Conferences - Seminars

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

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

LabVIEW Core 3 introduces you to structured practices to design, implement, document, and test LabVIEW applications. This course focuses on developing hierarchical applications that are scalable, readable, and maintainable. The processes and techniques covered in this course help reduce development time and improve application stability. By incorporating these design practices early in your development, you ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core III (EN)"
By National Instruments
19NOV
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  10:00-11:30 BC 333

How do users of online platforms behave while fulfilling specific tasks?What are the factors that have a strong impact on a user’s performance?Is it possible to engage individuals through gamification and incentivize them to achieve better performance? In this talk, I will discuss how to model individual behaviors and groups in gamified techno-social environments, to ... Read more about "Mining Human Behaviors and Performance in Online Platforms"
By Anna Sapienza
19NOV
  10:30-11:30 MC B1 273

This talk will present our research in surface tension driven micromanipulation, wetting control, microfluidic manipulation, and recently invented scanning droplet adhesion microscope that can measure the fine wetting details of water repellent surfaces. Additionally, this talk will report our other microrobotic instruments, including acoustic manipulation device and robotized electromagnetic needle device. Read more about "Capillary interaction, micromanipulation and materials characterization"
By Prof. Quan ZHOU Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation of ...
19NOV
  11:15-12:30 BC 420

Title: "It’s All About Energy: What it Takes to do a FLOP in Real Systems” Abstract: Artificial Intelligence is based on computing, which consumes energy. As natural energy resources become more expensive and AI demands higher performance, the market naturally rewards computer architectures that deliver greater energy efficiencies. This talk looks at where energy goes ... Read more about "Talk "It's All About Energy : What it Takes to do a FLOP in Real Systems" by Peter Hsu"
19NOV
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract / Bio (about the speaker): Richard Mann is the Higgins Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, and holds an Interdisciplinary Faculty appointment in the Department of Systems Biology. He uses the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system for studying a range of problems related to ... Read more about "Constructing and Using a Locomotor Circuit in Drosophila"
By Prof. Richard Mann, Columbia University, New York City, NY (USA)
19NOV
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  12:15-13:15 SG 1

Rencontre exceptionnelle avec Alain Passard, chef étoilé, récemment élu «meilleur chef du monde» par ses pairs. Alain Passard a été le premier chef à passer dès 2001 d’une cuisine animale à une cuisine « légumière ». Cet artiste des feuilles, des racines et des tiges, place le légume au cœur de l’assiette et fait redécouvrir ... Read more about "Rencontre exceptionnelle avec le chef étoilé Alain Passard"
19NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Magnetic materials are key components in energy technologies, robotics, sensors and information technology. Magnets are inseparable from our everyday life. “Green” energy technologies such as wind turbines, electro-mobility and solid state cooling, rely on high performance magnetic materials which have to be available in bulk quantities, at low-cost and with tailored magnetic hysteresis. The realisation ... Read more about "Rare earth high performance magnets for energy applications: Demand, sustainability and the reality of alternatives"
By Prof. Oliver Gutfleisch, TU Darmstadt Germany
19NOV
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By: David TSE - Stanford University Abstract: The concept of a blockchain was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto to maintain a distributed ledger for an electronic payment system, Bitcoin. In addition to its security, important performance measures of a blockchain protocol are its transaction throughput, confirmation latency and confirmation reliability. These measures are limited by two ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Deconstructing the Blockchain to Approach Physical Limits"
19NOV
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Pramod Viswanath - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Abstract: Today's blockchains do not scale in a meaningful way. As more nodes join the system, the efficiency of the system (computation, communication, and storage) degrades, or at best stays constant. Furthermore, the security of the permission less system imposes limitations on the core performance metrics ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Why Blocks and Why Chains; A First Principles (Re)Design of Blockchains"
19NOV
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  18:00 Archizoom, auditoire SG

COMPLET - entrée possible uniquement sur inscription Les premières œuvres de Mario Botta sont des maisons d’habitation privées aux formes géométriques puissantes qui proposent un nouveau langage en continuité avec l’histoire. Son lyrisme, loin de l’extrême abstraction moderniste, cherche à nourrir une mémoire historique, faisant revenir l’architecture contemporaine à ses racines. Alberto Sartoris par exemple ... Read more about "Conférence de Mario Botta"
By Mario Botta, architecte
20NOV
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  10:15 BC 420

