Conferences - Seminars

06FEB
03DEC
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  11:00-13:00 smart living lab, Fribourg room

The smart living lunches take place once a month from 11am to 1pm at the EPFL Fribourg to present the research activities of the smart living lab. A lunch is served after the presentation. These events are designed for the smart living lab's community. Read more about "smart living lunches"
18FEB
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  08:30-15:20 SG 0211

It is our pleasure to invite you to the CIME Day 2019./ general assembly Date: 18th of February, Place: SG.0211 Program: 8:30 welcome coffee 9:00-9:30 General Assembly of CIME users and clients 9:30-11:30 Presentations (check CIME website for details) 11:30-13:15 Poster session and standing lunch 13:15-15:00 guest speaker: Prof. Sarah Haigh and contributed presentations 15:00 ... Read more about "CIME Day 2019"
By guest speaker: Prof. Sarah Haigh
18FEB
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By: Dougal Sutherland - University College London IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Probability distributions are the core object of statistical machine learning, and one of the core properties we can consider is distances between them. In this talk, we will consider using these distances for two important tasks, and show how to design distances which will ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Kernel distances for distinguishing and sampling from probability distributions"
18FEB
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  12:15 SV 1717

introducing: WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: DNA origami is the folding of a long, single-stranded DNA scaffold into a desired nanoscale 2D or 3D shape by hybridization with a set of synthetic oligonucleotides. The resulting DNA origami nanostructures exhibit some properties that make them highly attractive for various medical and technological applications. First, ... Read more about "Toward Real-World Applications of DNA Origami Nanostructures"
By Prof. Adrian Keller, Paderborn University (D)
18FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy is one of the most powerful techniques for characterising local information from surfaces and interfaces. To try to convince you of this I will highlight two examples. The first examines layered stacks of 2D crystals like graphene where we reveal that exposing materials to air can have a big effect on ... Read more about "Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy of nanoparticle surfaces and 2D material interfaces"
By Prof. Sarah Haigh, Materials Characterisation, University of Manchester UK
18FEB
  14:00-15:30 BSP 407

Directed polymers in random media (DPRM) is a simple lattice model in the Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality class for stochastic surface growth. The model considers configurations of a directed path traversing a random energy landscape, and can be simulated in polynomial time through a transfer matrix formulation. As a possible application, we examine the expansion of ... Read more about "Fluctuating interfaces and paths in disordered and non-equilibrium systems"
By Yun Chu
18FEB
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  18:00-20:00 Archizoom

VERNISSAGE DE L'EXPOSITION Conférence en anglais Based in Mumbai with projects in India, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Case Design is an architecture and design practice committed to exploring the design process through acts of making. We believe that objects and spaces deeply impact our relationship with the world around us and seek to ... Read more about "Case Design - A School in the Making"
By Sam Barclay, architecte, Mumbai
19FEB
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Abstract The history of the Internet serves both as an inspiration on how much value can be created when building systems on top of open, neutral, and fair protocols but also as a warning that placing too much trust and power in a small number of for-profit organizations might turn into an existential threat to ... Read more about "Towards Digital Trust at Scale"
By Philipp Jovanovic
19FEB
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  10:00-17:00 SV 1717

The scientific symposium ‘Faces of Industrial Research-FIR’ is organized by the Nestlé PhD Students in collaboration with BSNL, an EPFL/UNIL non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between upcoming academic scientists and those in Life Science industries. This event, supported by EPFL, UNIL and Nestlé, will be a 1-day symposium taking place the 19th ... Read more about "Faces of Industrial Research Symposium"
By There will be speakers from Roche, the Novartis Institute for ...
19FEB
  10:30-11:30 ppb019

The first ITER tungsten (W) divertor is the largest and most complex of its kind ever to be constructed. It must survive an expected ~2000 hours of plasma exposure through the non-active to the first DT campaigns. A key parameter determining the operational range for stationary loading is the peak target power flux density, qpk, ... Read more about "Physics basis for the ITER tungsten divertor"
By Dr. Richard A. Pitts, ITER Organization, St-Paul-lez-Durance, France
19FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Experiments and numerical studies have demonstrated that the power extracted by the wind plant is directly and proportionately related to the transport of mean kinetic energy - here the parting point. This is intimately tied with the balance of turbulence kinetic energy. These relations are shown through wind tunnel experiments and large eddy simulations ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Considering mean and turbulence kinetic energy transport on stratified wind plant boundary layers"
19FEB
  15:00-16:00 BM 1130

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a X-recessive genetic disease affecting 1 in 3500 boys, culminating with cardiac failure around age 30. This disease results from more than 200 possible mutations on a single gene coding for the dystrophin, an important structural protein linking the intracellular skeleton to the extracellular matrix. Such dystrophin deficiency readily generates severe ... Read more about "Bioengineered platforms for the measurement of force production of single hiPSC-cardiomyocytes in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy cardiomyopathy"
By Dr Gaspard Pardon Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology
Stanford ...
19FEB
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  16:00-17:00 BC 420

Abstract Mass digitization has provided a mountain of source material for the humanities and social sciences, but its structure is unevenly mapped. Dependencies among documents arise when copying manuscripts, citing scholarly literature, speaking from talking points, reposting social networking content, popularizing scientific papers, or otherwise transforming earlier sources. While some dependencies are observable—e.g., by citations ... Read more about "DH Seminar Lecture - Network Inference from Textual Evidence: Information Propagation, Translation, and Multi-Input Attention"
19FEB
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  16:15-17:15 BCH 3118

Thalidomide became infamous in the 60’s for its teratogenic effects but since then it and derivatives have been rediscovered as potent drugs against myeloma. These molecules act as catalysts by orchestrating the degradation of proteins important for the cancer. In a sense they offer a chemical approach to accomplish the same ends as siRNA or ... Read more about "Developing small molecule catalysts for chemical protein degradation"
20FEB
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Abstract: During our daily life, we depend on memories of past experiences to plan future behaviour. These memories are represented by the activity of specific neuronal groups or ‘engrams’. Neuronal engrams are assembled during learning by synaptic modification, and engram reactivation represents the memorized experience. Engrams of conscious memories are initially stored in the hippocampus ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Marlene Bartos - Emergence of stable and dynamic memory engrams in the hippocampus"
By  Marlene Bartos, Cellular and Systemic Neuroscience, Institute for Physiology I ...
20FEB
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  15:00-16:00 BCH 2201

