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"
22AUG
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  12:00-13:00 RLC B1 520

Marc Robinson, professor at the Department of evolution and ecology at UNIL, will present the benefits from publishing preprints. Alain Foehn, PhD student at the Laboratory of hydraulic constructions at EPFL, will share his experience with submitting a paper to Elsevier. Read more about "NoonTalk#4: Publishing preprints"
04SEP
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

The vast majority of our knowledge on vibrio pathogenesis is based on the ancient and well-studied human pathogen, V. cholerae. Often neglected and relegated to specialized journals are vibrio infections in non-human species. While the studies of animal pathogens have benefited from the era of genomics, the search for pathogenesis determinants is often biased by ... Read more about "Environmental vibrios : « a walk on the wild side »"
By Frédérique Le Roux, Laboratory of Integrative Biology of Marine Models ...
06SEP
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

Crystal Structure Prediction (CSP) methods were developed on the assumption that an organic molecule would crystallize in its most stable crystal structure. Even implementing this approach is a challenge to computational chemistry methods,[1] as shown by the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre’s blind tests.[2] Polymorphism adds additional challenges, as this is usually a kinetic phenomenon with ... Read more about "Can we predict how pharmaceuticals will crystallize?"
By Prof. Sally Price (University College London, UK)
07SEP
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  11:00-12:00 GR A3 32

Abstract: Historical examples of demographic change, in China, Italy, Nigeria, Utah, the Philippines, and elsewhere, together with simple mathematics and biological principles, show that stabilizing world population before it is limited by food supply will be more difficult than is generally appreciated. United Nations population projections are based on a logical fallacy in that they ... Read more about "EESS Special event - talk on "An earth-scientist’s view of human population dynamics""
By Dr Stephen Warren, Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, and Department ...
11SEP
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

What strategies can I use to increase student participation? What potential advantages for student learning? At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: explain the importance of using interactive teaching strategies; select appropriate teaching strategies to achieve learning objectives; construct effective interactive teaching scenarios. Read more about "Effective Interactive Teaching"
By Siara Isaac
18SEP
By Dr Esteban Munoz, United Nations Environmental Program
25SEP
28SEP
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The International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG) 2018 has been organized recognizing the strong need for shared knowledge in innovative and challenging applications on energy geotechnics. SEG-2018 aims to serve as a forum for promoting the exchange of ideas, practices and state-of-the-art on a broad range of topics in the area. The upcoming edition of ... Read more about "International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics (SEG) 2018"
By SEG 2018 will be hosting a variety of speakers who ...
02OCT
By Dr Sebastian Hoch, Research Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Sciences, University ...
12OCT
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  09:00-17:00 CO 120

Comment penser son contenu pou pouvoir bien le dire? En quoi la voix est une résultante du corps en action? Quelles technique vocales mettre en œuvre et exercer? Read more about "Améliorer l'expressivité et sa voix pour ses cours"
23OCT
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  18:00 The Project room

The identifiable metrics and the traditions of structural engineering show a discipline characterised by polarised practice that is decisive; often mistakenly based on intuition and increasingly reliant on finite technology. Over the last two decades; the work of AKT II demonstrates a different characterisation born out of a contemporary approach to the discipline, a particular ... Read more about "Curious Engineering Design Practice"
By Hanif Kara, engineer, studio AKT II, London
30OCT
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By Dr James W. Kirchner, Professor of Physics of Environmental Systems ...
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
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 call for contributions Read more about "Swiss Inter- and Transdisciplinarity Day 2018"
27NOV
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By Dr Liane Benning, professor in Interface Geochemistry, Free University Berlin ...

Exhibitions

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
13OCT
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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"

Thesis defenses

Celebrations

24SEP
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  17:15-20:00 SKIL Building

The SKIL (Student Kreativity and Innovation Laboratory) is a custom-made experimental infrastructure for students which has been initiated and established by the ENAC School - essentially a big, well-equipped workshop and co-working space in which students can set their creativity free, aided and coached by other students and professional SKIL staff. This dedicated (maker)space offers ... Read more about "Kick off event for the SKIL"
27SEP
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  15:00-20:00 RLC E1 240

VILLUM FONDEN, VELUX FONDEN and VELUX STIFTUNG present the prestigious Daylight Award ceremony 2018 – A celebration of daylight in architecture and daylight research, at the Rolex Forum on September 27th 2018, from 15-20. This year The Daylight Award honors the Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi for his outstanding architecture, and the American researcher Greg Ward ... Read more about "The Daylight Award Ceremony"
By Hiroshi Sambuichi is awarded The Daylight Award for his `Daylight ...

