Conferences - Seminars

19OCT
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series In the past, active materials and other components in energy devices have largely been discovered by chemical intuition and by analogy to natural systems. As physical models of complex materials phenomena get into their stride alongside increasingly robust computing prowess, it is now possible to invert the ... Read more about "Applying the Tools of Materials Genomics to Design Polymers for Electrochemical Devices"
By Dr. Brett A. Helms
The Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley National ...
19OCT
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  13:30-17:00 CoLab Credit Suisse

Dirk Duellmann from the CERN Data Storage team will explain the analytical methods employed at CERN. This is a talk intended for the whole EPFL Community. Please take this opportunity to see Big Data Analytics in action. Read more about "Analytical methods at CERN"
By Dirk Duellmann from CERN
19OCT
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  18:00-19:00 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 (http://octanis.org/rack/)! We give you pointers for your own project and you then get the access to the tools to further explore it ... Read more about "Making Fast and Slow - Introduction workshop to the rack (mini maker space on wheels)"
By Raffael Tschui
20OCT
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Topological semimetals (TSMs), characterized by Weyl/Dirac nodes in the bulk and Fermi arcs on their surfaces, are new states of three-dimensional quantum matters. They represent the extension of the topological classification of matters from insulator to metal. The low energy excitation in Dirac/Weyl semimetals (WSM) behaves in the similar way as the massless Dirac/Weyl fermions ... Read more about "Topological Semimetals: Where the Massless Fermions Are"
By Prof. Hongming Weng, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences ...
20OCT
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  10:00-11:00 AI 1153

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Epithelial bending is a fundamental process of developmental morphogenesis from the earliest stages of gastrulation to the final stages of organogenesis. Classically, epithelia bend by apical constriction in which apical actin contraction forces cells to become wedge-shaped. In principle, this is not the only way a sheet of cells can bend itself. ... Read more about "Epithelial Bending for Organ Formation: Forces, Molecular Signals, and Novel Ensemble Cell Behaviours"
By Prof. Jeremy Green, King’s College London (UK)
20OCT
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  10:15-11:00 ME C2 405

A microgrid can be defined as a part of the grid with elements like distributed energy sources, power electronics converters, energy storage devices and controllable local loads that can operate autonomously in islanded mode but also interacting with the main power network in a controlled, coordinated way. Following the introduction of distributed control of these ... Read more about "New Research Challenges in Industrial and Residential Microgrids"
By Josep M. Guerrero, Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg Universitet
20OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GC C3 30

Efficient traffic control and management of large-scale transportation networks still remain a challenge both for traffic researchers and practitioners. Over decades, control strategies have been proposed and applied for isolated or coordinated intersections in arterials, while in the last decade several works have utilized the macroscopic fundamental diagram (MFD) for developing real-time control strategies to ... Read more about "New directions in urban traffic control of complex transport systems"
By Dr Jack Haddad, Visiting Professor, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS ...
22OCT
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  10:00-18:00 CM 1 100

Install Fests are an opportunity for students seeking help to install a GNU/Linux-based operating system (like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, ...) on their computer, either in a virtual machine or directly. The event is of course also open to people who don't necessarily want to install it, but only know a bit more what GNU/Linux is, ... Read more about "Install Fest"
23OCT
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  Neuchâtel, HE-ARC

BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding schemes at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Young researchers are most welcome to participate in the events, where ... Read more about "BRIDGE: Information event focussing on proof of concept"
23OCT
25OCT
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  09:00-14:00 I17 4 K2

The workshop focuses on the potential and challenges of the use of mathematical modelling and optimization techniques for improving energy efficiency in shipping. Designing and operating ships more efficiently will allow reducing their cost, environmental impact and use of non-renewable resources. The program of the workshop is a combination of scientific presentations and chances to ... Read more about "MOSES Workshop: Modelling and Optimization of Ship Energy Systems"
By Gerasimos Theotokatos, Selma Brynolf, Jing Sun, George Dimopoulos, Andrea Corradu ...
23OCT
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  11:15 INF328

Silicon Systems to Close the Sub-Sampling Gap in Health Screening and Monitoring Advances in healthcare technologies have mainly focused on therapeutics, interventional procedures, and “late-stage” diagnostics. These steps have undergone significant improvements, leading to higher survival rates and enhancements in quality of life. Nevertheless, current trends are unsustainable due to the inadequate outcomes on specific ... Read more about "On the relationship between Nyquist Rate and healthcare"
By Prof. Amin Arbabian, Stanford University
23OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Colloidal particles in suspension form liquid, crystalline and glassy phases similar to those formed by atoms. Since the particles are “fat” (~1µm) and “slow” (~10Hz), they can be individually tracked in space and time by confocal microscopy. Dense colloidal systems therefore serve as "analog computers" to study the dynamics of defects in crystals (vacancies, stacking ... Read more about "Live 3D Modeling with Colloids"
By Prof. Frans Spaepen, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard ...
23OCT
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  16:15-17:15 Room CE3