High energy long life rechargeable battery is considered as key enabling technology for deep de-carbonization. Energy storage in the electrochemical form is attractive because of its high efficiency and fast response time. Besides the technological importance, electrochemical devices also provide a unique platform for fundamental and applied materials research since ion movement is often accompanied ... Read more about "From Atom to Microgrid – New Perspectives for Electrochemical Energy Storage"
20FEB
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  15:00-16:00 BCH 2201

High energy long life rechargeable battery is considered as key enabling technology for deep de-carbonization. Energy storage in the electrochemical form is attractive because of its high efficiency and fast response time. Besides the technological importance, electrochemical devices also provide a unique platform for fundamental and applied materials research since ion movement is often accompanied ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - From Atom to Microgrid – New Perspectives for Electrochemical Energy Storage"
By Prof. Shirley Meng, Materials Science & NanoEngineering, University of California ...
20FEB
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  16:30-18:15 SV 1717

Frank Dobbin is a professor of Sociology at Harvard. He is chair of the Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program and coordinator (Harvard) for the MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar. Frank Dobbin has long standing experience in analysing the impact of institutional strategies and actions to promote gender and diversity and is currently completing research on major diversity ... Read more about "CONFERENCE & ROUND TABLE: Which Diversity Initiatives Work? Thirty Years of Evidence from U.S. Employers"
By Prof. Frank Dobbin Round table with:
Prof. Franciska Krings, Professor ...
20FEB
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  17:00-18:30 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
20FEB
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  18:30-21:00 ELA 1

All EPFL PhD students are invited to join us for the first EPFL Alumni/Polydoc joint event : Soirée carrière, in which you will hear from three distinguished doctors of philosophy how life doesn't end with your thesis in your hands. The program is the following : Welcome addresses Alumni presentations Maxime Baud (PhD SV'11), Inselspital, ... Read more about "EPFL Alumni/PolyDoc joint event for PhD students, followed by an apéro"
21FEB
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  12:00-13:30 ODY -1 0020

Seminar organized in collaboration with UNIL-HEC "Does Diversity Management Increase Diversity? Evidence from Industry and Academia " Abstract U.S. companies and universities have been building elaborate diversity management programs since the 1980s. Have their innovations increased diversity among corporate managers and academic faculty? Data from hundreds of companies and universities, over several decades, provide answers. ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Frank Dobbin, Harvard University"
21FEB
  14:00-16:00 BC 329

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Pascal Fua Thesis advisor: Prof. Sabine Süsstrunk Co-examiner: Prof. Wenzel Jacob Abstract Image fusion is the process of joining complementary information as well as common features from a set of images. The challenge in image fusion is to construct images that are appropriate, understandable and more informative to the ... Read more about "Visible and infrared image fusion"
By Fayez Lahoud
21FEB
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  16:30-17:30 INM 203

Bayesian models of opinion exchange are extensively studied in economics, dating back to the work of Aumann on the agreement theorem. An important class of such models features agents arranged on a network (representing, e.g., social interactions), with the network structure determining which agents communicate with each other. It is often argued that the Bayesian ... Read more about "Reasoning in Bayesian Opinion exchange Networks is Computationally Hard"
By Dr. Jan Hazla, MIT Jan Hązła is a Postdoctoral Associate ...
21FEB
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  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
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“dhelta” is the association for students and researchers in the field of Digital Humanities at EPFL. They are organising the Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange event that will take place on 22 & 23 February 2019 in Basel, Switzerland. The goal of this event is: To discover fellows working in the field of Digital Humanities at ... Read more about "Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange"
22FEB
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  10:30-12:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 126

We hypothesize that industry exchange traded funds (ETFs) encourage informed trading on underlying firms through facilitating hedging of industry-specific risks. We show that short interest on industry ETFs, reflecting part of the “long-the-stock/short-the-ETF” strategy, positively predicts returns on these ETFs and the percentage of positive earnings announcements of underlying stocks. We also show that hedge ... Read more about "Innovation and informed trading: Evidence from industry ETFs"
By Maureen O'HARA, Cornell University
22FEB
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Abstract In the last few years, as Si electronics faces mounting difficulties to maintain its historical scaling path, III-V compound semiconductors have received a great deal of attention as possible alternatives. Sub-10 nm CMOS require high-aspect ratio 3D transistors with a fin or nanowire geometry. The enhanced degree of channel charge control of advanced 3D ... Read more about "Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series: Nanoscale III-V Electronics: InGaAs FinFETs and Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs"
By Jesús A. del Alamo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director ...
22FEB
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  16:15-17:30 BCH 2201

There is enormous potential to use microalgae as feedstocks for everything from recombinant proteins and high value chemicals to biofuels, but to implement this technology in a sustainable and economic manner, it will be necessary to optimize many parameters, and metabolic engineering strategies will be essential. However, in comparison with the well-developed molecular biology tools ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Thinking outside the flask - how to do something useful with algal metabolism"
By Prof. Alison Smith, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge ...
25FEB
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Modern society is unsustainable: biodiversity loss is occurring at an unprecedented rate; anthropogenic activities dominate material cycles, putting upward pressure on resource supply; and the industrial system is forcing Earth’s climate towards the brink of a critical transition, on a scale never before experienced by humans. Facts such as these highlight the imperative for transformational ... Read more about "A sustainable materials system research agenda"
By Dr Rupert Myers, Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology, University of Edinburgh
25FEB
  14:00-15:00 BSP 727

The building blocks of quantum observables are collections of asymptotic series in the coupling constant, corresponding to perturbative and non-perturbative sectors. According to the theory of resurgence, these series are related to each other in a non-trivial way, and these relations are encoded in the so-called Stokes automorphisms of the theory. In this seminar we ... Read more about "A new perspective on resurgence in quantum theory"
By Marcos Marino
25FEB
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  18:15-19:15 MA A0 364

The ephemera "Replay" of television documentaries cause immense frustration, since their publication is restricted to 1 month at most. And it seems impossible to record them... So this PolyMac is made to forget those bad memories, by recording all the desired video streams! Read more about "PolyMac TV Replay"
By Francois Roulet
26FEB
27FEB
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  09:00-05:00 Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku, Osaka, Japan, 559-0034

