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"
19OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GC B1 10

Hybrid simulation combining physical and numerical simulations provides a cost-effective means to experimentally examine the performance of large-scale structural systems under extreme loading events. It can be particularly beneficial to investigate the behavior of large scale structures subjected to seismic loads through collapse given that shake table tests pose significant risk to support a collapsing ... Read more about "Development and Application of Hybrid Simulation for Seismic Testing of Large-scale Structural Systems"
By Professor Dr Gilberto Mosqueda, Professor of Structural Engineering, University of ...
19OCT
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  13:00 BSP 407

Understanding how nucleic acids and proteins interact to regulate key cellular processes requires the ability to observe these interactions directly. The dynamic nature of many nucleic acid-protein interactions makes it challenging to study them with traditional bulk methods. Biochemical, molecular or cellular biology approaches yield ensemble- or population-averaged results, which may conceal key short-lived or ... Read more about "From Single-Molecules to Single-Cells: Imaging RNA Molecules and RNP Complexes"
By Professor David Rueda , FRSC Chair, Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Molecular ...
19OCT
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  14:00 BSP 727

SEMINAR IN BIOLOGICAL AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS Abstract: Protein folding research has been dominated by the assumption that thermodynamics determines protein structure and function. And that when the folding process is compromised, the proteostasis machinery of cells - chaperones, deaggregases, the proteasome - work to restore proteins to their soluble, functional form or degrade them to ... Read more about "Non-Equilibrium Coupling of Protein Structure and Function to Translation Elongation Kinetics"
By Prof. Edward O'brien, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University ...
19OCT
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  14:00-15:00 SV 1717

Control of stem cell division modes is important to ensure generation of properly sized tissues during development as well as adult tissue homeostasis and repair. Stem cells undergo repeated cell divisions in which they produce daughter cells that either mature or remain stem cells. Surprisingly, the number and type of produced daughter cells vary between ... Read more about "The role of centrioles and cilia in asymmetric neural stem cell division"
By Dr. Judith Paridaen; Junior Principal Investigator; European Research Institute for ...
19OCT
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  16:15-17:15 BCH 2201

The efficient interconversion of electrical and chemical energy requires catalysts capable of accelerating complex multi-electron reactions at electrified interfaces. These reactions can be carried out at the metallic surface sites of heterogeneous electrocatalysts or via redox mediation at molecular electrocatalysts. Molecular catalysts yield readily to synthetic alteration of their redox properties and secondary coordination sphere, ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Charge and excited state dynamics in 3D and 2D hybrid perovskites.Bridging Molecular and Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis Through Graphite Conjugation."
By Prof. Yogesh Surendarath, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
22OCT
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: Characterization of protein secondary structures at interfaces in situ and in real time is important to understand biological processes associated with cell membranes and solve problems in various fields of biomedical sciences. However, such characterization is challenging because it requires methods that are both selective to interfaces ... Read more about "Chiral Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy for Protein Characterization at Interfaces"
By Prof. Elsa C. Yan, Yale University, New Haven, CT (USA)
22OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Function, aesthetics, and safety of cosmetic raw materials are key in today’s marketplace, where the consumer is looking for a desired effect such as a reduction in lines and wrinkles, the removal of age spots, or long wear in a lipstick. The majority of Skin Care products and a very significant percentage of toiletry products ... Read more about "Designing Cosmetic Materials for the Skin"
By Dr Peter Lersch, Evonik Germany
22OCT
  14:00-15:30 BSP 727

We give a brief overview of some aspects of quantum fields in a de Sitter background, from several perspectives. We discuss recent progress on a higher spin model of de Sitter space, including the structure of its Hilbert space, and microscopic operator content. Read more about "Comments on de Sitter space and conformal field theory - Lecture I"
By Dionysios Anninos (Amsterdam)
22OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Michael Hicks - University of Maryland Abstract: IFuzz testing has enjoyed great success at discovering security critical bugs in real software. Recently, researchers have devoted significant effort to devising new fuzzing techniques, strategies, and algorithms. Such new ideas are primarily evaluated experimentally so an important question is: What experimental setup is needed to produce ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Evaluating Fuzz Testing (An Adventure in the Scientific Method)"
22OCT
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  18:00 Project Room Archizoom, bâtiment SG