The last decade has seen an impressive development of the research dedicated to biomedical applications of low temperature atmospheric pressure plasmas. In this new trend, the medical applications are tacking an increasing place. They now concern a wide range of domains, including blood coagulation, dental care, skin decontamination, wound and ulcer treatment, dermatology, cancer treatment. ... Read more about "Biomedical applications of cold atmospheric pressure plasmas"
By Dr. Jean-Michel Pouvesle, CNRS / Université d'Orléans
23OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By : Bernd Bickel - Institute of Science and Technology Austria Abstract : 3D printing and related digital fabrication techniques have grown in sophistication over the last decade, vastly extending the scope of structures and materials that can be fabricated. While new opportunities have emerged for the design of customized shapes, architected materials with novel ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Computational Fabrication: Creating Virtual Content for the Real World"
23OCT
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  17:00-18:00 AAC 1 06

Transpacific Charts Ludovico Centis Ten years of explorations and mapping, designs and territorial visions, from Asia to America. Ludovico Centis is an architect, founder of the architecture and planning office The Empire (https://www.theempire.eu) and co-founder and editor of the architecture magazine San Rocco (http://www.sanrocco.info). Centis has a PhD in urbanism (Università IUAV di Venezia). He ... Read more about "Transpacific Charts - Ludovico Centis"
By Ludovico Centis
23OCT
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  18:00-19:30 Project Room, Archizoom

L’artiste allemand Karsten Födinger redéfinit les fondements, les limites et les objectifs de la sculpture contemporaine en étudiant des questions telles que la nature des matériaux, la structure, l'action des forces statiques, l'espace et le «site»; des concepts qui appartiennent également à l'horizon de la recherche architecturale. Cette convergence entre l'art et l'architecture, tangible et ... Read more about "Karsten Födinger. Vers une sculpture radicale"
By Roberto Gargiani
24OCT
26OCT
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  STTC

This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL and EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 at the EPFL campus in Lausanne-Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center. Limited seatings available! Accredited symposium (continuous education) by the RESAL. Read more about "EPFL Life Sciences - EMBO Press Symposium: Frontiers in Metabolism"
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24OCT
24JAN
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En collaboration avec Campus durable et le DSPS, le Service des sports UNIL-EPFL offre une série de sessions santé jusqu'au mois de janvier : les CampuSessions (45') et les ShotSessions (20'). Découvrez ces activités sur le campus et sans aucun équipement. Cliquez sur les horaires pour vous inscrire! Shot sportif. 24 octobre 2017. Les escaliers ... Read more about "Bougeons notre campus"
24OCT
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  10:00-11:00 SV 2615

Synapses and Circuits Seminar Abstract: "The most typical and well known inhibitory action in the cortical microcircuit is a strong inhibition on the target neuron by axo-somatic synapses. However, it has become clear that synaptic inhibition in the cortex is much more diverse and complicated. Firstly, at least ten or more inhibitory non-pyramidal cell subtypes ... Read more about ""The Diversity of Cortical Inhibitory Synapses”"
By Prof. Yoshiyuki Kubota
24OCT
  10:15-11:10 CM 0 12

Recently, there has been some new understanding of various possible levels of commutative ring G-spectra. In this talk I will recall these possibilities and discuss the most naive (or trivial) commutative ring G-spectra. Then I will sketch the main ingredients coming into the proof that if G is finite and we work rationally these objects ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: Understanding rational equivariant commutative ring spectra"
By Magdalena Kedziorek (MPIM Bonn)
24OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: After some introductory examples of positve and negative impacts of the digital transformation on energy consumption and related greenhouse gas emissions, the talk will present the results of a new study on “Opportunities and Risks of Digitalization for Climate Protection in Switzerland“ with the time horizon of 2025. The study included both the greenhouse ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Opportunities and Risks of the Digital Transformation for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions – the Case of Switzerland""
By Dr Lorenz Hilty, Professor and Head of Group, Department of ...
24OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Organic crystals are found in many photonic systems in nature, where they are used to produce an extraordinary array of optical phenomena from the white color in certain spiders, to the silvery reflectance of fish scales and the brilliant iridescent colors of planktonic crustaceans and tropical fish. Organisms are able to manipulate the optical properties ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium :The Image Forming Mirror in the Eye of the Scallop"
24OCT
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  15:00-16:00 BC 420

By Marcelo Sousa Abstract Causality-based abstract interpretation is a new technique for computing path-sensitive interference conditions during abstract interpretation of concurrent programs. In lieu of fixed point computation, it uses prime event structures to compactly represent causal dependence and interference between sequences of transformers. The main contribution of the approach is an unfolding algorithm equivalent ... Read more about "Causality-Based Abstract Interpretation = Super-Optimal DPOR + Abstraction"
24OCT
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  17:00 The Project Room

Il s’agira de montrer — en s’appuyant sur les résultats d’une recherche interdisciplinaire récemment menée dans quatre pays européens — comment l’hydroélectricité a structurellement transformé, depuis la fin du XIX° siècle, à la fois la configuration matérielle des paysages montagnards et les perceptions dont ils font l’objet. Ainsi seront examinés différents scénarios paysagers de l’hydroélectricité ... Read more about "L’invention hydroélectrique des paysages montagnards européens"
By Serge Briffaud, professeur à l'ENSAP de Bordeaux
25OCT
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  12:00-13:30 RLC E1 240