Conference Series llc Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend the Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 going to be held on February 26-27, 2019 Osaka, Japan. Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 directs towards the main issues as well as future strategies of Pregnancy and women health. This is going to be the largest and most promising ... Read more about "Global Annual Midwifery Congress"
26FEB
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Abstract: The challenge of achieving universal human development and climate change mitigation requires careful consideration of (1) the definition of a “good”, happy or decent life; (2) analytic clarity in conceptualising the consumption requirements of well-being; (3) the context surrounding intra- and inter-national inequality, and the political dynamics and social processes that could enable the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Well-being and climate change mitigation: the Living Well Within Limits approach""
By Dr Julia K. Steinberger, Professor of Social Ecologiy and Ecological ...
26FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: In recent years, there has been significant interest in the applications of printed electronics in the realization of a range of low-cost, large area, flexible electronic systems such as displays, distributed sensors, and low-cost disposable tags. To make printed electronics a viable technology, however, there is a need for significant innovations across all aspects ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Tools and Processes for Printed Electronic Systems"
26FEB
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2218

The four dNTPs (dATP, dTTP, dCTP, and dGTP) are the building blocks of DNA. A balanced supply and a correct overall concentration of dNTPs are key prerequisites for faithful genome replication. These requirements, along with the fact that the concentrations of dNTPs fluctuate during the cell cycle, mean that the production of dNTPs must be ... Read more about "dNTPs and maintenance of genome stability"
By Professor Andrei Chabes Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Umeå ...
27FEB
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"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
27FEB
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  11:00-12:00 Martigny, room 106

We address the optimization of a computer model, where each simulation either fails or returns a valid output performance. We suggest a joint Gaussian process model for classification of the inputs (computation failure or success) and for regression of the performance function. We discuss the maximum likelihood estimation of the covariance parameters, with a stochastic ... Read more about "Gaussian process optimization with simulation failures"
By Dr. François Bachoc
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 CE 06

Energy density and cost of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) based on conventional intercalation compounds are closely approaching their limits. The reliance of conventional cathodes on the use of toxic metals additionally endangers health and safety of miners in developing countries. Conversion-type active materials offer an opportunity to double energy stored in LIBs, reduce their cost by ... Read more about "Beyond Lithium-Ion: Conversion Electrodes, Solid State and Aqueous Batteries"
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 CE 1 6

Energy density and cost of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) based on conventional intercalation compounds are closely approaching their limits. The reliance of conventional cathodes on the use of toxic metals additionally endangers health and safety of miners in developing countries. Conversion-type active materials offer an opportunity to double energy stored in LIBs, reduce their cost by ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Beyond Lithium-Ion: Conversion Electrodes, Solid State and Aqueous Batteries"
By Prof. Gleb Yushin, School of Materials and Engineering, Georgia Institute ...
27FEB
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Mars’ ice caps hold the secret to the planet's climate, hydrological processes and is a likely place to contain traces of life, should they exist. A crewed mission to the surface of Mars, with the objective of drilling into the Northern ice cap and analysing the samples in-situ would therefore advance our knowledge of the ... Read more about "Systems Engineering and Design of a Mars Polar Life Research Base"
By Anne-Marlene Rüede
28FEB
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By: Eric Balkanski - Harvard University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Many methods in optimization are inherently sequential and consequently cannot be efficiently parallelized. In this talk, I will describe a novel approach called adaptive sampling that yields algorithms whose parallel running time is exponentially faster than any previous algorithm for submodular optimization. Maximizing a submodular ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: The Adaptive Complexity of Submodular Optimization: Exponentially Faster Algorithms for Machine Learning and Beyond"
28FEB
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of solid-state materials built up from metal-based nodes and organic linkers. They exhibit permanent porosity and unprecedented surface areas which can be readily tuned through coordination chemistry at the inorganic node and/or organic chemistry at the linkers. The high porosities, ... Read more about "Programmable Smart Bio-Inspired Sponges"
By Prof. Omar K. Farha
Department of Chemistry,
Northwestern University,
Evanston ...
01MAR
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract Liquefaction is one of the most spectacular phenomena of soil behaviour during which granular soil changes its properties from solid to liquid-like type. Due to its disastrous character, it has been a subject of investigations carried out by various researchers from many countries over many years. Although the basic factors governing the liquefaction phenomenon ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Liquefaction of fully and nearly saturated granular soils, experimental investigations and theoretical approach"
By Prof. Waldemar Świdziński, Director of the Institute of Hydro-Engineering, Polish ...
01MAR
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  16:15-17:30 BCH 2201

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of solid-state materials built up from metal-based nodes and organic linkers. They exhibit permanent porosity and unprecedented surface areas which can be readily tuned through coordination chemistry at the inorganic node and/or organic chemistry at the linkers. The high porosities, tunability, and stability are highly attractive in the ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Programmable Smart Bio-Inspired Sponges"
By Prof. Omar K. Farha, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA.
04MAR
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By: Marinka Zitnik - Stanford University IC Faculty candidate Abstract: Large datasets are being generated that can transform biology and medicine. New machine learning methods are necessary to unlock these data and open doors for scientific discoveries. In this talk, I will argue that, in order to advance science, machine learning models should not be ... Read more about "IC Colloquium: Deep Learning for Network Biomedicine"
04MAR
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/204283294 Abstract: Point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices hold great promise to significantly impact healthcare delivery and address health disparities by shifting the focus away from the utilization of high-cost specialized care for the treatment of late-stage ... Read more about "Toward Point-of-Care Assessment of Hemostasis Using Miniaturized Dielectric Coagulometry"
04MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: It is widely accepted that the biophysical context of ligands and receptors has significant impact of downstream signaling, however the concept is poorly understood due to difficulties in controlling and analyzing the microenvironment on the nanoscale. I will talk about how we think that DNA-nanotechnology can be of great ... Read more about "Using DNA origami to decipher spatial effects in biology"
By Prof. Björn Hogberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (SE)
04MAR
By Dr Marta De Luca, Department of Physics, University of Basel
05MAR
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  12:00-13:00 Extranef building, room 126