La conférence de Nadja Maillard explore les liens étroits qu’entretiennent la littérature et l’architecture ; elle les exemplifie à travers l’analyse de quelques romans modèles qui, telles des maquettes, opèrent comme des réductions d’un monde. De fait, dans un échange continu, à des degrés divers de connivence, écriture et architecture recourent lʼune à lʼautre pour ... Read more about "Building Stories"
By Nadja Maillard
23OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: The abundant occurrence of faults and failures in sensors for environmental process monitoring is frequently cited as a major challenge for process monitoring and control of environmental systems. Despite the wide recognition of this challenge, little is known about the cause-and-effect relationships between sensor wear-and-tear (e.g., salt deposition, fouling) and the appearance of fault ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Wear-and-tear of water quality sensors – Challenges and opportunities""
23OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Reacting flow instabilities in gas turbine and aeroengine combustion chambers must be understood and controlled in order to ensure safe and reliable operation and to increase the systems performances. The research presented in this talk is based on experiments (e.g. planar laser induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, acoustic piezosensors), large eddy simulations and low order ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Flame and thermoacoustic dynamics in gas turbine combustors"
23OCT
  14:00-15:30 BSP 727

We give a brief overview of some aspects of quantum fields in a de Sitter background, from several perspectives. We discuss recent progress on a higher spin model of de Sitter space, including the structure of its Hilbert space, and microscopic operator content. Read more about "Comments on de Sitter space and conformal field theory - Lecture II"
By Dionysios Anninos (Amsterdam)
23OCT
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  14:15 BC 420

Abstract This talk presents a detailed and up-to-date security analysis of the voting software used in upcoming Brazilian elections by more than 140 million voters. It is mainly based on results obtained recently in a restricted hacking challenge organized by the Superior Electoral Court (SEC), the national electoral authority. During the event, multiple serious vulnerabilities ... Read more about "Return of the Insecure Brazilian Voting Machines"
By Prof. Diego F. Aranha, Aarhus University, Denmark
23OCT
By Gunter Malle (Kaiserslautern)
23OCT
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  15:00-19:00 SG 094.11

The Convention will be the peak event of the semester, offering labs and companies the possibility to explain to students the technologies they are using and developing. The event aims to give students first hand insights about current energy applications in research and industry and introducing them to the future they might expect in the ... Read more about "Energy Convention 2018"
23OCT
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  16:15-17:00 BCH 2201

My research interests are in understanding the molecular basis of genome maintenance. Our genetic information is constantly protected against endogenous and exogenous attack by enzymatic maintenance that repairs mutations and prevents duplication or deletion events. On a biomedical level, defects in these pathways are frequently associated with cancer. I focus on protein complexes at the ... Read more about "The CRL4 ubiquitin ligase: at the intersection of genome stability and drug discover"
By Prof. Nicolas Thomä, FMI Basel, Switzerland
23OCT
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  17:30-20:00 SV 1717

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a commercial reality and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. Do you have a great idea or need to take your startup to the next level? Join the global IMAGINE IF! program of innovators across ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Lausanne Launch Event"
23OCT
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
24OCT
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Accumulating evidence indicates that the interactions between genetic and environmental factors cause PD. Although several monogenic mutations linked to rare familial PD have been identified, other genetic determinants causative for sporadic PD, ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Transcriptional regulation of survival of dopaminergic neurons and its implication in Parkinson’s disease"
By Emi Nagoshi, Behavioral neuroscience & neurodegeneration, Dept. Of Genetics and ...
24OCT
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

24 October: On the Concepts of Causal and Intentional Explanation 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 ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Markus Neuwirth
24OCT
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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 Murielle Bochud
24OCT
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  18:30-20:30 Auditoire C02

Un milliard d'étoiles: notre Galaxie révélée par le satellite GAIA Les conférences publiques d'astronomie UniGE-EPFL 2018, auront lieu : à l'EPFL, le Mercredi 24 OCTOBRE 2018 à 18:30 Auditoire CO2 et à l'Université de Genève (Uni-BASTIONS) le Mardi 23 OCTOBRE 2018 à 19:00 Salle B106 Uni-Bastions Read more about "Conférences publiques d'astronomie conjointes UniGE-EPFL 2018"
By Professeur François Mignard, Astronome à l'Observatoire de la Côte ...
25OCT
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

