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"
12FEB
25FEB
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From February 12th to 25th, EPFL Library invites you to take part to Love Data Week 2018. This world wide event aims to share awareness about research data management among researchers. On this occasion, EPFL Library offers you several activities and events online and on EPFL campus. Come and join us! February 12th-16th Love Data ... Read more about "Love Data Week at EPFL"
23FEB
25FEB
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  19:00-20:00 RLC E1 240

Startup Weekend is back in Lausanne on 23-25 February 2018 with a standard edition for all types of projects (products, services, technology, sustainable development, etc.). Come alone or accompanied, with or without an idea and participate in the creation of a new startup project. A Startup Weekend is 3 days in the world of an ... Read more about "Startup Weekend comes back to Lausanne on 23-25 février 2018"
26FEB
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  08:30-15:00 SV 1717

General assembly and user's day.The opportunity to get updates on the instruments and the science going on at CIME. This year we have invited Prof. Thomas Walz from The Rockefeller University to give a inspiring invited talk. We will have presentations from our CIME staff members and three submitted posters will be selected for a ... Read more about "CIME DAY 2018"
By Speakers: Prof. Thomas Walz, Graham Knott, Thomas La Grange, Cosmin ...
26FEB
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By: Elisa Celis - EPFL IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Social systems are now fueled by algorithms that facilitate and control connections and information. Simultaneously, computational systems are now fueled by people -- their interactions, data, and behavior. Consequently, there is a pressing need to design new algorithms that are socially responsible in how they learn, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Fairness and Diversity in Online Social Systems"
26FEB
  10:30-11:30 PPB 019

I will discuss some recent results — numerical and experimental — on the nature of drift-wave turbulence in MAST, obtained in the doctoral theses of my students Ferdinand van Wyk [1,4], Michael J. Fox [2] and Greg Colyer [3]. At ion scales, in the presence of flow shear, we find numerically a type of transition ... Read more about "Two etudes on unexpected behaviour of drift-wave turbulence near stability threshold"
By Prof. Alex Shekochihin, Univ. of Oxford, UK
26FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

In recent years, electricity-driven hydrogen production by electrochemical splitting of water has received particular attention because of its potential applicability in decentralized energy storage concepts.(1) Most of the efforts have been focused on the electrochemical reaction occurring at the anode side, the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), since it is source of large overpotentials.(2) Advances in ... Read more about "Insights into Perovskite Nano-Catalysts as Oxygen Electrodes for the Electrochemical Splitting of Water"
By Dr Emiliana Fabbri, Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen Switzerland
26FEB
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  17:00-18:00 BCH 5310

Eric Valeur is Associate Director for New Modalities at AstraZeneca. He is driving research within the chemical space at the interface of small and large molecules. His present research interests include small molecules, peptides, macrocycles, oligonucleotides and conjugates thereof. Read more about "Fusion and connection of classical and new chemical modalities for ‘undruggable’ targets"
By Dr. Eric Valeur, AstraZeneca
27FEB
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The presentation will give a detailed introduction into the technology behind the FemtoTools MEMS-based microforce sensors, covering the MEMS design, the fabrication and the readout of these sensors. Furthermore an introduction into the different micromechanical testing instruments of FemtoTools is given, outlining how these MEMS sensors are important for our competitive advantage In our ... Read more about "MEMS-Based Capacitive Microforce Sensing"
By Dr. Simon Muntwyler
27FEB
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: As a snow scientist, the realism of snow deformation in the Disney movie Frozen was a great source of wonder. Behind the magic scenes, UCLA / Disney mathematicians and computer scientists developed a snow model called "Matterhorn" based on the hybrid Eulerian-Lagrangian Material Point Method (MPM) with a simplified snow mechanical model. I was ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Unified modeling of snow and avalanche mechanics using the material point method""
By Dr Johan Gaume, Research & Teaching Associate, CRYOS, EPFL
  Short ...
27FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED01418

What do active ceramics and soft structures have in common? Two seemingly distinct systems serve to illustrate the power of structural transformations, and the challenges involved in modeling those across scales. Ferroelectric ceramics are key to most sensor and actuator technologies, owing to their electro-mechanical coupling: they deform under applied electric fields, and they produce ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: From ferroelectric ceramics to their structural analogs"
27FEB
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  13:00-14:00 BCH 5310

With a foundation in chemical synthesis, the laboratory of Christian Olsen explores the function of small molecules, peptides, peptidomimetics, and proteins in biological systems. They are focusing on peptidomimetic secondary structures with potential as antimicrobial agents, as non-proteinogenic ligands for disruption of protein–protein interactions, and for multivalent display. They are also exploring naturally occurring macrocyclic ... Read more about "Chemical tools for investigating histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes"
By Prof. Christian Adam Olsen, University of Copenhagen
27FEB
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  16:30-18:00 BC 420

JOIN US TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE PITCH PUBLIC CONTEST - February 27, 2018 - 16.30 Room BC 420 AUDIENCE - REGISTER HERE by Feb 23 DISCOVER Several innovative projects and ideas "made in ENAC" The recently launched Social Impact Initiative of the Vice Presidency for Innovation (VPI) The InnoSeed ENAC program ... Read more about "Pitch Your Impact 2018 - Public Contest"
By InnoSeed ENAC team Beatrice Scarioni - Social Impact Initiative (VPI)
27FEB
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  17:30-19:30 Bâtiment F, EPFL Innovation Park

Les étudiants en master de l’EPFL à la recherche d'un stage pour le semestre d’été/automne 2018 - 4 à 6 mois disponibles dès juillet ou septembre 2018 - pourront découvrir en un clin d’œil un choix de stages en 180 secondes! Sans oublier que des pizzas seront servies ! Les entreprises de l’Innovation Park profiteront ... Read more about "Ton stage en 180 secondes"
27FEB
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