Bachelor and Master Students, come and discover entrepreneurship and the new tools available for your project or startup. Free Pizza at Forum Rolex at noon but compulsory registration on bit.ly/2f7ADKv 12:15 Pizzas offered by Startup unit 12:45 Startup pitch: Yannick Bloem, Infinight 12:50 Presentation of the new EPFL support tools: xgrants, enable and more 13:05 ... Read more about "Student Entrepreneurship @ EPFL"
25OCT
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  12:00-19:00 RLC E1 240

On 25 October 2017, we invite you to the Fall 2017 edition of Startup Champions @ EPFL at Forum Rolex at 17h30 to listen to and discuss with Didier Guzzoni, former chief scientist of Siri (Apple) and Szymon Kostrzewski, founder of KB Medical (Globus Medical). Furthermore we will present you at noon the new initiatives ... Read more about "Startup Champions @ EPFL Fall 2017"
26OCT
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  Brussels

On 26 October 2017 a one-day consortium building workshop around selected topics of the upcoming Work Programme Societal Challenge 6 (Inclusive Societies) will be held in Brussels. The objective of this hands-on event is to prepare ground for consortia building: to give opportunity to future proposers to discuss concrete cooperation possibilities, to present their expertise ... Read more about "Horizon 2020 Workshop for Coordinators in Societal Challenge 6"
26OCT
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Colloidal synthesis is a surfactant-assisted approach that has proven to be one of the most powerful solution-based method to tailor the size, the shape and the composition of nanocrystalline materials. This superior control afforded by colloidal chemistry, combined with the solution processability and the rich surface chemistry, ... Read more about "Colloidal nanocrystals to store energy in chemical bonds"
By Prof. Raffaella Buonsanti, Laboratory of Nanochemistry for Energy, EPFL Valais ...
26OCT
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  12:15-12:15 MED 0 1418

The post-socialist transition induced substantial changes in society, public policy, urban economies and structures, and significantly transformed existing urban development processes in Serbia. Within the framework of an SNSF-SCOPES Institutional partnership, the SPUDS project unites the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) and the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning (IAUS) in order to support the ... Read more about "Post-Socialist Urban Development - The example of Belgrade, Serbia"
By Dr Tamara Maričić, Dr Slavka Zeković, Dr Miodrag Vujošević and ...
26OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Swarat Chaudhuri - Rice University Abstract: Automating computer programming is a long-standing goal in computer science. In spite of significant progress in automated program synthesis in recent times, we remain very far from achieving this goal. Indeed, on almost all everyday programming tasks, a freshman CS major would perform vastly better than today's best ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Learning to Write Code, Automatically"
26OCT
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  16:15-18:00 CE 2

Neural implants need to establish stable and reliable interfaces to the target structure for chronic application in neurosciences as well as in clinical applications. They have to record electrical neural signals, excite neural cells or fibers by means of electrical stimulation. In case of optogenetic experiments, optical stimulation by integrated light sources or waveguides must ... Read more about "Miniaturized Implants to Interface with the Peripheral and Central Nervous System"
By Prof Thomas Stieglitz, IMTEK - Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik, Germany
26OCT
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  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

It is now possible to make an enormous spectrum of different nonporous materials simply by changing the building blocks in the synthesis of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) or related materials. This unique chemical tenability allows us to tailor-make materials that are optimal for a given application. The promise of finding just the right material seems ... Read more about "The Nanoporous Materials Genome in Action"
By Prof. Berend Smit
EPFL Valais
27OCT
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  08:30-16:30 BC 420

Over the past two decades, a variety of technologies have been developed for precise spatial and temporal control of phase and amplitude in optical systems, including liquid crystal, MEMS or deformable mirror based systems. Such Spatial Light Modulator SLM technologies have recently reached a level of maturity that they are currently being introduced in new ... Read more about "Workshop on Spatial Light Modulators SLM"
27OCT
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  10:15-11:00 ME C2 405

Abstract: The proliferation of large scale smart multi-agent systems, also known as Internet-of-Things, Networked Control Systems, Wireless sensor and actuator networks, Cyber-physical Systems, etc., are providing us with a wealth of data with unprecedented time-space resolution which can trigger the next technological revolution. However, this trend is also posing a formidable challenge, often referred as ... Read more about "Multi-agent space-time map-buidling: Kalman Filtering meets Machine Learning"
By Luca Schenato, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova
27OCT
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By Francesca CORNELLI (London Business School)
27OCT
  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Is there a future for open science? Sharing and research progress in scientific research " Abstract: Sharing of information, data and materials between scientists has been described as crucial for the replication, validation and advancement of research, and recent years have seen a policy push towards open science and open data that seeks to enable ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Corniela Lawson, University of Bath"
27OCT
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  16:15 SV1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: (About the speaker) Prof. Whitesides is one of the most influential living chemists (some say the most), best known for his work in NMR spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, molecular self-assembly, soft lithography, micro fabrication, microfluidics and nanotechnology. His laboratory is notorious for focusing on fundamental questions to solve what many ... Read more about "Reinventing Chemistry"
By Prof. George M. Whitesides, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (USA)
30OCT
01NOV
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By Emanuele Paci - University of Leeds, United Kingdom Shoshana Wodak - VIB ...
30OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Quantum mechanics is at the basis of all present-day information and communication technologies: to name just two examples, transistors and lasers would be impossible to build without understanding the quantum behaviour of matter and light. But the control of individual quantum systems has long been considered only a “thought experiment”, something only possible in theory. ... Read more about "Quantum technologies and quantum control"
By Prof. Tommaso Calarco, Institute for Complex Quantum Systems, University of ...
30OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By : Daniel Sorin - Duke University Abstract : We have developed a hardware accelerator for motion planning, a critical operation in robotics. I will present the microarchitecture of our accelerator and describe a prototype implementation on an FPGA. Experimental results show that, compared to the state of the art, the accelerator improves performance by ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Designing Processors to Accelerate Robot Motion Planning"
31OCT
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  Bern

