Conferences - Seminars

06FEB
04DEC
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  11:00-13:00 EPFL Fribourg

The smart living lunches take place every first Tuesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm at the smart living lab in Fribourg. Two researchers present during 20 minutes their work related to the smart living lab's research fields that can range from construction technologies, to material sciences and renewable energy production systems, ... Read more about "smart living lunches"
19NOV
21NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

LabVIEW Core 3 introduces you to structured practices to design, implement, document, and test LabVIEW applications. This course focuses on developing hierarchical applications that are scalable, readable, and maintainable. The processes and techniques covered in this course help reduce development time and improve application stability. By incorporating these design practices early in your development, you ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core III (EN)"
By National Instruments
20NOV
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  10:15 BC 420

Abstract: Outsourced storage is by now strikingly prevalent for individuals and enterprises. Cloud storage providers (CSPs) use deduplication for saving bandwidth and storage which helped them to reduce the costs tremendously. Deduplication is the process by which CSPs only store one copy of each file, irrespective of how many times that file is uploaded. Client-side ... Read more about "Mitigating Side Channels in Deduplicating Cloud Storage"
By Dr. Mohsen Toorani, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
20NOV
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By Mika KASTENHOLZ – Co-Founder
20NOV
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  12:00-13:00 SG 294.22

Construction impacts upon our planet at a momentous rate, consuming vast resources in terms of surface area, material and energy and also in terms of the biophysical environment. In this context two questions arise: [i] can architecture be in the service of the bio-physical environment; and, by extension, [ii] can architecture principally be conceived of ... Read more about "Embedded Architectures and Information-based Design"
20NOV
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: CRUSH2LIFE: not quite blood from a stone, but close. The production of H2 and CH4 by crushing sediment from Subglacial Lake Whillans. CRUSH2LIFE aims to make a fundamental advance in our understanding of how some of the thermomechanical energy expended during glacial erosion is transferred into compounds that underpin the existence of microbial communities ... Read more about "EESS talk on "CRUSH2LIFE""
By Dr Martyn Tranter, Professor of Polar Biogeochemistry, Bristol Glaciology Centre ...
20NOV
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  12:15-13:15 Campus Biotech, H8 Auditorium D

I will show that continuous optogenetic stimulation of excitatory neurons in visual cortex results in strong gamma-band oscillations, and respective white-noise stimulation reveals gamma-band resonance. Correspondingly, visual stimulation with artificial or natural stimuli induces gamma-band synchronization. Gamma in visual area V4 entails gamma-rhythmic modulation of the gain of spike responses and of behavioral reaction times. ... Read more about "Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence"
By Prof Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute, Frankfurt, GE
20NOV
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: We’ve always seemed to be able to fabricate physical artifacts before being able to formally describe what we do and how we do it. Geometry has historically, and naturally, played a key role in the development of new abstractions used to build formal models of physical artifacts and of the associated design and fabrication ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Geometric Excursions in Computational Design and Manufacturing"
By Prof. Horeas Ilies, University of Connecticut
20NOV
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  12:30 BSP 234

Statistical regression techniques have become very fashionable as a tool to predict the properties of systems at the atomic scale, sidestepping much of the computational cost of first-principles simulations and making it possible to perform simulations that require thorough statistical sampling without compromising on the accuracy of the electronic structure model. In this talk I ... Read more about "Machine Learning Like a Physicist"
20NOV
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  13:15-15:00 GC B3 31

Qu’est ce que le cha no yu, dans quel contexte historique cet art s’est-il développé? Un exemple d’invitation «yobanashi» aux chandelles Dans le cadre de son cours SHS "Japon contemporain", Irène Vogel Chevroulet a invité Philippe Neeser pour une introduction à l'art japonais du "cha no yu". Ce cours est ouvert au public. Philippe Neeser: ... Read more about "Introduction à l’art japonais du «cha no yu» avec Philippe Neeser"
By Philippe Neeser, Maître de l’école Urasenke
20NOV
Cancelled
By David Stewart, Newcastle
20NOV
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 30

Abstract: Wave motion lies at the heart of many disciplines in the physical sciences and engineering. For example, problems and applications involving light, sound, heat or fluid flow are all likely to involve wave dynamics at some level. In this seminar, I will present our recent work on a class of problems involving intriguing nonlinear ... Read more about "Strongly Nonlinear Elastic Wave Propagation and the Essence of Spatial Invariance"
By Prof. Mahmoud I. Hussein     
20NOV
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  19:00-20:00 MED 3 2215

The Mediterranean monk seal is, according the marine biologists, the marine mammal closest to extinction in the world. Still according to scientists, there are about 500-1000 individuals left in the Mediterranean sea. One of the problems biologists are facing is their difficulty to approach and study these animals, as the Med monk seals have adapted ... Read more about "Installing autonomous seal cameras in the Mediterranean Sea"
By Julien Pfyffer, Andy Guinand (http://octopusfoundation.org/)