The goal of the project is to create an open-software, open-hardware spectrophotometer that is cheap and reliable. We will present all the tools that we used (Eagle, FreeCad, OpenSCAD, Arduino, ...) and show the experiments that can be achieved with the final product. All the code is available on http://github.com/hackuarium/simple-spectro Read more about "From concept to production: Open spectrophotometer, an interdisciplinary project"
By Luc Patiny, Hackuarium
01MAR
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  09:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Daniela Egas Santander, Laboratory for Topology and Neuroscience, Hess Lab
01MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Sebastian Angel - UT Austin IC Faculty candidate Abstract: In the past decade there has been a significant increase in the collection of personal information and communication metadata (with whom users communicate, when, how often) by governments, Internet providers, companies, and universities. While there are many ongoing efforts to secure users' communications, namely end-to-end ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Privacy despite mass surveillance"
01MAR
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series State-of-the-art production of renewable hydrocarbons may be divided into three steps: light harvesting and conversion to electricity (photovoltaics), water electrolysis, and conversion of the hydrogen to hydrocarbons by catalytic reaction with CO2. Electrolysis is an electro-chemical process taking place at two spatially separated electrodes. The Faraday efficiency ... Read more about "Renewable synthetic fuels by electro- or thermo-catalysis?"
By Dr. Andreas Borgschulte
Laboratory 502 Advanced Analytical Technologies
Empa - Swiss ...
01MAR
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  11:45-13:30 salle Uranus, bâtiment D, EPFL Innovation Park

The conference Pizzas&Start-up calls on 4 young innovative companies from EPFL or installed at EPFL Innovation Park. They each have 6 minutes to present their activities and achievements to their audience. The start-up that will present are as follows: Datapred Feeltronix Viventis Technology Picterra The conference is followed by a networking lunch with pizzas. The ... Read more about "Pizzas&Start-up"
01MAR
  14:00-16:00 ELD 120

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Frossard Thesis advisor: Prof. Volkan Cevher Co-examiner: Prof. Alexandre Alahi Abstract Abstract—Nowadays deep learning methods have achieved state-of-the-art performance in many fields, including signal processing. Such data-driven methods are learning the signal structure from large training data, neglecting conventional signal recovery approaches. It is worth investigating how infusing ... Read more about "candidacy exam"
By Rabeeh Karimi
01MAR
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  18:00-19:30 Rolex Learning Center Forum

After a strenuous selection process, the EPFL team, EPFLoop, has been selected to take part in the Hyperloop Pod Competition which will take place on July 22nd in the United States. For university and college students, this competition aims to create a prototype pod and test it on the SpaceX test ramp in Hawthorne, California. ... Read more about "EPFL Hyperloop Team Event"
By
Professor Martin Vetterli   
Professor Marcel Jufer
Professor Mario Paolone
Denis ...
01MAR
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  18:30-21:30

During the speed coaching event, you meet 4 to 8 coaches for 10 minutes each. It enables you to establish new contacts, find matching coaches and get valuable input and ideas for further developing your business idea or plan. For preparation: bring a short description of your project (e.g. in form of a canvas) and ... Read more about ">>venture>> workshop: speed coaching"
02MAR
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  09:00-16:00 EBU Headquarters, Geneva

Moderator: Mirko Bischofberger 9:00 – 9:15 Arrival of participants and refreshments 9:15 – 9:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President EPFL 9:30 – 10:20 INNOVATION FOR THE MEDIA Nicola Frank, Head of European Affairs EBU Dr Hans Hoffmann, Head of Unit on Media Fundamentals and Production technology EBU Technology and Innovation 10:20 – 10:45 ... Read more about "Media innovation in the age of AI, social media and fake news"
02MAR
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper investigates the pricing of bank loans in a dataset of new loans to firms with outstanding bonds. After accounting for seniority, banks earn an economically large interest rate premium relative to the price of credit risk in the bond market. To quantify the bank premium, I apply a structural model that incorporates debt ... Read more about "Is Borrowing from Banks More Expensive than Borrowing from the Market?"
By Michael SCHWERT (Ohio State University)
02MAR
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  11:00-12:00 MXF 1

In this talk I will introduce Transcendental Information Cascades, a method to understand the temporal dynamics of naturally occurring complex systems. The distinctive feature of the approach is that it relies on a specific kind of spatio-temporal network that represents information token recurrence and coincidence. Transcendental Information Cascades make formerly hidden dimensions of sequential data ... Read more about "Complexity beyond pure reason? Emergence through the lens of coincidence"
By Markus Luczak-Roech Markus Luczak-Roesch is a Senior Lecturer in Information ...
02MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Learning how to fly: Integration of Small Technology-Based Firms in Aeronautics" This paper examines the role of small technology-based firms (TBF) in aeronautics industrialization processes. In particular, given the susceptibility of these firms to the changing nature of industrial production, it focuses on the integration and growth of small TBFs in aeronautics supply chains. We ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Joana Mendonça, Técnico Lisboa"
02MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GC B3 30

ABSTRACT: The seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings is a difficult task due to the complexity of reliable models, particularly in the case of older non-engineered ones. The qualitative approach is a essential element of knowledge for the interpretation of the seismic behaviour but cannot replace a quantitative security check. As-built information, based on historical ... Read more about "Open issues on seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings: linear vs nonlinear, static vs dynamic, local vs global approaches"
By Prof. Dr Sergio Lagomarsino, Full Professor of Structural Engineering, Department ...
05MAR
09MAR
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  Grand Hotel du Golf & Palace; Crans Montana