The event will take place on 31 October 2017 at the Eventfabrik, Bern. Get the latest information about the upcoming Work Programme 2018-2020 and take the opportunity to meet NCPs for bilateral discussions. This event sets the scene for the final Work Programme under Horizon 2020 for the years 2018-2020. With EU funding of around ... Read more about "Horizon 2020 Information Event Work Programme 2018-2020"
31OCT
  10:15-11:10 CM 0 12

(Joint work with Agnès Beaudry, Magdalena Kedziorek, Mona Merling, and Vesna Stojanoska) I will sketch a formal framework for homotopical Galois extensions, motivated by the case of commutative ring spectra developed by Rognes, within which we can prove invariance of Galois extensions under extension of coefficients and the forward part of a Galois correspondence. I ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: Motivic homotopical Galois extensions"
By Kathryn Hess (EPFL)
31OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: Every year, more than half a million children die due to diarrheal diseases. Recent studies have identified the most important etiologies of diarrheal disease are enterotoxigenic and enteropathogenic E. coli, Shigella spp., rotavirus, norovirus and Cryptosporidium spp. These etiologies are characterized by a combination of high shedding, high infectivity, and transmissibility through multiple environmental ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Environmental Transmission of Enteric Bacteria: Lessons from Bangladesh, Tanzania, Vietnam, U.S.A, and Zimbabwe""
31OCT
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  18:00 Auditoire SG1, EPFL

Quatrième édition de la Grande Conférence du Génie Civil. Une rencontre de tous les membres et les étudiants de la Section de Génie Civil autour d'un thème lié à la formation et aux grands projets de l'ingéniérie civile. Read more about "Grande Conférence du Génie Civil"
31OCT
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

Can rubber be smart? Current wearable devices rely on rubber as a structural material as it offers a natural skin-like feel and excellent mechanical properties. However, the smart electronic sensing and communication functions are still restricted to a rigid casing. Feeltronix offers a solution to build in-rubber circuits and connectors that flex, twist, and stretch ... Read more about "Feeltronix - Stretch the mechanical limits of electronics"
By Feeltronix
01NOV
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By David Dupret, MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford ...
01NOV
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  17:15-18:30 CM 1 5

In this talk I will present a new type of finite element methods that we refer to as Cut Finite Element Methods (CutFEM). CutFEM provides an efficient strategy for solving partial differential equations in evolving geometries. In CutFEM the dynamic geometry is allowed to cut through the background grid in an arbitrary fashion and remeshing ... Read more about "Cut Finite Element Methods"
By Prof. Sara Zahedi Department of Mathematics KTH (Royal Institute of ...
02NOV
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal organic frameworks have blossomed as an amazing class of easily engineered crystalline porous materials with properties overcoming, in some aspects, those of classical adsorbents and catalysts. The wise introduction of functional groups into the pore structure can be used to further improve the properties of these ... Read more about "Modulation of adsorptive and catalytic properties of metal organic frameworks by deliberate introduction of defects"
By Prof. Jorge A. R. Navarro, Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Universidad ...
03NOV
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  09:00-17:30 Forum Rolex Learning Center

The Doctoral Program in Photonics (EDPO) organizes the EPFL Photonics Day, which gathers the entire EPFL photonics community. The EPFL Photonics Day is for everyone: students, PhD students, researchers at every level and all those interested by photonics. Participation of EDPO PhD student is mandatory and they will have to bring their poster if they ... Read more about "Photonics Day 2017"
03NOV
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  10:15-11:00 ME C2 405

In this presentation, we give an overview of the work done at the Delft Center for Systems and Control in the field of model-based predictive control for max-plus linear systems and piecewise-affine systems. Max-plus linear systems are a class of discrete-event systems the behavior of which can be described by state update equations that are ... Read more about "Model predictive control for max-plus and continuous piecewise-affine systems"
By Bart De Schutter, Delft Center for Systems and Control 
03NOV
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  15:15-16:15 MA A3 30

In this talk we will study the generalized polynomial chaos-stochastic Galerkin (gPC-SG) approach to kinetic equations with uncertain coefficients/inputs, and multiple time or space scales, and show that they can be made asymptotic-preserving, in the sense that the gPC-SG scheme preserves various asymptotic limits in the discrete space. This allows the implementation of the gPC ... Read more about "Uncertainty quantification for multiscale kinetic equations with uncertain coefficients"
By Prof. Shi Jin
03NOV
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  20:00-23:00 STCC

