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"
22OCT
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  17:00-18:00 AAC 1 06

In the near future portions of the city will be operated and populated exclusively by robotics. The architect Iain Macdonald in this lecture gives an introduction to these Automated Spaces, some of which already exist. Drawing from his experience in designing data centers and urban logistics centers, Macdonald provides a vision of the architectural and ... Read more about "Lecture: Automated Spaces"
By Iain Macdonald MA BArch Dip Arch RIBA SIA MRTPI TD ...
22OCT
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  18:00 Project Room Archizoom, bâtiment SG

La conférence de Nadja Maillard explore les liens étroits qu’entretiennent la littérature et l’architecture ; elle les exemplifie à travers l’analyse de quelques romans modèles qui, telles des maquettes, opèrent comme des réductions d’un monde. De fait, dans un échange continu, à des degrés divers de connivence, écriture et architecture recourent lʼune à lʼautre pour ... Read more about "Building Stories"
By Nadja Maillard
23OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: The abundant occurrence of faults and failures in sensors for environmental process monitoring is frequently cited as a major challenge for process monitoring and control of environmental systems. Despite the wide recognition of this challenge, little is known about the cause-and-effect relationships between sensor wear-and-tear (e.g., salt deposition, fouling) and the appearance of fault ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Wear-and-tear of water quality sensors – Challenges and opportunities""
23OCT
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  15:00-19:00 SG 094.11

The Convention will be the peak event of the semester, offering labs and companies the possibility to explain to students the technologies they are using and developing. The event aims to give students first hand insights about current energy applications in research and industry and introducing them to the future they might expect in the ... Read more about "Energy Convention 2018"
24OCT
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

24 October: On the Concepts of Causal and Intentional Explanation 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 ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Markus Neuwirth
26OCT
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Emergency Service Systems (ESS), such as police, fire, and emergency medical services, have been modeled and studied since long ago. Hypercube queuing models have been proposed and applied to analyze such systems with users in queues and servers spatially distributed over a region. The work of our research group in this area has been oriented ... Read more about "Extensions of the hypercube queuing model to analyze emergency services systems inspired by practical applications"
By Dr. Ana Paula Iannoni, Ecole Centrale Paris
29OCT
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  14:15-15:30 AAC 0 20

Talk by Nicolas Bassand as part of the Architectural Design Studio "Rhodanie urbaine" Read more about "Étendues et proximités"
By Nicolas Bassand
30OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Landscapes are characterized by preferential flow and pervasive heterogeneity on all scales. They therefore store and transmit water and solutes over a wide spectrum of time scales, with important implications for contaminant transport, weathering rates, and stream chemistry. Catchment transit time distributions are nonstationary, reflecting fluctuations in precipitation forcing, heterogeneity in catchments themselves, and ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Catchment storage, chemical dynamics, and hydrological response, on timescales from minutes to months""
By Dr James W. Kirchner, Professor of Physics of Environmental Systems ...
05NOV
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  18:30 Project Room Archizoom, bâtiment SG

Awarded by the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, the Swiss Pavilion Svizzera 240: House Tour exhibition refers to the standard height of housing in Switzerland and to the anonymity of contemporary interiors. Interiors are created at different scales and interconnected, in a labyrinthine sequence of perspectives. At first, everything seems familiar when entering the ... Read more about "Svizzera 240: House Tour"
By Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor & Matthew van der Ploeg, architects ...
07NOV
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  13:00-15:00 INF 119

7 November: Sciences and Technologies Studies: From Case Studies to Commensurable Data. Extending “The Topofil of Boa Vista” (B. Latour) 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 ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Dominique Boullier
12NOV
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  09:00-13:00 BC 420

Scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research addressing world development challenges The Science Slam 2018 is organised by CODEV within the framework of the Seed Money Programme, which seeks to encourage scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research at EPFL by providing Seed Money grants through an annual call for projects. Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, President of the Foundation of ... Read more about "Seed Money SCIENCE SLAM 2018"
12NOV
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  14:15-15:30 AAC 0 20

Talk by Maxime Monnier as part of the Architectural Design Studio "Rhodanie urbaine" Read more about "Lectures du paysage"
By Maxime Monnier
13NOV
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  09:00-12:30 co 120

Exercise sessions provide students with an opportunity to apply the things they have learned in lectures, to deepen their understanding, to clarify problems and to monitor their own learning. What are the features of exercise sessions that best help student to learn? How can exercises be adapted to help students deepen their understanding? What approaches ... Read more about "Effective exercise sessions"
By Roland Tormey
13NOV
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA) is a powerful method to track the fate of contaminants in the aquatic systems, so far mainly applied to legacy contaminants, such as chlorinated and petroleum hydrocarbons. There is growing interest to apply the method also to polar organic micropollutants, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and consumer care products, which are ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Unravelling the environmental fate of organic micropollutants using stable isotope methods""
By Dr Daniel Hunkeler, Professor of Hydrogeology, Director of CHYN (Centre ...
15NOV
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, SG

The topic of the Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018 is "Inter- and Transdisciplinarity in a Digital World". With this day, we want to explore and reflect experiences and visions on how digitalisation can be devised for inter- and transdisciplinary research and education in a meaningful way. More information and registration Read more about "Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018"
19NOV
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  18:00 Archizoom, auditoire SG

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 a commenté la Maison ronde à Stabio ... Read more about "Conférence de Mario Botta"
By Mario Botta, architecte

Exhibitions

25OCT
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  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public. Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex ... Read more about "Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age"