Conferences - Seminars

25SEP
Thumbnail
  09:00-10:00 SV 1717

SLC6A15, a neutral amino acid transporter predominantly expressed in neurons, has been recently suggested to play a role in the aetiology of major depressive disorder. The purpose of this study was to explore a putative mechanism of action of the transporter in the brain and to characterize behavioural and molecular changes following manipulation of SLC6A15 ... Read more about "SLC6A15, a novel stress vulnerability candidate, regulates anxiety and depressive like behavior through the glutamatergic system."
By Prof. Mathias V. Schmidt, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Department ...
25SEP
Thumbnail
  12:00-13:00 Unil, Extranef building, room 118

Japanese banks pay a premium to borrow via repos from US MMFs, even for overnight repos with US Treasury collateral. We show that money markets are not perfectly competitive, and find that MMF bargaining power and the inelastic dollar demand of Japanese banks can explain the premium. Moreover, Japanese banks require funding that improves their ... Read more about "The Japan Repo Premium and US Dollar Intermediation"
By Egemen EREN (Bank of International Settlements)
25SEP
Thumbnail
  13:15-14:15 MXF1

Anharmonic effects can generally be treated within perturbation theory. Such an approach breaks down when the harmonic solution is dynamically unstable or when the anharmonic corrections of the phonon energies are larger than the harmonic frequencies themselves. This situation occurs near lattice-related second-order phase-transitions such as charge-density-wave (CDW) or ferroelectric instabilities or in H-containing materials, ... Read more about "Anharmonic phonons and second-order phase-transitions"
By Prof. Francesco Mauri, Sapienza University, Rome
25SEP
Thumbnail
  15:00-16:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Omni-Shoring as a Way to Coordinate Design and Manufacturing to Preserve Innovation" Abstract Recent research argues that, when innovation is embedded into the process, R&D and manufacturing need to co-locate in the home country to secure current and future innovation (Pisano and Shih, 2012). While fashion has been shown to be a process-embedded innovation industry ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Celine Abecassis-Moedas, Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics"
25SEP
Thumbnail
  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By: Marta Kwiatkowska - Oxford University Abstract: Deep neural networks have achieved impressive experimental results in image classification, but can surprisingly be unstable with respect to adversarial perturbations, that is, minimal changes to the input image that cause the network to misclassify it. With potential applications including perception modules and end-to-end controllers for self-driving cars, ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Safety Verification of Deep Neural Networks"
25SEP
Thumbnail
  18:00-20:00 Archizoom

Vernissage de l'exposition de l'artiste Karsten Födinger. Conférence de l'artiste (en anglais) Introduction de Anna Rosellini, co-curatrice Apéritif Read more about "Graue Energie"
By Karsten Födinger
26SEP
Thumbnail
  11:00-12:00 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

The goal of this talk is to highlight recent and growing efforts in the field of soft wearable robotics and discuss how this technologies may be used in a variety of contexts. This rapidly emerging field of soft robotics presents a new opportunity to develop a new class of wearable assistive technology optimized for the ... Read more about "Soft wearable robots for the community and the home"
By Connor J. Walsh, Harvard University, USA.
26SEP
Thumbnail
  11:45-13:30 Salle Uranus - bâtiment D - EPFL Innovation Park

The Pizzas & Start-up conferences give the floor to 4 young innovative companies of EPFL or installed at the EPFL Innovation Park. In 6 minutes, each of them presents its activities, developments and technologies. The opportunity to know and discover these new companies but also to network during the lunch. The start-ups that will present ... Read more about "Pizzas & Start-up"
26SEP
Thumbnail
  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Robotic and electronic systems are getting softer. Emerging systems pose some fascinating mechanical problems, mainly due to large deformations and interactions with surfaces. We are looking closely at the mechanics of soft solid surfaces. In this context, we find that classic approaches to composites (Eshelby), adhesion (JKR), and wetting (Young-Dupre) fail spectacularly. The key point ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: The Mechanics of Soft Solid Interfaces"
27SEP
Thumbnail
  10:30-11:30 SV 1717

Modern biotechnology gets increasingly powerful to manipulate and measure microscopic biological processes. Nevertheless, no platform exists to truly interact and program with these processes, certainly not with the convenience that we are accustomed to from our electronic smart devices. (1) I will provide the rational for such “Interactive Bio-Technology” and conceptualize biotic processing unit (BPUs). ... Read more about "Making Multi-Cell Patterns Interactive, Accessible, and Programmable: Biotic Games, Biophysics Cloud labs, and Synthetic Cell-Cell Adhesion"
By Ingmar H. Riedel-Kruse is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at ...
27SEP
Thumbnail
  16:15-17:30 BC 420

