Conferences - Seminars


In collaboration with EPFL Sustainable campus and the Safety, prevention and health domain, the Sports service offers an entire program around health. CampuSessions (45') and ShotSessions (20') will take place until January 2018. Discover these activities directly on the campus, no equipment needed! Novembre 7, 2017: Relaxation shot // Ludic courses Novembre 15, 2017: Relaxation ... Read more about "Let's move our campus"
  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

This conference will conclude the semester program on "Euler Systems and Special Values of L-functions". The goal will be to present recent advances in the constructions of Euler systems, their applications to the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and Iwasawa theory. Emphasis will be given on novel results obtained during the semester. Read more about "Recent Developments on the Arithmetic of Special Values of L-functions"
  08:25 AI 1153

Program, schedule: 08:25 Matthias Lutolf (Director, Institute of Bioengineering, EPFL) Welcome, opening words 08:30 J. Andrew Pospisilik Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Freiburg (D) Stochastic, Bi-Stable and Intergenerational Epigenetics in Metabolism and Disease - abstract (*) 09:10 Olaia M. Naveiras EPFL & Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne (CH) Metabolic Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells ... Read more about "Recruiting Mini-symposium on Metabolism"
By Five speakers - see program.
  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Two examples of pilot plants for the production of synthetic hydrocarbons are presented. First, the design and build of a demonstrator for the conversion of solar energy to synthetic hydrocarbons is presented. The average power of the installation is set to 2 kW, which corresponds to the ... Read more about "Hydrogen Technologies and Synthetic Fuels - From the Lab to the Market"
By Dr. Noris Gallandat
Laboratory for Materials in Renewable Energy
EPFL ...
  13:00 MA31

We will see how amenability of a group assists one when working with its group ring, and also helps in working with group rings in general. We will introduce a notion of the Newton polytope of a matrix, and see how it is relevant in the study of fibreings of 3-manifolds, and in general in ... Read more about "Amenability, matrices over group rings, and applications"
By Dawide Kielak
  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system (CNS), initially characterised by acute relapses of neurological dysfunction followed by remission. After a variable period this is followed in the majority of patients by a slow and irreversible progression of neurological dysfunction. Although the acute clinical deficits during early MS can ... Read more about "Special BMI Seminar // Neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis: what have we learned from pathology?"
By Prof. Jack van Horssen, University Medical Center (VUmc) of the ...
  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

This presentation will selectively cover three closely related sets of experiments that employ magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR, dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP), and their application to structural determination of Ab1-42 amyloid fibrils. Approximately 110 years ago, Auguste Deter, the first patient diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), passed away and fibrils composed of the Ab1-42 protein, ... Read more about "β-Amyloid, Sub-terahertz Microwaves and the Magic Angle"
By Prof. Robert Guy Griffin
MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  17:15-18:15 BI A0 448

I will discuss some recent joint work with Yongxiong Li which shows how one can use Iwasawa theory at the neglected prime p=2 to prove stronger versions of an old theorem of David Rohrlich on the non-vanishing of Birch-Swinnerton L-values of the Gross family of elliptic curves with complex multiplication, and discuss some possible generalisations. Read more about "Bernoulli Lecture - Non-Vanishing of some Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer L-values"
By John Coates (University of Cambridge)

Cultural events

  18:30-20:00 PO 01

The ArchiTango Students association offers a free Tango initiation course to EPFL and UNIL students. When: Every thursday from 18h30 to 20h. Where: EPFL, Polydome (PO 01) Registrations: Read more about "Free Tango Initiation Course"


  09:00-09:00 Rolex Learning Center

This exhibition focuses on artisancraft techniques still in use today. You will discover through this display some remarkable bindingworks, stemming from the EPFL library of ancient and precious collections. Book binding aims to guarantee its conservation. The Art of book binding consists in assembling the pages of any documents using various techniques into a hard ... Read more about "La Reliure à livres ouverts: exposition"
  11:00-18:00 ArtLab EPFL

Employing a novel technology developed in EPFL’s neuroscience laboratories, Mental Work is a series of spectacular machines controlled by brain activity alone--a thought factory placing the human mind back at the center of our technologically dominated world. Beginning on 27 October, EPFL Artlab will put these machines to work in the first factory dedicated to ... Read more about "MENTAL WORK: The Cognitive Revolution Starts Here"
  EL , ELA 010

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. "Ma pratique de la peinture est ancienne et s’est approfondie avec le temps jusqu’à devenir une réelle passion." Eliane Monnier Read more about ""Destinations" Techniques mixtes"
By Eliane Monnier
  12:00-13:00 Extérieurs Rolex Learning Center EPFL