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mediterranean monk seal is, according the marine biologists, the marine mammal closest to extinction in the world. Still according to scientists, there are about 500-1000 individuals left in the Mediterranean sea. One of the problems biologists are facing is their difficulty to approach and study these animals, as the Med monk seals have adapted ... Read more about "Installing autonomous seal cameras in the Mediterranean Sea"
By Julien Pfyffer, Andy Guinand (http://octopusfoundation.org/)
21NOV
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  10:30-11:30 I17 4 K2

The prerequisite for electronic waste elimination is a durable active material with this the constant regeneration of the structure under e.g. electrical current, thermochemical and heating cooling cycles. Electroceramics are indispensable materials for nearly all energy converters (1,2) and very often adopt the versatile perovskite structure. Perovskite-type ceramics as well as their nanocomposites can be ... Read more about "Regeneration of materials for a waste free future"
By Prof. Anke Weidenkaff Universität Stuttgart
21NOV
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  12:00-13:30 ODY 4 03

"Which Service? How Industry Conditions Shape Firms’ Service Type Choices" Résumé: This paper studies the role of industry conditions as determinants of manufacturing and software firms’ decisions to offer services. We draw on the competence perspective on industry evolution and servitization to theorize and provide empirical evidence on how industry conditions affect firms’ choice to ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Ivanka Visnjic, ESADE"
21NOV
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  12:15-13:15

The Projective Consciousness Model (PCM) (Rudrauf et al, 2017) is an attempt to unify psychology computationally, with the broadest possible explanatory power about a multiplicity of phenomena and behaviours, from perception, imagination, appraisal, emotion, social cognition, motivation, and action. The PCM advances previous formulations of active inference by featuring an explicit psychological and cybernetic model ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // The Projective Consciousness Model: Integrating perception, imagination, emotion and action in a global cybernetic framework"
By David Rudrauf, Laboratory of Multimodal Modelling of Emotion & Feeling ...
21NOV
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

21 November: Why Theories of Aesthetics matter in the Digital Humanities The DH Section is launching a new DH Seminar starting in October 2018. This seminar will cover fundamental concepts in Digital Humanities that call for cross-disciplinary reflections and in-depth discussion, led by the EPFL DH faculty. It aims at bringing the participants a richer ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Martin Rohrmeier
21NOV
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  17:00-19:00 STCC

La rencontre se tiendra le 21 novembre 2018 au Swiss Tech Convention Center en marge des journées d’information des gymnasiens. Le programme a été élaboré avec les enseignants des gymnases et propose une partie informative, une intervention scientifique ainsi que des workshops. Les personnes intéressées peuvent aussi profiter des présentations, activités proposées aux gymnasiens au ... Read more about "Rencontre 5 à 7 entre les enseignants en biologie et chimie des gymnases romands et de l’EPFL"
By divers
21NOV
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  17:15-18:45 UNIL - Bâtiment Amphimax - Salle 410

Comment l’échelle d’observation d’un phénomène peut-elle influencer la recherche? À quelles conditions est-il possible de passer d’une échelle à une autre? Ce passage, que l’on métaphorise souvent en termes de distance, est-il discontinu ou continu? Quel rôle joue l’instrumentation, la modélisation et les outils numériques dans ces divers niveaux d’analyse? Les mêmes questions se posent ... Read more about "CHANGEZ D’ÉCHELLE! - Cycle de conférences publiques"
By Aurélio Bay
22NOV
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  09:00-10:00 AI 1153

Pathological protein aggregates are a central hallmark of all neurodegenerative diseases. In the related disorders ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and FTD (frontotemporal dementia), the pathological aggregates consist mostly of the ubiquitous RNA-binding proteins TDP-43 or FUS. Both proteins are usually located in the nucleus, whereas in neurons and glial cells of ALS/FTD patients, they are ... Read more about "Special LMNN Seminar- RNA-binding proteins in neurodegeneration – from nuclear transport defects to aberrant phase transitions"
By Dorothee Dormann, BioMedizinisches Centrum (BMC) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - LMU, Germany
22NOV
  10:15 SV 1717