Energy research is key for the transition towards a sustainable society fully powered by renewable resources. To realize this transition, one single technology is not enough. Instead, we have to rely on different strategies to address the fuels and electricity generation, the storage of renewable energies, the CO2 capture and storage, the efficient use of ... Read more about "Challenges & Opportunities in Energy Research NRG2018"
05MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Elena Glassman - UC Berkeley IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Programming—the means by which we tell computers what to do—has changed a lot over time. Programming today means programming alongside hundreds of fellow students, thousands of fellow professional software engineers at a particular company, or millions of fellow developers in the open-source community sharing their ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Interactive systems for code and data demography"
05MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Lattice point defects and their coupling with electronic defects dominate the overall electrical properties of electroceramic materials, and thus great effort is expended on controlling the defect equilibria via oxygen activity during processing and/or doping. In device applications, because the lattice defects are typically charged, the applied voltage provides a strong driving force for defect ... Read more about "Point Defects in Metal Oxides and Their Interactions with Electric Fields"
By Prof. Elizabeth C. Dickey, Department of Materials Science and Engineering ...
05MAR
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  16:00-17:00 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING Abstract: Dysfunction of the immune system underlies many diseases, and results from certain cancer therapies. However, strategies to effectively accelerate return of immune function and program disease-specific immune responses by manipulating stem cells and immune cells are at an early stage. We are creating biomaterials capable of concentrating, interrogating, and ... Read more about "Building Immunity with Biomaterials"
By Prof. David J. Mooney, Wyss Institute, Harvard University, USA
06MAR
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By Anastasia KARTASHEVA (Bank for International Settlements)
06MAR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The trend towards integration of microsensors in a broad variety of devices and contexts is flourishing. This trend results in abundant product innovations striving to bring value to applications. Many of these innovations are dominantly triggered by progress in sensor miniaturization. In particular, monolithic sensor systems comprising the sensor element and signal processing on ... Read more about "Challenges in Smart Sensor Systems"
By Lucas Tschuor
06MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

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""
06MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED01418

Industry 4.0 embraces a set of technologies enabling smart products. Smart products are characterized by the capability of performing computations, storing data, communicating and interacting with their environment. Fluid film bearing technology is nowadays witnessing an explosive expansion of active magnetic bearing technology, a typical so-called smart product. Some of the limitations and drawbacks associated ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Controllable Fluid Film Bearings – Theory & Experiments"
06MAR
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

LCAV will present its acoustic robot which the lab has acquired to conduct acoustic experiments in an automated fashion. The robot has two "ears" (microphones), one "mouth" (speaker) and "legs" (two motorized wheels). We will present the work that has been done on the robot previously, followed by a presentation of open challenges which we ... Read more about "Robots for automated experiments in research: Meet our echo-locating robot"
By Frederike Dümbgen, LCAV (Audiovisual Communications Laboratory), EPFL
07MAR
  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

The mechanisms by which feeding and fasting drive rhythmic gene expression for physiological adaptation to daily rhythm in nutrient availability are not well understood. In my PhD work I found that, upon feeding, the RNA binding protein NONO accumulates within speckle-like structures in liver cell nuclei. Combining RNA-immunoprecipitation and sequencing (RIP-seq), I found that an ... Read more about "Role of the RNA-binding protein NONO in circadian gene expression and metabolism"
By Giorgia BENEGIAMO Chronobiology and Sleep Research Group, Institut für Pharmakologie ...
07MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV1717

Learning and memory decline with age. The same can be said about long-term potentiation (LTP) and long-term depression (LTD), which are two cellular models of learning and memory. On the other hand, aging is not paralleled by neuronal loss, implying the existence of most strong survival mechanisms at the same time when synaptic function decays. ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Survival and plasticity in the aging brain"
By Carlos Dotti, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Universidad Autónoma ...
07MAR
  14:00-17:00 BC 420

Présentation aux enseignants du secondaire supérieur de quatre conférences relatives aux sections de la Faculté STI (génie électrique et électronique, génie mécanique, microtechnique et science et génie des matériaux) Read more about "Colloque STI pour les enseignants du secondaire"
By Prof. Elison Matioli, Prof. François Maréchal, Prof. Anna Fontcuberta, Prof ...
08MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Amit Levy - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Despite decades of research building secure operating systems, many deployed systems must still choose between flexible application APIs and security. As a result, the vast majority of programmers are unable to improve these systems. This is not merely a result of poor system building. It ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Closing the Loop on Secure System Design"
08MAR
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series New photovoltaic (PV) technologies, delivering high performances at low price, are ideal candidates to sustain the actual paradigm shift towards a carbon-free economy. In this context, Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs), pioneered by methylammonium lead-iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) perovskite, are leading the photovoltaic scenario, showing impressive power conversion efficiency beyond ... Read more about "Interface engineering and physics therein for high efficient and stable perovskite solar cells"
By Dr. Giulia Grancini
Group for Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials ...
08MAR
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By Lukas GONON (ETHZ)
08MAR
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  18:15-22:00 Forum Rolex

For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, industry, entrepreneurship, or finance. ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: "Women’s Careers: What's Next After EPFL?""
09MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey & Cécile Hardebolle
09MAR
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By Frédéric MALHERBE (London Business School)
09MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03, VIP Room

"International Student Return Rates and Salary Differentials in STEM careers" Abstract : A large share of STEM doctoral recipients and those in the scientific workforce of the United States are not natives of the US. In this paper, we provide some of the first evidence on medium-term stay rates from a new longitudinal survey dataset ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Megan MacGarvie, Boston University"
09MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GC B3 30

Abstract : The lecture is devoted to gradient damage models which allow us to describe all the process of degradation of a body including the nucleation of cracks and their propagation. The construction of such model follows the variational approach to fracture [2] and proceeds into two stages: (1) definition of the energy; (2) formulation ... Read more about "The variational approach to fracture: formulation, general properties and examples"
By Prof. Dr Jean-Jacques Marigo, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, Île-de-France, France
09MAR
  15:15 BC 420

Many poor healthcare outcomes and the majority of wasted healthcare spending can be attributed to bad decision making. It is widely accepted that decision support systems are needed to address this issue, and that machine learning has a key role to play in constructing such systems. However, learning to predict the impact of care decisions ... Read more about "Transforming Healthcare Using Machine Learning"
By Professor John Guttag, MIT EECS and CSAIL
12MAR
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  10:15-11:30 BC 420