Revivez, lors d’une soirée exceptionnelle, l’histoire du premier astronaute suisse dans l’espace et plongez dans l’aventure de la conquête spatiale grâce à différents intervenants, dont le plus jeune astronaute à avoir marché sur la lune, Charles Duke ! Le spectacle se déroulera le vendredi 3 novembre 2017 à 20h00 au SwissTech Convention Center de l’EPFL ... Read more about "Un Suisse dans l'Espace"
By Claude Nicollier
06NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Two years after the invention of modern prototype solar cells, it was found that a ferroelectric material, BaTiO3, exhibits a photovoltaic effect distinct from that of p-n junctions, later called the bulk photovoltaic (BPV) effect. Under uniform illumination, a homogeneous ferroelectric material gives rise to a current under zero bias, i.e. short-circuit current (ISC), that ... Read more about "Bulk Photovoltaic effects and strain-related photo-effects in non-centrosymmetric materials"
By Prof. Marin Alexe, University of Warwick, UK
06NOV
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By : Karin Strauss from Microsoft Research and Luis Ceze from the University of Washington Abstract : DNA data storage is an attractive option for digital datastorage because of its extreme density, durability and eternal relevance. This is especially attractive when contrasted with the exponential growth in world-wide digital data production. In this talk, we ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : DNA Data Storage and Hybrid Molecular/Electronics Systems"
07NOV
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  11:00-12:00 SV 1717

IMT Distinguished Lecture Abstract: In recent years there has been an ever-increasing explosion of “Big Data” mainly in the form of unstructured data sets. Likewise, the growth of our awareness of complexity and emergent behavior has been recognized in networks ranging from social media, economics, bio complexity and the weather. Together with the slowing down ... Read more about "Neuroarchitectonic Devices using Atomic Switches"
07NOV
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  16:30-19:30 ETH Zurich

Meet Steven Holl, and Marilyne Andersen – recipients of The Daylight Award 2016 – for this inspiring event in Zurich. The recipients will give two lectures and present their work with daylight in architecture and daylight research. The event is free and open for everyone with an interest in daylight research and architecture. Place: ETH ... Read more about "Lectures of Marilyne Andersen and Steven Holl"
By Marilyne Andersen, DAYLIGHT AWARD 2016 FOR DAYLIGHT RESEARCH, Director of ...
08NOV
10NOV
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By Matthias Scheffler - Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society ...
08NOV
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

I will summarise our efforts to identify the brain mechanisms and behavioural relevance of multisensory interactions in humans. This work in turn has wide-reaching consequences on our understanding of the organization of the brain, the functional selectivity of low-level cortices, and plasticity across the lifespan. Across studies we have used combinations of psychophysics, ERPs, fMRI ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // The Multisensory Scaffold for Perception and Memory"
By Micah Murray The LINE (Laboratory for Investigative Neurophysiology) Department of ...
09NOV
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By : Tim Roughgarden - Stanford University Abstract : The mathematical study of social and information networks has historically centered around generative models for such networks (preferential attachment, the Chung-Lu random graph model, Kronecker graphs, etc.). This talk proposes distribution-free models of social and information networks --- novel classes of graphs that capture all plausible ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Distribution-Free Models of Social and Information Networks"
10NOV
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

I investigate the impact of restricting labor mobility on two components of growth: entrepreneurship and capital investment. To identify the mechanism, I combine LinkedIn's database of employment histories with staggered changes in the enforceability of non-compete agreements that come mostly from state supreme court rulings. Stronger enforceability leads to a substantial decline in employee departures, ... Read more about "The Impact of Restricting Labor Mobility on Corporate Investment and Entrepreneurship"
By Jessica JEFFERS (University of Chicago)
10NOV
By Prof. Dr Harsha Bhat
10NOV
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  12:15-13:15 ME B3 31

... and, why and how should universities include it in curricula This MARVEL ACCES Seminar is presented in the framework of the 2017 ACCES Visualisation Contest. Abstract — Many universities are considering how to include "Computational Thinking" into their required curriculum. I think this is a worthy goal. MIT is struggling with it; Carnegie Mellon ... Read more about "What is — and what isn't — computational thinking?"
By Prof. W. Craig Carter from MIT and invited professor at ...
13NOV
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03, VIP room

"Bias against Novelty in Science: A Cautionary Tale for Users of Bibliometric Indicators" Abstract Research which explores unchartered waters has a high potential for major impact but also carries a higher uncertainty of having impact. Such explorative research is often described as taking a novel approach. This study examines the complex relationship between pursuing a ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Paula Stephan, Georgia State University"
13NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Precise macromolecular engineering has been enabled by various controlled radical polymerization procedures. Copper-based ATRP (atom transfer radical polymerization) catalytic systems with polydentate nitrogen ligands are among most efficient controlled/living radical polymerization systems. By applying new initiating/catalytic systems, Cu level in ATRP was reduced to a few ppm. The activators are regenerated by light, reducing agents, ... Read more about "Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals"
By Prof. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Carnegie Mellon University - Center for Macromolecular Engineering ...
14NOV
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  12:15 SV 1717

