Conferences - Seminars

19DEC
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Previous studies have identified well-replicated structural abnormalities of white matter in schizophrenia, including in first-episode and treatment-naive patients. However, the causality of these changes has been difficult to ascertain. Seemingly unrelated abnormalities of parvalbumin (PV) interneurons in schizophrenia post-mortem neocortex have also been consistently observed, the leading candidate mechanism for disease-related deficits in gamma oscillations. ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Cerebral cortex interneuron myelination: Fundamental mechanisms and clinical implications"
By Steven Kushner, Department of Psychiatry, Erasmus MC: University Medical Center ...
20DEC
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  09:00-10:00 SV 1717

‘Neural Circuits and Behavior Progress Reports’ provide a forum for scientific discussion of ongoing research projects at the Brain Mind Institute related to neural circuit function. Anyone is welcome to attend these presentations, which take place monthly, usually on the 1st or 2nd Thursday of each month in room SV 1 717. Read more about "Neural Circuits and Behavior - Progress Report"
By Johannes Burtscher, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Neuroproteomics, Lashuel Lab
20DEC
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  10:30-12:00 BC 420

Knowledge Graphs (KGs) provide ways to organize, manage and retrieve structure information, playing an important role in a number of AI applications, such as recommender systems, question answering or natural language generation. However, a problem that is common to all KGs is their incompleteness. In this talk we briefly discuss different techniques to do knowledge ... Read more about "Learning with Knowledge Graphs"
By Alberto García-Durán
20DEC
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  16:15-17:30 MED 2 2423

Abstract Knots are key for a wide variety of applications such as mooring ships to docks, ensuring the safety of a falling climber or fastening surgical suture threads. Even if knots have been used in hundreds of configurations for millennia, the understanding of their mechanical behavior remains mainly empirical. Knot theory, a well-established field of ... Read more about "MEchanics GAthering -MEGA- Seminar: Untangling the mechanics of elastic knots and not-knots"
21DEC
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  11:00 MED 0 1418

Abstract : The demand of low-cost and highly efficient materials has become a major challenge scientists are facing to answer crucial contemporary issues such as clean alternative energy resources for a safer and cleaner environment. One of the promising alternatives for the transition of fossil fuel-based energy to a clean and renewable one relies on ... Read more about "Aqueous Design & Electronic Structure Engineering of New Materials for Solar Energy Conversion"
By Lionel Vayssieres, International Research Center for Renewable Energy (IRCRE), Xi ...
21DEC
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Key mechanical properties of the load carrying composite laminates in wind turbine blades are the stiffness, fatigue resistance and the compression strength. While the overall design criteria for glass fiber composites mainly are stiffness driven, it tends to be more fatigue and compression strength driven when using carbon fiber or glass/carbon hybrids. Using lab-source x-ray ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Three-dimensional X-ray tomography for multiscale characterization and fatigue damage investigations of composites for wind turbine blades"
By Lars P. Mikkelsen obtained his PhD in Solid Mechanics in ...
21DEC
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  14:00-15:30 Room Zeuzier, Sion, Industrie 17

This seminar will be live-streamed at the following link: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/227165800 In today’s increasingly globalised and complex economy that is flooded with data, taking decisions is a much more complex task. To help managers to tackle this challenge, we have developed a new multi-criteria performance management method that provides input for visual management and continuous improvement ... Read more about "Visual Management Tool for Multi-criteria Decision Methods"
By Prof. Alessio Ishizaka

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)
19DEC
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  19:10-23:50 EPFL, INM 202

Ouvertes à tous, les Nocturnes proposées par JDR-Poly sont de nouveau de la partie ! L'association de jeu de rôle de l'EPFL le plaisir de vous convier à l'une de ses soirées d'initiation, ouvertes à tous. Que vous soyez un débutant, un vétéran ou même un maître du jeu, nous serons heureux de vous accueillir ... Read more about "Nocturne de JDR-Poly"

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 ...

Thesis defenses

19DEC
By Samuel Pavio MUSCINELLI
20DEC
By Selman ERGÜNAY

Celebrations

21DEC
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Venez danser et écouter un concert de swing gratuit au Montreux Jazz Café. Début 18h et début du concert 19h30 Read more about "SAVOY NIGHT @MONTREUX JAZZ CAFÉ"

Academic Calendar

Call for proposal

20DEC
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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. This award program is designed to enhance our existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to enable high-risk/high-impact, exploratory ... Read more about "[ SIMONS FOUNDATION | SFARI Explorer Award ]"
21DEC
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The Swiss Re Foundation accepts unsolicited funding requests within Swiss Re (a Zurich-based reinsurance company)’s focus areas (see description below) in Switzerland, in developing countries and in regions where Swiss Re has offices. Focus areas: Climate: help people adapt to climate change and adopt climate-friendly practices. Natural Hazards: help poor communities prepare for, prevent and ... Read more about "[Swiss RE Foundation - Funding Requests | Research Funding]"

Deadline

21DEC
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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. Cette date marque le délai d’envoi au service de comptabilité de tous des documents justifiant les dépenses effectuées par la carte de crédit d'achat ainsi que du tableau d’imputation et de la facture ... Read more about "Délai des cartes de crédits d'achats"