By: Peter Kairouz - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: The explosive growth in connectivity and data collection is accelerating the use of machine learning to guide consumers through a myriad of choices and decisions. While this vision is expected to generate many disruptive businesses and social opportunities, it presents one of the biggest threats ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: From Differential Privacy to Generative Adversarial Privacy"
12MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Two dimensional (2D) layered structures, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), have attracted much attention for future electronics and optoelectronics due to their unique electronic structures. The properties of 2D materials are strongly influenced by their atomic structures. Visualizing their structural and chemical configuration at atomic scale is thus essential to understand and ... Read more about "Atomic scale investigation of two dimensional materials using transmission electron microscopy"
By Dr Hanako OKUNO, CEA-Grenoble, France
13MAR
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  12:00-18:00 Hall SG

EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
13MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED01418

I will discuss the rheology and mechanical properties of wet granular materials, and show why the behavior can be very subtle. Once one understands the mechanical properties, I will show that one can use this knowledge to construct the perfect sandcastle, or to understand why the ancient Egyptians wetted the desert sand with water before ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Friction: from building the pyramids to the anatomy of individual contacts at the nanoscale"
By Prof. Daniel Bonn, Amsterdam
13MAR
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  12:15-13:15 Campus Biotech, H8 Auditorium D

People with severe loss of motor control, such as complete paralysis, suffer from an inability to communicate and are excluded from social interaction. Until recently, there was no solution to offer to these patients. In November 2016 we presented the first case of a implanted Brain-Computer Interface system that enabled a late-stage ALS patient with ... Read more about "Brain-Computer Interfacing when all else fails"
By Prof Nick F Ramsey, Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, UMC Utrecht
13MAR
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 31

Climate models have been the focus of much attention in the past three decades; indeed, they have been instrumental in highlighting the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and their results have largely contributed to climate policy and, in particular, the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. In this talk, we shall briefly outline the underlying ... Read more about "Climate models: their functioning, projections, and uncertainties"
By Prof. Martin BENISTON  (Institute for Environmental Sciences, The University of ...
13MAR
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By Prof. Alois Fürstner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Department of Organometallic Chemistry ...
13MAR
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By Prof. Erick M. Carreira, ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry ...
14MAR
15MAR
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  10:20-19:00 SV 1717

The Symposium "Stress in Health and Disease" will explore recent advances in stress research from a broad perspective, including contributions from the fields of neuroscience, metabolism, psychology, sociology and genetics. It aims at fostering a dialogue between these different approaches to advance innovative ideas in this area. Registration Read more about "Stress in Health and Disease"
14MAR
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03, VIP room

"The Paper Trail of Knowledge Flows: Evidence from Patent Interferences" Abstract We show evidence of localized knowledge spillovers using a new database of multiple invention from U.S. patent interferences terminated between 1998 and 2014. Patent interferences resulted when two or more independent parties simultaneously submitted identical claims of invention to the U.S. Patent Office. Following ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Ina Ganguli, University of Massachusetts Amherst"
15MAR
  09:30-10:30 AI 1153

The recent “re-discovery” of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in humans is one of the most intriguing findings in the research area of metabolic diseases as it raised hope for the treatment of obesity. In addition to brown adipocytes present in BAT depots, inducible brown-like adipocytes so called beige adipocytes can be found in specific WAT ... Read more about "Brown adipose tissue – new option in the therapy of metabolic disease?"
By Professor Jörg HEEREN University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Germany
15MAR
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  14:00-17:30

This workshop is a half-day event with a deep-dive on intellectual property. Get to know how to investigate if your idea is patentable and if your business idea does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property ("freedom to operate"). Assisted by an expert from IGE-IPI, you learn how to conduct patent searches on your own. ... Read more about ">>venture>> patent search workshop"
15MAR
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  18:30-22:00

Improve your presentation skills, optimize your presentation decks and learn how to perform well in an elevator or investor pitch. The workshop will be held by Jean-Pierre Vuilleumier (Managing Director of Swiss Startup Invest). The session will end with a networking apéro. During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to practise your own pitch. ... Read more about ">>venture>> pitch workshop"
16MAR
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By Amiyatosh PURNANANDAM (University of Michigan)
16MAR
By Dr Harsha S. Bhat, CNRS scientist, Laboratoire de Géologie, ENS ...
16MAR
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  12:30-13:30 GC B1 10

Stefan Pauliuk is an expert for method development to assess sustainable development strategies. He works with supply chain analysis and scenario modelling for sustainable material futures. In this talk, he provides an overview of current research in material flow analysis (MFA). Materials are the building blocks of a modern lifestyle and of many technology-related sustainable ... Read more about "Research trends in material flow analysis"
By Dr. Stefan Pauliuk, Faculty for Environment and Natural Resources, University ...
16MAR
  14:15-15:15 MA A3 31

(joint with Lei Zhang) I will discuss our recent proof on nonvanishing of terminal threefolds in characteristic p>5. The strategy is built on the original work of Miyaoka, but of course we have to deal with new phenomena in positive characteristics. Fortunately, all these ingredients, including the necessary Simpson correspondence type results, are developed recently. Read more about "Nonvanishing of threefolds in positive characteristics"
By Chenyang Xu (Beijing Int. Center for math. research)/MIT
16MAR
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  16:15-17:15 BCH 2218