Type 2 immunity is a highly complex system characterized by the expansion of lymphoid cells producing interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5 and IL-13, and the recruitment/activation of myeloid cells including eosinophils, basophils, mast cells and alternatively-activated macrophages (AAM). Much of our understanding of type 2 immune responses derives from the pathological role of this response in driving ... Read more about "Type 2 immunity: a protagonist of protection, tissue repair and metabolism"
By Prof. Nicola HARRIS, Laboratory of Intestinal Immunology (UPHARRIS), Global Health ...
14NOV
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  12:15-13:00 CE 1 101

Master spécialisé en génie nucléaire - présentation: Envie de découvrir des masters dans lesquels la demande professionnelle est forte, ou de vous orienter vers une formation transdisciplinaire? Cet automne, certains masters spécialisés vous présentent leur cursus. Vous aurez la possibilité de poser toutes vos questions aux représentants de ces programmes et de rencontrer des étudiants ... Read more about "Génie nucléaire"
14NOV
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: Within the shallow subsurface, soil, rock, fluids, gases and living organisms are in close interactions as a result of the coupling between fluid flows, mixing, solutes availability and microorganisms displacement and adaptation. The common challenge in all these processes is their spatial variability (heterogeneity). The consequent complexity that rises from the coupling of these ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Biological and chemical activities in confined flows: the role of segregation""
By Dr Pietro de Anna, Assistant tenure track professor, Institute of ...
16NOV
17NOV
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  SV 1717

Learning and decision making are essential to human behaviour. Technological and conceptual advances are now providing exciting new perspectives using multidisciplinary approaches such as EEG, fMRI and computational models to understand the process. We have invited world-leading experts to discuss the recent progress in our understanding of neural circuits focusing on plasticity, neural correlates and ... Read more about "BMI Symposium "Neural Implementation of Learning Models""
16NOV
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Perovskite based solar cells, mostly employ solution processed perovskite layers. Evaporated methylammonium lead iodide perovskite layers have also been reported and been employed in solar cells. Our group has developed several perovskite based solar cells, using vacuum based perovskite preparation methods. These metal oxide free p-i-n type ... Read more about "Vapor Phase deposited Perovskite Single Junction and Tandem Solar Cells"
By Dr. Henk J. Bolink
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular
Universidad de ...
16NOV
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WHERE TO PLAY : 3 steps for discovering your most valuable market opportunities. The authors, Marc Gruber (EPFL) and Sharon Tal (Technion), will be presenting their book and their underlying research. Their presentation will be followed by an interactive session with the audience and an aperitif. Read more about "Book launch: Where To Play"
By Marc Gruber, Vice-President for Innonvation
Sharon Tal, Senior Lecturer of ...
17NOV
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  10:15-11:00 ME C2 405

I will show how most of the real-time control tasks in power systems (voltage regulation, economic re-dispatch, line congestion mitigation, etc.) can be reformulated as an online optimization problem on a nonlinear manifold. In contrast to the conventional approach where an optimal power flow solution is repeatedly computed before being applied to the system, we ... Read more about "Online Optimization in Closed Loop on the Power Flow Manifold"
By Saverio Bolognani, Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH
17NOV
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By Gerard HOBERG (University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business)
17NOV
By Prof. Dr Mai Linh Doan, ISTerre, University of Grenoble, France
20NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

The structuring of water near non-polar molecular fragments or surfaces mediates cohesive interactions (so-called hydrophobic interactions) that underlie a broad range of biophysical and materials-related phenomena. Substantial progress has been made during the past decade towards understanding hydrophobic interactions in simple model systems, but in most biological and technological contexts, non-polar domains are found in ... Read more about "New Insights into Hydrophobic Interactions Encoded by Chemical Nanopatterns"
By Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
20NOV
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  16:00-18:00 BCH 2201

Pi-conjugated organic molecules and polymers now provide a set of well-performing semiconductors that support devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays and lighting, field-effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic diodes (PVs). These are attractive materials to manufacture, particularly for large-area applications where they can be processed by direct printing, so that the cost ... Read more about "Molecular semiconductors for LEDs and solar cells: designing around the Coulomb interaction (SCS and LACUS)"
By Prof. Richard Friend
University of Cambridge
UK
20NOV
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  17:30 Auditoire SG1

Conférence suivie de la projection du film "Frei Otto: Spanning the Future" Première suisse Read more about "A dialogue of form and force"
By Julian Lienhard, structural engineer, Stuttgart
21NOV
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  12:00-13:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

Blindness can result from the loss of photoreceptors in retinal dystrophies or age-related macular degeneration. Electrical activation of the residual retinal neurons can restore some visual function in blind patients. However, the perception provided by current retinal prostheses does not allow face recognition or autonomous motion in an unknown environment. To reach these goals, Serge ... Read more about "Visual restoration : validations of the photovoltaic retinal prosthesis and of optogenetic therapy in non-human primates"
By Dr Serge Picaud, Institut de la Vision, Paris, France
21NOV
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  12:15-13:00 CM 1 121

