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"
20FEB
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  16:30-18:15 SV 1717

Frank Dobbin is a professor of Sociology at Harvard. He is chair of the Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program and coordinator (Harvard) for the MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar. Frank Dobbin has long standing experience in analysing the impact of institutional strategies and actions to promote gender and diversity and is currently completing research on major diversity ... Read more about "CONFERENCE & ROUND TABLE: Which Diversity Initiatives Work? Thirty Years of Evidence from U.S. Employers"
By Prof. Frank Dobbin Round table with:
Prof. Franciska Krings, Professor ...
20FEB
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  17:00-18:30 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
21FEB
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  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract We provide a bare–bones framework that uncovers the circumstances which lead either to the emergence of equally-spaced and equally-sized central places or to a hierarchy of central places. We show how these patterns reflect the preferences of agents and the efficiency of transportation and communication technologies. With one population of homogeneous individuals, the economy ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: About the Origin of Cities"
By Prof. André de Palma, ENS Cachan - University Paris-Saclay
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
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: The challenge of achieving universal human development and climate change mitigation requires careful consideration of (1) the definition of a “good”, happy or decent life; (2) analytic clarity in conceptualising the consumption requirements of well-being; (3) the context surrounding intra- and inter-national inequality, and the political dynamics and social processes that could enable the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Well-being and climate change mitigation: the Living Well Within Limits approach""
By Dr Julia K. Steinberger, Professor of Social Ecologiy and Ecological ...
27FEB
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
27FEB
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  18:15-19:15 BC 420

Mars’ ice caps hold the secret to the planet's climate, hydrological processes and is a likely place to contain traces of life, should they exist. A crewed mission to the surface of Mars, with the objective of drilling into the Northern ice cap and analysing the samples in-situ would therefore advance our knowledge of the ... Read more about "Systems Engineering and Design of a Mars Polar Life Research Base"
By Anne-Marlene Rüede
01MAR
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract Liquefaction is one of the most spectacular phenomena of soil behaviour during which granular soil changes its properties from solid to liquid-like type. Due to its disastrous character, it has been a subject of investigations carried out by various researchers from many countries over many years. Although the basic factors governing the liquefaction phenomenon ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Liquefaction of fully and nearly saturated granular soils, experimental investigations and theoretical approach"
By Prof. Waldemar Świdziński, Director of the Institute of Hydro-Engineering, Polish ...
05MAR
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: This talk explores the impacts of invasive quagga mussels in Lake Michigan (USA), and highlights the importance of understanding turbulent mixing in quantifying their effect on aquatic ecosystems. The quagga mussel (dreissena bugensis), native to the Dneiper River in Ukraine, first arrived in the Laurentian Great Lakes in 1989, most likely arriving as a ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Invasion of the Killer Quaggas: Coming to a Lake Near You?""
By Dr Cary D. Troy, Associate professor, Hydraulic and Hydrologic Engineering ...
06MAR
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  18:00-19:30 CO 2

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from July to September 2019 - you will be able to discover at a glance a choice of internships in 180 ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"
07MAR
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
07MAR
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  13:00-17:00 Room CM1 103

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation tools in multiple physics. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction to ANSYS Multiphysics Structural ... Read more about "Ansys EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00"
By CADFEM Academics Switzerland
08MAR
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

The presentation will cover the ongoing research of the STIMTEC underground experiment designed to investigate the permeability enhancement associated with hydrofracturing and activation of shearing as for example targeted in deep geothermal projects. We combine periodic pumping tests, high resolution seismic monitoring, structural analysis and drilling into stimulated volumes in an effort to improve near-real-time ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: STIMTEC – stimulation experiments and their validation in the Reiche Zeche underground laboratory, Freiberg, Germany"
By Professor Jörg Renner, Professor for Experimental Geophysics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum
11MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Archizoom

This book for the first time illustrates the history and significance of rammed earth construction in Central Europe, particularly in Switzerland, using historical examples to investigate the potential of that building technique for contemporary construction. As such, it represents a pioneering comprehensive documentation that will contribute to safeguarding existing architectural monuments, while also providing the ... Read more about "Book Launch "Pisé. Rammed Earth – Tradition and Potential""
By Roger Boltshauser, Nadja Maillard, Cyril Veillon (editors)
Conférence de Jesús ...
12MAR
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  12:00-18:00 SG 094.11

EPFL organizes every year a Specialized Master’s Day to present these programs more specifically to interested students. In 2019 this day will be organized on Tuesday March 12th, in the SG Hall. After each presentation, a snack will be offered to the participants. Program: From 12:00 to 18:00, presentations and information booths will give you ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day 2019"
12MAR
  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: How much and how fast do biogeochemical signature respond to hydrological variations (and climate changes in general)? This question has lingered in catchment sciences for decades, with literature now boasting decades of concentration (C) and discharge (Q) data that record Earth system response to changing environmental conditions. Diverse explanations abound in literature explaining contrasting ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Catchments as hydro-biogeochemical reactors under changing climate conditions""
By Dr Li LI, Associate professor, Li Reactive Water Group, Dept ...
19MAR
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  11:00-13:00 smart living lab, Fribourg room

