15 ME C2 405

Abstract: I will construct approximations to constrained infinite-horizon linear quadratic optimal control problems arising in model predictive control. Input and state trajectories will be parameterized as a linear combination of basis functions and the dynamics are approximated by a Galerkin approach. I will argue that the resulting optimization problems lead to inherent closed-loop stability and ... Read more about "On the approximation of constrained infinite-horizon linear quadratic regulator problems"
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
30JUN
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  11:00-12:00 INF 328

Last year, in Seoul, a computer program called AlphaGo defeated 9 dan ranking, and 18 times Go world champion Lee Sedol by a score of 4-1. This year, in Barcelona, SoftBank Founder & CEO, Masayashi Son, in his MWC17 keynote predicted that by 2045 computers made with chips integrating 3 quadrillion transistors, will have a ... Read more about "Artificial Intelligence (AI): Myths, Realities, and Challenges"
By Victor Grimblatt, Synopsys Chile R&D Center
30JUN
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  13:30-15:00 SV 1717

Neurons mediate majority of the body functions, from sensory input, to secretion, cognition, and muscle control. Electrical control of neural signaling can help restore damaged organs and body functions. I will review two examples of electro-neural interfaces in applications to treatment of ocular diseases: retinal degeneration and dry eye syndrome. Retinal degenerative diseases lead to ... Read more about "Ophthalmic electro-neural Iinterfaces: from photovoltaic restoration of sight to dry eye therapy"
By Prof. Daniel Palanker Stanford University Department of Ophthalmology and Hansen ...
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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  14:00-15:30 BM1.130

The pursuit of mimicking complex biological systems has been a tireless effort with many successes but a daunting task ahead. A new perspective to engineer the very evident branched/tree-like shapes and intricate web of microfluidic channel in bio-systems is presented here. These structures are established to be more effective in the literature for mass transport ... Read more about "Nature-inspired, lithography-less, spontaneous, multi-scale manufacturing of fluidic networks"
By Prof. Prasanna Gandhi
10JUL
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  14:00-15:30 MED 0 1418

I will begin by giving a very brief overview of some of my current research interests in mechanics & materials which include: (i) mechanics of composites, especially 3D composites; (ii) granular media; (iii) ceramics and cermets; (iv) micro-architectured materials and (v) cell mechanics. The bulk of the seminar will focus on recent work on discrete ... Read more about "The role of interfacial diffusion in the creep of Ni superalloys"
By Prof. Vikram Deshpande, Cambridge University Department of Engineering, UK.
17JUL
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  11:15-12:15 SV 1717

Abstract : Atomic layer deposition (ALD), a cyclic form of chemical vapor deposition which occurs via a series of self-limiting chemisorption reactions, is increasingly used in fabricating microelectronic devices because of its remarkable potential for depositing a very wide range of thin films of well-controlled thickness and uniformity over a large variety of substrates. Exciting ... Read more about "Applications of Atomic Layer Deposition in Solar Fuel Synthesis"
By Paul C. McIntyre - Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Stanford ...

Exhibitions

04NOV
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
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"
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
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"
29JUN
24SEP
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab - pavillon Art/Science

EPFL ArtLab dedicates its second temporary exhibition to the work of !Mediengruppe Bitnik, whose acidic yet playful take on our digital everyday will occupy ArtLab’s central exhibition space all summer long. Building on a project which the Zurich-via-Berlin duo Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo initially developed for Kunsthaus Langenthal, Come Chat With Me follows up ... Read more about "ArtLab Summer exhibition - Come Chat With Me"
By !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Thesis defenses

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
06JUL
By Svyatoslav KHARITONOV
06JUL
By Jelena VUKAJLOVIC PLESTINA

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"
30JUN
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  12:15-14:00 UNIGE

“Gendered Innovations” is receiving increasing attention by research funding bodies on European and national levels. In her workshop, Londa Schiebinger, the leading scholar on gender in science, will show how by including gender and diversity perspectives in research can improve and innovate science. Employing case studies from various disciplines, she will show how by doing ... Read more about "How Sex and Gender Analysis lead to Discovery!"
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"
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

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

Call for proposal

07JUN
07SEP
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Bio-Based Industries Call 2017 Open The Joint Undertaking on Bio-based Industries (BBI) is a public-private partnership aiming at increasing investment in the development of a sustainable bio-based industry sector in Europe. Submission Deadline: 07.09.2017, 17:00 CET Funding: May vary Duration: May vary Subject: The 2017 call shows 4 strategic orientations: Feedstock Process Products Market uptake ... Read more about "[BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
30JUN
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The Piaget Scientific Award is a prestigious fellowship organized by EPFL and sponsored by Piaget that aims at supporting outstanding and groundbreaking research in the broad field of miniaturization and microengineering. Submission deadlines: 30.06.2017 12:00 (UTC +1) Price: The laureate will receive a one-year scholarship for post-doctoral research on the topic presented, to be conducted ... Read more about "[PIAGET I FELLOWSHIP]"
30JUN
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The SNSF is participating in the first call for proposals within the scope of the Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme. ​The objective of the Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) is to bring together Southeast Asian and European researchers and innovators and allow them to collaborate on topics of mutual interest. The JFS is a ... Read more about "[SOUTHEAST ASIA – EUROPE JOINT FUNDING SCHEME I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
04JUL
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ERA.Net RUS Plus Call 2017 The goal of the call is to set up a long term collaboration in the field of research and innovation between EU Member States/Associated Countries and Russia. The joint call covers science and technology projects. Deadlines: 4th July 2017, 15:00 (CEST) Funding : Maximum contribution per project for the Swiss ... Read more about "[ERA.NET RUS PLUS I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
05JUL
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The Volkswagen Foundation’s funding initiative 'Experiment!' addresses researchers in science and engineering as well as in the life sciences (including immediately neighboring disciplines in the behavioral sciences) who want to put a potentially transformative and risky research idea to an exploratory phase. A cooperative application with a German research institute that takes the lead is ... Read more about "[VOLKSWAGEN FOUNDATION I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
06JUL
  09:30-15:30 Microcity

Call for Proposals Context: PIs from the four participating ETH institutions are invited to submit pre-proposals for projects addressing a key challenge in at least one of the two new and complementary Technical Focus Areas (TFA) of the Expansion Program, "Sensing Technologies" and "Intelligent Systems and Advanced Automation" Deadline to submit the pre-proposals: July 24, ... Read more about "SFA Advanced Manufacturing, 2nd Call for Proposals and Workshop"
09JUL
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Research Fellowship Program for Women in Science The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Bio-Inspired Materials has opened a call within its Research Fellowship Program for Women in Science. The program seeks to support the professional development of outstanding female researchers who have already demonstrated excellence at an early stage of their careers and ... Read more about "[NCCR BIO-INSPIRED MATERIALS I FELLOWSHIP]"
28JUL
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Call Microbials 2017 With its initiative, Gebert Rüf Stiftung seeks to generate a significant impact by exploiting the potential and widespread use microbial resources in health and technology. The focus is on applications in human and veterinary medicine, the environment, energy production, water treatment, food science and other areas. Submission deadlines: 28.07.2017 Funding: CHF 300'000 ... Read more about "[GEBERT RUF STIFTUNG I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Deadline

07APR
01SEP
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  STCC

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"