Chromatin serves as the physiologically relevant form of eukaryotic genomes. Modifications to both the DNA and the histone-packaging proteins allow chromatin to act as a dynamic signaling platform to regulate genomic DNA access and ultimately establish and maintain cellular phenotypes, so-called epigenetic regulation. Aberrant chromatin signaling, as a consequence of abnormal inputs and outputs, is ... Read more about "Engineering Chromatin States Towards Understanding Epigenetic Regulation"
By Prof. David Yael MSKCC, New York
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"
19MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Highly concentrated electrolytes are important in nature and in technology; most recently their importance has been highlighted in the design of next-generation electrolytes for energy storage devices. An extreme case of concentrated electrolyte is pure ionic liquid: solvent-free salt in the liquid state under ambient conditions. Recent focus on the physical properties of ionic liquids ... Read more about "Puzzles with Ionic Liquids and Concentrated Electrolytes"
By Prof. Susan Perkin, University of Oxford UK
20MAR
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By Artur SEPP (Julius Baer)
20MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Decision makers and stakeholders are usually concerned about climate change projections at local spatial scales and fine temporal resolutions. This contrasts with the reliability of climate models, which is typically higher at the global and regional scales, Therefore, there is a demand for advanced methodologies that offer the capability of transferring predictions of climate ... Read more about "EESS talk on "On the potential predictability of vital details of climate change""
20MAR
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  16:15-17:30 SV 1717

Steven Boxer is the Camille Dreyfus Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. His research interests are in biophysics: the interface of physical chemistry, biology and engineering. Topics of current interest include: electrostatics and dynamics in proteins, especially related to enzyme catalysis; excited state dynamics of green fluorescent protein, especially split GFP, with ... Read more about "Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis"
By Prof. Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry , Stanford University 
21MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The default mode network (DMN) is a collection of cortical brain regions that is active during task-off, internally directed brain states associated with quiet wakefulness. I will summarize recent evidence obtained in the rat suggesting that the basal forebrain may represent a hitherto undiscovered subcortical node of the default mode network. I will discuss potential ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Basal forebrain circuits contribute to default mode network regulation"
By Gregor Rainer, Visual Cognition Laboratory, Dept. of Medicine / Physiology, University ...
22MAR
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Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
22MAR
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Formation interactive d'une journée sur les techniques de réseautage. Tous les membres du personnel qui désirent comprendre l’impact positif du réseautage dans leur recherche d’emploi et pratiquer des techniques efficaces pour s’améliorer. Read more about "Réseauter pour chercher du travail"
By Centre de Carrière
22MAR
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By Professor Richard MARAIS, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, the University ...
22MAR
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During the speed dating event, >>venture>> connects candidates who are interested in joining a start-up with entrepreneurs who already have business ideas/plans. Startups have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to an audience of potential new team members, create awareness for their venture and interact with several interested candidates. Candidates meet several startups, find out ... Read more about ">>venture>> startup speed dating"
23MAR
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WordPress est une application de gestion de contenus web qui permet aux collaborateurs de l’EPFL, sans connaissances techniques particulières, de concevoir, structurer, animer et éditer leur site web avec la Charte graphique EPFL. WordPress est appelé à remplacer Jahia utilisé actuellement et devenir le principal outil utilisé sur le campus pour les sites de facultés, ... Read more about "Wordpress - Base"
23MAR
By Prof. Dr Ioannis Anastasopoulos, Chair of Geotechnical Engineering, ETH Zurich ...
23MAR
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By Dr Philippe Lemarchand, Postdoctoral Researcher Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
24MAR
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During this 1-day workshop, startups participating in the >>venture>> business plan track meet up to 4 coaches for 45 min each to discuss specific questions and challenges for the business. This is an opportunity to ask specific questions about challenges you face while writing or finetuning your business plan. Receive in-depth feedback, insights and new ... Read more about ">>venture>> business plan booster"
26MAR
29MAR
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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"
26MAR
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Organisms are able to construct an array of optical “devices” including diffuse scatterers, broadband reflectors, tunable photonic crystals and mirrors by varying the size, morphology and arrangement of organic crystals. These “devices” perform a variety of optical functions, such as generating the white color of certain spiders, the metallic silvery reflectance of fish scales, the ... Read more about "Biogenic Scatterers, Mirrors, Multilayer Reflectors and Photonic Crystals. Futuristic Ancient Technologies"
By Prof. Lia Addadi, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot Israel
27MAR
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Abstract: MEMS mirror have been developed since the early 90’s, originally for telecom-switching application, but also in parallel for scanning-based laser projection systems with the great benefit of providing a projected image with very large color gamut, always-in-focus, ultra-small and low power. Lemoptix, a spin-off from the EPFL Micro-Systems laboratory was one of the pioneer ... Read more about "Laser-MEMS scanning mirror for ultra-miniature video projection"
By Dr. Nicolas Abelé
27MAR
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The success of the probability theory in mathematics and theoretical physics is due not so much to its measure theoretic foundation but because it exploits and enhances symmetries of the structures it applies to. We shall describe in this lecture two alternative approaches to the concept of probability, where the first one is motivated by ... Read more about "Professor Mikhail Gromov Bernoulli Lecture - What is Probability?"
By Mikhail Gromov (Université Paris-Saclay)
28MAR
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In the expert clinic workshop, startups have the chance to meet with experts in fields such as marketing, sales & distribution, financial planning, fundraising, IT and law (corporate, IP, regulatory). For all these fields, >>venture>> recruites an expanded group of senior experts from renomated companies. In order to ensure receiving fresh insights from new people, ... Read more about ">>venture>> expert clinic"
29MAR
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By Benjamin HOLCBLAT (University of Luxembourg)
29MAR
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"Distributed Sensemaking: Split Updating in the Baltic Ferry Industry" Abstract To examine distributed sensemaking across the “sharp-end” and “blunt-end” of the Baltic ro-ro ferry industry, we conducted a longitudinal, inductive study of 59 bow-door locking incidents that occurred over 25 years prior to the Estonia ferry accident in 1994 where 852 people died. Our analysis ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Claus Rerup, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management"
04APR
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GABAergic synapses in the basolateral amygdala (BLA) play an important role in fear memory generation. We have previously reported that reduction in GABAergic synapses innervating specifically at the axon initial segment (AIS) of principal neurons of BLA, by neurofascin (NF) knockdown, impairs fear extinction. BLA is bidirectionally connected with the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), which ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Basolateral amygdala induces trans-regional metaplasticity at the medial prefrontal cortex."
By Gal Richter-Levin, The Brain and Behavior Laboratory, University of Haifa ...
05APR
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By Prof. Etienne Garand
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA
09APR
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Micromachined ultrasonic transducers (MUTs) are best known for their use in medical imaging, a field where imaging performance dominates over features such as transducer size, weight, power consumption and cost. In comparison, these features are the main drivers for the success of the MEMS sensors used in consumer ... Read more about "Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers for Consumer Devices"
09APR
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Fluorescence to nonlinear coherent optical microscopy can reveal important spatial properties in nanomaterials, cells and biological tissues from fixed situations to in vivo dynamics. While microscopy can guide interpretation through morphological observations at the sub-micrometric scale, optical imaging cannot directly access the way molecules are organized in specific ulstrastructures, occuring at the molecular scale. This ... Read more about "Exploring ultrastructure in nanomaterials, cells and biological tissues by polarized microscopy"
By Prof. Sophie Brasselet, Institut Fresnel, Marseille France
10APR
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Abstract: The World Health Organization (WHO) lists air pollution as the world's "largest single environmental health risk". Particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, or PM2.5, is a pervasive pollutant emitted or formed from a multitude of sources and contains thousands of different types of compounds. Its total mass is regulated out of concerns ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Chemically-informed monitoring of atmospheric particulate matter""
By Prof. Satoshi Takahama, Assistant Tenure Track, Atmospheric Particles Research Laboratory ...
12APR
10MAY
Cancelled
16APR
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By: Margo Seltzer - Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Abstract: As our computational infrastructure races gracefully forward into increasingly parallel multi-core and clustered systems, our ability to easily produce software that can successfully exploit such systems continues to stumble. For years, we've fantasized about the world in which we'd write ... Read more about "IC Talk: Automatically Scalable Computation"
16APR
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BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR (sandwiches will be served) Abstract: To be advised Bio: Sai Reddy is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at ETH Zurich in the Dept. of Biosystems Science & Engineering (D-BSSE, Basel, Switzerland) since 01.02.2012. He is the principle investigator of the Laboratory for Systems and Synthetic Immunology, whose research is focused on ... Read more about "To be advised"
By Prof. Sai Reddy, ETH, Basel
16APR
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Most of the consumer goods that we use every day contain flavors to make them taste good or fragrances to make them smell clean and fresh. Flavors and fragrances are typically composed of dozens of organic molecules characterized by high volatility and in most cases, by limited water solubility. There is thus a need to ... Read more about "Bio-inspired Delivery Systems for Flavors and Fragrances"
By Dr Daniel Benczédi, Corporate R&D, Firmenich SA
17APR
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Abstract: In this talk, I will outline a general computational approach for material-aware design of complex 3D models. The key step is to identify suitable geometric abstractions of physical properties that enable effective computations with high predictive accuracy. I will show several examples of this approach for interactive design with inextensible and auxetic materials, and ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Light, Matter, Form - Computational Design of Functional Geometry"
By Prof. Mark Pauly, IC, EPFL
18APR
  14:00-15:30 AI 1153