Pour la deuxième fois après Echoing Bex&Arts, les Affaires culturelles et artistiques revisitent une manifestation artistique qui s’est déroulée en Suisse romande. Cette année, la Triennale d’art contemporain du Valais est reprise. A l’EPFL, autour du Rolex Learning Center et sur la Place Cosandey, les sculptures d’artistes suisses et internationaux de Joëlle Allet, Monica Bonvicini, ... Read more about "Echoing Triennale d'art contemporain Valais/Wallis"
By Triennale d'art contemporain Valais/Wallis
  07:00-21:00 Hall MED

Opening Tuesday December 5 at 6pm - CREApoly is an exhibition of artworks made by EPFL staff, from its different antenna as well as the EPFL Innovation Park. All visual art techniques are welcome. After two editions in 2013 and 2015, the Cultural and Art Affairs again give to the EPFL staff the possibility to ... Read more about "CREApoly 2017 - EPFL staff art exhibition"
By Collaborateurs EPFL
  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

Thesis defenses

  11:00 OSGA/EG06, Hörsaal, PSI, 5232 PSI Villigen

Thesis directors : Prof. O. Kröcher , Dr D. Ferri Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program Thesis 8233 Read more about "Advances in Vanadium-Based Catalyst Research for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx by NH3"
  17:00 BC 410

Thesis director : Prof. K. Aberer Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8160 Read more about "Automated Taxonomy Induction and its Applications"

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

  17:15-20:00 RLC E1 240

How can one summarize forty-eight years dedicated to the most powerful sources of light in the world? And to the transformation of bookish notions of quantum physics into tangible realities? And to the participation in the wonderful adventure of building the best young university in the world? I tried by using five arcane words, the ... Read more about "Professor Giorgio Margaritondo: "Two things... and three people""
By Prof. Giorgio Margaritondo


  19:30-22:00 CM 1 4

Iranian Students Association at EPFL presents: "Ghashang & Farang" A Film by Vahid Mousaaian Read more about "IRSA Movie Night"




The 2017 ACCES Visualization Contest is extended until 31 December 2017. Organized this semester by ACCES, the platform for Application-Centered Computational Engineering Science, this visualization contest is open to all the students and postdocs at EPFL, alone or in groups up to four people and is part a broader effort at EPFL to embed Computational ... Read more about "2017 ACCES Visualization Contest"
  19:00-21:00 CM1104

Le club d'échecs "La Dame Blanche" vous invite tous les mardi du semestre en CM 1104 de 19 à 21h. De débutant à confirmé vous êtes tous bienvenus pour jouer, apprendre et faire connaissance. Site web : Facebook : Read more about "Club d'échecs EPFL : tous les mardis"
  19:00-22:00 CM 1 221

The EPFL Go Club Ishigo invites you every Wednesday of the semester in CM 1221 at 7pm. From beginner to advanced you are all welcome to play, learn and get to know each other! Read more about "EPFL Go Club : every Wednesdays"
  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

At Octanis, we learn by solving real world problems. We work on different projects - an arctic rover, a digital nestbox for barn owls, and our mini maker space on wheels. At our open nights, you can discover how we get these projects going and where you can contribute. You already have your own project ... Read more about "Open Night @ Octanis"
By Octanis Association

Academic Calendar

Internal trainings

  MED 3 2215

This is a 1h crash course in 3D printing, modifying wood, paper, metal, plastics, soldering electronic circuits and analysing them. And all of this happens inside one square meter! Introducing: The Octanis Rack! The workshop takes place every Thursday at 19h in MED 3 2215! We give you pointers for your own project and you ... Read more about "Making Fast and Slow - Introduction workshop to the rack (mini maker space on wheels)"
By Raffael Tschui
  10:00-12:00 MA B0 424

L’infocentre est l’outil de reporting du Service financier et des Ressources Humaines. Intégré au portail web SESAME, il permet d’assurer la bonne gestion des finances et du personnel d’une unité. Lors de cette formation, vous découvrirez infocentre RH sous tous ces angles. Programme : Portail SESAME, les pages web dédiées avec l'aide à disposition, Notions ... Read more about "Formation SESAME INFOCENTRE RH"
By Michel de Graffenried
  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Excel - Tableaux croisés dynamiques afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : Pour vous inscrire : Read more about "Cours Rapido Excel - Tableaux croisés dynamiques"

Call for proposal


CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "2018 CODEV Seed Money call for projects"

The NCCR Chemical Biology welcomes high-impact chemical biology screening projects to be adapted and screened at the BSF-ACCESS platform (Lausanne) and/or the ACCESS Geneva platform in 2018. Close collaboration with the ACCESS platforms will ensure optimisation of the technical design including assay development to be used in high-throughput/content screening, choice of chemical libraries to screen, ... Read more about "3rd Call for screening proposals"