Management Board meetings

Miscellaneous

23AUG
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  12:15-13:15 CE 1

The School Assembly is pleased to invite you to our upcoming information session on the following consultation: Revision of the Directive concerning professional travel and the reimbursement of expenses (LEX 5.6.1) and the related Directive on the use of credit cards at EPFL (LEX 5.4.1) Thursday, 23rd August, from 12:15pm to 1:15pm in room CE ... Read more about "School Assembly: information session: professional travel directive"

Internal trainings

21AUG
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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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
27AUG
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  10:00-12:30 MED 2 1522

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
28AUG
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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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
31AUG
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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
04SEP
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  10:00-12:30 MED 2 1522

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
04SEP
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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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
06SEP
07SEP
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  09:00-17:00 ELA 1

Exploring research programs funded by grant-making Foundations >> Check the full program here >> Check the flyer here >> Registration here ************************************************ Aim Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of grant-making foundations supporting Swiss-based research? Whether you have just started exploring the funding landscape or are currently seeking research funding, and whether you ... Read more about "EPFL Grant-making Foundation Days"
06SEP
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  10:00-12:30 CM 1 100

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
07SEP
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  10:00-12:30 CM 1 100

Advanced workshops are organized to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next SNSF funding application and Data Management Plan writing, according to their needs. More information: https://researchdata.epfl.ch/dmp-fns-workshop Read more about "Advanced SNSF DMP workshop"
By EPFL Library research data team
11SEP
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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 "Maker-Night @ Octanis"
14SEP
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description et objectifs Do you sometimes feel caught up in the demands of work and life? Does your focus at times become reactive rather than proactive? Do you wish to improve your sense of balance for performing at your best? Instead of compulsively prioritizing, let’s tap into something fundamental and powerful: self-leadership! This workshop will ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Everything begins with self-leadership"
By Marie-Paule Haefliger, psychologist, business and executive coach, and trainer
14SEP
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  09:00-17:30 BC 410

Are you a Python or R user? Learn how to share your research code in a reproducible and interactive way using mybinder.org This one day workshop will help you get your Github repository "binder ready", getting data in and out, how to use RStudio or C++, and you get to ask the Binder team anything ... Read more about "Binder - Sharing reproducible and interactive research code"
By Tim Head (Wild Tree Technologies) is an independent software developer ...
18SEP
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description Les relations de travail ne sont pas toujours un long fleuve tranquille. De simples désaccords ou des tensions passagères peuvent évoluer en conflits larvés ou ouverts. Les relations interpersonnelles et l’organisation du travail peuvent engendrer des situations anormales comme le harcèlement (moral et sexuel) et le burnout. Les conséquences touchent non seulement les personnes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Les relations de travail : un long fleuve tranquille ?"
By Raymonde Richter, avocate et médiatrice FSM, CSMC et FSA, médiatrice ...
24SEP
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By   Service de gestion des absences
24SEP
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs La femme prend de plus en plus sa place dans le monde académique. Des modèles de référence inspirent votre parcours. Quel regard portez-vous sur vos collègues, femmes et hommes et quel est l’impact du regard des autres sur vous et sur vos choix ? Cernez vos ressources personnelles pour développer votre carrière ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Question de regard ? Perception de soi et choix de carrière"
By Ana María Vidal, formatrice, coach ICF, conférencière et écrivaine
26SEP
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  09:30-11:30 CH G1 495

Objectives of the course - At the end of the training, participant will be able to explain laser hazards and risks. - Participant will have basic knowledge on US and European laser safety regulation and laser classes. - Participant will understand general technical, organizational and personal control measures applicable to laser risk. - Participant will ... Read more about "LASER HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Anna Maria Novello
28SEP
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  09:30-12:00 CH G1 495

Program - Nanomaterials: definitions, types - Nanomaterials: What are possible differences in the behaviour of nanomaterials compared to the corresponding bulk material? - Aerosol: particle deposition in the lungs depending on particles size - Routes of exposure to nanomaterials - Measure the nanomaterial concentration at your work place? - Current risk assessment methods specific to ... Read more about "NANOMATERIALS SAFETY - Complementary training"
By Anna Maria Novello
Elina Buitrago
01OCT
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description Les enquêtes de l’Office fédéral de la statistique (OFS) montrent que le pourcentage de diplômées d’une haute école spécialisée ou universitaire suisse a remarquablement augmenté au fil des années. Par ailleurs, les statistiques sur la carrière montrent une tendance beaucoup plus modérée, preuve que les diplômées rencontrent encore des obstacles systématiques et systémiques sur ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Au-delà des hautes écoles : se lancer dans une carrière non-académique"
By Dre Evelina Breschi, physicienne, project manager certifiée PMI et conseillère ...
11OCT
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  13:30-14:00 CH G1 495

Program (*): - Static magnetic field. Units. - The main interactions of static magnetic field with the human body - The main dangers related to the magnetic field - Standards and regulations related to the level of exposure - EPFL: Magnetic field measurements and safety rules. - How can I work safely? (*) We reserve ... Read more about "MAGNETIC FIELD HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Amela Groso
Damien Stricker
11OCT
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  15:00-16:30 CH G1 495