Why is the dollar the dominant currency for debt contracts and what are its macroeconomic implications? We develop an international general equilibrium model where firms optimally choose the currency composition of their debt. We show that there always exists a dominant currency debt equilibrium, in which all firms borrow in a single dominant currency. It ... Read more about "Dominant Currency Debt"
By Egemen EREN ( Bank for International Settlements (BIS) )
05MAR
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By Dr Cary D. Troy, Associate professor, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering ...
05MAR
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Abstract: Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical processes with stable oxide materials still lack the efficiency to justify industrial application, mainly due to insufficient light absorption, short charge carrier lifetimes, or dominant recombination. The presentation will present strategies including mesostructuring of complex semiconductor mixed oxide materials on the nanoscale to improve photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical activity for H2 generation ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mesostructured Semiconductor Oxides for Solar Energy Conversion"
05MAR
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Abstract: Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical processes with stable oxide materials still lack the efficiency to justify industrial application, mainly due to insufficient light absorption, short charge carrier lifetimes, or dominant recombination. The presentation will present strategies including mesostructuring of complex semiconductor mixed oxide materials on the nanoscale to improve photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical activity for H2 generation ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mesostructured Semiconductor Oxides for Solar Energy Conversion"
06MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Hippocampal mossy fiber synapses are an important element in the hippocampus and exhibit various forms of synaptic plasticity. To investigate the mechanism of transmitter release and its modulation, we used presynaptic capacitance measurements and EPSC recording to measure the kinetics of transmitter release. In addition, total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy was used to visualize ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Takeshi Sakaba - Biophysics of transmitter release at the mossy fiber synapse"
By Takeshi Sakaba, Laboratory of Molecular Synaptic Function, Graduate School of ...
07MAR
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
07MAR
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  12:00-13:00 SV 1717

A Lola and John Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research This seminar will also be televised to AGORA, BU25/02/030, Bugnon 25A, and to Biopôle CLE B301 Read more about "Professor Sir David Lane, A-STAR, Singapore // “40 years of p53. From discovery to the clinic”"
By Professor Sir David Lane, A-STAR, Singapore
07MAR
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  13:00-17:00 Room CM1 103

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation tools in multiple physics. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction to ANSYS Multiphysics Structural ... Read more about "Ansys EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00"
By CADFEM Academics Switzerland
08MAR
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By José-luis PEYDRÓ, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
08MAR
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

The presentation will cover the ongoing research of the STIMTEC underground experiment designed to investigate the permeability enhancement associated with hydrofracturing and activation of shearing as for example targeted in deep geothermal projects. We combine periodic pumping tests, high resolution seismic monitoring, structural analysis and drilling into stimulated volumes in an effort to improve near-real-time ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: STIMTEC – stimulation experiments and their validation in the Reiche Zeche underground laboratory, Freiberg, Germany"
By Professor Jörg Renner, Professor for Experimental Geophysics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
08MAR
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  17:30-21:00 Forum Rolex Learning Center

EPFL Alumni and EPFL's Equal Opportunities Office invite you to celebrate the International Women's Day on Friday March 8th at the Forum Rolex Learning Center. The event is part of EPFL's 50th Anniversary programme. The event will look back on "50 years of EPFL women" and will offer testimonies from 5 genenations of women graduates. ... Read more about "International Women's Day: 50 years of EPFL Women"
11MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Viral infections are among the main causes of death in the world. When prevention is not an option, antiviral drugs are the last resort to prevent the spread and the mortality of these infections. There are only a few effective drugs on the market, for the most part they ... Read more about "Supramolecular Antivirals"
By Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
11MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

In this talk, I will highlight some of our recent advances in the field of direct electrochemical reduction of CO2 into value‐added fuels and chemicals on metallic Cu‐based catalysts and nonmetallic carbon‐based MNC electrocatalysts with molecularly‐defined coordinative MNx metal‐nitrogen centers as active sites. Special focus will be placed on efficient production of CO at lab‐scale ... Read more about "Free electrons to molecular bonds and back – The dark side of solar fuels and solar chemicals"
By Prof. Peter Strasser, Chemical Engineering Division, Technical University Berlin
11MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Archizoom

This book for the first time illustrates the history and significance of rammed earth construction in Central Europe, particularly in Switzerland, using historical examples to investigate the potential of that building technique for contemporary construction. As such, it represents a pioneering comprehensive documentation that will contribute to safeguarding existing architectural monuments, while also providing the ... Read more about "Book Launch "Pisé. Rammed Earth – Tradition and Potential""
By Roger Boltshauser, Nadja Maillard, Cyril Veillon (editors)
Conférence de Jesús ...
12MAR
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  14:00-15:00 INR 113

This talk provides upper and lower bounds on the optimal guessing moments of a random variable taking values on a finite set when side information may be available. These moments quantify the number of guesses required for correctly identifying the unknown object and, similarly to Arikan's bounds, they are expressed in terms of the Arimoto-R\'{e}nyi ... Read more about "Guess What ?"
By Prof. Igal Sason, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Igal Sason ...
12MAR
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  17:00-18:00 SV 1717

The prefrontal cortex (PFC) has been dubbed the “doer cortex” with a primary role of representing and selecting purposeful actions. In the context of psychiatric disorders, much of the neuronal data and computational work on the PFC encoding of behavior focuses on the representation (or perception) of internal and external events that precede these actions. ... Read more about "Lausanne Neuroscience Seminar // Bita Moghaddam - “Impact of anxiety on action encoding”"
By Bita Moghaddam PhD
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health & ...
13MAR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Outside of its well-characterized actions in the HPA axis, the stress-associated peptide corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) regulates neuronal excitability and synaptic transmission in several extrahypothalamic brain regions. Previous research has shown that CRF in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) promotes appetitive behavior through mechanisms that remain poorly understood. We have recently showed that CRF potentiates both dopaminergic ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Julia Lemos - Dissecting the actions of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) in the nucleus accumbens"
By Julia Lemos, Department of Neuroscience, The University of Minnesota, Minneapolis ...
15MAR
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By Erwan QUINTIN, Wisconsin School of Business
15MAR
By Dr. Todd Macfarlan
16MAR
  09:00-16:00