Controlling the localization of the nucleus is crucial for a variety of cellular functions. In the Drosophila oocyte, nuclear asymmetric positioning is essential for the reorganization of the microtubule (MT) arrays that control the polarized transport of axis determinants. Combining quantitative 3D live imaging and laser ablation-mediated force analysis reveals that nuclear positioning is ensured ... Read more about "Complementary molecular cues ensure a robust microtubule-dependent nuclear positioning in the Drosophila oocyte"
By Dr. Antoine Guichet - INSTITUT JACQUES MONOD
19APR
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‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Simone Astori, Behavioral Genetics Laboratory, Sandi Lab
19APR
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Forum de l’innovation pour les PME : conférences, ateliers, démonstrations. Un seul rendez-vous pour toutes vos questions ! Aider les dirigeants d’entreprises à identifier et à saisir les occasions offertes par la digitalisation. Telle est la mission de FORWARD, le forum de l’innovation pour les PME, organisé avec le soutien de l’Etat de Vaud. Ce ... Read more about "Forward - La digitalisation, c'est mon affaire"
By Martin Vetterli, Marc Gruber, Pierre Vandergheynst, Philippe Leuba, Yves Pigneur ...
20APR
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By Igor MAKAROV (London School of Economics)
20APR
By Miguel Castro
23APR
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Dirk Grundler, Laboratory of nanoscale magnetic materials and magnonics (LMGN), IMX, STI, EPFL Modern information technology and mobile communication exploit microwave signals ranging from MHz to GHz. The internet of things will further enhance the needs for smart microwave electronics. In recent years magnetic materials and collective spin excitations (magnons) have experienced increasing interest in ... Read more about "Magnetic materials for mastering microwaves on the nanoscale"
By Prof. Dirk Grundler, Laboratory of nanoscale magnetic materials and magnonics ...
24APR
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Abstract: Apix-Analytics, the leader in Nano-Sensor (NEMS) based gas chromatography (GC) system is a start-up company from CEA-LETI and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) founded in December 2011. The presentation will present why NEMS resonators offer a unique breakthrough technology in the GC field and will discuss how the key challenges such as industrialization, ... Read more about "APIX: NEMS-based gas chromatograph"
27APR
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Gestion des droits d’accès aux ressources de l’EPFL ACCRED est l’outil de décision permettant à une application informatique ou à tout autre type de service de déterminer s’il est possible ou non donner à une personne authentifiée l’accès à une certaine ressource. ACCRED gère en effet les droits notamment en les attribuant par défaut non ... Read more about "Accréditation"
By Hicham Dennaoui    
27APR
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By Nadya MALENKO (Boston College)
30APR
  10:00-11:00 AI 1153