The present approaches pursued in artificial synthesis are introduced, encompassing water photolysis, photoelectrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction and (photo)electrochemical ammonia synthesis. Photoelectrochemical water splitting with monolithic devices has progressed rather far with record efficiencies beyond 18% solar-to-hydrogen generation1-3. These systems and their underlying approaches will be reviewed and the remaining challenges are addressed including possibilities in ... Read more about "Artificial Photosynthesis - Development Challenges"
By Dr. Hans Joachim Lewerenz
Division of Engineering and Applied Science ...
25OCT
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Vapor phase deposited perovskite layers allow the preparation of efficient solar cells. The different type of sublimation methods will be briefly discussed focusing in on co-evaporation using multiple sources and single source methods. The latter requires the previous preparation of perovskites for which we use solid state ... Read more about "Vapor Phase deposited Perovskites"
By Dr. Henk J. Bolink
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de ...
25OCT
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Membrane proteins carry out a myriad of cellular functions such as ion conduction, metabolite transport, and signaling. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy allows us to obtain detailed atomic information of membrane protein structures and dynamics that underlie these functions. I will present our investigations of the structure and dynamics of two viral membrane proteins. The influenza virus ... Read more about "Membrane Protein Structures and Ligand Binding From Solid-State NMR"
By Prof. Mei Hong
MIT, Departement of chemistry
USA
26OCT
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Emergency Service Systems (ESS), such as police, fire, and emergency medical services, have been modeled and studied since long ago. Hypercube queuing models have been proposed and applied to analyze such systems with users in queues and servers spatially distributed over a region. The work of our research group in this area has been oriented ... Read more about "Extensions of the hypercube queuing model to analyze emergency services systems inspired by practical applications"
By Dr. Ana Paula Iannoni, Ecole Centrale Paris
26OCT
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  14:00-15:30 ODY 4 03

"Hubs as lampposts: Academic location and firms’ attention to science" Abstract Only a small fraction of the myriad of academic papers published every year emerges from industry hubs, but firms pay disproportionately more attention to those papers. We examine this disparity and explore some of its causes. To do so, we analyze firms’ patent citations ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Michael Bikard, London Business School"
29OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

The chemical industry should in the future be based on renewable energy. Therefore, material development for environmentally friendly, electrocatalytic production of valuable chemicals is needed. Chemicals could be produced using safe, cheap, more environmentally friendly and more abundant reactants than today. The products could be provided on demand at the place where they are needed, ... Read more about "Electro-Catalysis at the atomic scale"
By Prof. Jan Rossmeisl, University Copenhagen Denmark
29OCT
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  14:15-15:30 AAC 0 20

Talk by Nicolas Bassand as part of the Architectural Design Studio "Rhodanie urbaine" Read more about "Étendues et proximités"
By Nicolas Bassand
29OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Manuel Hermenegildo - IMDEA Software Institute and UPM Abstract: The demand for software that is provably correct and efficient has moved from niche application areas to truly pervading the software industry. Avoiding the consequences of those errors, such as private information leakage, has become of paramount importance. However, developing such provably correct and efficient ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Developing Provably Correct and Efficient Programs Using the Ciao Model"
30OCT
31OCT
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  STCC 2 9428

Time Machine Conference 2018 will take place on October 30-31, 2018 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Register now to hear speakers from Europe’s most prestigious science, technology and cultural institutions discuss our year’s theme, ‘The Future of Cultural Heritage’ as a key resource for Europe and the World. Connect with companies ... Read more about "Time Machine Conference 2018"
30OCT
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By Alexandre ROBERT – Quant Developer - Alumnus MFE
30OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Landscapes are characterized by preferential flow and pervasive heterogeneity on all scales. They therefore store and transmit water and solutes over a wide spectrum of time scales, with important implications for contaminant transport, weathering rates, and stream chemistry. Catchment transit time distributions are nonstationary, reflecting fluctuations in precipitation forcing, heterogeneity in catchments themselves, and ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Catchment storage, chemical dynamics, and hydrological response, on timescales from minutes to months""
By Dr James W. Kirchner, Professor of Physics of Environmental Systems ...
30OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Humans have been influencing the DNA of plants and animals for thousands of years through selective breeding. Yet it is only over the last 3 decades or so that we have gained the ability to manipulate the DNA itself and directly alter its sequences through the modern tools of genetic engineering. This has revolutionized ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Cybergenetics: Rationally-designed genetic control systems"
30OCT
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  16:15-17:00 RLC D1 661