Aperçu des contenus du module : Rappels : - Variables aléatoires discrètes - Loi binomiale - Variables aléatoires continues - Fonction de densité - Loi normale Méthodes de statistique inférentielle : - Théorème central limite - Construction d’un intervalle de confiance pour une moyenne - Construction d’un intervalle de confiance pour un pourcentage - Test ... Read more about "Formation continue en Statistiques"
By Madame Carmen Mermoud, Gymnase de Burier   
M. Prof. Stephan Morgenthaler ...
18MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Basel (CH)
18MAR
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Crystallization by particle attachment (CPA)1 of amorphous precursors has been demonstrated in biominerals formed by several animals. Precisely the same precursors phases, hydrated (ACCH2O) and anhydrous calcium carbonate (ACC), have been observed spectromicroscopically in 3 diverse phyla: echinoderms2, molluscs3, and cnidarians4 (Figure 1). This is surprising because these groups diverged from one another long before ... Read more about "Nanoscale amorphous precursors and their phase transitions in diverse biominerals"
By Prof. Pupa Gilbert, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
19MAR
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  11:00-13:00 smart living lab, Fribourg room

A presentation by Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Head of Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID) at EPFL and Academic Director of the smart living lab. This lecture will explore current research efforts aiming towards a deeper integration of performance considerations in the design process, notably as they relate to daylighting and indoor comfort, by creating ... Read more about "smart living lunch #2 | Daylightful indoors: taking the occupant’s perspective"
19MAR
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Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
20MAR
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Innovation is one of the basic missions of EPFL and of primary importance to the School of Engineering (STI). After 2 successful editions with over 150 attending companies, we are organising the 3rd edition if the industry day on Wednesday March 20 2019. It offers different opportunities to companies, research laboratories of EPFL, as well ... Read more about "Engineering Industry Day"
By Session1: Engineering for life science and health Bart Deplancke – Laboratory ...
20MAR
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Identical objects and figures may look different in different contexts. This is a general phenomenon, manifested in many different domains of vision research, and it can provide important insights into various perceptual mechanisms. The talk will start with examples of salient contextual effects involving perception of transparency, gaze direction, 3D shape, and amodal completion. Most ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Dejan Todorovic - Effects of context in perception and visual illusions"
By  Dejan Todorovic, Lab of Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University ...
22MAR
  10:30-11:30 PPB 019

Optical coherence imaging (CI) systems developed at ANU are compact polarization-interferometers that facilitate 2D time-resolved imaging of simple plasma spectroscopic scenes. These systems simultaneously analyse the spectrum and polarization properties of relatively narrow-band spectral scenes (transmitted by an optical interference pre-filter) such as Doppler broadened emission lines or polarized multiplets. The physical parameters determining the ... Read more about "Coherence imaging for plasma spectro-polarimetry"
By Prof. John Howard, Australian National University, Canberra
22MAR
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We are developing tools of “biofabrication” that enable facile assembly of biological components within devices, including microelectronic devices, that preserve their native biological function. By recognizing that biological redox active molecules are a biological equivalent of an electron-carrying wire, we have developed biological surrogates for electronic devices, including a biological redox capacitor that enable bi-directional ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Towards Electrogenetics: integrating biofabrication, synthetic biology, and microelectronics"
By Prof. William E. Bentley, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of ...
25MAR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Ivan Martin, University of Basel (CH)
25MAR
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Fracture of soft materials is a complex process coupling non linear mechanics and statistical physics[1]. Because of the large deformations involved before a crack propagates, molecular damage typically occurs in the bulk of the material and not only in the fracture plane[2]. This is particularly true for tough soft materials where bulk energy dissipation mechanisms ... Read more about "Molecular insight in fracture of soft materials"
By Prof. Costantin Creton, Soft Matter Science and Engineering Laboratory, ESPCI ...
26MAR
03APR
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An incentive to use coarse-grained models is to use them for inference and control instead of the original (often intractable) model. Since coarse-grained models are always “wrong”, questions such as inference under model misspecification or goal-oriented uncertainty quantification (e.g. for control) come into play. This workshop will address such topics, with a special focus on ... Read more about "Big data and uncertainty quantification: statistical inference and information-theoretic techniques applied to computational chemistry"
By Carsten Hartmann, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Fabio Nobile, EPFL Frank Pinski, University ...
26MAR
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Registration information coming soon! PITCH YOU IMPACT TRAINING – We all make an impact – What’s yours? Whether your project contributes to elucidating fundamental scientific questions or aims to solve societal challenges, become aware of your impact and pitch it proudly! WHO IS IT FOR? ENAC PhD students, post-docs & scientific collaborators only. PURPOSE? Identify ... Read more about "Pitch Your Impact Training 2019 - By InnoSeed ENAC"
26MAR
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Abstract: The lampricides, 3-triflouromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM) and 5-chloro-N-(2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl)-2-hydrobenzamide (niclosamide) have been intentionally added to tributaries of the Great Lakes since the 1950’s to kill the invasive parasitic sea lamprey. In contrast to legacy contaminants and many chemicals of emerging concern, lampricides are directly added to the Great Lakes ecosystem. Despite their widespread and intentional use, the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Photochemical fate of lampricides in tributaries of the Great Lakes""
By Dr Christy Remucal, Associate professor, Aquatic Chemistry group, Civil & ...
26MAR
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Abstract: Complex three-dimensional (3D) structures in biology (e.g., cytoskeletal webs, neural circuits, and vasculature networks) form naturally to provide essential functions in even the most basic forms of life. Compelling opportunities exist for analogous 3D architectures in human-made devices, but design options are constrained by existing capabilities in materials growth and assembly. We report routes ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mechanics-guided, deterministic 3D assembly"
26MAR
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The Ferrell lab studies signal transduction and cell cycle regulation, mainly focusing the spatial and temporal regulation of mitotic entry and exit. They explore how the individual proteins that regulate these processes work together in circuits, generating reliable systems-level behaviors, by using quantitative experimental approaches, modeling, and theory. Much of their work make use of ... Read more about "Trigger waves in cell signalling"
By Prof. James Ferrell, Prof. of Chemical and Systems Biology, Professor ...
27MAR
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Nutritional decisions are key determinants of health, wellbeing and aging. We want to understand how animals decide what to eat and how these decisions affect the fitness of the animal. To achieve a mechanistic, integrated, whole-animal understanding of nutritional decision-making we work at the interface of behavior, metabolism, microbiome, and physiology in the adult Drosophila ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Carlos Ribeiro - The brain as a central regulator of nutrition: how needs turn into wants"
By Carlos Ribeiro, Behavior and Metabolism Lab, Champalimaud Research, Champalimaud Centre ...
28MAR
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"Business-School Education and Its Effects on Manufacturing Industry Performance" Abstract This research studies the effects of business-school education on the long-run performance of manufacturing industry. Specifically, the project examines the creation and development of business schools in the US, and its influence on manufacturing firms’ long-run outcomes, such as employment, productivity, and profitability. The results ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Michela Giorcelli, UCLA"
28MAR
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ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Access to clean water along with sustainable energy and the protection of the environment are probably the greatest challenges of our society but also a unique opportunity to reshape our technology landscape. Major molecular separation issues underpin these areas. Take for instance CO2 capture: here, one wishes ... Read more about "Approaches to porous materials development to address separation challenges"
By Dr. Camille PETIT
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Barrer Centre, Imperial ...
28MAR
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By Prof. Clément Mazet, University of Geneva
https://www.unige.ch ...
29MAR
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By Toni WHITED, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
01APR
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/805358547 Abstract: Robots today rely on rigid components and electric motors based on metal and magnets, making them heavy, unsafe near humans, expensive and ill-suited for unpredictable environments. Nature, in contrast, makes extensive use of ... Read more about "HASEL Artificial Muscles - Versatile High-Performance Actuators for a New Generation of Life-like Robots"
01APR
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Abstract: With approximately 1.8 million deaths each year, lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer mortality in women and men worldwide. In the last fifteen years, great clinical progress has been made that offers new hope for patients, as exemplified by the advent of targeted therapies and more recently immunotherapies. Yet, current treatments ... Read more about "Mechanisms of lung cancer development: from tumor immunology to cellular metabolism"
By Dr Etienne Meylan
01APR
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By Prof. Fritz Bircher, Institute of Printing (iPrint), University of Applied ...
03APR
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By Samuel Muscinelli, Computational Neuroscience Laboratory (Gerstner Lab), BMI, SV, EPFL ...
03APR
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  13:00-18:30 Theatersaal National, Bern

