Conferences - Seminars

16OCT
18OCT
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By Chinmay Das - University of Leeds, United Kingdom Massimo Noro - Unilever ...
17OCT
  10:15-11:10 CM 0 12

Several tools from classical topology have useful analogues in motivic homotopy theory. Voevodsky computed the motivic Steenrod algebra and its dual over a base field of characteristic zero. Hoyois, Kelly, and Ostvaer generalized those results to a base field of characteristic $p$, as long as the coefficients are mod $\ell$ with $\ell \neq p$. The ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: Towards the dual motivic Steenrod algebra in positive characteristic"
By Martin Frankland (Universität Osnabrück)
17OCT
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  12:15 MED 0 1418

This talk will present the stories of two special vortices that improve the performances of the body that formed them. The first one, is the vortex of the dandelion fruit, which - optimised by natural evolution - exploits the vortex to maximise its dispersal. The dandelion fruit that, despite all our efforts, grows in our ... Read more about "Stories of vortices that do not fly away"
By Dr. Ignazio Maria Viola, Institute for Energy Systems of the ...
17OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR C0 01

Abstract: The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) was organised by the new Swiss Polar Institute. It circled the Antarctic continent and most of its sub-antarctic islands over a period of 3 months from December 2016 to March 2017 supporting 22 projects and almost 150 scientists from 18 countries. Conceived as an opportunity to better characterise the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "ACE, an interdisciplinary expedition around Antarctica""
By Dr Danièle Rod, Swiss Polar Institute @EPFL, ACE expedition 2017 ...
17OCT
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  16:15-18:00 BCH 2218

Targeting protein-protein interactions (PPIs) is a frontier goal of chemical intervention into biology, and provides attractive new targets for drug discovery. Finding high-quality small molecules targeting PPI sites is, however, a challenging task, and even more so achieving single-target selectivity, especially when the target shares homologous functional domains and highly conserved binding sites with neighboring ... Read more about "Selective chemical intervention on protein-protein interactions: from inhibitors to degraders"
By Prof. Alessio Ciulli, University of Dundee
17OCT
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  18:00-21:00 SG 1211

Aircraft noise is perhaps the most debated impact of airport operation. It is heard over a large territory, across heterogeneous urban areas and landscapes, in multiple municipalities, provinces, even nations, altering conditions on the ground far beyond the airport fence. “The Noise Landscape” explores the expansive areas affected by noise, infrastructure, and transient forms of ... Read more about "Book Launch: THE NOISE LANDSCAPE"
By Prof. Kees Christiaanse ETHZ
Ben Boucsein
Eirini Kasioumi
Christian Salewski ...
18OCT
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  10:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: The Molecular Imaging and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin - Madison (http://mi.wisc.edu/) is mainly focused on three areas: 1) development of multimodality molecular imaging agents; 2) nanotechnology and its biomedical applications; and 3) molecular therapy of cancer. In this talk, I will present our recent work on molecular imaging and ... Read more about "Molecular Imaging, Image-Guided Drug Delivery, and Theranostics"
By Prof. Weibo Cai, University of Wisconsin - Madison (USA)
18OCT
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  12:45 BSP 727

Over the last decade, the level of control over cold atomic gases has improved, from the first observations of Bose-Einstein condensation, to the point that atoms can now be used to simulate the behaviour of electrons in realistic materials. I will describe the key control elements in this field, and present a (personal) overview of ... Read more about "Cold atoms and quantum simulation"
By Prof. Jean-Philippe Brantut, Laboratory for quantum gases
19OCT
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series In the past, active materials and other components in energy devices have largely been discovered by chemical intuition and by analogy to natural systems. As physical models of complex materials phenomena get into their stride alongside increasingly robust computing prowess, it is now possible to invert the ... Read more about "Applying the Tools of Materials Genomics to Design Polymers for Electrochemical Devices"
By Dr. Brett A. Helms
The Molecular Foundry
Lawrence Berkeley National ...
19OCT
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  13:30-17:00 CoLab Credit Suisse

Dirk Duellmann from the CERN Data Storage team will explain the analytical methods employed at CERN. This is a talk intended for the whole EPFL Community. Please take this opportunity to see Big Data Analytics in action. Read more about "Analytical methods at CERN"
By Dirk Duellmann from CERN
19OCT
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  18:00-19:00 MED 3 2215

