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"
23MAY
25MAY
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By Julian Shillcock (EPFL, Blue Brain Project, Switzerland) Luis Bagatolli (Yachay ...
24MAY
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of highly loaded metal nanoparticle supported catalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Independently controlling metal loading, nanoparticle size, distribution and accessibility has proven challenging because of the clear interdependence between these crucial ... Read more about "Metal Organic Frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials"
By Prof. Jorge Gascon
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
24MAY
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

In water and ice, the atomic nuclei exhibit quantum properties, which a growing body of evidence suggests are caused almost entirely by the quantum Boltzmann statistics, with the dynamics of the nuclei being classical. Here we summarise a recently developed theory which explains how such a classical dynamics can arise as a result of certain ... Read more about "Quantum dynamics with quantum Boltzmann statistics: simulations of liquid water and ice"
By Prof. Stuart Althorpe University of Cambridge
UK  
24MAY
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  17:30-18:45 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.1

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "Radar signal processing and Radar clutter models". You are all invited to this free event. Do not forget to spare some time for the get-together with refreshments right after the lecture. Read more about "Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH"
By Dr. Maria Sabina Greco, Professor at the University of Pisa ...
25MAY
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Are you applying to one of the Company of Biologists’ journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models & Mechanisms? Are you an excellent graduate student or post-doctoral researcher of any nationality, working in the field of the journal to which you apply? Do you wish to make collaborative ... Read more about "[ THE COMPANY OF BIOLOGISTS | TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIPS ]"
25MAY
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  10:15-11:00 ME C2 405

Abstract: Ordinary differential equations, and in general a dynamical system viewpoint, have seen a resurgence of interest in developing fast optimization methods, mainly thanks to the availability of well-established analysis tools. In this talk, I will provide an overview of fast algorithms and recent results from a dynamical systems perspective. I will then describe a ... Read more about "A Hybrid Control Framework for Accelerated Methods with Exponential Rate"
25MAY
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We analyze the payout decision of a financially-constrained firm that cannot raise external funds. Exogenous cash flows are generated by a two-state Markov regime-switching process and are positive in one regime and negative in the other regime. The firm is motivated to pay out dividends to impatient shareholders but is also motivated to accumulate cash ... Read more about "Tobin’s Q and Optimal Dividends, Investment, and Liquidity in a Financially-Constrained Firm"
By Andrew B. ABEL (Wharton, University of Pennsylvania)
25MAY
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  10:30-12:00 ODY 4 03

"Immigration and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts" Abstract Since (Hicks, 1932), economists have noted that inventions often economize on labor, so scarce labor should encourage more invention. But (Acemoglu, 2010) notes that in canonical macroeconomic models, plentiful labor encourages invention. The stakes of this debate are high in the policy context of mass immigration. ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Kirk Doran, University of Notre Dame"
25MAY
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  12:15-13:15 GC B3 30

abstract : This presentation will introduce structural steel seismic force resisting systems that have been proposed to enhance the response of structures to earthquakes. The focus will be on braced frames used for building structures. The eccentrically braced frame system with replaceable ductile links will be introduced as an example where a minor modification can ... Read more about "Cost-effective Steel Seismic Force Resisting Systems for Enhanced Response to Earthquakes"
By Prof. Dr Robert Tremblay, Département des Génies Civil, Ecole Polytechnique ...
25MAY
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  14:30-15:30 INM 202

Abstract: Imagine there’s no block ciphers, it’s easy if you try:-) A (cryptographic) permutation can be thought of as a block cipher (like AES or DES) without a key (or with a fixed key if you prefer). During the SHA-3 competition it became clear that permutation-based hashing, e.g., by using the sponge construction, is superior ... Read more about "Innovations in permutation-based crypto"
By Prof. Joan Daemen
25MAY
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  15:15-16:30 CE 5

In this talk, I will present two results from our recent work with superconducting microwave circuits. In the first, I will tell you about our implementation of ultra-strong light-matter coupling using a compact vacuum-gap transmon qubit design. Motivated by a desire to analyze our data quantitatively, we were led to a new circuit-quantisation model for ... Read more about "Quantum circuits: From ultra-strong light-matter coupling to ballistic transport in graphene"
By Dr. Gary Steele, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft
Bio: Dr ...
25MAY
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  15:30-16:30 INM 202

Abstract: For my entire career, I’ve been obsessed with definitions. In this informal talk, I’ll describe the latest two I’ve worked on. The first is called IND|C, indistinguishability up to correctness. Given games G and H and a correctness condition C, we define an advantage measure Adv^indc_{G,H,C} wherein G/H distinguishing attacks are effaced, generically and ... Read more about "Indistinguishability up to Correctness, and Adept Secret-Sharing"
By Prof. Phillip Rogaway
25MAY
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  17:00 SV 1717

Kunal Sharma (McKinney Lab) -- Microtechnologies for Studying Host-Pathogen Interactions using Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Lena Carcreff (Aminian Lab) -- Gait Analysis of Children with Cerebral Palsy: Bridging the Gap Between Laboratory and Real Life Session Chair: Alessio Prunotto (Dal Peraro Lab) Mini-symposium format: (see web page) Monthly (mostly first Friday of the month - with ... Read more about "monthly Grad Student Mini-Symposium (IBI-EDBB)"
By EDBB grad students