Last year, the SNSF launched PRIMA, its new funding scheme for outstanding women researchers. PRIMA grantees benefit from a first-rate leadership programme, which we are launching at a special event in Bern. Don't miss the opportunity to hear a thought-provoking keynote speech by the renowned leadership expert Margaret J. Wheatley and participate in discussions on ... Read more about "Save the date: PRIMA Leadership Programme - Kick-off event"
By Keynote - Margaret J. Wheatley: The essential role played by women ...
04APR
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By Jessica A. WACHTER, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
05APR
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

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 "CESS Seminar: 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 ...
08APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (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 is a ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL (USA)
08APR
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By Prof. Gero Decher, Charles Sadron Institute, Strasbourg France
09APR
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Abstract: Graphene is an attractive candidate for carbon-based electronic devices. However the absence of band gap is a major hindrance for this promising application. There is a need to develop facile routes for engineering the band gap via molecular functionalizations. The challenge resides in the fact that graphene is assumed to be chemically inert. [1] ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Chemistry makes graphene interfaces great again: a first-principles investigation"
09APR
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Abstract: It is an exciting period for nanofluidics, the field exploring the transport of fluids at the nanoscales. Routes now exist to fabricate individual channels with nanometric and even sub-nanometric dimensions, while new instruments have also been invented to probe transport across these channels. And indeed, a number of quite exotic properties for water and ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Water flows at nanoscales and exotic ionic transport"
09APR
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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
09APR
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Registration information coming soon! PITCH YOU IMPACT - PUBLIC CONTEST DISCOVER Several innovative projects and ideas “made in ENAC” How to fund your applied research or innovation project The InnoSeed ENAC program and team APERITIF offered from 18.00 We all make an impact – What’s yours? Whether your project contributes to elucidating fundamental scientific questions ... Read more about "Pitch Your Impact Contest 2019 - By InnoSeed ENAC"
11APR
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John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research This seminar will also be televised to CHUV Visioconférence 2 and to Biopôle CLE B301 Read more about "Dr Mikael Pittet, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA // "Cancer & Myeloid Cells""
By Dr Mikael Pittet, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
12APR
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By Ron KANIEL, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester
15APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Wilson Wong, Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)
15APR
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Nanoparticles have interesting analogies to molecules. Recent research has revealed that nanocrystals can align and fuse to larger single crystalline units (Oriented Attachment) or build self-assembled superstructures with mutual crystallographic order (Mesocrystals). These examples suggest that it should be possible to establish chemistry with nanocrystals as chemical building blocks. Nanocrystals are similar to molecules concerning ... Read more about "Nanocrystals as chemical building blocks"
By Prof. Helmut Cölfen, University of Konstanz, Physical Chemistry
16APR
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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 ...
29APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Our lab is interested in the regulation of growth and metabolism by nutrients and for some time we have focused on the mTOR pathway, particularly the nutrient-sensing network anchored by mTOR Complex 1 (mTORC1). I will discuss our latest work on how mTORC1 senses cytosolic and lysosomal amino acids ... Read more about "mTOR and Lysosomes in Growth Control"
By Prof. David Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Whitehead Institute for ...
29APR
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The double gyroid (DG) microdomain structure is a complex 3D tubular network structure found in block copolymers as well as in butterfly wings and amphiphilic phases. We employ a slice and view electron microscopy technique to directly generate a 3D tomogram of the DG nanoscale structure. The material studied is a polystyrene (PS) – polydimethylsiloxane ... Read more about "3D Morphological Characterization of Complex Soft Matter Assemblies at the Sub-Unit Cell Level"
By Prof. Erwin Thomas, Thomas Research Group, Rice University Houston USA
30APR
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By Yves Revaz,  Laboratory of Astrophysics, EPFL
03MAY
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By Neeltje van HOREN, Bank of England
06MAY
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/997034286 Abstract: A new flexible hotoplethysmography (PPG) sensor patch measuring blood-flow volume (BFV) and blood pressure (BP) based on AI algorithms is successfully designed and prototyped. With this patch, the measurement on BFV and BP ... Read more about "A New Flexible Photoplethysmography (PPG) Sensor Patch for Continuous Measurement of Blood Flow Volume and Pressure based on AI algorithms"
06MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Cheng Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (USA)
06MAY
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A new hybrid additive manufacturing process is introduced, combining Laser Shock Peening (LSP) with Selective Laser Melting (SLM), and called 3D LSP. LSP is a well-known surface treatment introducing plastic deformation and Compressive Residual Stresses (CRS) over a certain penetration depth into the material. By repeatedly applying LSP during the part fabrication, 3D LSP can ... Read more about "Hybrid Additive Manufacturing of metal parts with 3D control of internal stresses and microstructures"
By Prof. Roland Logé, Laboratory of Thermomechanical Metallurgy, EPFL
07MAY
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Abstract: Recently, many call for public participation to support environmental decision-making. Methods enabling structured and transparent decision-making when facing complex problems need to evolve. Environmental Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) is such a decision-making method. Urban wastewater management (UWM) is a good example of a complex decision that would benefit from citizens’ participation. The reason is ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Decision making: a serious game!""
By Dr Alice Aubert, SNSF Ambizione fellow in the Cluster of ...
07MAY
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BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Imagine a world in which we could adapt biology to manufacture any therapeutic, material, or chemical from renewable resources, both quickly and on demand. Industrial biotechnology is one of the most attractive approaches for addressing this need, particularly when large-scale chemical synthesis is untenable. Unfortunately, current approaches to engineering organisms remain costly ... Read more about "Repurposing Ribosomes for Synthetic Biology"
By Prof. Michael Jewett, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (USA)
09MAY
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"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
10MAY
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By Narayana KOCHERLAKOTA, University of Rochester
10MAY
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Our research employs electrochemistry as the primary synthetic tool to fabricate a variety of solid state materials as thin-film type electrodes and catalysts. These materials are selected for use in electrochemical and photoelectrochemical cells that produce fuels, building block chemicals, and clean water using renewable energy sources. We develop electrodeposition-based synthesis strategies to design and ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, Biomass Conversion, and Desalination"
By Prof. Kyoung-Shin Choi, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
13MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Gilad Haran, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (IL)
13MAY
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Fibers and fabrics are among the earliest forms of human expression, and yet they haven’t changed much from a functional standpoint over the entire course of human experience. Recently, a new family of fibers composed of conductors, semiconductors and insulators has emerged. These fibers can achieve device attributes, yet are fabricated using scalable preform-based fiber-processing ... Read more about "From a Moore’s Law for Fibers To Fabrics as a Service"
By Prof. Yoel Fink, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT ...
14MAY
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By Dr Irina Gorodetskaya, Assistant researcher, CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro, Dept ...
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
15MAY
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"Flexible-working hours and career paths: A test with LinkedIn data" Abstract : This study addresses the issue of whether the value placed by employers on employees’ temporal work flexibility contributes to the gender gap in careers paths -- as suggested by Goldin (2014). Specifically, we investigate whether firms reward disproportionately employees who are willing to ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Myriam Mariani, Bocconi University"
17MAY
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