Master spécialisé en Humanités digitales - présentation: Envie de découvrir des masters dans lesquels la demande professionnelle est forte, ou de vous orienter vers une formation transdisciplinaire? Cet automne, certains masters spécialisés vous présentent leur cursus. Vous aurez la possibilité de poser toutes vos questions aux représentants de ces programmes et de rencontrer des étudiants ... Read more about "Digital Humanities"
21NOV
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: Agroecosystems, i.e. arable as well as grassland ecosystems, are highly relevant for the provision of many ecosystem services in Switzerland. This includes not only forage production for livestock, but also climate regulation, erosion control and cultural services (among others). How these services are affected by climate change, but also to what extend Swiss agroecosystems ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Swiss agroecosystems: Drivers of or driven by climate change?""
By Dr Nina Buchmann, professor, Institute of Agricultural Science, Dept. Environmental ...
21NOV
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Compared to the bottom-up assembly of minimal cells, synthetic tissues have so far received limited attention. Bayley's lab has used 3D printing to build networks of thousands of picoliter aqueous droplets joined by lipid bilayers, which can be functionalized with membrane proteins. The networks can fold and conduct electrical signals, behaving as simple synthetic tissues. ... Read more about "Synthetic tissues from communicating droplet networks"
By Prof. Hagan Bayley, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford, UK.
23NOV
Cancelled
  16:30-20:00 CM2

A CECAM Celebration of Simulation & Modeling 16.30 CECAM Lecture Prof. Erik Lindhal, Stockholm University, Sweden “Modeling Experiments in Simulations and Simulations in Experiments: Combining Biomolecular Simulations with Low Resolution Measurements” https://www.cecam.org/upload/Flyer-Erik.pdf 17.45 Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize Award Ceremony The Berni J. Alder CECAM Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to the field of microscopic simulation ... Read more about "A CECAM Celebration of Simulation & Modeling"
24NOV
By Prof. Dr Dimitrios Vamvatsikos
27NOV
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The main objective of the meeting is to discuss with two members of the Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and inform about: Regulatory context for research involving ethical issues (When is ethical clearance needed ? Which body is competent?…) Ethical approval application process (duration, steps in the review process, costs). Important data protection considerations (sensitive ... Read more about "ENAC ethics compliance meeting"
By Research Office (EPFL) and Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC)
28NOV
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Program 09:00 – 09:25 Direct Sparse Convolutional Neural Networks with Attention (Hackel Timo, ETHZ) 09:25 – 09:50 How close are the eigenvectors of the sample and actual covariance matrices (Andreas Loukas, EPFL) 09:50 – 10:15 Change point detection for high-dimensional linear regression and its applications for covariance matrices (Kovacs Solt, ETHZ) 10:15 – 10:40 An ... Read more about "Swiss Machine Learning Day"
By A wide range of experts in the field from EPFL ...
28NOV
  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: Lakes can be stably-stratified due to temperature variations. On a rotating earth, lakes are also subject to Earth’ rotation. Stratification and rotation both inhibit the free exchange of gases, plankton and minerals. At the same time, however, stratification and rotation do support a subsurface type of wave, that attains its maximum displacement within the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Internal waves and wave-driven transport in lakes""
By Dr Leo R. Maas, Associate professor, Ocean Wave Dynamics, Utrecht ...
29NOV
30NOV
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The first Symposium on “Careers in Science: Academia and beyond” will be held in November 29-30, 2017, Campus Biotech, Geneva. This event is open to all Master & PhD students, as well as postdocs in all science disciplines, from all Swiss universities. The programme features 25 inspiring speakers from a range of employment sectors including ... Read more about "2017 Symposium on Careers in Science: Academia and beyond"
29NOV
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  18:15-19:00 CM 1 4

Master spécialisé en Management, Technologie et Entrepreneuriat - présentation: Envie de découvrir des masters dans lesquels la demande professionnelle est forte, ou de vous orienter vers une formation transdisciplinaire? Cet automne, certains masters spécialisés vous présentent leur cursus. Vous aurez la possibilité de poser toutes vos questions aux représentants de ces programmes et de rencontrer ... Read more about "MTE"
30NOV
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The electrochemical conversion of CO2 into products of higher value (e.g. CO, formate, ethanol, n-propanol) can be considered as a seminal approach that has the technological potential of contributing to a future closing of the anthropogenic carbon cycle. Such CO2 electroreduction process (denoted as CO2RR) offers not ... Read more about "New catalyst concepts for the electrochemical conversion of CO2"
By Dr. Peter Broekmann, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of ...
01DEC
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By Andrei KIRILENKO (Imperial College London)
01DEC
By Prof. Dr Markus Knobloch
04DEC
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The aggregation of p-conjugated materials significantly impacts on the photophysics, and thus on the performance of optoelectronic devices. Nevertheless, we know comparatively little about the laws governing aggregate formation of p-conjugated materials from solution. In this talk, I shall compare, discuss and summarize how aggregates form for three different types of compounds, that is, homopolymers, ... Read more about "Disorder-Order transitions in π-conjugated polymers and their impact on device performance"
By Prof. Anna Köhler, University of Bayreuth, Germany
05DEC
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By Dr Sébastien Boyaval
06DEC
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Sleep spindles belong to the best known oscillatory patterns in the EEG that appear during periods of drowsiness and non-REM sleep. Spindles are found in all mammals and have been linked to sleep architecture, but also to some of the most pertinent sleep functions, such as memory consolidation and protection from environmental stimuli. Although the ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Sleep spindles - where they come from, what they do"
By Anita Luthi, Department of Fundamental Neuroscience, Faculty of Biology and ...
08DEC
By Prof. Dr Valentin Popov
08DEC
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By Prof. Camil MUSCALU
(Cornell University · Ithaca, NY USA)
11DEC
15DEC
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  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"
By CIB
11DEC
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For twenty years chalcogenide phase-change materials (PCMs) have found their major application in re-writable optical storage media. Nowadays, PCMs are employed also in microelectronics for non-volatile electrical random access memories (PCRAM). The success of these materials is related to the rapid phase-change from the crystalline to the amorphous state, both exhibiting dissimilar optical contrast which ... Read more about "Basic Research and applied perspectives of chalcogenide phase-change materials grown by molecular beam epitaxy"
By Prof. Raffaella Calarco, Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik, Berlin Germany
12DEC
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  15:15-17:00 BCH 5310

