Conferences - Seminars

06FEB
04DEC
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  11:00-13:00 EPFL Fribourg

The smart living lunches take place every first Tuesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm at the smart living lab in Fribourg. Two researchers present during 20 minutes their work related to the smart living lab's research fields that can range from construction technologies, to material sciences and renewable energy production systems, ... Read more about "smart living lunches"
17NOV
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  14:00-17:00 Octanis Microverse

This is a hands-on workshop teaching you everything you need to know to perform professional PCB assembly. We will cover: - Tools and material needed. - Applying solder paste - Manual placement of components - Automatic pick and place machine - Reflow soldering - PCB rework and debugging. Optional: Bring your own PCB, components and ... Read more about "PCB assembly workshop (SMT reflow technique)"
19NOV
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  10:00-11:30 BC 333

How do users of online platforms behave while fulfilling specific tasks?What are the factors that have a strong impact on a user’s performance?Is it possible to engage individuals through gamification and incentivize them to achieve better performance? In this talk, I will discuss how to model individual behaviors and groups in gamified techno-social environments, to ... Read more about "Mining Human Behaviors and Performance in Online Platforms"
By Anna Sapienza
19NOV
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  12:15-13:15 SG 1

Rencontre exceptionnelle avec Alain Passard, chef étoilé, récemment élu «meilleur chef du monde» par ses pairs. Alain Passard a été le premier chef à passer dès 2001 d’une cuisine animale à une cuisine « légumière ». Cet artiste des feuilles, des racines et des tiges, place le légume au cœur de l’assiette et fait redécouvrir ... Read more about "Rencontre exceptionnelle avec le chef étoilé Alain Passard"
19NOV
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  18:00 Archizoom, auditoire SG

COMPLET - entrée possible uniquement sur inscription Les premières œuvres de Mario Botta sont des maisons d’habitation privées aux formes géométriques puissantes qui proposent un nouveau langage en continuité avec l’histoire. Son lyrisme, loin de l’extrême abstraction moderniste, cherche à nourrir une mémoire historique, faisant revenir l’architecture contemporaine à ses racines. Alberto Sartoris par exemple ... Read more about "Conférence de Mario Botta"
By Mario Botta, architecte
20NOV
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  12:00-13:00 SG 294.22

Construction impacts upon our planet at a momentous rate, consuming vast resources in terms of surface area, material and energy and also in terms of the biophysical environment. In this context two questions arise: [i] can architecture be in the service of the bio-physical environment; and, by extension, [ii] can architecture principally be conceived of ... Read more about "Embedded Architectures and Information-based Design"
20NOV
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: CRUSH2LIFE: not quite blood from a stone, but close. The production of H2 and CH4 by crushing sediment from Subglacial Lake Whillans. CRUSH2LIFE aims to make a fundamental advance in our understanding of how some of the thermomechanical energy expended during glacial erosion is transferred into compounds that underpin the existence of microbial communities ... Read more about "EESS talk on "CRUSH2LIFE""
By Dr Martyn Tranter, Professor of Polar Biogeochemistry, Bristol Glaciology Centre ...
20NOV
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  19:00-20:00 MED 3 2215

The Mediterranean monk seal is, according the marine biologists, the marine mammal closest to extinction in the world. Still according to scientists, there are about 500-1000 individuals left in the Mediterranean sea. One of the problems biologists are facing is their difficulty to approach and study these animals, as the Med monk seals have adapted ... Read more about "Installing autonomous seal cameras in the Mediterranean Sea"
By Julien Pfyffer, Andy Guinand (http://octopusfoundation.org/)
21NOV
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

21 November: Why Theories of Aesthetics matter in the Digital Humanities The DH Section is launching a new DH Seminar starting in October 2018. This seminar will cover fundamental concepts in Digital Humanities that call for cross-disciplinary reflections and in-depth discussion, led by the EPFL DH faculty. It aims at bringing the participants a richer ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Martin Rohrmeier
22NOV
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  12:00-13:30 GR A3 32