All users of cryogenic gases should be fully aware of the associated risks and how they can be safely used. The DSPS-SCC offers a short training suitable for anyone using, handling, storing, or responsible for the safety of cryogenic gases. The users will be made aware of the hazards of cryogenic gases so they can ... Read more about "CRYOGENIC HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Damien Stricker
Amela Groso
12OCT
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, bi a2 468

This workshop is opened both to women and men Description Academic mobility comes in two main flavours: accepting a research position abroad, and short-term travelling for collaborations, meetings or fieldwork. Both can provide great opportunities as well as challenges, especially with children involved. Mobility can be an important factor for success in an academic career, ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Academic mobility and dual career planning"
By Sarah Blackford, academic careers specialist
18OCT
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  09:00-12:00 BCH 4310

The objectives of this training are Reminder on basics in chemistry Recognising some specific hazards Recognising the utility and the essential points of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Preventing events/ knowing how to choose safety equipment The training is addressed to people using chemicals at work and at home. Read more about "MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL HAZARDS AND RISKS - Complementary training"
By Sebastian Brücker
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
05NOV
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
06NOV
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  09:00-17:00 University of Neuchatel

Description and objectives Professional careers are partially based on technical, scientific, and professional skills (“what you know”) and partially on social networks and professional networks (“who you know”). However, many young professionals are surprised to discover that “who you know” is often much more important than “what you know” in determining interesting job offers and ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Developing and harnessing professional networks"
By Dr. Tanja Wranik, work and organizational psychologist FSP, business and ...
09NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs La matinée est organisée en table-ronde avec des représentant-e-s de la Délégation à l’égalité et le Service égalité de l’Université de Genève. L’après-midi sera dispensé un atelier pratique autour de la leçon d’épreuve. Cette journée cherchera à répondre aux questions suivantes : Comment se déroule une procédure de nomination ? Comment s’y ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Devenir professeure, mettre toutes les chances de son côté !"
By Table ronde : Membres de la Délégation à l’égalité et ...
29NOV
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  13:30-15:30 CH G1 495

Objectives of the course - At the end of the training, participant will be able to explain laser hazards and risks. - Participant will have basic knowledge on US and European laser safety regulation and laser classes. - Participant will understand general technical, organizational and personal control measures applicable to laser risk. - Participant will ... Read more about "LASER HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Amela Groso

Call for proposal

10SEP
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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]"
10SEP
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The Association for research and standardization in the field of road and transportation (VSS) supports applied research aimed at promoting knowledge about the construction and conservation of the value of road infrastructure. Open call for tenders are listed below and at this link: RC-Asphalt granulate use in the AC EME 22 C1 / C2 – ... Read more about "[ Research and standardization in the field of road and transportation (VSS) | Research funding ]"
15SEP
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The Doctoral Exchange Grants of the ZKS Foundation support collaborative inter-university doctoral top research in the fields of engineering, environmental sciences (which includes bioengineering, but not life science or biology), medieval disciplines including medieval studies, as well as research in digital humanities at the intersection of medieval disciplines and computing. Aim: to encourage research collaboration ... Read more about "[ ZENO KARL SCHINDLER Foundation - Doctoral Exchange Grant | Research funding ]"
17SEP
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The Association for research and standardization in the field of road and transportation (VSS) supports applied research aimed at promoting knowledge about the construction and conservation of the value of road infrastructure. Open call for tenders are listed below and at this link: Street Wastewater Treatment Systems (SABA) – Deadline: 20 July 2018 Disposal of ... Read more about "[ Research and standardization in the field of road and transportation (VSS) | Research funding ]"
01OCT
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The IKEA Foundation Switzerland supports: Prototypes and product developments Product and collection presentations at public exhibitions (national and international) Areas of support: Architecture: architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, urban construction and room planning; Design: product design, furniture or lighting design, textile design; Arts and crafts: ceramics, jewellery, pottery and glassware, textiles. Does NOT support, among ... Read more about "[ IKEA Foundation Switzerland - Grants for young designers | Proof of Concept ]"
01OCT
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The Association for research and standardization in the field of road and transportation (VSS) supports applied research aimed at promoting knowledge about the construction and conservation of the value of road infrastructure. Open call for tenders: “Test method for the rapid assessment of the casting asphaltene properties”. Deadline: 1 October 2018 For more information and ... Read more about "[ Research and standardization in the field of road and transportation (VSS) | Research funding ]"
03DEC
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Aim: The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) programme seeks to promote innovative, top-tier research initiatives with a long-term perspective. NCCR research projects must be of national significance and promote the sustainable development of competence centres and structural capacities at higher education institutions. To this end, NCCR leaders, in collaboration with their Home Institutions ... Read more about "[FIFTH NCCR CALL – DEADLINE FOR FULL PROPOSALS]"
10DEC
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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]"