By : Srini Devadas - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Abstract : Architectural isolation can be used to secure computation on a remote secure processor with a private key where the privileged software is potentially malicious as recently deployed by Intel's Software Guard Extensions (SGX). This talk will first describe the Sanctum secure processor architecture, which ... Read more about "IC Colloquium : Sanctum: Towards an Open-Source, Formally-Verified Secure Processor"
28SEP
29SEP
Thumbnail
  ETH Zürich

This year, the Institute of History and Theory of Architecture (gta) of ETH Zurich celebrates its 50thanniversary. To mark the occasion, it hosts gta 50: a conference (“Founding Myths”), round-tables (“End of Theory?” and “Perspectives”), and the opening of an exhibition (“Phantom Theory”). The speakers include – among others – Peter Eisenman, Kurt W. Forster, ... Read more about "gta 50"
28SEP
Thumbnail
  08:00-20:30 Microcity, Autitoire Charles Edouard Guillaume

SWII is an exclusive industrial R&D partnering program with available funding for market oriented R&D projects via Eureka and Eurostars In October 2012, Switzerland and Sweden launched the industrial R&D partnering program Swiss-Swedish Innovation Initiative (SWII). The objective is to increase number of industrial R&D partnerships and the number of joint R&D projects between our ... Read more about "SWII Additive Manufacturing 2017"
By Detailed proram on: http://www.swii.org/index.php/agenda-additive  
28SEP
29SEP
Thumbnail
  09:00-17:00 BC 420

We are pleased to announce the EPFL Workshop on Logic Synthesis and Emerging Technologies organized by Prof. Giovanni De Micheli, which will take place at EPFL in room BC 420 on 28-29 September 2017. The workshop is a discussion forum on recent advancements and future evolution of synthesis techniques in EDA. Top experts in the ... Read more about "EPFL Workshop on Logic Synthesis and Emerging Technologies"
28SEP
Thumbnail
  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are novel porous materials and the fastest growing class of materials in chemistry today. These advanced materials can be compared with sponges, being able to take-up, hold and release molecules from the pores. MOFs are the next technology wave, as the outperform conventional porous ... Read more about "Enabling innovation through metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)"
By Daniel Steitz
novoMOF AG
Park Innovaare, Villigen, Switzerland
28SEP
Thumbnail
  15:00-17:00 MED 2 1522

Join us for an afternoon of bioinspiration with scientist from EPFL and Johnson&Johnson who are using nature as an inspiration to create bioinspired materials, robots and chemistry that improve human health and fight diseases. Event Web Page. REGISTRATION Registration is free but mandatory due to limited number of participants (max. 60 persons). Please register here ... Read more about "Bioinspired Solutions for Health"
By Ayla Kiser, Johnson & Johnson Santé Beauté France, Dominique Pioletti ...
28SEP
Thumbnail
  15:30-19:00 AAC 1 32

À l’âge de à 38 ans, Henry Howard Holmes; de son vrai nom Herman Webster Mudget, le premier tueur en série des Etats-Unis, l’auteur d’au moins vingt-sept crimes par strangulation, asphyxie, crémation, etc. emporte le secrets de ses meurtres. Et si certaines de ses vingt-sept victimes, à l’instar du gardien du château, Robert Latimer, se ... Read more about "Ho(l)me(s) Sweet Home : le Château machiavélique de H. H. Holmes, tueur en série Architecture, design et meurtre à l’ère de la Révolution industrielle"
By Prof. Alexandra MIDAL - HEAD Genève Independant curator and Professor Ordinaire ...
28SEP
Thumbnail
By Prof. Winfried Römer
28SEP
Thumbnail
  16:30 BCH 2201

Symmetry and asymmetry are concepts, which are used in a wide range of contexts, from the fundamental sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology to the arts, music and architecture [1]. We shall start with an introductory outline of how symmetries can be applied to the understanding of the time scales in fundamental kinetic primary processes. ... Read more about "The Quantum Dynamics of Chiral and Achiral Molecules: From High Resolution Spectroscopy Towards Fundamental Symmetries and Asymmetries"
29SEP
Thumbnail
By Christopher HENNESSY (London Business School)
29SEP
Thumbnail
  12:00-13:30 EPFL, ODY 4.03, VIP Room

"Regional Alignment and Performance" Abstract Recent studies observe the increasing within country divergence in regional performance. This paper develops the concept of regional alignment to suggest that synergistic relations between scientific expertise, technological specialization and industry composition of regions affect local firms’ productivity. Using a spatial econometrics framework, we test the convergence process across 93 ... Read more about "Seminar by Prof. Ludovic Di Biaggio, SKEMA Business School"