Professor Ayres will talk about an application of the theory of wealth discussed previously by Ayres and Martinas (see e.g. Ayres & Martinas 1996). His objective is to explain the “boom-bust” behavior of the economic system in a way that might be useful in the future for forecasting and policy purposes. He demonstrate a growth ... Read more about "Economic cycles, wealth accumulation and energy use by Prof. Robert U. Ayres"
By We are very pleased to welcome Robert U. Ayres at ...
23NOV
  10:30 CE 1 104

Abstract This talk addresses some key decisional issues that are necessary for a cognitive robot which shares space and tasks with a human. We adopt a constructive approach based on the identification and effective implementation of individual and collaborative skills. The system is comprehensive since it aims at dealing with a complete set of abilities ... Read more about "On Decisional Abilities for a Cognitive and Interactive Robot"
By Dr. Rachid Alami
 
26NOV
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  18:00 Archizoom, auditoire SG

Projection du documentaire sur Jane Jacobs suivie d'un débat avec Paola Viganò, professeur EPFL et Igor Andersen, urbaniste à Urbaplan. Organisée en partenariat avec la Fondation CUB - Ecrans Urbains. Read more about "Jane Jacobs - Battle for the City"
By Paola Viganò, professeur EPFL Igor Andersen, urbaniste à Urbaplan
27NOV
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Anthropogenically enhanced melting of snow and ice in polar regions and the associated sea level rise are controlled by changes in albedo. On land and on the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS) in particular, such changes are primarily a consequence of increased delivery of light absorbing impurities (LAI) as they accelerate melting. So far only ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The Great Melting: How Small Living Things Affect Global Processes""
By Dr Liane Benning, professor in Interface Geochemistry, Free University Berlin ...
27NOV
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  19:15-20:15 MED 3 2215

It all started with the idea for a Christmas present and the desire to make long distance communication more personal again. What came out of it is Fujibox, a small cube, which can receive messages but from one unique sender. In this presentation, Guillaume will give us an overview over the the Fujibox project, from ... Read more about "Fujibox - Idea to Prototype to XGrant"
By Guillaume Thivolet
28NOV
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  09:00-18:00

Do you work at ENAC? Would you like to come up with impactful innovations solving real-life challenges? If so, subscribe here before 20.11.18 to InnoSeed ENAC’s 1-day hands-on crash course on DESIGN THINKING! You will learn the tools and methods by tackling a real-life challenge with the other participants. It will happen on Wedneday November ... Read more about "Design Thinking hands-on crash course"
28NOV
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  14:00-15:00 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
28NOV
  16:00 AI 1153

Most scientists are too busy doing research to think much about the language they actually use in their work. However, accompanying the rise of modern science since the 17th century has been an increasingly specialized use of language, with its own vocabulary, grammar, and structural organization. While this provides for clear and direct communication of ... Read more about "The Language of Science"
By Jeremy Garwood, Science and Society unit, University of Strasbourg, France
29NOV
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

Conférence en français Résumé Design et humanités numériques En étudiant des opérations et des systèmes techniques potentiellement ouverts à la recherche, cet essai interroge le rapport du design aux « humanités numériques » (digital humanities) qui se développent, dans le contexte francophone, depuis le milieu des années 2000. En quoi les environnements numériques contemporains actualisent-ils ... Read more about "DH Distinguished Lecture Series - Design et humanités numériques"
By Anthony Masure
Maître de conférences en design à l’université ...
29NOV
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  15:00-16:00 BC 01