Synchrony, engagement and learning are important abilities that allow sustaining dynamics of social interaction. In this talk, we will address these topics with an interpersonal interaction point of view. In particular, we will introduce interpersonal human-machine interactions schemes and models with a focus on definitions, sensing and evaluations of social signals and behaviors. We will ... Read more about "Interpersonal Human-Robot Interaction & Engagement"
By Prof. Mohamed Chetouani is the head of the IMI2S (Interaction ...
30OCT
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 30

Abstract: Traditional model reduction speeds up computations by replacing expensive high-fidelity models with low-cost reduced models. Thus, the goal of traditional model reduction is to construct reduced models that approximate well the high-fidelity models; however, reduced models are increasingly used together with high-fidelity models, which means that the primary purpose of reduced models becomes supporting ... Read more about "« Context-Aware Model Reduction »"
By Prof. Benjamin Peherstorfer
30OCT
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
31OCT
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  10:30-11:30 SV 1717

Advances in deep generative models are at the forefront of deep learning research because of the promise they offer for allowing data-efficient learning, and for model-based reinforcement learning. In this talk I’ll review the foundations of probabilistic reasoning and generative modeling. I will then introduce modern approximations which allow for efficient large-scale training of a ... Read more about "Probabilistic Deep Learning: Foundations, applications and open problems."
By Dr. Danilo Rezende
31OCT
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Apathy is a common and debilitating negative symptom of schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric disorders. While originally defined as an impairment of motivation, apathy has recently been defined as a quantitative reduction of goal-directed behavior. Treatment options for apathy remain very limited, in particular for patients with schizophrenia. In this talk I will present a research ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Apathy in patients with schizophrenia - an impairment of goal-directed behavior"
By Stefan Kaiser, Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology, Dept. Of Psychiatry, University ...
31OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Joelle Pineau - McGill University and Facebook Abstract: In recent years, significant progress has been made in solving challenging problems across various domains using deep reinforcement learning. However reproducing results for state-of-the-art deep RL methods is seldom straightforward. High variance of some methods can make learning particularly difficult when environments or rewards are strongly ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Reproducibility, Reusability, and Robustness in Deep Reinforcement Learning"
31OCT
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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 Isaac Pante
01NOV
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  09:00-10:00 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 Psychophysics Laboratory, Herzog Lab        
01NOV
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  10:15 BC 420

Abstract Blockchains have a storage scalability issue: their size is unbounded and their growth endless. The size of the Bitcoin blockchain increased from 125 GiB in August 2017 to 175 GiB in August 2018, taking a record 50 GiB in just a year. To fully benefit from the security model of Bitcoin, a bootstrapping node ... Read more about "Shortcutting the Bitcoin verification process for your smartphone"
By Pierre-Louis Roman, University of Rennes, France
01NOV
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  13:00-22:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Annual research event of the EPFL's Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering (IBI) -- this year under the motto "From Open Science to Open Innovation and Translation". In a nutshell (see details -talk titles and schedules, in particular- HERE): Keynote Talk by Jennifer Elisseeff, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (USA): “Lessons from Translation: Impacting Patients and the ... Read more about "Bioengineering Day 2018"
By Various speakers
01NOV
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  16:00-17:30 ODY 4 03

"A Collaborative Model for Creating Practically Relevant AND Theoretically Interesting Research" [Development seminar] Abstract Despite an ongoing desire to build a meaningful bridge between academia and practice to solve social problems, both parties continue to struggle to find productive ways to collaborate. Academics are focused on publishing in top academic journals (which practitioners don't read) ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Geoffrey Kistruck, Schulich Business School"
02NOV
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

