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 ...

Cultural events

25OCT
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  18:30-21:30 ART CO100

Exploratory and experimental, the trio's repertoire covers an open territory between standards, improvisation and original compositions. Read more about "UNIT Jazz Trio"
By Martin Rohrmeier, piano
Daniel Harasim, contrabass
Matthew Skjonsberg, batterie
31OCT
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  19:15-21:00 CM 1 3

Les étoiles montantes de l'Impro Academy affrontent leurs ainés du PIP ! Un spectacle où de nouveau talents brilleront et où la complicité sera de mise pour enflammer l'auditoire. Une occasion à ne pas manquer pour venir découvrir la relève du campus. Lieu : Auditoire CM3 - EPFL Heure: 19h15 Prix: Entrée libre et gratuite, ... Read more about "OPEN: PIP - Impro Academy 10"

Exhibitions

30AUG
25OCT
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  Rolex Learning Center

Connected devices, geolocation, trackers, browsing history, social networks... The report is without call: you are permanently tracked by your connected devices. And the digital data you leave behind is used and sold by data brokers. Want to regain control over your personal data? EPFL Library offers you a Data Detox cure. Read more about "Data Detox: regain control of your personal data"
06SEP
28OCT
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  Atelier Grandi, Corseaux/Vevey

Sur la colline de Corseaux, parmi de nombreuses habitations familiales se démarque la maison atelier ayant appartenu au peintre vaudois d’origine piémontaise Italo De Grandi. C’est un emblème remarquable de l’architecture moderne, notamment du style international, sur la Riviera lémanique. Réalisée en 1939 par l’architecte Alberto Sartoris, lui aussi d’origine piémontaise, la maison d’Italo De ... Read more about "Habiter la Modernité"
18SEP
02NOV
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  The Project Room

Francfort, Vienne et Stockholm : trois villes européennes qui ont eu un rôle fondamental dans les politiques d’habitation mises en place durant l’entre-deux-guerres. C’est dans ce contexte historique que se sont focalisés les recherches et l’enseignement du Laboratoire de Construction et Conservation à l’EPFL. Read more about "HOUSING"
22SEP
08DEC
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  Espace Archizoom

Lorsque le projet d’architecture est construit, la maquette qui le fonde disparaît. Cette magique réduction d’échelle permet de contrôler le monde et donner forme aux idées. Read more about "Isle of Models"
01OCT
02NOV
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  Archizoom

The BestOf presents a selection of student projects representative of the vast reflection produced annually in the design studios at EPFL. The architectural design project is a practical as well as intellectual exercise that is based on concrete experience while simultaneously inspiring unhampered and personal analysis. This book and exhibition want to share some significant ... Read more about "BestOf Architectural Design EPFL"
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"

Thesis defenses

02NOV
  16:15 WSL-SLF - Flüelastrasse 11, CH-7260 Davos Dorf

Thesis Directors: Prof. M. Lehning - Dr C. Fierz Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program Thesis Nr. 8628 Read more about "Wind-packing of snow: How do wind crusts form?"
By Christian Gabriel SOMMER

Miscellaneous

25SEP
18DEC
  18:30-21:00 PO 094.0

MoveOn, a commission of Agepoly, offer free disco-fox lessons. Disco-fox is a couple dance that is performed on current music, on what you can hear on the radio for example. The lessons take place in the Polydôme at EPFL on Tuesdays. 18h30 : Hustle (4-count disco-fox, recommended for complete beginners) 19h45 : Disco-fox, with choreography ... Read more about "MoveOn - Free dance lessons"
By Mike Bardet, Eva Lorendeaux
20OCT
21OCT
  02:00-02:00 CO 5

If you are an EPFL student (undergraduate, graduate or PhD student) please consider joining us for the famous (could I say epic?) 12th edition of IEEEXtreme international online programming competition to be held at EPFL starting on 20th of October 2018 at 2 am for 24 hours non-stop in room CO5! More details can be ... Read more about "IEEEXtreme 12.0 (24h non-stop programming competition)"
24OCT
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  18:00-19:30 QIJ 0 116

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! Axa Technology Advanced Engineering Lab; Bühler; Cisco; maxon motor; Rollomatic; Siemens Healthineers; Sonceboz; Valtronic To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from February or July 2019 - you ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"

Internal trainings

25OCT
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  13:00-17:00 MXF 014

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on Oct. 25th, 2018 - Room MXF 014, at 13H00CADFEM organizes at EPFL this free workshop to let you dive into simulation as a research tool. Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation ... Read more about "Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS"
02NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description De quoi se compose un budget : quelles sont les dépenses et revenus d’un budget de recherche ? A quel organisme demandons-nous ce financement ? Quelle est son influence sur la nature des sommes qu’on peut demander ? Comment construire ce budget : quels paramètres devons-nous prendre en compte afin d’évaluer correctement les sommes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Budgets de recherche"
By Dr Luc Gauthier, sociologue, Grants Office Manager, Université de Neuchâtel
02NOV
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  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

Call for proposal

04SEP
15NOV
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CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "CODEV Seed Money call for projects"