Abstract: Cells of terrestrial animals are constantly exposed to external forces including gravity. However, the complex 3D structure of the body and its organs form without being flattened. A century ago, the mathematical biologist D’Arcy Thompson predicted in ‘On Growth and Form’ that terrestrial animal body shapes are entirely conditioned by gravity, but the prediction ... Read more about "Mechanical force mediated 3D organogenesis withstanding gravity controlled by YAP"
By Makoto Furutani-Seiki, M.D.,Ph.D
Professor, Department of Systems ...
22NOV
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  11:00-12:30 INF 328

Electromagnetic simulations play a crucial role in the design of antennas, integrated circuits, and power grids. Unfortunately, the multiscale structure of many practical designs defies even the best method of moments (MoM) solvers. For example, while metasurface antennas have thousands of unit cells, existing simulators can barely handle a few cells. We present a new ... Read more about "A macromodeling approach to accelerate multiscale EM simulations, with application to metasurface antennas, 3D ICs and power cables"
By Prof. Piero Triverio, University of Toronto
22NOV
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By Professor Sarah Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Leuven ...
22NOV
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  12:00-13:30 GR A3 32

Professor Ayres will talk about an application of the theory of wealth discussed previously by Ayres and Martinas (see e.g. Ayres & Martinas 1996). His objective is to explain the “boom-bust” behavior of the economic system in a way that might be useful in the future for forecasting and policy purposes. He demonstrate a growth ... Read more about "Economic cycles, wealth accumulation and energy use by Prof. Robert U. Ayres"
By We are very pleased to welcome Robert U. Ayres at ...
22NOV
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  16:15-17:30 MED 2 2423

The density of interacting quasi-localised modes in amorphous solids by Wencheng Ji, PCSL, EPFL Abstract Amorphous solids are very common materials in our daily life, such as glass, toothpaste, mayonnaise, coffee foam, and soya beans. Unlike crystals, amorphous solids do not present topological defects due to their lack of long-range order. Instead they display excitations ... Read more about "MEchanics GAthering -MEGA- Seminar: Talk1 - The density of interacting quasi-localised modes in amorphous solids; Talk2 - How inertia can facilitate friction; Talk3 - Sudden failure in amorphous materials during quasistatic loading"
22NOV
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

The use of electrons for crystallography was discovered only a few decades after the work of von Laue and the Braggs. Unlike X-ray crystallography, inorganic, organic, and biological electron crystallography were developed rather independently. Until about 2000, electron crystallography in all three fields was essentially two dimensional: mostly thin layers were investigated. This changed with ... Read more about "Turning Powder into Single Crystals: Application of 3D Electron Diffraction to Chemical Crystallography"
By Dr. Tim Grüne
PSI, Villigen
23NOV
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  09:00-18:30

With the support of the Bertarelli Foundation, the EPFL Center for Neuroprosthetics is launching an Annual Research Symposium to involve the academic, industrial and clinical communities into interdisciplinary discussions on current and future trends in technologies and applications of neuroprosthetic research. The First Neuroprosthetics Annual Research Symposium will be held on November 23rd, 2018, at ... Read more about "Neuroprosthetics Annual Research Symposium"
By Keynote speakers: Josef Parvizi & Florian Solzbacher.
23NOV
  10:00-15:15 Campus Biotech Geneva – room H8-01-D

CADMOS (Center for Advanced Modeling Science http://www.cadmos.org) a le plaisir de vous inviter à sa traditionnelle journée de présentations des travaux de recherche lors du : CADMOS DAY "HPC and Data Science" qui aura lieu le vendredi 23 novembre 2018 au Campus Biotech de Genève – salle H8-01-D https://www.campusbiotech.ch/fr Pour plus de détails et afin ... Read more about "Cadmos Day - Workshop - November 23, 2018 - Campus BioTech Geneva"
By Philipp Neumann, Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) Hamburg Mathias Humbert, Swiss Data ...
23NOV
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  10:30 CE 1 104