Exhibitions

27APR
02OCT
Thumbnail
  12:00-13:00 Rolex Learning Center - Grand patio extérieur

Trois chaises à bascule musicales, de taille plus grande que la normale, sont installées par l'artiste suisse Camille Scherrer au centre du grand patio est du Rolex Learning Center de l'EPFL. Cette installation artistique, nommée Rocking chair, propose aux étudiants et aux passants de se reposer en se basculant. Le balancement de chaque chaise provoque ... Read more about "Rocking chair - artistic installation by Camille Scherrer"
By Camille Scherrer, artiste
29JUN
24SEP
Thumbnail
  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab - pavillon Art/Science

EPFL ArtLab dedicates its second temporary exhibition to the work of !Mediengruppe Bitnik, whose acidic yet playful take on our digital everyday will occupy ArtLab’s central exhibition space all summer long. Building on a project which the Zurich-via-Berlin duo Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo initially developed for Kunsthaus Langenthal, Come Chat With Me follows up ... Read more about "ArtLab Summer exhibition - Come Chat With Me"
By !Mediengruppe Bitnik
01SEP
01JAN
Thumbnail
  09:00-09:00 Rolex Learning Center

This exhibition focuses on artisancraft techniques still in use today. You will discover through this display some remarkable bindingworks, stemming from the EPFL library of ancient and precious collections. Book binding aims to guarantee its conservation. The Art of book binding consists in assembling the pages of any documents using various techniques into a hard ... Read more about "La Reliure à livres ouverts: exposition"
07SEP
09NOV
Thumbnail
  ELA 010

L'Association ASTIE a pour but de promouvoir les activités socio-culturelles au sein de la Faculté STI de l'EPFL. En particulier, ASTIE organise des expositions de peintures/photographies dans les locaux de la cafétéria EL. Read more about "tous les visages, le visage - Francesco Zanone"
By Francesco Zanone
23SEP
31DEC
Thumbnail
  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine
23SEP
Thumbnail
  14:00-23:59 Campus EPFL

Shows, animations and performances take place on the EPFL campus during the Museum Night of Lausanne : exhibitions between art and science in the ArtLab, performance and outside artistic installation, architecture exhibitions, showing of old computers… Exhibitions and animations places on campus: ARTLAB BUILDING COSANDEY SQUARE ROLEX LEARNING CENTER - Outdoor patio ARCHIZOOM - SG ... Read more about "Museum Night of Lausanne at EPFL"
By Geneviève Favre Petroff, ArtLab, Archizoom, Musée Bolo
25SEP
25NOV
Thumbnail
  Archizoom

Créer une exposition d’art dans le campus de l’EPFL signifie inventer une façon nouvelle d’examiner, interpréter et aussi produire de l’art. Car ce campus est parcouru par des énergies créatives et scientifiques qui s’articulent en plusieurs disciplines, qui vont de l’architecture à l’ingénierie civile, de la chimique des matériaux à la physique. Archizoom invite pour ... Read more about "Graue Energie - Karsten Födinger"

Thesis defenses

25SEP
By Ana Petkovska
27SEP
  17:30 SG 294.22

Directeurs de thèse : Prof. D. Dietz - Dr E. Cogato Lanza Programme doctoral en Architecture et sciences de la ville Thèse n° 7729 Read more about "The City of Extended Emotions"
By Darío NEGUERUELA DEL CASTILLO
28SEP
  17:30 BC 410

Thesis director: Prof. V. Kuncak Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis Nr. 7956 Read more about "Interactive Programming by Example"
By Mikaël MAYER
29SEP
By Silvia COCCOLO
29SEP
  16:00 INM 200

Thesis director: Prof. R. Guerraoui Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis Nr. 7993 Read more about "Universally Scalable Concurrent Data Structures"
By Tudor Alexandru DAVID
29SEP
By Adrian Claudiu VALCULESCU
29SEP
By Nuri Murat ARAR
29SEP
  17:00 BC 02

Thesis director: Dr Pearl Pu Faltings Doctoral program in Computer and Communication Sciences Thesis 7973 Read more about "Recommender Systems for Healthy Behavior Change"
By Onur Yürüten
29SEP
By Francesca AMADUZZI
29SEP
By Marco GRISI
29SEP
  17:15 SG 294.22

Thesis directors: Prof. A. Nussbaumer - Dr C. Louter Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program Thesis Nr. 7895 Read more about "Post-tensioned glass beams"
By Jagoda CUPAC
29SEP
  18:00 ELA 2