A presentation by Prof. Marilyne Andersen, Head of Laboratory of Integrated Performance in Design (LIPID) at EPFL and Academic Director of the smart living lab. This lecture will explore current research efforts aiming towards a deeper integration of performance considerations in the design process, notably as they relate to daylighting and indoor comfort, by creating ... Read more about "smart living lunch #2 | Daylightful indoors: taking the occupant’s perspective"
19MAR
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: Surface-associated assemblages of oxygenic microbial phototrophs (microalgae and cyanobacteria) in biofilms and photosymbioses are characterized by a high optical density and (sub-)mm-thick photic zones, wherein steep and dynamic gradients of light, temperature, pH, O2 and other chemical species modulate photosynthetic performance. While application of various microscale methods has given detailed insight to photosynthesis in ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Coral Biophotonics and Microscale Canopy Effects""
By Dr Michael Kühl, Professor, Microenvironmental Ecology, Dept. of Biology, University ...
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
26MAR
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  09:00-18:00

Registration information coming soon! PITCH YOU IMPACT TRAINING – We all make an impact – What’s yours? Whether your project contributes to elucidating fundamental scientific questions or aims to solve societal challenges, become aware of your impact and pitch it proudly! WHO IS IT FOR? ENAC PhD students, post-docs & scientific collaborators only. PURPOSE? Identify ... Read more about "Pitch Your Impact Training 2019 - By InnoSeed ENAC"
26MAR
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: The lampricides, 3-triflouromethyl-4-nitrophenol (TFM) and 5-chloro-N-(2-chloro-4-nitrophenyl)-2-hydrobenzamide (niclosamide) have been intentionally added to tributaries of the Great Lakes since the 1950’s to kill the invasive parasitic sea lamprey. In contrast to legacy contaminants and many chemicals of emerging concern, lampricides are directly added to the Great Lakes ecosystem. Despite their widespread and intentional use, the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Photochemical fate of lampricides in tributaries of the Great Lakes""
By Dr Christy Remucal, Associate professor, Aquatic Chemistry group, Civil & ...
03APR
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  13:00-18:30 Theatersaal National, Bern

Last year, the SNSF launched PRIMA, its new funding scheme for outstanding women researchers. PRIMA grantees benefit from a first-rate leadership programme, which we are launching at a special event in Bern. Don't miss the opportunity to hear a thought-provoking keynote speech by the renowned leadership expert Margaret J. Wheatley and participate in discussions on ... Read more about "Save the date: PRIMA Leadership Programme - Kick-off event"
By Keynote - Margaret J. Wheatley: The essential role played by women ...
05APR
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

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 "CESS Seminar: 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 ...
09APR
By Dr Athanasios Nenes, professor, LAPI (Laboratory of Atmospheric Processes and ...
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
16APR
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

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 ...
07MAY
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: Recently, many call for public participation to support environmental decision-making. Methods enabling structured and transparent decision-making when facing complex problems need to evolve. Environmental Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) is such a decision-making method. Urban wastewater management (UWM) is a good example of a complex decision that would benefit from citizens’ participation. The reason is ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Decision making: a serious game!""
By Dr Alice Aubert, SNSF Ambizione fellow in the Cluster of ...
09MAY
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  12:00-13:30 MED 2 1522

"Introduction" workshop In this course, you will get an introduction to the main concepts of Research Data Management to apply them to your specific situation. Learning outcomes: Know the stakes around Research Data Management Discover how a Data Management Plan (DMP) can help you be more efficient in your research Get an overview of good ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
By EPFL Library Research Data team
14MAY
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: Intensification of the global hydrological cycle has been linked with increased precipitation in mid latitudes and polar regions. Increased precipitation over Antarctica affects the ice sheet mass balance and its contribution to global sea level rise. At the same time, more precipitation over the Southern Ocean causes its freshening with important consequences for ecosystems ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Precipitation and atmospheric hydrological cycle in Antarctica and Southern Ocean""
By Dr Irina Gorodetskaya, Assistant researcher, CESAM, Universidade de Aveiro, Dept ...
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
28MAY
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  12:15-13:00 GR C0 01

Abstract: In arid regions throughout the world, freshwater system are at the confluence of drivers that include severely limited water supplies, rapid population growth and demographic shifts, transboundary competition for shared freshwater resources, climate change and variability, and institutional dysfunction. Our work focuses on Jordan, which is one of the water poorest countries in the ... Read more about "EESS talk on "Analysis of the Future of Freshwater Resources of Jordan: From Transboundary Competition to Climate Change""
By Dr Steven Gorelick, Professor, Stanford University, Dept. of Earth, Energy ...
04SEP
06SEP
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  SG 1138

Created to further energy efficiency and the use of renewables in the built environment, the international CISBAT conference offers a dynamic scientific exchange platform in fields ranging from nanostructured materials for renewable energy applications to urban energy systems. The conference bi-annually assembles two to three hundred scientists from universities and companies around the world at ... Read more about "CISBAT 2019 Conference "Climate Resilient Cities - Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era""