This talk addresses some key decisional issues that are necessary for a cognitive robot which shares space and tasks with a human. We adopt a constructive approach based on the identification and effective implementation of individual and collaborative skills. The system is comprehensive since it aims at dealing with a complete set of abilities articulated ... Read more about "On Decisional Abilities for a Cognitive and Interactive Robot"
By Dr. Rachid Alami, CNRS
23NOV
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We build a model in which the arrival of new technologies displaces demand for old technologies. This disruption causes redistribution due to lack of risk sharing both within and across investor cohorts. We model the financial industry as a costly device to improve risk sharing, and determine its size in equilibrium. We further study wealth ... Read more about "Finance in a Time of Disruptive Growth."
By Nicolae GARLEANU, Berkeley Haas
23NOV
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  11:00-12:00 CE 1 3

The interplay of measurement imprecision and quantum backaction limits the sensitivity with which the position of an oscillator can be continuously monitored, to be at best equal to the oscillator’s zero-point fluctuations. However, any single quadrature of the motion can, in principle, be measured without limit, provided that the measurement backaction is shunted to the ... Read more about "Backaction and entanglement in microwave optomechanics"
By Mika Sillanpää, Aalto University, Quantum Nanomechanics/ LTL, Finland
26NOV
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

Abstract: The interval join is a basic operation that finds application in temporal, spatial, and uncertain databases. In this talk, I will present our recent research findings on the evaluation of interval joins. In our work, we explore the applicability of a largely ignored forward scan (FS) based plane sweep algorithm, which is extremely simple ... Read more about "Interval Joins: Evaluation, Parallelization, Aggregation"
By Nikos Mamoulis joined the University of Ioannina in 2014. Before ...
26NOV
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Tova Milo - School of Computer Science at Tel Aviv University Abstract: One of the foremost challenges for information technology over the last years has been to explore, understand, and extract useful information from large amounts of data. To assist in this challenging task, a new research field called data-centered crowdsourcing has emerged, aiming ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Experts-in-the-Loop in Crowdsourced Data Management"
26NOV
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  18:00 Archizoom, auditoire SG

Projection du documentaire sur Jane Jacobs suivie d'un débat avec Paola Viganò, professeur EPFL et Igor Andersen, urbaniste à Urbaplan. Organisée en partenariat avec la Fondation CUB - Ecrans Urbains. Read more about "Jane Jacobs - Battle for the City"
By Paola Viganò, professeur EPFL Igor Andersen, urbaniste à Urbaplan
27NOV
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  12:00-13:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

This paper investigates whether monetary policy shocks propagate through production networks in the Euro-area. The network is constructed using a comprehensive time-series of input-output linkages between European industries across 11 countries and the stock market reaction is exploited as a laboratory. High-frequency interest rate data is used to identify monetary policy shocks along two dimensions: ... Read more about "Network Effects of Monetary Policy: Evidence from Global Value Chains"
By Zornitsa TODOROVA, PhD candidate, Bocconi University
27NOV
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Anthropogenically enhanced melting of snow and ice in polar regions and the associated sea level rise are controlled by changes in albedo. On land and on the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) in particular, such changes are primarily a consequence of increased delivery of light absorbing impurities (LAI) as they accelerate melting. So far only ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The Great Melting: How Small Living Things Affect Global Processes""
By Dr Liane Benning, professor in Interface Geochemistry, Free University Berlin ...
27NOV
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Lithium ion batteries are multiscale systems, and their performance, cycle life, and safety depend critically on their structure and the homogeneity of the structure from the nanometer to centimeter length scales. In this talk, I will explain how we use a combination of experimental and computational tools to quantify structure of lithium ion battery ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Building Better Batteries"
27NOV
  14:00-15:00 PH H3 33

Abstract: It has been known for several decades that there are close connections between certain classes of singularities in the Minimal Model Program over $\mathbb{C}$ and so-called $F$-singularities which are defined in positive characteristic via Frobenius. There is a more refined conjecture which relates multiplier ideal filtrations and test ideal filtrations. The triviality of certain ... Read more about "Reductions of non-lc-ideals and non-$F$-pure ideals assuming weak ordinarity"
By Axel Stabler (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)
27NOV
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  17:15-18:15 CM 1 4

Path integrals, which were introduced by Feynman in the context of quantum mechanics, can be seen as infinite dimensional analogues of integrals with respect to the standard Lebesgue measure. Roughly speaking, they correspond to summing all trajectories defined on an interval and taking values in a finite dimensional space. One can make sense of these ... Read more about "A probabilistic approach to path integrals"
By Prof. Vincent Vargas (ENS, Paris)
27NOV
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  19:15-20:15 MED 3 2215