Thesis director: Prof. M. Kayal Microsystems and Microelectronics doctoral program Thesis Nr. 7761 Read more about "Electronic solutions for power system emulation"
By Guillaume Olivier LANZ

Movies

28SEP
Thumbnail
  18:00-21:00 SV 1717

Would you like to hear about real career paths of entrepreneurs and learn from their experiences? Innovation Forum Lausanne and Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS are happy to announce a screening of "She Started It", a documentary film that follows two trailblazing young female entrepreneurs through their start-up journeys. Everyone interested in entrepreneurship is encouraged ... Read more about "She Started It: Film Screening - Panel discussion and Apéro"
By Lisa Chuma | CEO + Founder, Women's Expo Switzerland
Andrea Pfeifer ...

Celebrations

25SEP
Thumbnail
  EPFL Rolex Learning Center, Forum Rolex

Laureate: Prof. Mary O’Kane, O’Kane Associates (Australia) A computer engineer and pioneer in the field of automatic speech recognition, a former Dean of the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering at the University of Canberra and former vice-chancellor at the University of Adelaide, Mary O’Kane works today as Chief Scientist & Engineer of New South ... Read more about "Erna Hamburger Prize - September 25th, 2017"

Management Board meetings

Miscellaneous

24AUG
24SEP
Thumbnail
 

Rails Girls est une association à but non lucratif qui organise des journées d’initiation à la programmation pour les femmes. L’idée de ces événements est de donner aux femmes (largement sous-représentées dans les domaines professionnels liés à la programmation) des outils et un cadre communautaire afin qu’elles puissent donner vie à leurs idées et mener ... Read more about "Rails Girls Genève 2017 - Date limite d'inscription: 24 septembre"
28AUG
30NOV
Thumbnail
 

From August 28, stations on the EPFL-UNIL campus will be closed in order to conduct the necessary renovation work of the Lausanne/Morges network. As of this date, passes for EPFL students and staff members will not be valid on the whole Lausanne/Morges network. The bike-sharing network will reopen on November 30. More information here. Read more about "PubliBike network at EPFL: renewal"
12SEP
29DEC
Thumbnail
 

In order to reduce the production of waste linked to takeaway meals, the food trucks will no longer provide disposable dishes. You can choose either to bring your own container or use the solution offered by EPFL: the reBOX, which will also be available in most restaurants for your takeaway meals. How does it work? ... Read more about "EPFL is switching to reusable dishes!"
18SEP
15OCT
Thumbnail
  08:00-23:59

The 2017 ACCES Visualization Contest is now open. Organized this semester by ACCES, the platform for Application-Centered Computational Engineering Science, this visualization contest is open to all the students and postdocs at EPFL, alone or in groups up to four people and is part a broader effort at EPFL to embed Computational Thinking into the ... Read more about "2017 ACCES Visualization Contest"
26SEP
  15:30-18:00 BC420

The Doctoral School and the Study Programs Promotion Department are delighted to invite all newly enrolled PhD students for this gathering in order to meet and talk about the different services available to them on the campus. At 3:30 pm, we will meet in room BC 420. Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President for Education, will open ... Read more about "PhD Welcome Event 2017"
29SEP
Thumbnail
  09:00-17:00 salle BI A2 468

This workshop puts participants to practice lecturing by presenting 5 minutes of their teaching. Advice and feedback is given based to develop scientific communication skills appropriate for teaching Read more about "Effective Lecturing"
By Ingrid Le Duc

Academic Calendar

Internal trainings

21SEP
26SEP
Thumbnail
  09:00-17:00 PA C 88

For most of us self-marketing is a difficult thing to do. While realizing how important it is in order to become visible to others and to be taken seriously by them, many of us have reservations against self-selling or are not clear about how to do it in a coherent way. The goal of this ... Read more about "Training "Self-Marketing skills - indispensable to boost your career""
By Dr. Monika Clausen
25SEP
26SEP
Thumbnail
  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Quand vous devez réaliser une présentation et que vous avez tellement de choses à partager, est-ce que bricoler quelques pages dans PowerPoint suffira ? Découvrez quels moyens de communication utiliser pour interpeler vos participants et leur présenter vos idées de manière pertinente et mémorable. Read more about "Formation "Concevoir des présentations efficaces""
By Alexandre Krstic
25SEP
Thumbnail
  18:00-19:15 Rolex Learning Center

EPFL Library is pleased to invite you to the: "Open Science Evening Talks" - From September 25th to September 28th at 6pm - Registration (for logistical reasons). This free event will take place in the Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL Campus (Rolex Learning Center). Following the programme of the Open Science Summer School, each ... Read more about "Open Science Evening Talks 2017: free event"
By Isabelle Kratz: Isabelle Kratz has been Library Director at the ...
26SEP
Thumbnail
 