This is a 1h crash course in 3D printing, modifying wood, paper, metal, plastics, soldering electronic circuits and analysing them. And all of this happens inside one square meter! Introducing: The Octanis Rack (http://octanis.org/rack/)! We give you pointers for your own project and you then get the access to the tools to further explore it ... Read more about "Making Fast and Slow - Introduction workshop to the rack (mini maker space on wheels)"
By Raffael Tschui
20OCT
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Topological semimetals (TSMs), characterized by Weyl/Dirac nodes in the bulk and Fermi arcs on their surfaces, are new states of three-dimensional quantum matters. They represent the extension of the topological classification of matters from insulator to metal. The low energy excitation in Dirac/Weyl semimetals (WSM) behaves in the similar way as the massless Dirac/Weyl fermions ... Read more about "Topological Semimetals: Where the Massless Fermions Are"
By Prof. Hongming Weng, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences ...
20OCT
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  10:00-11:00 AI 1153

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: Epithelial bending is a fundamental process of developmental morphogenesis from the earliest stages of gastrulation to the final stages of organogenesis. Classically, epithelia bend by apical constriction in which apical actin contraction forces cells to become wedge-shaped. In principle, this is not the only way a sheet of cells can bend itself. ... Read more about "Epithelial Bending for Organ Formation: Forces, Molecular Signals, and Novel Ensemble Cell Behaviours"
By Prof. Jeremy Green, King’s College London (UK)
20OCT
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  10:15-11:00 ME C2 405

A microgrid can be defined as a part of the grid with elements like distributed energy sources, power electronics converters, energy storage devices and controllable local loads that can operate autonomously in islanded mode but also interacting with the main power network in a controlled, coordinated way. Following the introduction of distributed control of these ... Read more about "New Research Challenges in Industrial and Residential Microgrids"
By Josep M. Guerrero, Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg Universitet
20OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GC C3 30

Efficient traffic control and management of large-scale transportation networks still remain a challenge both for traffic researchers and practitioners. Over decades, control strategies have been proposed and applied for isolated or coordinated intersections in arterials, while in the last decade several works have utilized the macroscopic fundamental diagram (MFD) for developing real-time control strategies to ... Read more about "New directions in urban traffic control of complex transport systems"
By Dr Jack Haddad, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory (LUTS ...
22OCT
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  10:00-18:00 CM 1 100

Install Fests are an opportunity for students seeking help to install a GNU/Linux-based operating system (like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, ...) on their computer, either in a virtual machine or directly. The event is of course also open to people who don't necessarily want to install it, but only know a bit more what GNU/Linux is, ... Read more about "Install Fest"
23OCT
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  Neuchâtel, HE-ARC

BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding schemes at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Young researchers are most welcome to participate in the events, where ... Read more about "[BRIDGE: INFORMATION EVENT FOCUSING ON PROOF OF CONCEPT]"
23OCT
25OCT
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  09:00-14:00 I17 4 K2

The workshop focuses on the potential and challenges of the use of mathematical modelling and optimization techniques for improving energy efficiency in shipping. Designing and operating ships more efficiently will allow reducing their cost, environmental impact and use of non-renewable resources. The program of the workshop is a combination of scientific presentations and chances to ... Read more about "MOSES Workshop: Modelling and Optimization of Ship Energy Systems"
By Gerasimos Theotokatos, Selma Brynolf, Jing Sun, George Dimopoulos, Andrea Corradu ...
23OCT
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Colloidal particles in suspension form liquid, crystalline and glassy phases similar to those formed by atoms. Since the particles are “fat” (~1µm) and “slow” (~10Hz), they can be individually tracked in space and time by confocal microscopy. Dense colloidal systems therefore serve as "analog computers" to study the dynamics of defects in crystals (vacancies, stacking ... Read more about "Live 3D Modeling with Colloids"
By Prof. Frans Spaepen, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Harvard ...
23OCT
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  16:15-17:15 Room CE3

The last decade has seen an impressive development of the research dedicated to biomedical applications of low temperature atmospheric pressure plasmas. In this new trend, the medical applications are tacking an increasing place. They now concern a wide range of domains, including blood coagulation, dental care, skin decontamination, wound and ulcer treatment, dermatology, cancer treatment. ... Read more about "Biomedical applications of cold atmospheric pressure plasmas"
By Dr. Jean-Michel Pouvesle, CNRS / Université d'Orléans
23OCT
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  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By : Bernd Bickel - Institute of Science and Technology Austria Abstract : 3D printing and related digital fabrication techniques have grown in sophistication over the last decade, vastly extending the scope of structures and materials that can be fabricated. While new opportunities have emerged for the design of customized shapes, architected materials with novel ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Computational Fabrication: Creating Virtual Content for the Real World"
23OCT
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  18:00-19:30 Project Room, Archizoom

L’artiste allemand Karsten Födinger redéfinit les fondements, les limites et les objectifs de la sculpture contemporaine en étudiant des questions telles que la nature des matériaux, la structure, l'action des forces statiques, l'espace et le «site»; des concepts qui appartiennent également à l'horizon de la recherche architecturale. Cette convergence entre l'art et l'architecture, tangible et ... Read more about "Karsten Födinger. Vers une sculpture radicale"
By Roberto Gargiani