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"
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
05MAR
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  08:00-18:00 EPFL

Are you interested in shaping the future of radio and media? Registration to Radio Hack Europe is now open and is FREE for EPFL / UNIL employees, researchers, and students using the discount code HKSPO19LS. Register here Radio Hack Europe by Radiodays Europe is a 48-hour hackathon around the theme “Radio and media of tomorrow”, ... Read more about "Radio Hack Europe 2019 (29-31 March, EPFL) – Register Now!"
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
  09:00-16:00 Microcity Amphi, Neuchâtel

This annual meeting day has multiple objectives. One objective is to give our doctoral students a chance to get to know each other better and to network with other people interested in their research topic (the day is opened to a broader audience than EPFL). A second objective is to hear about other disciplines of ... Read more about "EDAM DAY"
By See the enclosed program
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
23FEB
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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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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract We provide a bare–bones framework that uncovers the circumstances which lead either to the emergence of equally-spaced and equally-sized central places or to a hierarchy of central places. We show how these patterns reflect the preferences of agents and the efficiency of transportation and communication technologies. With one population of homogeneous individuals, the economy ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: About the Origin of Cities"
By Prof. André de Palma, ENS Cachan - University Paris-Saclay
22FEB
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  13:15 ELA 002

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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By Prof. Éric SÉRÉ (université de Paris-Dauphine, France)
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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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

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

Thesis defenses

22FEB
By Rogério Manuel CABETE DE JESUS JORGE

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

19FEB
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  17:00-19:00 HEIG-VD (Aula) Route de Cheseaux 1 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains

Honor lesson of Prof. Eduardo Sanchez, Dean, Head of Department "Information and Communication Technologies" HEIG-VD Read more about "The future of computing"
By eduardo.sanchez@epfl.ch

Exhibitions

03NOV
10MAR
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab B

The outstanding Catalan philosopher and theologian Ramon Llull (c.1232–1316) encourages us to reread the late Middle Ages. Llull, not only theoretically and linguistically invented a new method of knowledge acquisition, like an engineer, he also mechanized it, and translated it into a machine. The EPFL instance is curated by: Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, (Universitat Pompeu ... Read more about "Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria"
By Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter ...
18FEB
22FEB
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  08:00-15:00 Hall SG

Exposition des travaux des étudiants en architecture produits lors des cours "Concevoir des Structures" (BA5) et l'Atelier Weinand "Back On Track" (MA1). Dispensés le long du semestre d'Automne, ces cours permettent de découvrir et d'approfondir la conception de la structure par l'exercice du projet architectural. Les sujets de cette année concernent des programmes sportifs de ... Read more about "EXPO Concevoir des Structures + Atelier Weinand "Back on Track""
19FEB
06APR
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  Archizoom

CO-OPERATE En réunissant des constructeurs, architectes, agriculteurs, artistes, artisans et ingénieurs convaincus que l’empathie et la collaboration sont la base de tout travail de qualité, le bureau d’architecture Case Design de Mumbai créée les conditions qui permettent d’édifier des lieux dédiés à l’hospitalité, l’interaction sociale, la réflexion, le jeu, les rituels, l’isolement, l’efficience et le ... Read more about "Case Design - A School in the Making"

Academic Calendar

Call for proposal

19FEB
23MAR
 

Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms-Europe registry open for registration “Solve-RD – Solving the unsolved Rare Diseases” is a large European research project funded by the EU for five years (2018-2022) under Horizon 2020. The consortium is collaborating with European reference networks (ERNs) to improve the diagnosis of rare diseases. Solve-RD is about to establish a ... Read more about "Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms-Europe registry open for registration"
22FEB
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The goal of the FAMAE Foundation is to seek pragmatic, efficient, durable, universal and money-saving solutions to make life easier for urban citizens while reducing their environmental footprint. The Foundation launches annual international competitions to enable brilliant and innovative inventors to make their ideas come true or to effectively launch their product. The 2019 competition ... Read more about "[ FAMAE Foundation - PRECIOUS WATER! | Proof of Concept & Seed funding ]"
25FEB
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NRP 77 will investigate the interrelationships and concrete effects of digital transformation in Switzerland. The NRP will analyse the impacts of digital changes in Switzerland as well as develop possible interventions, experiments and solutions that will make it easier to leverage the opportunities and respond adequately to risks, thereby paving the way for optimal management ... Read more about "[ NRP 77 Digital transformation | Research funding ]"