It all started with the idea for a Christmas present and the desire to make long distance communication more personal again. What came out of it is Fujibox, a small cube, which can receive messages but from one unique sender. In this presentation, Guillaume will give us an overview over the the Fujibox project, from ... Read more about "Fujibox - Idea to Prototype to XGrant"
By Guillaume Thivolet
28NOV
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  09:00-18:00

Do you work at ENAC? Would you like to come up with impactful innovations solving real-life challenges? If so, subscribe here before 20.11.18 to InnoSeed ENAC’s 1-day hands-on crash course on DESIGN THINKING! You will learn the tools and methods by tackling a real-life challenge with the other participants. It will happen on Wedneday November ... Read more about "Design Thinking hands-on crash course"
28NOV
  13:00-14:00 MA B2 485

The Dirichlet-to-Neumann map is a first order pseudodifferential operator acting on the smooth functions of the boundary of a compact Riemannian manifold M. Its spectrum is known as the Steklov spectrum of M. The asymptotic behaviour (as j tends to infinity) of the Steklov eigenvalues s_j is determined by the Riemannian metric on the boundary ... Read more about "The Steklov and Laplacian spectra of Riemannian manifolds with boundary"
By Alexandre Girouard, Professeur agrégé au Département de mathématiques et de ...
28NOV
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By Geoffrey TATE (UNC, Kenan-Flager Business School)
28NOV
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

Assessing the habitability of Mars has been an objective of the scientific community for a long time, but it has recently become a sustained focus in light of data being returned from the planet and growing knowledge about life in extreme environments. The Curiosity rover on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), one of NASAs flagship ... Read more about "Is Mars Habitable ?"
By Prof. Javier Martín-Torres
28NOV
  14:30-15:30 MA B2 485

Let $\Omega$ be an open, bounded, connected set in $\R^n$, $n \geq 2$, with Lipschitz boundary. We consider the eigenvalues of the Neumann Laplacian acting in $L^2(\Omega)$. In particular, those that have a corresponding eigenfunction which achieves equality in Courant's Nodal Domain theorem. These eigenvalues are called Courant-sharp. It was shown recently by C. Léna ... Read more about "Upper bounds for Courant-sharp Neumann eigenvalues"
By Katie Gittins,  Maître-assistante à l'Institut de Mathématiques de l ...
28NOV
  16:00 AI 1153

Most scientists are too busy doing research to think much about the language they actually use in their work. However, accompanying the rise of modern science since the 17th century has been an increasingly specialized use of language, with its own vocabulary, grammar, and structural organization. While this provides for clear and direct communication of ... Read more about "The Language of Science"
By Jeremy Garwood, Science and Society unit, University of Strasbourg, France
28NOV
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  18:15-22:00

Une première pour l'association des Ingénieurs du Monde, un "Débapéro" (Débat-apéro). Un débat autour du volontarisme en vacances avec 5 intervenants suivi d'un super apéro au Montreux Jazz Café avec des prix spéciaux étudiants. Read more about "Débapéro @ Montreux Jazz Café"
29NOV
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

Conférence en français Résumé Design et humanités numériques En étudiant des opérations et des systèmes techniques potentiellement ouverts à la recherche, cet essai interroge le rapport du design aux « humanités numériques » (digital humanities) qui se développent, dans le contexte francophone, depuis le milieu des années 2000. En quoi les environnements numériques contemporains actualisent-ils ... Read more about "DH Distinguished Lecture Series - Design et humanités numériques"
By Anthony Masure
Maître de conférences en design à l’université ...
29NOV
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  15:00-16:00 BC 01