Le futur de l’enseignement et les enjeux de la transition gymnase-université A l’occasion du 50e anniversaire de l’EPFL, la Vice-Présidence Education a le plaisir de vous convier à une édition spéciale des 5 à 7 traditionnels pour l’année 2019. Cette rencontre permettra de mener une réflexion commune autour des enjeux du futur de l’éducation. En ... Read more about "Journée de l'éducation 2019 - Dialogues Scientifiques et pédagogiques"
17MAY
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By Emiliano PAGNOTTA, Imperial College, London
19MAY
22MAY
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The Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics at EPFL will be a unique event bringing together for the first time the worldwide leaders in diamond photonics. It will gather on EPFL campus the key international players of academic research in physics and photonics, in growth and fabrication technologies, together with companies engaged in bringing the ... Read more about "Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics"
By Keynote and Invited Speakers on www.diamondphotonics.org
19MAY
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Public Lecture as part of the Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics The lecture is open to the large public and introduces the topic of Diamond Photonics in general terms. We welcome in particular also young participants with an interest in science and engineering to join. The event is free of charge, but registration is ... Read more about "Shine on, you Nanostructured Diamond (Public Lecture)"
20MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Claire Hivroz, Institut Curie, Paris (F)
20MAY
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Individual perfect nanocarbon structures have exceptional properties; the challenge is often how to exploit their potential in real macroscopic systems. Chemical functionalisation is critical to a wide range of nanocarbon technologies, but needs to be versatile and applicable at scale. Existing approaches tend to rely on liquid phase reactions, often requiring damaging sonication or lengthy ... Read more about "Versatile and scalable approaches to chemical processing of nanocarbons"
By Prof. Milo Shaffer, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London
21MAY
29MAY
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The workshop will address computational and theoretical issues in stochastic modeling and model reduction in molecular and complex systems. In particular, the program will include topics ranging from quantum to mesoscale modelling, with focus on uncertainty quantification, machine learning and approximate inference method, methods using both quantum and classical models, semiclassical limits and their computational ... Read more about "Computational mathematics for model reduction and predictive modelling in molecular and complex systems"
By Markos Katsoulakis, University of Massachusetts Amherst Benedikt Leimkuhler, University of ...
21MAY
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 424

Cette formation vous permettra de découvrir les fonctionnalités de SharePoint 2013 côté utilisateur, puis en tant que propriétaire de site(s) dans un deuxième temps. A l'issue de cette formation, vous serez capable dans un premier temps de naviguer et d'utiliser un site SharePoint puis dans un deuxième temps de gérer un site SharePoint 2013. L'accent ... Read more about "SharePoint 2013"
By CERFI
24MAY
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  16:15-17:30 BCH 2201

Identification of the active catalytic site and design of catalysts with 100% atom efficiency has been a long-standing goal in heterogeneous catalysis. A promising approach to reaching this goal through the controlled preparation of isolated single-atom heterogeneous catalysts has emerged in the recent literature. For catalytic metals, atomic dispersion affords better utilization, different (often better) ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Single Metal Atoms as Game-Changers in Heterogeneous Catalysis"
By Prof. Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos,  Department of Chemical Engineering, Tufts University, USA.
27MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich (D)
27MAY
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Atomically-resolved imaging of materials has become the mainstay of modern materials science, as enabled by advent of aberration corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM). However, the wealth of quantitative information contained in the fine details of atomic structure or spectra remains largely unexplored. In this talk, I will present the new opportunities enabled by physics-informed ... Read more about "Deep Neural Networks in Electron Microscopy of Quantum Materials: From Learning Physics to Atomic Manipulation"
By Prof Sergei Kalinin, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Oak ...
28MAY
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Abstract: In arid regions throughout the world, freshwater system are at the confluence of drivers that include severely limited water supplies, rapid population growth and demographic shifts, transboundary competition for shared freshwater resources, climate change and variability, and institutional dysfunction. Our work focuses on Jordan, which is one of the water poorest countries in the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Analysis of the Future of Freshwater Resources of Jordan: From Transboundary Competition to Climate Change""
By Dr Steven Gorelick, Professor, Stanford University, Dept. of Earth, Energy ...
28MAY
  16:15 SV 1717

