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"
25MAY
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  12:15-13:15 GC B3 30

abstract : This presentation will introduce structural steel seismic force resisting systems that have been proposed to enhance the response of structures to earthquakes. The focus will be on braced frames used for building structures. The eccentrically braced frame system with replaceable ductile links will be introduced as an example where a minor modification can ... Read more about "Cost-effective Steel Seismic Force Resisting Systems for Enhanced Response to Earthquakes"
By Prof. Dr Robert Tremblay, Département des Génies Civil, Ecole Polytechnique ...
26MAY
27MAY
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EPFL Extension School’s Hands-On Data Workshops offer applied data science skills for every knowledge level. From taking your data skills beyond spreadsheets and into R, to intermediate data analytics with Python, to advanced Deep Learning techniques, you’ll find a workshop that fits your background and learning goals. The Hands-On Data Workshops are a great way ... Read more about "Hands-On Data Workshops"
29MAY
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The bacterial flagellar motor is the most complex rotary motor identified in biology. A central transmembrane rotor spins at up to 1300Hz against a ring of ion translocating stators attached to the cell wall, rotating an external helical flagellum to push the bacterium forward. The evolutionally related T3SS used the equivalent of the rotor to ... Read more about "Remodelling a motor on the go: Dynamic exchange in the bacterial flagellar motor and Type 3 secretion system and possible roles in motor function"
By Judith Armitage, University of Oxford, UK
29MAY
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  12:15-13:15 GR A3 32

Abstract: Archaea are microorganisms that emerged on this planet roughly 3.5 billion years ago as one of two primary lineages of life beside Bacteria. They are often associated with extreme environments, because most of the described organisms stem from hot springs or hypersaline environments. However, two functional guilds of archaea are ecologically widespread and have ... Read more about "EESS talk on "The role of Archaea in Biogeochemical Cycles""
By Dr Christa Schleper, professor, Archaea Ecology and Evolution, University of ...
01JUN
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  09:00-17:00 ODY 0 03

If you are an undergraduate, masters or PhD student currently enrolled in any program at EPFL we invite you to register to the next session which will take place on Friday June 1st at the College of Management. You will be challenged to use the Design Thinking methodology to propose solutions to accelerate the reduction ... Read more about "Design Thinking Olympics"
By Div.
01JUN
  14:00-17:00 GR 3e étage

Présentations orales des Design Projects SIE et session de posters Read more about "Design Projects"
By Etudiants SIE du Master 1e année
04JUN
06JUN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop is a new workshop that aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry to share the most recent and exciting advances in data science theory and applications. In particular, the event will gather researchers and practitioners in various academic disciplines of data science, including signal processing, statistics, machine ... Read more about "2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop"
By Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...
05JUN
  11:00-12:00 GC D1 416

Nowadays, many of the problems traditionally associated to hydraulic engineering do not deal with pure water (or fluid), they involve solid-liquid mixtures. Presence of solid particles in the mixture changes its rheological behaviour, comporting differently than the carrier fluid. Some results of the research carried out with pseudoplastic fluids will be presented during the talk. ... Read more about "HYDRAULICS IN THE TIME OF RHEOLOGY: STUDIES INVOLVING NON-NEWTONIAN FLUIDS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF CHILE."
By Prof. Aldo Tamburrino, Civil Engineer (U. of Chile), Ph.D ...
06JUN
08JUN
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A graph, or network, is a structure that encodes pairwise relationships and a graph signal is a function defined on the nodes of the graph. The values of the weights on the edges of the graph encode an expectation on the relationship between the respective signal components. A large weight indicates that we expect the ... Read more about "3rd Graph Signal Processing Workshop – GSP’18"
By A range of experts from around the world
Speakers :
Prof ...
07JUN
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  09:15-16:30 STCC

Unlike a decade ago, now software is everywhere and everything. What will software be like a decade from now? Will it deliver on the promise of replacing monotonous human work? Will we be able to depend on software doing the right thing, being always available to answer our questions, and malleable enough to quickly adapt ... Read more about "IC Research Day 2018 - The Future of Software"
By Prof. Katerina Argyraki, IC, EPFL - Dr. Rustan Leino, Amazon - Dr ...
07JUN
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  12:15-13:00 GR A1 402

Circular economy's contribution to sustainability lies in a balanced relationship between the ecosphere and the technosphere. Its fundamental equilibrium is supported by 3 interdependent conditions: 1) preserving the stock of resources, 2) relieving pollution reservoirs and 3) adapting the human-made capital to optimize economic activity under environmental requirements. Current assessment tools struggle to capture undesirable ... Read more about "Does material circularity rhymes with environmental efficiency?"
By Manuele Margni - Polytechnique Montréal

Cultural events

30MAY
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  21:30-22:30 Place SG

Opéra d’un genre nouveau, ORLANDO est une installation vidéo immersive et itinérante, une expérience associant mouvement conscient, photographie, architecture et performance musicale live. En septembre 2017 à l’EPFL+ECAL lab, un workshop réunissait une vingtaine d’étudiants, architectes et chercheurs pour imaginer un dispositif scénographique léger, facilement reconstructible en des lieux variés pour le projet ORLANDO de ... Read more about "ORLANDO Performantive installation"
By Julie Beauvais, chorégraphe; Horace Lundd, photographe, Christophe Fellay, musicien, Laboratoire ...
31MAY
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  21:30-22:30 Place SG