The short-termism of lenders amplifies boom-bust credit cycles, leading in turn to real costs for the aggregate economy. During the U.S. housing credit boom, publicly-traded banks increased mortgage lending activity and relaxed standards much more than privately-held banks, and more so if they were run by short-term oriented CEOs. In the ensuing bust, counties with ... Read more about "Bank Risk-Taking and the Economy: Evidence from the Housing Boom and its Aftermath Real"
By Antonio FALATO, Federal Reserve Bank
05NOV
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: In nature, groups of thousands of individuals cooperate to create complex structure purely through local interactions -- from cells that form complex organisms, to social insects like termites that build meter-high mounds and army ants that self-assemble into bridges and nests, to the complex and mesmerizing motion of ... Read more about "Collective Intelligence, from Nature to Robots"
05NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Recent years have seen considerable progress in the development of microfluidic systems for use in the chemical and biological sciences. At a primary level, interest in such systems has been stimulated by the fact that physical processes can be more easily controlled and harnessed when instrumental dimensions are reduced to the micron scale. For example, ... Read more about "Microfluidic-Based Nanocrystal Synthesis—Towards Ultra-Fast Parametric Space Mapping"
By Prof. Andrew de Mello, ETH Zurich Switzerland
05NOV
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  18:15-19:45 MA A0 364

Démonstration de synthèse FM avec le simulateur JavaScript Synthi-JS du synthétiseur acoustique EMS Synthi AKS. Ce synthétiseur portable anglais EMS Synthi AKS (3 oscillateurs analogiques) apparu en 1972 avait révolutionné la musique électronique. Nous visualiserons les signaux générés à l'aide de l'analyseur de spectre iSpectrum. Read more about "PolyMac : Synthétiseur EMS"
By Francois Roulet
05NOV
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  18:30 Project Room Archizoom, bâtiment SG

Awarded by the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, the Swiss Pavilion Svizzera 240: House Tour exhibition refers to the standard height of housing in Switzerland and to the anonymity of contemporary interiors. Interiors are created at different scales and interconnected, in a labyrinthine sequence of perspectives. At first, everything seems familiar when entering the ... Read more about "Svizzera 240: House Tour"
By Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor & Matthew van der Ploeg, architects ...
06NOV
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
07NOV
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  08:30-17:00 BC 420

The School of Engineering of EPFL is pleased to launch the annual PhD Summit initiative, a workshop for final year PhD students interested in a career in academia. We invite to campus, on a competitive basis, a group of exceptional graduating PhD students from institutions worldwide. In this inaugural first edition, the Engineering PhD Summit ... Read more about "Engineering PhD Summit"
By https://phdsummit.epfl.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/PhD-Summit-detailed-program.pdf
07NOV
  09:00-17:00 Swisstech Convention Center

The Swiss Machine Learning Day is a one-day workshop organized every year since 2012, which aims at bringing together Swiss researchers working on topics related to machine learning Read more about "Swiss Machine Learning Day"
07NOV
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  13:00-15:00 INF 119

7 November: Sciences and Technologies Studies: From Case Studies to Commensurable Data. Extending “The Topofil of Boa Vista” (B. Latour) 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 ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Dominique Boullier
07NOV
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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 Olivier Glassey
08NOV
09NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

En utilisant le logiciel NI LabVIEW, des matériels d'acquisition de données DAQ enfichables et du matériel NI CompactDAQ, explorez les principes fondamentaux de l'acquisition de données et du conditionnement de signaux sur PC. Pendant ce cours, vous faites l'acquisition d'une expérience pratique de l'installation et de la configuration du matériel DAQ et vous apprenez à ... Read more about "LabVIEW, DAQ (FR)"
By National Instruments
08NOV
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  08:30-18:00 Lausanne Olympic Museum