For many non-communicable diseases, mechanisms acting exclusively at the protein level (e.g. synthesis, degradation, aggregation, post-translational modification) are major contributors to loss of cell function. This is also true for Hutchinson-Gilford progeria, a rapid aging disease for which good model systems were lacking at the time. During my master's thesis, I was able to partially ... Read more about "Progeria and proteomics - An overview of my master's thesis and PhD"
By Ludger GOEMINNE VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, Albert Baertsoenkaai 3 ...
30APR
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Pressure is a thermodynamic variable that is as fundamental as temperature but is arguably underutilized in materials chemistry research. It can, for example, control interatomic distance, tune chemical reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, allow for solvents with hybrid liquid-like and gas-like properties, and infiltrate molecules and materials into near atomic scale voids. Our group has used ... Read more about "High-Pressure Synthesis: from Semiconductor Optical Fibers to Carbon Nanothreads"
By Prof. John V. Badding, Penn State University USA
02MAY
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The basal ganglia are essential for the execution of coordinated goal-oriented movements. Within these evolutionarily conserved structures, the activity of dopamine neurons has a privileged ability to both facilitate the immediate execution of an action as well as to increase the future expression of an action associated with reward. Here we discuss the circuit and ... Read more about "Lausanne Neuroscience Seminar // Multitransmitter neurons – more than an oddity"
By Prof. Bernardo Sabatini, Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston ...
07MAY
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Polymorphism describes the structural variations of amyloid fibrils formed by a given polypeptide chain. While there has been long-standing evidence that structural variations of fibrils could underlie different disease variants, it remained controversial as to whether or not the fibrils within one patient or diseased animal are isomorphic. Using improved methods to purify amyloid fibrils ... Read more about "Special LMNN Seminar - Polymorphism of amyloid fibrils revealed by cryo electron microscopy"
By Marcus Fändrich, Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Ulm University, Ulm, GERMANY
07MAY
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Halide perovskite semiconductors can merge the highly efficient operational principles of conventional inorganic semiconductors with the low‑temperature solution processability of emerging organic and hybrid materials, offering a promising route towards cheaply generating electricity as well as light. Perovskites not only show exceptional primary optoelectronic properties such as a direct bandgap, small exciton binding energy, low ... Read more about "Halide perovskite nanocrystals: Synthesis, transformations and their application in devices"
By Prof. Liberato Manna, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova
08MAY
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Abstract: The integration of microsystems and, in particular, of MEMS devices continues to be a key element of many high technology application areas. If the devices themselves are crucial elements for innovation, their integration in a complete microsystem are essential for their successful commercialization. Hence development of 3D integration and packaging technologies are of the ... Read more about "Packaging and Hybridization: the Valorization of MEMS Technologies"
By Dr. Michel Despont
08MAY
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Abstract: Catchment hydrology deals with the study of flow and transport at the scale of whole watersheds. It is a broad discipline that ranges from the study of precipitation to land as rainfall or snowfall, to its infiltration into the soil and its (long) groundwater journey up to a main stream outlet. Catchments are the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Challenges and opportunities in catchment hydrology""
By Dr Paolo Benettin, ECHO (Laboratory of Ecohydrology), IIE, EPF Lausanne ...
09MAY
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By Prof. Barry Dickson, Dickson's Lab, HHMI Janelia, Ashburn, Virginia ...
14MAY
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Abstract: Making molecular machines that can be useful in the macroscopic world is a challenging long-term goal of nanoscience. Inspired by the protein machinery found in biological systems, and based on the theoretical understanding of the physics of motion at the nanoscale, organic chemists have developed a number of molecules that can produce work when ... Read more about "Out-of-equilibrium Integration of Molecular Machines"
By Prof. Nicolas Giuseppone, University of Strasbourg France
15MAY
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The symposium will be dedicated to students and post-docs, who will have the opportunity to present their work, either via poster or oral presentation after abstracts selection by the organizing committee. Registration is free for LIMNA members but mandatory. (http://www.limna.ch/events/581) Deadline for abstracts submission: April 3, 2018. Registration deadline: April 24, 2018. 10 abstracts will ... Read more about "11th Lausanne Integrative Metabolism & Nutrition Alliance (LIMNA) Symposium"
By Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland ...
15MAY
22MAY
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Ce cours de deux fois deux heures a pour but de présenter un panorama des bonnes pratiques en matière de gestion de sites web. Rythmées et pragmatiques, ces 4 heures se veulent accessibles à tous et la matière enseignée pourra être mise directement en pratique. La première session est centrée sur l’utilisateur. Bases de l'user ... Read more about "Webmaster"
By Stéphane Cruchon
15MAY
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Abstract: Glycol ethers represent a global market of several million tones and are present in a wide range of consumer products for domestic and professional use. Depending on the purpose of use (e.g., cleaning, painting, cosmetics, etc.) these products contain a wide variety of chemical components, which can be easily inhaled. Millions of people, including ... Read more about "EESS talk on "How to assess human toxicokinetics of inhaled solvent ?""
15MAY
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The combination of high-level spectroscopy (EPR, MCD, various X-ray techniques, resonance-Raman, Mößbauer etc) and high-level quantum chemistry offer unique opportunities for disentangling complex reaction mechanisms. Using spectroscopic observables as a means to gauge theoretical calculations is a powerful means to implement the important concept of falsification. As a theoretician, one no longer has to rely ... Read more about "Insight into the water oxidizing cluster in photosystem II (SCS )"
By Prof. Frank Neese
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Converstion ...
16MAY
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By Johannes Letzkus, Neocortical Circuits Lab, Max Planck Institute for Brain ...
17MAY
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‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Daniela Sahlender, Bioelectron Microscopy Core Facility, Knott Lab   
17MAY
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Explore ways to design lab experiments that help students develop a scientific approach which is transferable to real world complexity. Read more about "Leveraging Labs for Learning"
By Cécile Hardebolle
18MAY
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By Frederico BELO (University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management)
18MAY
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"Hidden Gems? How Cultural Barriers Lead to Excessive Self-Employment of High Skilled U.S. Immigrants" Abstract In this paper, we study the effect of linguistic-cultural differences on immigrants’ integration in mainstream labor markets. We show that these differences produce a systematic misallocation of scarce talent: highly educated, foreign-born workers more likely sort out of salaried work, ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Yoonha Kim, Georgetown University"
24MAY
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By Prof. Philippe Rigollet, MIT
25MAY
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By Andrew B. ABEL (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)
28MAY
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Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics is increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales. By utilizing metal ioncoordination complexes and metal nanoparticle-coordination ... Read more about "Bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslinking: easy access to broad dynamics when engineering polymer gel mechanics"
By Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, Laboratory for Bio-Inspired Interfaces (LBI) at MIT ...
30MAY
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It has long been suggested that failure appropriately to inhibit impulses stems from a deficit in prefrontal cortical inhibitory function. Here it will be suggested that impulsivity, which predicts the vulnerability to develop addiction to stimulant drugs as well as compulsive behaviours as observed in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and early onset Parkinson’s Disease, also stems ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Impulse control: from the urge to its inhibition, a transnological approach to the vulnerability to compulsive disorders"
By David Belin, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology ...
31MAY
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By Prof. Zhaomin Hou, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Advanced ...
01JUN
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By Monika PIAZZESI (Stanford University)
01JUN
  14:00-17:00 GR 3e étage