Deadline

13FEB
25MAR
  CHUV - Auditorium César Roux - Lausanne

The symposium will be dedicated to students and post-docs, who will have the opportunity to present their work, either via poster or oral presentation after abstracts selection by the organizing committee. Prizes: - 2 oral presentation prizes, one awardee will be selected by the LIMNA committee and the second one by the local organising committee ... Read more about "Registration is open: Twelfth LIMNA Symposium - CHUV, Auditorium César Roux, Lausanne"
By Invited speakers : Prof. Mirko Trajkovski, CMU-UNIGE
"Gut microbiota in improving ...
25FEB
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Selon la directive sur l’utilisation des cartes de crédit d’achat (Lex 5.4.1, art.11.), le gestionnaire de la carte doit contrôler les dépenses et indiquer dans SDG2 les informations comptables. Cette date marque le délai d’envoi au service comptabilité de tous des documents justifiant les dépenses effectuées par la carte de crédit d'achat ainsi que du ... Read more about "Délai des cartes de crédits d'achats"

Cultural events

29NOV
05MAY
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  Beaulieu Lausanne

Grâce à une Fondation privée, l’OSR offre 300 Cartes Jeunes donnant accès gratuitement à 4 places à choix sur ses concerts à Lausanne. Après inscription, les étudiants reçoivent un code qui leur permet de réserver directement leurs 4 billets sur le site de l’OSR. Ils peuvent ensuite se rendre au(x) concert(s) seul ou avec des ... Read more about "Concerts de l'OSR à Beaulieu - billets gratuits réservés aux -25 ans"
By Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR)

Internal trainings

19FEB
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

WordPress est une application de gestion de contenus web qui permet aux collaborateurs de l’EPFL, sans connaissances techniques particulières, de concevoir, structurer, animer et éditer leur site web avec la Charte graphique EPFL. WordPress est appelé à remplacer Jahia utilisé actuellement et devenir le principal outil utilisé sur le campus pour les sites de facultés, ... Read more about "Wordpress - Base"
By Hicham Dennaoui
21FEB
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 424

Cette formation permet d'acquérir les savoir-faire et réflexes de base de l'écriture informative/journalistique (comment formuler une information simple, une synthèse ou résumé d'article en 2/3 phrases, comment titrer, comment éditer ou présenter un texte…) et leur application pour le web. Read more about "Ecriture Web - Savoir-faire de base"
By Patrick Lenormand
22FEB
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 424

Cette formation permet d'acquérir les savoir-faire et réflexes de base de l'écriture informative/journalistique (comment formuler une information simple, une synthèse ou résumé d'article en 2/3 phrases, comment titrer, comment éditer ou présenter un texte…) et leur application pour le web. Read more about "Ecriture Web - Savoir-faire de base"
By Patrick Lenormand
25FEB
27FEB
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

This certification training will give you the base elements necessary to conduct any type of project using the PRINCE2 methodology. Furthermore, you will pass the official "Foundation" certification, which is recognised world-wide and very useful in your resume. Read more about "PRINCE2 Project Management certification"
By Jean-Stéphane Szijarto
25FEB
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"

Sporting events

20FEB
24FEB
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  11:00-19:00 CE 1 515

Venez découvrir le vol en FPV à l'occasion de notre séance de vols découverte en salle polyvalente du 20 au 24 février. Au programme : courses, initiations, démonstrations et vols de nuit ! Membre ou non de l'association, vient voler avec nous : des drones sont à disposition (pour tous) mais n'hésite pas à ramener ... Read more about "Aéropoly - Vol drones | salle polyvalente"

Management Board meetings

Miscellaneous

18FEB
30JUN
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  17:00-22:00 CM 0 9

The EPFL Go Club Ishigo invites you every Monday of the semester in CM 0 9 at 5pm. From beginner to advanced you are all welcome to play, learn and get to know each other! Read more about "EPFL Go Club: every Monday"