This symposium will be held on Thursday November 8th, 2018 at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. ———————————————————— Deadline for abstract submission for the poster session: October 8, 2018. Please note that 4 abstracts will be selected for short talks. Deadline for Registration: October 22, 2018. Please note that the number of seats is limited ... Read more about "LIMNA symposium - "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding""
By Invited speakers:         • Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France ...
08NOV
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series 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 ... Read more about "Machine Learning Like a Physicist"
By Prof. Michele Ceriotti
Laboratory for Computational Science and Modeling, EPFL ...
08NOV
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By Prof. Michel Crouzeix (Université de Rennes - France)
08NOV
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Recent studies of femtosecond time-resolved molecular photodissociation and photon-induced dynamics using fast ion imaging using the Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometry (PImMS) camera [1,2] will be described. The talk will including illustrations of photon-induced dynamical studies using two- and three-fold covariance methods [3,4] and applications to the study of molecular photodissociation dynamics [5]. Applications involving Coulomb ... Read more about "Ion imaging using fast imaging detectors"
By Prof. Mark Brouard
University of Oxford
09NOV
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  STCC 5ABC

Machine learning has come to play a prominent role in modern finance. Current applications range from text-based analysis of business reports to deep learning for credit risk and portfolio management. But the noise and behavioral elements inherent in financial data often require nonstandard machine learning solutions, possibly yet to be developed. The full potential of ... Read more about "Swissquote Conference 2018 on Machine Learning in Finance"
By Hans Buehler, JP Morgan - Rama Cont, University of Oxford - Isabelle ...
12NOV
14NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

The first step in any NI LabVIEW learning path, LabVIEW Core I gives you the chance to explore the LabVIEW environment, dataflow programming, and common LabVIEW development techniques in a hands-on format. In this course you will learn to develop data acquisition, instrument control, data-logging, and measurement analysis applications. At the end of the course, ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core I (EN)"
By National Instruments        
12NOV
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  09:00-13:00 BC 420

Scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research addressing world development challenges The Science Slam 2018 is organised by CODEV within the framework of the Seed Money Programme, which seeks to encourage scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research at EPFL by providing Seed Money grants through an annual call for projects. Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, President of the Foundation of ... Read more about "Seed Money SCIENCE SLAM 2018"
12NOV
16NOV
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  09:00-17:00 GA 3 21

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the wide set of practical and theoretical applications of the computability of partition functions and address the challenges that arise. Read more about "Applications of Partition Functions"
12NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Recent progress in the synthetic construction of micro-compartmentalized colloidal objects comprising integrated biomimetic functions is paving the way towards rudimentary forms of artificial cell-like entities (protocells) for modelling complex biological systems, exploring the origin of life, and advancing future proto-living technologies. Although several new types of protocells are currently available, the design of synthetic protocell ... Read more about "Proto-living materials?"
By Prof. Stephen Mann, Bristol University UK
12NOV
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Talk by Maxime Monnier as part of the Architectural Design Studio "Rhodanie urbaine" Read more about "Lectures du paysage"
By Maxime Monnier
13NOV
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Exercise sessions provide students with an opportunity to apply the things they have learned in lectures, to deepen their understanding, to clarify problems and to monitor their own learning. What are the features of exercise sessions that best help student to learn? How can exercises be adapted to help students deepen their understanding? What approaches ... Read more about "Effective exercise sessions"
By Roland Tormey
13NOV
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In this talk we consider two connected problems: First, we study the classical problem of the first passage hitting density of an Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process. We give two complementary (forward and backward) formulations of this problem and provide semi-analytical solutions for both. The corresponding problems are comparable in complexity. By using the method of heat potentials, ... Read more about "Stochastic Processes in Domains with Boundaries and Some of Their Financial Applications"
By Alexander LIPTON, SilaMoney, MIT & EPFL
13NOV
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Abstract: Compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) is a powerful method to track the fate of contaminants in the aquatic systems, so far mainly applied to legacy contaminants, such as chlorinated and petroleum hydrocarbons. There is growing interest to apply the method also to polar organic micropollutants, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and consumer care products, which are ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Unravelling the environmental fate of organic micropollutants using stable isotope methods""
By Dr Daniel Hunkeler, Professor of Hydrogeology, Director of CHYN (Centre ...
13NOV
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On Nov 13, 2018, we invite you to the Fall 2018 edition of Startup Champions @ EPFL at Forum Rolex at 5pm to listen to and discuss with Felix Mayer, co-founder of Zurich-based Sensirion and Gabriel Clerc, former head of EPFL Technology Transfer Office. The full program in pdf. Entrance is free but registration compulsory ... Read more about "Start-up Champions @ EPFL"
By Felix Mayer, co-founder of Zurich-based Sensirion and Gabriel Clerc, former ...
13NOV
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
14NOV
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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"
By Hicham Dennaoui
14NOV
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The BMI-Kaloy Prize Award is given in recognition of an exceptional work in neuroscience, biology, physics, or psychology, which confirms, refutes or elucidates a theory of epistemology or the philosophy of mind. The amount of the BMI‐Kaloy Prize is US$ 10,000 Deadline for application -more info coming soon Information for Applicants Applications should consist of: ... Read more about "The BMI-Kaloy Prize 20"
By BMI-Kaloy Prize Awarardee
14NOV
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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 ...
14NOV
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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 Lukas Baumgartner
15NOV
16NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

