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"
18APR
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  11:00-12:00 smart living lab, Fribourg room

The Thermal Engineering for the Built Environment Laboratory (TEBEL) invites Prof. Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, leader of the research group Thermophysiology & Metabolism at the Maastricht University, on 18 April 2019 at the smart living lab in Fribourg. The fundamental aspect of his research line is the effect of environmental temperatures as we encounter in ... Read more about "Invited Talk #3 | Prof. Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt"
18APR
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  12:15-13:00 GC C2 413

Transportation energy is a significant portion of the energy consumption of the US economy. While various policies such as changing the fuel mix and alternative fuels are proposed to make the system more efficient, the efficacy of the land-use policies such as changing the urban form and densification have been subject to considerable debate. In ... Read more about "HRC Lecture: Transportation Energy and Urban Form"
By Nikhil Kaza
18APR
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  16:15-17:30 MED 2 2423

Abstract Shells buckle under compression load levels below the thresholds predicted by linear stability analysis. The reduction of the load-carrying capacity has been linked to extreme sensitivity to geometric imperfections. Historically, spatially extended periodic imperfections have been analyzed to mimic this behavior. Recent fully nonlinear analysis of the shell equations suggests however the importance of ... Read more about "MEchanics GAthering -MEGA- Seminar: Shell buckling revisited"
23APR
  12:15 BSP 234

An informal pedagogical overview is presented of the many faces of a research area dubbed "BSM". Read more about "Before, Behind and Beyond the Standard Model"

Thesis defenses

18APR
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  17:00 Campus Biotech Salle H8-01-D Ch. des Mines 9 1202 Genève

Thesis director : Prof. S. Micera Electrical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9411 Read more about "Body-machine interfaces for non-homologous human-machine interactions"
By Jenifer Cléa MIEHLBRADT
18APR
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By Ana Rita DE CARVALHO AMÂNDIO LHOPITALLIER

Public Science Events

22APR
26APR
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  09:30-17:00

After winning the 2018 edition of the International Physicists Tournament (IPT), EPFL puts its title back in challenge at home. This tournament will bring together more than 200 students in physics, which will gather at EPFL to defend the colors of their universities and countries. The 19 participating teams had several months to work on ... Read more about "International Physicists Tournament 2019"

Exhibitions

27MAR
18APR
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  Project Room SG building

Exhibition of beautiful maps and drawings made by the the students of the Unité d'Enseignement (UE U) Cartography in the course of the past 4 years. Read more about "Cartography Exhibition UE U"
12APR
28JUL
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab pavillon central

To mark its 50th anniversary, the EPFL gave free rein to three photographers, who were asked to capture the essence of the School and its future direction: - Olivier Christinat brings a discreet immersion in campus life - Bogdan Konopka strips EPFL's buildings down to their still life form - Catherine Leutenegger delivers many detailed ... Read more about "INFINITY ROOM I - ArtLab Exhibition"
By Olivier Christinat, Bogdan Konopka, Catherine Leutenegger