The Structural Xploration Lab invites Benjamin Poignon, from baubüro in situ, Zürich, to present the recent design of the Kopfbau Halle 118. The talk is part of AR-497 Building Design in the Circular Economy. The Kopfbau Halle 118 is the last improvement planned in Lagerplatz, a former industrial area in Winterthur (CH). Stiftung Abendrot, owner ... Read more about "Halle 118 - Architecture of Reuse"
By Benjamin Poignon, baubüro in situ, Zürich.
29NOV
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The UK Government has an ambitious target to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050, where Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) together with bioenergy are critical for the UK to meet its reduction targets, whilst delivering affordable, secure and sustainable energy. However, significant challenges remain in growing ... Read more about "Novel porous materials for CO2 capture applications"
By Prof. Susana Garcia
Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering ...
30NOV
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Limited data on strong earthquakes and their effects on structures poses one of the main challenges of making reliable risk assessments of tall buildings. For instance, while the collapse safety of tall buildings is likely controlled by large magnitude earthquakes with long durations and high low-frequency content, there are few available recorded ground motions to ... Read more about "Utilization of physics-based simulated earthquake ground motions for performance assessment of tall buildings – validation, collapse safety, and machine learning tools for regional risk evaluation"
By Dr. Nenad Bijelić, postdoctoral scholar at the Unit of Applied ...
30NOV
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  14:15-15:15 BC 420

By Eva Darulova Abstract Computing resources are fundamentally limited and sometimes an exact solution may not even exist. Thus, when implementing real-world systems, approximations are inevitable, as are the errors they introduce. The magnitude of errors is problem-dependent but higher accuracy generally comes at a cost in terms of memory, energy or runtime, effectively creating ... Read more about "Daisy - a framework for sound accuracy analysis and optimization of numerical programs"
30NOV
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  18:00-22:30

Nous allons vous faire vibrer au rythme du Brésil! Venez découvrir les différentes musiques de ce magnifique pays, et notamment une initation à la danse du Forró de 18h à 18h45! Read more about "BRAZILIAN NIGHT @ MONTREUX JAZZ CAFÉ"
03DEC
04DEC
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  SV 1717

With this symposium, we aim to facilitate discussion between leading neuroscientists and roboticists interested in discovering algorithms for selecting and executing actions. The speakers will describe state-of-the-art studies investigating action selection, decision-making, motor control, cognition, active sensing, and multimodal integration in flies, rodents, models, and robots. Read more about "BMI Symposium // Controlling Behavior in Animals and Robots"
03DEC
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Interfaces are most exciting since one can expect new properties that are absent in either of their building blocks. They open new perspectives towards the design and tailoring of materials with desired features and functions, e.g. for applications in opto-electronics. Theoretical spectroscopy, combining Green-function based methods and density-functional theory provide powerful tools for the in-depth ... Read more about "IMX Seminar Series - Theoretical spectroscopy at interfaces"
By Prof. Claudia Draxl, Humboldt University of Berlin Germay
03DEC
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By: Stefano Ceri - Politecnico di Milano Abstract: Genomic computing is a new science focused on understanding the functioning of the genome, as a premise to fundamental discoveries in biology and medicine. Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) allows the production of the entire human genome sequence at a cost of about 1000 US $; many algorithms ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Data-Driven Genomic Computing: Making Sense of the Signals from the Genome"
04DEC
By Dr Szoncsó received the degree of Electrical Engineer from the ...
04DEC
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Abstract: The purpose of this seminar is to give an overview of some of the sustainable and clean energy research themes being pursued at the Reaction Engineering and Catalytic Technology group, Imperial College London. Examples will cover solar fuels, biofuels and clean fossil energy. Solar fuels examples will touch on recent work relevant to the ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium : Sustainable and Clean Energy Research @ REaCT"
By Prof. Klaus Hellgardt, https://www.imperial.ac.uk/people/k ...
05DEC
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Traffic events (vehicle accidents, road closures, demand peaks, etc.) happen on a daily basis on road networks. Most typical effects are related to local capacity reductions, or global flow increases, which may both cause oversaturation, congestion and then delays. Forecasting how events affect the traffic pattern is of particular importance, since proper monitoring (to assess ... Read more about "Non-Equilibrium Dynamic Traffic Assignment - rerouting due to unexpected events."
By RAFAL KUCHARSKI Rafal did his PhD in real-time Dynamic Traffic ...
05DEC
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  11:00-12:00 I17 4 K2

