Conferences - Seminars

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 ...
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 ...
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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  10:30-11:30 AI 1153

SEMINAR of the LAUSANNE INTEGRATIVE METABOLISM and NUTRITION ALLIANCE (LIMNA) Abstract: Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine or 5-HT) is a monoamine that has various functions in both neuronal and non-neuronal systems. Recent studies revealed that peripheral 5-HT plays an important role in metabolic regulation in peripheral tissues. Inhibition of 5-HT synthesis reduced the weight gain and improved the ... Read more about "Serotonin as a new therapeutic target for diabetes mellitus and obesity"
By Chang Myung OH, Department of Internal Medicine, CHA Bundang Medical ...
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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  14:00-16:00 INR113

In this tutorial, we first present two renown statistical inference methods: The Maximum Likelihood Estimator and the Maximum Entropy Principle. We show how these estimators can be modeled as Kullback-Leibler divergence minimization problems, and therefore interpreted geometrically as information projections. We then present the basic construction of dually flat Shannon spaces and describe some useful ... Read more about "What is an information projection? An invitation to information geometry"
By Frank Nielsen, Professeur at Ecole Polytechnique, France.
https://www.lix ...
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 ...
27APR
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  19:00-20:30 CO 2

A Break and Brain Talk Quel impact la physique quantique peut-elle avoir sur notre compréhension de la conscience ? Autour d'une table, 4 scientifiques débatteront de cette question. Avec: Dr Giuliana Carminati, médecin psychiatre (Ph.D) et psychothérapeute Dr Federico Carminati, chef de projet dans le groupe de "software development for experimental physics" de l'expérience ALICE ... Read more about "Matière et Conscience"
By Dr Giuliana Carminati, Dr Federico Carminati, Pr Dimitri Van De ...

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"

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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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

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"

Academic Calendar

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
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

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"
04APR
30APR
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The call for posters for the event womENcourage, which is the main event of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) to celebrate, support and honor the contribution of women in science. You are encouraged to send Posters and to attend the event. The posters can have more than one authors (and of course authors can be ... Read more about "Call for posters womENcourage - Women in Computing"

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