The Bonger lab combines organic chemistry with molecular biology and biochemistry to target and answer biological questions related to autoimmune- and protein misfolding diseases. Active projects include Coordination-Assisted Bioorthogonal Chemistry, Selective targeting of autoreactive B-cells and Chemoenzymatic subcellular protein labeling. Read more about "TBA"
By Dr. Kimberley Bonger, Radboud University, Netherlands
03JUN
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/351365168 Abstract: I will review recent work on using dynamic optical elements, such as deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators, to increase the capabilities of laser micro fabrication and optical microscopy. In particular, I will ... Read more about "Dynamic optics for laser microfabrication and high-resolution microscopy"
07JUN
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By Yufeng WU, University of Illinois
10JUN
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"Horizontal Wage Dispersion and Employee Mobility. When Inequality Means Equity" Abstract : We examine the association between horizontal wage dispersion in firms and employee mobility. While prior work suggests that horizontal wage dispersion induces employee mobility, we explore key contingencies—specifically, firm size and sources of horizontal wage dispersion—that determine whether such dispersion has a positive ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Francesca Melillo, KU Leuven"
13JUN
14JUN
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Whether small or large, the ability to successfully lead change projects has become one of the key competencies required of leaders today. This workshop has been designed for leaders responsible for implementing change projects. Its hands-on approach will allow you to take your project through the main stages of the change process and acquire the ... Read more about "Successfully leading your team through change"
By Anne- Marie Turcotte
14JUN
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By Kenneth J. SINGLETON (Stanford University)
18JUN
26JUN
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Event to take place as such: 18 to 21 June 2019 - CIB premises (Room GA 3 21). 24 to 26 June 2019 - CECAM premises (Room BCH 3113). Part of the Semester : Multi-scale Mathematical Modelling and Coarse-grain Computational Chemistry Read more about "Title TBA"
By John Maddocks, EPFL
28JUN
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By Mitsuru IGAMI, Yale Department of Economics
01JUL
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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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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/983964754 Abstract: In the last decade, we have seen a convergence of microelectronics into the world of healthcare providing novel solutions for early detection, diagnosis and therapy of disease. This has been made possible due ... Read more about "CMOS Microelectronics for DNA detection using Ion-Sensitive Field Effect Transistors"
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
19AUG
23AUG
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This workshop brings together specialists working on various crossroads through conservative dynamics. It will highlight cutting edge research involving methods from symplectic topology, as well as interactions with other fields including smooth ergodic theory and PDEs. Part of the Semester : Dynamics with Structures Read more about "Conservative dynamics and its interactions"
By Leonid Polterovich, Tel Aviv University - Felix Schlenk, Université de Neuchâtel ...
22AUG
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The phenomenon of KPZ (Kardar-Parisi-Zhang) universality was a very active research area in the last 10 years. One can say that it describes universal statistical properties of long directed optimal paths (geodesics) in 2D disordered environment. Apart from many physical applications, it is remarkable for extremely strong universality properties in very general setting, as well ... Read more about "Bernoulli Lecture - Models of random growth and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation."
By Konstantin Khanin, University of Toronto Mississauga
26AUG
30AUG
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The summer school will provide courses from experts in the areas of the scope of the program ''Dynamics with Structures''. It is intended to provide surveys of modern directions in the theory of dynamical systems on the level of graduate students and junior researchers. The goal is to propagate modern directions of research to younger ... Read more about "Summer School - Dynamical Systems"
By Jörg Schmeling, Lund University
02SEP
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/165147980 Abstract: There has been a tremendous amount of research and industrial investment in gallium nitride (GaN) as it is positioned to replace silicon in the billion-dollar (USD) power electronics industry, as well as the ... Read more about "GaN for the Future"
04SEP
06SEP
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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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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Education: 1973-76 B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (USA) 1977-82 Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Positions: 1982-85 Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (USA) 1984 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (USA) 1985-88 Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine, ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Richard E. Lenski, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI ...
07OCT
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/637254875 Abstract: Over the past decades the world has become increasingly connected, with communications driving both markets and social movements. Low power electronics, efficient communications, and better battery technology have all contributed to this revolution, ... Read more about "Flexible Radios and Flexible Networks"
21OCT
25OCT
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This workshop brings together dynamicists who use techniques from, and are motivated by, combinatorics, geometry, and number theory. The topics cover a broad swath of dynamics, including ergodic theory, homogeneous dynamics, symbolic dynamics, Teichmuller theory, and billiards, and the aim of the workshop is to highlight the common features across these subjects. Part of the ... Read more about "Dynamics, Geometry and Combinatorics"
By Anders Karlsson, Université de Genève, Uppsala University - Bryna Kra, Northwestern ...
21OCT
25OCT
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This workshop brings together dynamicists who use techniques from, and are motivated by, combinatorics, geometry, and number theory. The topics cover a broad swath of dynamics, including ergodic theory, homogeneous dynamics, symbolic dynamics, Teichmuller theory, and billiards, and the aim of the workshop is to highlight the common features across these subjects. Read more about "Dynamics, Geometry and Combinatorics"
04NOV
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/385971995 Abstract: While human tissues and organs are mostly soft, wet and bioactive; machines are commonly hard, dry and biologically inert. Bridging human-machine interfaces is of imminent importance in addressing grand societal challenges in healthcare, ... Read more about "Merging Humans and Machines with Hydrogel Technology"
02DEC
06DEC
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By Magnus Aspenberg, Lund University - Michael Benedicks, Uppsala University - Jacek Graczyk ...
02DEC
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/982557518 Abstract and Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program Read more about "Dr. Silvano De Franceschi - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
02DEC
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Jussi Taipale, Cambridge University (UK)
04DEC
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By Marion Silies, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute for Development and Neurobiology (iDN ...