Academic Calendar

Call for proposal

04FEB
30APR
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Want to tackle the major challenges of sustainable food supply? EPFL and ETH Zurich have launched Future Food – A Swiss Research Initiative (“Future Food Initiative”) in cooperation with Bühler, Givaudan and Nestlé, to further expand research and education in the area of food and nutrition sciences. The fellowship program is a major pillar within ... Read more about "Future Food Initiative"
18APR
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Aim: The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. The Pilot Award seeks to provide early support for exploratory ideas, particularly those with novel hypotheses. Appropriate projects for this mechanism ... Read more about "[ Simons Foundation - SFARI Summer 2019 Pilot Award | Research funding ]"
18APR
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Do you have an innovative idea for a product or service that links food and health? Could your idea help influence consumer behaviour in making healthy choices? Or does it offer ways to make better use of food in clinically relevant situations? If so, the EIT would like to hear from you! All partners from ... Read more about "[ Food4Health Call for Business Case Ideas | Research funding ]"
19APR
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Aim: The Michael J. Fox Foundation seeks applications with potential for fundamentally altering disease course and/or significantly improving treatment of symptoms above and beyond current standards of care. Proposals must have a well-defined plan for moving toward clinical utility for patients. The Therapeutic Pipeline Program is open to industry and academic investigators proposing novel approaches ... Read more about "[ MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION - Therapeutic Pipeline Program | Research funding ]"
19APR
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Aim: The Michael J. Fox Foundation will award one- to three-year grants to develop imaging markers for use in disease-modifying clinical trials. Imaging is a powerful tool that can be used to visualize the structure and function of the brain in living subjects. While a variety of imaging techniques are available, including positron emission tomography ... Read more about "[ MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION - Imaging Biomarkers to Track Disease Progression and Therapeutic Efficacy | Research funding ]"
19APR
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Aim: The Michael J. Fox Foundation will award one-year to 18-month grants for studies that explore the role of astrocytes in Parkinson’s disease (PD) pathology and the potential for astrocyte-focused therapeutics. The goals of this funding program are to further understanding of astrocyte biology in Parkinson’s and to rationalize the pursuit of astrocyte-specific targets and/or ... Read more about "[ MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION - Biology of Astrocytes in Parkinson’s Disease | Research funding ]"
19APR
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Aim: The Michael J. Fox Foundation will award one-year grants for research to advance the development, optimization and validation of assays to quantify oligomeric alpha-synuclein in human body fluids. These biofluids may include blood, cerebrospinal fluid, saliva and tears. Prior research suggests that alpha-synuclein quantification in accessible body fluids may serve as a biomarker of ... Read more about "[ MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION - Assay Development and Validation for Quantifying Oligomeric Alphasynuclein | Research funding ]"
22APR
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Aim: The Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (PASA) consortium is funded by the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders Research Program. The goal of the PASA consortium is to fund study applications for developing new medications that can be brought to therapeutic use to improve treatment outcomes for alcohol and substance use disorders (ASUD), especially ... Read more about "[ U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol and Substance Abuse (PASA) Research Planning Program | Research funding ]"
24APR
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The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT) supports laboratory and clinical research projects with the potential to delay, slow, stop, reverse or prevent the progression of Parkinson’s disease. CPT only accepts research applications that meet the following criteria: Disease modifying (slow, stop, reverse) Translate into clinic (Phase 2b trial) within 5 years CPT does NOT accept symptomatic ... Read more about "[ The Cure Parkinson’s Trust | Research funding ]"

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)
07MAR
30MAY
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  18:15-20:00 Polydome

The ArchiTango Students association offers a free Tango initiation course to EPFL and UNIL students. When: Every Thursday from 18h15 to 20h. Where: Polydome (PO 01) Registrations: architango@gmail.com Read more about "Free Tango Initiation Course"
19APR
22APR
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  10:00-17:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Du vendredi 19 avril au lundi 22 avril 2019 au SwissTech Convention Center aura lieu la 33ème édition. 1300 participants, 5 tournois e-sports et plus de 50 Animations. League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Rocket League et Hearthstone ! Ouvert aux visiteurs et spectateurs tous les jours. Horaires et informations visiteurs : https://polylan.ch/visiteursP33 Read more about "PolyLAN 33"
22APR
24APR
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  Salle Polyvalente

The prosperous Conway family gathers for a party. They all have personal aspirations and dream of a wonderful future for themselves and their loved ones. They are about to make a series of choices driven by greed. Is it still possible for them to stop thinking time is ticking their lives away? En anglais, surtitré ... Read more about "Time and the Conways"
By Laure Salathé, Roxane Kokka, Greg Odor, Sara Sousa, Caroline Foo ...

Sporting events

18APR
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  17:30-23:30 hall SG

TOURNOI BERNARD DE BABYFOOT HUMAIN 2019 infos: http://tournoibernard.epfl.ch inscriptions: tournoibernard@gmail.com Read more about "TOURNOI BERNARD 2019 (BABY FOOT HUMAIN)"

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"