Lithium-ion batteries enabled the success of portable electronics and find increasingly application in electric vehicles and in centralized and decentralized stationary storage for the temporal and spatial balancing of energy supply and demand. We are investigating cathode materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Our research focuses on nickel-rich layered oxides with reduced content of critical cobalt. ... Read more about "Materials Innovation for Next-Generation Batteries"
By Corsin Battaglia Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and ...
05DEC
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Lesions of the hypothalamus severely impair motor and cognitive functions, indicating a critical role for hypothalamus in these processes. However, underlying circuits and neural dynamics are poorly understood. The hypothalamus contains several genetically-distinct classes of brain-wide projecting neurons, such are orexin and melanin-concentrating-hormone neurons, which co-release these neuropeptides with GABA or glutamate. We have been ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Hypothalamic circuits for cognition and action"
By Denis Burdakov, Dept. Of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich ...
05DEC
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

5 December: Problems with Data: Assumptions, Biases, and More The DH Section is launching a new DH Seminar starting in October 2018. This seminar will cover fundamental concepts in Digital Humanities that call for cross-disciplinary reflections and in-depth discussion, led by the EPFL DH faculty. It aims at bringing the participants a richer understanding of ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Daniel Gatica-Perez
05DEC
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The quest for life beyond Earth has a profound impact on all people and civilisations, irrespective of their cultures or beliefs. For millennia, human beings have wondered “are we alone?”. The onset of exoplanet discoveries, which started 20 years ago, inspires hope that this question may be eventually answered. In this talk I will describe ... Read more about "The quest for habitable worlds and a look back at Earth"
By Brice-Olivier Demory
06DEC
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By Professor Pedro Romero, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
06DEC
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Spin based properties, applications, and devices are commonly related to magnetic effects and to magnetic materials. However, we found that chiral organic molecules act as spin filters for photoelectrons transmission, in electron transfer, and in electron transport. The new effect, termed Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS),, was found, among others, in bio-molecules and in bio-systems. ... Read more about "Chiral Molecules and the Electron’s Spin- From Spintronics to Enantio-Separation"
By Prof. Ron Naaman
Weizmann Institute of Science
07DEC
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By Andrey GOLUBOV, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
07DEC
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

The worldwide-known historic city of Venice continues to preserve a rather precarious equilibrium with the surrounding lagoon, although the margin of security is being eroded at an ever increasing rate. The rate of environmental deterioration is being accelerated by the increasing frequency of the flooding of the historic city – referred as to ‘acqua alta’ ... Read more about "Relevance of Geotechnical Engineering for the Conservation of the Historic City of Venice"
By Prof. Paolo Simonini, Department ICEA, University of Padova, Italy
10DEC
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  08:30-19:00 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 in photonics. Participation of EDPO PhD student is mandatory and they will have to bring their poster if they ... Read more about "Photonics Day 2017"
10DEC
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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"
10DEC
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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: After his PhD (1991) at Tirana University, in the topic of Ion-Selective-Electrodes (ISEs) designs and applications in clinical and environmental analysis, Dr. Merkoçi worked as postdoc at other European research centres and USA in the field of nanobiosensors and lab-on-a-chip technologies. His postdoc ... Read more about ""Nanomaterias-based biosensors for diagnostics applications""
By Prof. Arben Merkoci,Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2 ...
10DEC
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Understanding the mechanisms, extent, and consequences of receptor co-localization and inter-receptor communication is critical for the design and development of therapeutic nanoparticles and functional biomaterial scaffolds. Nature orchestrates specificity and selectivity in receptor targeting by introducing multivalency to control binding affinities. (i) Cell-cell interactions, cell-matrix binding and immune activation all are controlled through multiple weak ... Read more about "IMX Seminar Series - Designing super-specificity with precision materials"
By Prof. Maartje Bastings, EPFL Switzerland
11DEC
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

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"
By Hicham Dennaoui
11DEC
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Condensation of DNA molecules results in the formation of chromosomes. In bacteria, the chromosome is a folded structure called nucleoid. The objectives of our laboratory are to reveal the principles of chromosome organization, characterize the molecular mechanisms involved, and analyze the coordination of chromosome segregation with progression of the cell cycle in different bacterial models. ... Read more about "Functional interplay between chromatin organizers and condensins for the control of chromosome conformation and segregation in bacteria"
By Frédéric Boccard, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, CNRS ...
11DEC
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Abstract: Buildings represent habitats for various airborne pollutants that have direct or indirect effects on the quality of our living spaces, health, and well-being. As we spend most of our time in buildings, understanding sources and composition of indoor air pollutants is fundamental for interpreting the health risks and for developing improved building control measures ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The Pig-Pen Effect: Immersed in a Cloud of Particles and Bioaerosols""
By Dr Dusan Licina, tenure track assistant professor, Smart Living Lab ...
11DEC
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It will be shown that Cosserat elastic solids with extreme anisotropy may exhibit folding and faulting, the former being the process in which bending localizes into sharp corners separated by almost undeformed elements, while the latter corresponds to the formation of displacement jumps of finite size [1,2]. While faulting can be often observed in geological ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Folding of a continuum and energy releasing or fluttering rods"
11DEC
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  18:30-22:30