The LabVIEW Core II course is an extension of the LabVIEW Core I course and teaches you to use common design patterns to successfully implement and distribute LabVIEW applications for research, engineering, and testing environments. Topics covered include programmatic control of your user interface, techniques to optimize reuse of existing code, use of file I/O ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core II (EN)"
By National Instruments
15NOV
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, SG

The topic of the Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018 is "Inter- and Transdisciplinarity in a Digital World". With this day, we want to explore and reflect experiences and visions on how digitalisation can be devised for inter- and transdisciplinary research and education in a meaningful way. More information and registration Read more about "Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018"
15NOV
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  10:30-11:30 I17 4 K2

Global logistics of renewable energy equivalents will create additional driving force towards a future hydrogen economy. However, the special nature of H2 requires dedicated infrastructures and this has prevented so far its massive introduction to the energy sector. Recent scientific and technological progress in handling hydrogen in chemically bound form as Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier ... Read more about "Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs) - Hydrogen storage in fuel-like manner"
By Prof. Peter Wasserscheid, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg Helmholtz-Institut, Erlangen-Nürnberg
16NOV
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By Alberto ROSSI, University of Maryland
19NOV
21NOV
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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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DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: 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 how ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Richard Mann, Columbia University, New York City, NY (USA)
19NOV
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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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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 a commenté la Maison ronde à Stabio ... Read more about "Conférence de Mario Botta"
By Mario Botta, architecte
20NOV
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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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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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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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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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At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
21NOV
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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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"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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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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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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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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By Professor Sarah Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Leuven ...
22NOV
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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 ...
23NOV
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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
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By Nicolae GARLEANU, Berkeley Haas
26NOV
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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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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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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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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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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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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
27NOV
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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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By Geoffrey TATE (UNC, Kenan-Flager Business School)
28NOV
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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
30NOV
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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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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"
03DEC
04DEC
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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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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 "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
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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 ...
04DEC
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At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
05DEC
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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
06DEC
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By Professor Pedro Romero, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
07DEC
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By Andrey GOLUBOV, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
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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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 "Designing super-specificity with precision materials"
By Prof. Maartje Bastings, EPFL Switzerland
11DEC
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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"
By Hicham Dennaoui
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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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
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"
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
18DEC
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Electroencephalography and surface electromyography are notoriously cumbersome technologies. A typical setup may involve bulky electrodes, dandling wires, and a large amplifier unit. The wide adaptation of these technologies in numerous applications has been accordingly fairly limited. Thanks to the availability of printed electronics technologies, it is now possible to dramatically simplify these techniques. Elegant electrode ... Read more about "Printed EEG and EMG electronic-tattoos for neurological applications"
By Prof Yael Hanein, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, IS
18DEC
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Abstract: Unlike Lego bricks that perfectly assemble next to one another, in molecular assemblies some misfit is almost always present. The molecular constituents thus must distort in order to form an aggregate, resulting in a frustrated assembly. The generation of geometric frustration from the intrinsic geometry of the constituents of a material is not only ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium : Geometrically frustrated assemblies"
20DEC
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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 Johannes Burtscher, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroproteomics, Lashuel Lab
09JAN
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By Alejandro Ocampo, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Biology ...
16JAN
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Huntington's disease (HD), the most common dominantly inherited neurodegenerative disorder is characterized by a progressive striatal and cortical neurodegeneration associated with cognitive and behavioral disturbance. So far, many are the aberrant molecular mechanisms described to be associated with the disease, however much remains to be defined. In the last decade, perturbed metabolism of gangliosides, glycosphingolipids ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Sphingolipid metabolism: new perspectives for treating Huntington's disease"
By Vittorio Maglione, Centre for Neurogenetics and Rare Diseases, IRCCS Neuromed ...
18JAN
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By Hengjie AI, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
23JAN
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By Matthew Hill, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, he Mathison Center, for Mental ...
25JAN
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By Marco PAGANO, University of Naples Federico II, CSEF and EIEF
04FEB
  10:30-11:30 AI 1153