Présentations orales des Design Projects SIE et session de posters Read more about "Design Projects"
By Etudiants SIE du Master 1e année
04JUN
06JUN
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Le cours National Instruments LabVIEW Fondamental 1 (Core I) présente l'environnement LabVIEW, ses fonctionnalités, la programmation par flux de données et les architectures LabVIEW courantes. Ce cours est le moyen le plus rapide de devenir productif avec LabVIEW. Il vous prépare à développer des applications de test et de mesure, d'acquisition de données, de contrôle ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core I (FR)"
By National Instruments
04JUN
08JUN
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Exceptional sets play an important role in numerous branches of mathematics, for instance in measure theory, topology, harmonic and complex analysis, Banach space theory, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, probability and ergodic theory, set theory and descriptive set theory, just to mention a few. Exceptional sets describe notions of smallness from various points of view, some notable ... Read more about "Ideals and exceptional sets in Polish spaces"
07JUN
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‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Gerstner Lab
07JUN
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By Professor Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
08JUN
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By Kenneth Ahern (USC Marshall School of Business)
11JUN
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Planifier financièrement sa fin de vie professionnelle et sa retraite. Destiné aux collaboratrices et collaborateurs dès l’âge dès 45 ans, au plus tard 10 ans avant l’âge de la retraite. Read more about "45 + Finances"
By AvantAge
11JUN
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By Oleg ITSKHOKI (Princeton University)
13JUN
14JUN
  08:30-18:00 SG Hall & Foyer

Program will be announced later Read more about "ENAC Research Day 2018"
18JUN
22JUN
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This is the last conference of the semester and will be of a more general nature than the earlier more specialized conferences and workshops of the program. It will cover broad aspects of descriptive set theory and its connections with other areas of mathematics. Read more about "Descriptive set theory conference"
22JUN
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By Prof. Elizabeth R. Jarvo, University of California, Irvine, USA
26JUN
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During his talk, Prof. Pentelute will report a robust bioconjugation method using cysteine arylation. This chemistry enables site-specific conjugation at cysteine residues within peptides, proteins, and antibodies. His two developed approaches use either perfluoroaryl-cysteine SNAr chemistry or organometallic palladium reagents. This work lead to the discovery of a self-labeling four-residue sequence that enables regioselective conjugation ... Read more about "Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins"
By Bradley L. Pentelute is an Associate Professor with tenure, at ...
27JUN
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The Senescence Accelerated Mice Prone 8 (SAMP8) is a mice model that has revealed cognitive and behavioral disturbances, occurring at early age and that worsen with senescence in comparison with resistant to senescence strain (SAMR1). These cognitive trends are accompanied by general hallmarks of senescence and neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) characteristics, such as tau ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // The SAMP8 Mouse Model: Linking neurodegeneration in aging with Epigenetics"
By Merce Pallas, Neuropharmacology in Aging and neurodegeneration, Dept of Farmacologia ...
05JUL
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‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Schneggenburger Lab
09JUL
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: The field of micro and nano robotics has made impressive strides over the past decade as researchers have created a variety of small devices capable of locomotion within liquid environments. Robust fabrication techniques have been developed, some devices have been functionalized for potential applications, and therapies are being ... Read more about "Soft Microrobotics and its Application in Medicine"
16JUL
27JUL
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A mix of introductory lectures and research talks on partition functions and techniques for their computation, including methods such as Markov chains, correlation decay, belief propagation and convex optimization. Read more about "Introduction to Partition Functions"
24JUL
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Selon la directive sur l’utilisation des cartes de crédit d’achat (Lex 5.4.1, art.11.), le gestionnaire de la carte doit contrôler les dépenses. Cette date marque le délai d’envoi au service financier de tous des documents justifiant les dépenses effectuées par la carte de crédit d'achat ainsi que du tableau d’imputation et de la facture Viseca. Read more about "Délai des cartes de crédits d'achats"
29JUL
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The IEEE International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics is an annual conference that draws in leading researchers harnessing light, or photons, and control its propagation phenomena via interaction with produced structures at the micro and nano scale. This leads to diverse applications in technology fields such as imaging, communication, sensing, and instrumentation, as well ... Read more about "IEEE 2018 International Conference on Optical MEMS and Nanophotonics"
By Keynote : Prof. Igor Aharonovitch, Prof. Lih Y. Lin, Prof. Eric ...
09AUG
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‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Allison Burns, Nestlé Chair, Gräff Lab