Opéra d’un genre nouveau, ORLANDO est une installation vidéo immersive et itinérante, une expérience associant mouvement conscient, photographie, architecture et performance musicale live. En septembre 2017 à l’EPFL+ECAL lab, un workshop réunissait une vingtaine d’étudiants, architectes et chercheurs pour imaginer un dispositif scénographique léger, facilement reconstructible en des lieux variés pour le projet ORLANDO de ... Read more about "ORLANDO Performantive installation"
By Julie Beauvais, chorégraphe; Horace Lundd, photographe, Christophe Fellay, musicien, Laboratoire ...
01JUN
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  17:30 Hall SG

A la fin de la semaine de critique, l’Exposition Ubiquitaire présente le travail des ateliers d’architecture de l’EPFL dans leurs lieux de travail. Une occasion unique de découvrir les projets d’architecture des étudiants. Vendredi 1 juin 2018 17:30 Concert des étudiants 17:45 Discours de Paolo Tombesi et Nicola Braghieri 18:10 Tour des ateliers. 19:15 Apéritif ... Read more about "Exposition ubiquitaire des ateliers d'architecture"

Exhibitions

26FEB
01JUN
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  Espace Archizoom

Les designers Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec se vouent pour la première fois à l’espace public. Leur objectif consiste à apporter une magie nouvelle aux lieux dans lesquels nous évoluons et nous nous rencontrons. Read more about "Rêveries Urbaines - Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec"

Thesis defenses

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

31MAY
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  17:15-18:00 SG 1138

Leçon d'honneur du Prof. Anton Schleiss Par Prof. Anton Schleiss Les constructions hydrauliques : La fascination nourrit l’innovation Les constructions hydrauliques, notamment les barrages, font partie des plus grands ouvrages réalisés par l’homme. L’histoire nous apprends que la prospérité économique d’une société et sa richesse culturelle partout dans le monde était toujours étroitement lié au ... Read more about "Leçons inaugurales - Leçons d'honneur"

Sporting events

01MAY
30JUN
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On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"

Miscellaneous

27FEB
29MAY
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Open Night @ Octanis"
04JUN
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L'association IEEE Student Branch EPFL organise une visite de l'entreprise Skyguide le 4 juin le matin. La visite dure environ 2h30 et finit vers midi. Les places sont limitées donc veuillez vous enregistrer ici. Le planing sera transmis utlérieurement. Read more about "Visite de Skyguide Genève"

Internal trainings

30APR
29MAY
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  18:15-19:30 MED 3 2215

At Octanis, we do things. We work on low-cost, open source solutions for practical problems. Currently, we are developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover for antarctic expeditions. Curious to learn more but don't have much time? Get a glimpse of how we work at our Drive Thru at EPFL! At this weekly ... Read more about "Octanis Drive Thru"
01JUN
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  08:30-12:30 DIA 004

Take part in the next EPFL Library training seminar for PhDs and get an overview of all steps you will go through from literature search to the publication of your outputs. Gather practical tools and tips to become more efficient and avoid common pitfalls. Module 3: Smart publishing Understand how scientific publishing works: choose a ... Read more about "PhD seminar “From research to publication” 3/4"
By EPFL Library Teaching team
01JUN
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  14:15-15:15 CM1 4

Suite à la mise en place de l'ordonnance pour l’utilisation des logiciels soumis à contrat de licence, uns séance d'information à propos des droits d'utilisation des logiciels de l'EPFL sera présentée par la VPSI. Cette ordonnance est applicable à toutes les personnes à l'EPFL : collaborateurs, étudiants, externes. Les pages avec les informations sur ces ... Read more about "Information sur les droits d'utilisation des logiciels"
07JUN
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 468

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey 

Call for proposal

15MAY
11JUN
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Inside Look brings talented computer science students studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to a Google office for an insider view of engineering at Google. This two-day, all expenses paid program will take place at the Google offices in Munich, and selected students will get to hear from a diverse range of Googlers ... Read more about "Google Inside Look 2018"
30MAY
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The "Lombardi Engineering Foundation" aims at promoting R&D projects in the civil engineering field, preferably in the fields of rock mechanics, underground and hydraulic engineering. The Foundation wishes to support research projects of young engineers to improve the professional competence in Switzerland in these important engineering areas. Potential topics for the 2018 Call on “Innovation ... Read more about "[The Lombardi Engineering Foundation “Innovation in Tradition” | Research Funding]"
04JUN
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
05JUN
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With the joint call “Biomass as an important pillar within energy systems and the circular economy”, the ERA-NET Bioenergy network and ERA-NET Cofund mechanism BESTF3 aim to jointly fund innovative, transnational research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects in the field of bioenergy. Proposals must be submitted by international consortia with research partners in at least ... Read more about "[ SFOE / ERA-NET Bioenergy - BESTF3 - Full proposal deadline]"