The Structural Xploration Lab invites Benjamin Poignon, from baubüro in situ, Zürich, to present the recent design of the Kopfbau Halle 118. The talk is part of AR-497 Building Design in the Circular Economy. The Kopfbau Halle 118 is the last improvement planned in Lagerplatz, a former industrial area in Winterthur (CH). Stiftung Abendrot, owner ... Read more about "Halle 118 - Architecture of Reuse"
By Benjamin Poignon, baubüro in situ, Zürich.
30NOV
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Limited data on strong earthquakes and their effects on structures poses one of the main challenges of making reliable risk assessments of tall buildings. For instance, while the collapse safety of tall buildings is likely controlled by large magnitude earthquakes with long durations and high low-frequency content, there are few available recorded ground motions to ... Read more about "Utilization of physics-based simulated earthquake ground motions for performance assessment of tall buildings – validation, collapse safety, and machine learning tools for regional risk evaluation"
By Dr. Nenad Bijelić, postdoctoral scholar at the Unit of Applied ...
05DEC
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  11:00 GC B3 30

Traffic events (vehicle accidents, road closures, demand peaks, etc.) happen on a daily basis on road networks. Most typical effects are related to local capacity reductions, or global flow increases, which may both cause oversaturation, congestion and then delays. Forecasting how events affect the traffic pattern is of particular importance, since proper monitoring (to assess ... Read more about "Non-Equilibrium Dynamic Traffic Assignment - rerouting due to unexpected events."
By RAFAL KUCHARSKI Rafal did his PhD in real-time Dynamic Traffic ...
05DEC
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

5 December: Problems with Data: Assumptions, Biases, and More The DH Section is launching a new DH Seminar starting in October 2018. This seminar will cover fundamental concepts in Digital Humanities that call for cross-disciplinary reflections and in-depth discussion, led by the EPFL DH faculty. It aims at bringing the participants a richer understanding of ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Daniel Gatica-Perez
05DEC
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

The quest for life beyond Earth has a profound impact on all people and civilisations, irrespective of their cultures or beliefs. For millennia, human beings have wondered “are we alone?”. The onset of exoplanet discoveries, which started 20 years ago, inspires hope that this question may be eventually answered. In this talk I will describe ... Read more about "The quest for habitable worlds and a look back at Earth"
By Brice-Olivier Demory
07DEC
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

The worldwide-known historic city of Venice continues to preserve a rather precarious equilibrium with the surrounding lagoon, although the margin of security is being eroded at an ever increasing rate. The rate of environmental deterioration is being accelerated by the increasing frequency of the flooding of the historic city – referred as to ‘acqua alta’ ... Read more about "Relevance of Geotechnical Engineering for the Conservation of the Historic City of Venice"
By Prof. Paolo Simonini, Department ICEA, University of Padova, Italy
11DEC
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  12:15 SV 1717

Condensation of DNA molecules results in the formation of chromosomes. In bacteria, the chromosome is a folded structure called nucleoid. The objectives of our laboratory are to reveal the principles of chromosome organization, characterize the molecular mechanisms involved, and analyze the coordination of chromosome segregation with progression of the cell cycle in different bacterial models. ... Read more about "Functional interplay between chromatin organizers and condensins for the control of chromosome conformation and segregation in bacteria"
By Frédéric Boccard, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, CNRS ...
11DEC
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Buildings represent habitats for various airborne pollutants that have direct or indirect effects on the quality of our living spaces, health, and well-being. As we spend most of our time in buildings, understanding sources and composition of indoor air pollutants is fundamental for interpreting the health risks and for developing improved building control measures ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The Pig-Pen Effect: Immersed in a Cloud of Particles and Bioaerosols""
By Dr Dusan Licina, tenure track assistant professor, Smart Living Lab ...
26FEB
27FEB
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  09:00-05:00 Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku, Osaka, Japan, 559-0034

Conference Series llc Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend the Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 going to be held on February 26-27, 2019 Osaka, Japan. Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 directs towards the main issues as well as future strategies of Pregnancy and women health. This is going to be the largest and most promising ... Read more about "Global Annual Midwifery Congress"
26FEB
By Dr Julia Steinberger, Associate professor in Ecological Economics, University of ...
19MAR
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
09APR
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"
By Roland Tormey
14MAY
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

Explore ways to design lab experiments that help students develop a scientific approach which is transferable to real world complexity. Read more about "Leveraging Labs for Learning"
By Siara Isaac & Cécile Hardebolle