Cultural events

18OCT
05MAY
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  Beaulieu Lausanne

Grâce à une Fondation privée, l’OSR offre 300 Cartes Jeunes donnant accès gratuitement à 4 places à choix sur ses concerts à Lausanne. Après inscription, les étudiants reçoivent un code qui leur permet de réserver directement leurs 4 billets sur le site de l’OSR. Ils peuvent ensuite se rendre au(x) concert(s) seul ou avec des ... Read more about "Concerts de l'OSR à Beaulieu - billets gratuits réservés aux -25 ans"
By Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR)

Exhibitions

08JUL
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
22SEP
08DEC
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  Espace Archizoom

Lorsque le projet d’architecture est construit, la maquette qui le fonde disparaît. Cette magique réduction d’échelle permet de contrôler le monde et donner forme aux idées. Read more about "Isle of Models"
03NOV
10MAR
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab B

Opening: Friday 2 November at 6 p.m. The EPFL instance is curated by: Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter Weibel (ZKM | Karlsruhe) Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski (Berlin University of the Arts) The outstanding Catalan philosopher and theologian Ramon Llull (c.1232–1316) encourages us to reread the late ... Read more about "Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria"
By Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter ...
20NOV
07DEC
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  Hall SG

L’exposition sixteen years old retrace l’accomplissement professionnel de la première génération d’architectes diplômés en 2002 de la faculté d’architecture de l’Université de la Suisse italienne à Mendrisio. Vernissage lundi 19 novembre à 19h30. Depuis sa fondation, l’Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio porte une attention toute particulière au rapport entre le projet architectural et son territoire ... Read more about "« sixteen years old » de l’Accademia di architettura Mendrisio"
20NOV
25NOV
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  09:00-18:00

From 20 to 25 November 2018, Palexpo Geneva welcomes “Cité-métiers.ch”. The Astronomic Observatory of Geneva University and Laboratory of Astrophysics (LASTRO) are Guest of Honour of the Expo, with a 250 m2 booth dedicated to galaxy formation, stellar evolution and exoplanets. EPFL LASTRO will present different aspects of its research : The Universe in Virtual ... Read more about "Cité des Métiers, Geneva Palexpo"

Miscellaneous

25SEP
18DEC
  18:30-21:00 PO 094.0

MoveOn, a commission of Agepoly, offer free disco-fox lessons. Disco-fox is a couple dance that is performed on current music, on what you can hear on the radio for example. The lessons take place in the Polydôme at EPFL on Tuesdays. 18h30 : Hustle (4-count disco-fox, recommended for complete beginners) 19h45 : Disco-fox, with choreography ... Read more about "MoveOn - Free dance lessons"
By Mike Bardet, Eva Lorendeaux
01OCT
17DEC
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  17:00-22:00 CM 1 221

The EPFL Go Club Ishigo invites you every Monday of the semester in CM 1221 at 5pm. From beginner to advanced you are all welcome to play, learn and get to know each other! Read more about "EPFL Go Club: every Monday"
12NOV
30NOV
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Pendant trois semaines, toute la communauté EPFL est invitée à participer à Act for Change Food, un Challenge à relever en équipe pour expérimenter un mode de vie plus durable sur le campus! Act for Change Food ! L’objectif de cette édition consacrée à l’alimentation est d’amener la communauté EPFL à prendre conscience des impacts ... Read more about "Act for Change Food"

Academic Calendar

Internal trainings

15NOV
22NOV
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Let’s decipher our non-verbal communication together ! Postures, gestures, looks, facial expressions, handshakes… all these non-verbal elements help us to understand how others communicate. They are all “silent” sources of information telling us more about other people and also ourselves that we must learn to listen to in order to communicate better ! Understanding what ... Read more about "Body Language"
By Dr Catherine Monnin
19NOV
21NOV
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

This certification training will give you the base elements necessary to conduct any type of project using the PRINCE2 methodology. Furthermore, you will pass the official "Foundation" certification, which is recognised world-wide and very useful in your resume. Read more about "PRINCE2 Project Management certification"
By Jean-Stéphane Szijarto
20NOV
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  08:30-11:30 BI A0 397

Au travers de cette formation les différentes étapes qui jalonnent la vie d’un collaborateur depuis son arrivée, jusqu’à son départ, les divers documents RH et les workflows administratifs vous seront expliqués par les spécialistes métiers. Plus de descriptions Read more about "FOBA - Ressources humaines Administratif"
By Les assistantes des Ressources humaines    
20NOV
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Niveau moyen 2, les modèles afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=215 Read more about "Cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Niveau moyen, les modèles"
20NOV
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"