Votre laboratoire participe à un projet européen H2020 (nouveau programme cadre de recherche européen) et une de vos missions sera d'en assurer une gestion administrative, financière et RH efficace. Pour cela, il est important de prendre le temps de vous familiariser avec la structure de ces projets et certaines règles de gestion qui leurs sont ... Read more about "[GESTION DE PROJETS H2020 I FORMATION]"
By Research Office
26SEP
Thumbnail
  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Votre laboratoire participe à un projet européen H2020 (nouveau programme cadre de recherche européen) et une de vos missions sera d’en assurer une gestion administrative, financière et RH efficace. Pour cela, il est important de prendre le temps de vous familiariser avec la structure de ces projets et certaines règles de gestion qui leurs sont ... Read more about "Programme cadre européen H2020"
26SEP
Thumbnail
  10:00-12:00 MA B0 424

L’infocentre est l’outil de reporting du Service financier et des Ressources Humaines. Intégré au portail web SESAME, il permet d’assurer la bonne gestion des finances et du personnel d’une unité. Lors de cette formation, vous découvrirez infocentre RH sous tous ces angles. Programme : Portail SESAME, les pages web dédiées avec l'aide à disposition, Notions ... Read more about "Formation SESAME INFOCENTRE RH"
By Michel de Graffenried
26SEP
Thumbnail
  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet
26SEP
Thumbnail
  13:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs Devoir préparer une leçon d’épreuve est le signal que votre dossier de candidature a passé les premières phases de sélection et que votre profil a émergé par rapport à l’ensemble des dossiers. La commission de nomination souhaite vous voir à l’oeuvre et s’entretenir avec vous pour attester de votre adéquation avec le ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Se préparer à la leçon d’épreuve"
By Dre Mallory Schaub, responsable du Secteur formation et évaluation, UniGE
26SEP
Thumbnail
  18:00-19:15 Rolex Learning Center

EPFL Library is pleased to invite you to the: "Open Science Evening Talks" - From September 25th to September 28th at 6pm - Registration (for logistical reasons). This free event will take place in the Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL Campus (Rolex Learning Center). Following the programme of the Open Science Summer School, each ... Read more about "Open Science evening talks 2017: free event"
By Jessica Polka: PhD is a visiting scholar at the Whitehead ...
27SEP
Thumbnail
  18:00-19:15 Rolex Learning Center

EPFL Library is pleased to invite you to the: "Open Science Evening Talks" - From September 25th to September 28th at 6pm - Registration (for logistical reasons). This free event will take place in the Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL Campus (Rolex Learning Center). Following the programme of the Open Science Summer School, each ... Read more about "Open Science Evening Talks 2017: free event"
By Marta Teperek : Dr Marta Teperek did a PhD in molecular ...
28SEP
Thumbnail
  18:00-19:15 Rolex Learning Center

EPFL Library is pleased to invite you to the: "Open Science Evening Talks" - From September 25th to September 28th at 6pm - Registration (for logistical reasons). This free event will take place in the Rolex Learning Center at the EPFL Campus (Rolex Learning Center). Following the programme of the Open Science Summer School, each ... Read more about "Open Science Evening Talks 2017: free event"
By Victoria Stodden is an associate professor at the Graduate School ...

Call for proposal

26SEP
Thumbnail
 

Excellent Science - Horizon 2020 Please find below a list of H2020 Future and Emerging Technologies calls with a deadline on the 26th of September 2017: FETHPC-02-2017 High Performance Computing: Transition to Exascale Computing FETHPC-03-2017 High Performance Computing: Exascale HPC ecosystem development For more information on the H2020 expected calls, please have a look at ... Read more about "[H2020 FUTURE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
27SEP
Thumbnail
 

Aim: The ultimate aim of the Michael J. Fox Foundation is to “eliminate Parkinson’s disease in our lifetime”. Their funding strategy strongly emphasizes translational and clinical research, and to this end, they offer support in three broad categories: Target advancement: Novel or established PD-relevant targets Therapeutic development: Pre-clinical and clinical avenues Improved biomarkers and outcome ... Read more about "[ MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION | RESEARCH FUNDING ]"
27SEP
Thumbnail
 

Topic description: FET projects often generate new and sometimes unexpected opportunities for commercial or societal application. This topic aims at funding further innovation related work (i.e. activities which were not scheduled to be funded by the original project) to verify and substantiate the innovation potential of ideas arising from FET funded projects and to support ... Read more about "[FET-OPEN AND FET INNOVATION LAUNCHPAD]"