Swingkids, Musical et le Montreux Jazz Café vous proposent une soirée unique avec un programme riche en émotions. Initiation au swing 18h30 - 19h30 Gipsy Tonic en live et beaucoup d'autres surprises pour le reste de soirée. Read more about "Swing Live Musical @ Montreux Jazz Café"
12DEC
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In associative fear learning, experimental subjects learn to associate a neutral sensory cue or context with an aversive stimulus and display fear responses to the cue or context that predicts danger. Recent studies have identified memory engram cells, a population of neurons that is activated by associative fear learning and whose reactivation results in fear ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Synaptic encoding of associative fear memory in engram cell pathways"
By Jun-Hyeong Cho, Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, University ...
12DEC
  13:30-19:00 SG 1138

PhD students presentations Posters sessions Talks of EDMX Alumni Read more about "EDMX Research Day 2018"
12DEC
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The unique characteristics of the IoT make it very challenging to provide adequate security primitives. The complexity of traditional cryptographic methods is an issue for IoT applications that have very stringent delay requirements. Moreover, in the context of the IoT, security requirements and the explicit applications have to be taken into account from the beginning ... Read more about "Data compression and secrecy by design"
By Dr. Yanina Shkel, Princeton   Yanina Shkel is a research scholar ...
13DEC
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen is an ecofriendly way to produce high-purity hydrogen fuels and has shown substantial promise as a means for renewable energy storage. To enable widespread deployment of water electrolyzers, it is of paramount importance to develop efficient, durable and inexpensive water splitting ... Read more about "Efficient and cost-effective water splitting electrocatalysts based on transition metal phosphides"
By Dr. Lifeng Liu
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL),
Braga, Portugal
14DEC
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By Nikolai ROUSSANOV, Wharton
14DEC
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"Return migrants' self-selection: Evidence for Indian inventors" Abstract Based on an original dataset linking patent data and biographical information for a large sample of US immigrant inventors with Indian names and surnames, specialized in ICT technologies, we investigate the rate and determinants of return migration. For each individual in the dataset, we both estimate the ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Francesco Lissoni, Université de Bordeaux"
14DEC
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"Distributionally Robust Chance Constrained Vehicle Routing" Abstract: We study a variant of the capacitated vehicle routing problem (CVRP), which asks for the cost-optimal delivery of a single product to geographically dispersed customers through a fleet of capacity-constrained vehicles. Contrary to the classical CVRP, which assumes that the customer demands are deterministic, we model the demands ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Wolfram Wiesemann, Imperial College London"
17DEC
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Abstract : The life of any organism depends on the ability of cells to accurately recognize and eliminate harmful microbes. In order to detect the immense repertoire of pathogenic entities, the innate immune system of mammals has evolved a range of distinct sensing strategies. One major mechanism is based on the recognition of microbial DNA ... Read more about "Innate DNA sensing through the cGAS-STING system - Blurring the boundary between PAMP and DAMP"
By Dr Andrea Ablasser
17DEC
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We propose a novel deep learning tool for materials discovery. The approach merges together both experimental data and computer simulations to exploit all possible sources of information. The tool has been used to design several materials that have been experimentally verified and patented. We present just one case study where we discover and characterize the ... Read more about "Materials discovery using deep learning"
By Prof. Gareth Conduit, University of Cambridge UK
17DEC
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Protein conformational changes induced by external perturbations or internal cues can profoundly influence protein activity and thus modulate cellular physiology. Mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomic techniques are routinely used to measure changes in protein abundance, post-translational modification and protein interactors, but much less is known about alterations in protein structures. Prof. Paola Picotti will present a ... Read more about "In situ analyses of protein structural changes in health and disease"
By Professor Paola Picotti