DNA and histone modifications play central roles in the control of gene expression and errors in their regulation are associated with a multitude of diseases. These modifications form an epigenetic ‘code’ that stores information within chromatin. This information is “read” by epigenetic effector molecules that recognise DNA and histone modifications through specialised binding domains in ... Read more about "Decoding chromatin modification states using chemical biology and proteomic approaches"
By Prof. Till Bartke,   Institute of Functional Epigenetics Helmholtz Zentrum München
13DEC
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Intracranial recordings in patients suffering from intractable epilepsy allow studying the firing of multiple single neurons in awake and behaving human subjects. These recordings are typically done in the hippocampus and surrounding cortex, an area known to be critical for memory functions. Using the unique opportunity to record directly from such neurons in the human ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Memory formation and long-term coding in the human hippocampus"
By Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Centre for Systems Neuroscience, University of Leicester ...
14DEC
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  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)
18DEC
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Iron oxide nanoparticles have been in development for medical applications for more than 20 years. In the mean time, several products were on the market and used in clinics as a contrast agent for MRI or as a drug for the successful treatment of anemia. For economic reasons, iron oxide as a contrast agent disappeared ... Read more about "Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for medical application: still a challenging task for materials research"
By Prof. Heinrich Hofmann, EPFL
10JAN
12JAN
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The NCCR Chemical Biology is organising the 2018 International Symposium on Chemical Biology to be held from January 10 to 12, 2018 at the Campus Biotech in Geneva. This international meeting of high scientific calibre will bring together leading scientists to feature the latest advances within the broad field of Chemical Biology and foster an ... Read more about "International Symposium on Chemical Biology 2018"
By Pof. Paul Wender (Stanford University),  Prof. Denis Dougherty (Caltech), Prof ...
12JAN
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By Benjamin HEBERT (Stanford University, Graduate School of Business)
19JAN
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By Jonathan BERK (Stanford Graduate School of Business)
07FEB
09FEB
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  SG 1138

This meeting will include worshops and talks given by top scientists and leaders in the field of cytometry, from academia and the industry. Commercial talks and exhibits, as well as a poster session and socializing events will also be part of the meeting. More info can be found on the conference website: swisscytomeeting.epfl.ch Registrations are ... Read more about "Swiss Cytometry Meeting"
27FEB
By Dr Johan Gaume, Research & Teaching Associate, CRYOS, EPFL
27FEB
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Detailed program & registration form will be announced later on InnoSeed ENAC website PITCH YOUR IMPACT 2018 is a friendly but challenging workshop organised by the InnoSeed program that will help ENAC researchers (PhD students, post-docs or scientific collaborators) to: identify and validate the potential impact of their research project and/or invention on society by ... Read more about "Pitch Your Impact 2018 - Public Contest"
02MAR
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By Michael SCHWERT (Ohio State University)
06MAR
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Abstract: The mutualistic interactions between plants and the animals that pollinate them or disperse their seeds can form complex networks involving dozens or hundreds of species. These networks are highly heterogeneous, nested, and built upon weak and asymmetric links among species. From an ecological point of view, such general architectural patterns maximize the number of ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Plant-animal mutualistic networks: the architecture of biodiversity""
07MAR
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By Carlos Dotti, Neuronal differentiation and brain aging, Dept. of molecular ...
16MAR
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By Amiyatosh PURNANANDAM (University of Michigan)
19MAR
23MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

Polish topological groups comprise all locally compact second countable groups, but also most interesting topological transformation groups such as homeomorphism and diffeomorphism groups of compact manifolds, isometry groups of separable complete metric spaces, and automorphism groups of countable model theoretical structures. While all of these classes had been intensively studied separately, there has recently been ... Read more about "Structure and dynamics of Polish groups conference"
22MAR
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By Professor Richard MARAIS, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the University ...
26MAR
29MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

The topic of this workshop will be geometric group theory in a larger context. As is well known, there are close links between geometric group theory of finitely generated or locally compact groups and geometric non-linear functional analysis, i.e., the non-linear geometry of Banach spaces. While this has for a long time been seen as ... Read more about "Large scale geometry of Polish groups workshop"
12APR
10MAY
Cancelled