Disturbances in the morphology and function of mitochondria cause neurological diseases, which can affect the central and peripheral nervous system. The i-AAA protease YME1L ensures mitochondrial proteostasis and regulates mitochondrial dynamics by processing of the dynamin-like GTPase OPA1. Mutations in YME1L cause a multi-systemic mitochondriopathy associated with neurological dysfunction and mitochondrial fragmentation but pathogenic mechanisms ... Read more about "Novel mouse models to study mitochondrial proteostasis in the nervous system"
By Hans-Georg SPRENGER Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Dept ...
15FEB
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We develop and test a model in which upfront fees are used to compensate lenders for the penalty-free prepayment option in bank loans. In the model, borrowers learn of their type after investing the loan, causing high-quality borrowers to prepay (or renegotiate). Raising the credit spread does not counteract this ex post erosion of loan-pool ... Read more about "Upfront Fees and Prepayment Risk in Bank Loans"
By Karin THOBURN, Norwegian School of Economics - NHH
20FEB
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By  Marlene Bartos, Cellular and Systemic Neuroscience, Institute for Physiology I ...
06MAR
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By Takeshi Sakaba, Laboratory of Molecular Synaptic Function, Graduate School of ...
08MAR
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By José-luis PEYDRÓ, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
13MAR
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By Julia Lemos, Department of Neuroscience, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis ...
15MAR
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By Erwan QUINTIN, Wisconsin School of Business
19MAR
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

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
27MAR
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By Carlos Ribeiro, Behavior and Metabolism Lab, Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre ...
29MAR
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By Toni WHITED, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
04APR
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By Jessica A. WACHTER, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
09APR
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"
By Roland Tormey
12APR
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By Ron KANIEL, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
29APR
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: David M Sabatini is an American scientist and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008 and ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. David Sabatini,  Massachusettes Institute of Technology;  Whitehead Institute for ...
03MAY
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By Neeltje van HOREN, Bank of England
10MAY
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By Narayana KOCHERLAKOTA, University of Rochester
14MAY
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

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 Siara Isaac & Cécile Hardebolle
17MAY
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By Emiliano PAGNOTTA, Imperial College, London
07JUN
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By Yufeng WU, University of Illinois
01JUL
05JUL
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The 11th World Conference of Science Journalists will be held from July 1st to July 5th, 2019, in Lausanne. Read more about "2019 World Conference of Science Journalists"
01JUL
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry. Mirkin also is a professor of chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science & engineering, and medicine at Northwestern University. Mirkin ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Professor Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, USA
22JUL
26JUL
 

The Young Topologists Meeting is an annual event for graduate students, recent PhDs and other junior researchers in topology (both pure and applied). Previous editions were organised by the University of Copenhagen, jointly by Stockholm University and the Royal Institute of Technology, and the EPFL. The Young Topologists Meeting 2019 will take place July 22-26 ... Read more about "Young Topologists Meeting"
By participants, Julie Bergner, Vidit Nanda
04SEP
06SEP
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  SG 1138

Created to further energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the built environment, the international CISBAT conference offers a dynamic scientific exchange platform in fields ranging from nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications to urban energy systems. The conference bi-annually assembles two to three hundred scientists from universities and companies around the world at ... Read more about "CISBAT 2019 Conference "Climate Resilient Cities - Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era""
23SEP
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  12:15 SV 1717

DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Education 1973-76B.A., Oberlin College 1977-82Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Positions 1982-85Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1984Visiting Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College 1985-88Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine 1988-91Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine 1991-Hannah Professor of Microbial Ecology, Michigan State ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Richard Lenski, Michigan State University, USA

Exhibitions

25OCT
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  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public. Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex ... Read more about "Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age"