Conferences - Seminars
Conferences - Seminars
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"
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"
16:15-20:00 BC 420
The SICTIC Investor Day is a match making event where eight Swiss technology driven startups (web, mobile, software, hardware, e-commerce) pitch to find experienced investors and supporters. If you are an investor, a business angel and are a startup supporter, this event is for you. Read more about "SICTIC Investor Day"
By Philip Bodmer
12:15 SV 1717
Remodelling a motor on the go: Dynamic exchange in the bacterial flagellar motor and Type 3 secretion system and possible roles in motor function
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
14:00-15:00 BCH 3118
By Dr. Rajendra S. Ghadwal (Universität Bielefeld)
15:15 CM 0 9
By Dr Angelos MANTZAFLARIS - RICAM Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz - AT
12:15-13:15 SV 1717
BMI SEMINAR // Impulse control: from the urge to its inhibition, a transnological approach to the vulnerability to compulsive disorders
It has long been suggested that failure appropriately to inhibit impulses stems from a deficit in prefrontal cortical inhibitory function. Here it will be suggested that impulsivity, which predicts the vulnerability to develop addiction to stimulant drugs as well as compulsive behaviours as observed in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and early onset Parkinson’s Disease, also stems ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Impulse control: from the urge to its inhibition, a transnological approach to the vulnerability to compulsive disorders"
By David Belin, Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology ...
16:15-17:15 MA A3 30
Modular forms and their generalizations are one of the most central concepts in number theory. It took almost 200 years to cultivate the mathematics lying behind the classical (i.e. scalar) modular forms. All of the famous modular forms (e.g. Dedekind eta function) involve a multiplier, this multiplier is a 1-dimensional representation of the underlying group. ... Read more about "Theory of Vector-Valued Modular Forms"
By Jitendra Bajpai (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
16:15 SV 1717
Graph signal processing (GSP) is an active area of research that seeks to extend to signals defined on irregular graphs tools concepts such as frequency, filtering and sampling that are well understood for conventional signals defined on regular grids. As an example this leads to the definition of so called, graph Fourier transforms (GFTs). In ... Read more about "Graph signal processing for machine learning applications: new insights and algorithms"
By Prof. Antonio ORTEGA, University of Southern California (USA)
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"
15:15-16:00 MA A1 10
By Ass. Prof. Patrick Rubin-Declanchy, University of Bristol
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 ...
08:30-17:30 MA B0 426
Le cours National Instruments LabVIEW Fondamental 1 (Core I) présente l'environnement LabVIEW, ses fonctionnalités, la programmation par flux de données et les architectures LabVIEW courantes. Ce cours est le moyen le plus rapide de devenir productif avec LabVIEW. Il vous prépare à développer des applications de test et de mesure, d'acquisition de données, de contrôle ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core I (FR)"
By National Instruments
09:00-17:00 BI A0 448
Exceptional sets play an important role in numerous branches of mathematics, for instance in measure theory, topology, harmonic and complex analysis, Banach space theory, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, probability and ergodic theory, set theory and descriptive set theory, just to mention a few. Exceptional sets describe notions of smallness from various points of view, some notable ... Read more about "Ideals and exceptional sets in Polish spaces"
10:15-11:00 SV 1717
Why is a neurobiology like a photonic engineering: report of an engineer crossing scientific barriers.
Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: will follow soon. Bio: Dr. Yurii Vlasov is a Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative (GEBI) Founder Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is tenured with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bio-Engineering, as well as Carle Illinois College of Medicine. ... Read more about "Why is a neurobiology like a photonic engineering: report of an engineer crossing scientific barriers."
10:15-11:15 I17 4 K2
The photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting with TiO2 as photoanode have been largely studied to using solar energy as a source. However, TiO2 have significant challenges; relatively large band gap, fast recombination speed of photo-generated electron and hole. We then tried two modifications to absorb visible light and suppress recombination. One is using localized surface plasmonic ... Read more about "Modifications of TiO2 Nanotube Arrays for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting under Solar Light"
By Eun Heui Gwag The Graduate School of EEWS, Korea Advanced ...
11:00-12:00 GC D1 416
HYDRAULICS IN THE TIME OF RHEOLOGY: STUDIES INVOLVING NON-NEWTONIAN FLUIDS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF CHILE.
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 ...
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
17:15-19:15 BCH 2201
NMR at very low temperatures: An approach to millisecond-scale structure determination and micron-scale imaging
I will discuss two loosely-related projects, both involving nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) at temperatures below 30 K. In the first project, we use rapid mixing and rapid freezing to trap transient intermediates in biochemical processes such as protein folding, ligand binding, and oligomerization, on time scales of several milliseconds. The ... Read more about "NMR at very low temperatures: An approach to millisecond-scale structure determination and micron-scale imaging"
By Dr. Robert Tycko
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 ...
12:00-13:00 EPFL SV1717
John and Lola Grace Distinguished Lecture in Cancer Research Read more about ""Exploring and Exploiting the Tumor Microenvironment""
By Professor Johanna Joyce, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
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
11:00-12:00 GC D1 416
Geophysical granular flows – such as debris flows, snow avalanches and pyroclastic flows – may cause substantial economic loss and fatalities. Different approaches have attempted modeling the motion of granular flows, still without capturing completely the vast and rich phenomena. In particular, energy losses resulting from fluid and particle interactions are still not well represented ... Read more about "THE ROLE OF SURFACE ROUGHNESS AND AMBIENT FLUID IN THE RUN-OUT OF FINE GRANULAR FLOWS."
By Dr. Santiago Montserrat, Civil Engineer (U. of Chile), Ph.D ...
17:30-19:00 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.2
The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "A History of Radar". You are all invited to this free event. Do not forget to spare some time for the get-together with refreshments right after the lecture. Read more about "Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH"
By Dr. H. Griffiths, Prof. University College London, Member and Distinguished ...
08:30-22:00 Hall & Foyer SG
08h30 – 09h00 Arrival and coffee 09h00 – 12h30 Invited Talks KEYNOTE - Biomimicry: A new paradigm for sustainable innovation Michael Pawlyn, Director – Exploration Architecture Limited & TEDx speaker Reactive transport approaches to unraveling biogeochemical processes in groundwater systems Jennifer Druhan, Assistant Professor Geology – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Mapping the Long-term Refugee ... Read more about "ENAC Research Day 2018"
10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2
From nanoparticles synthesis in solution to functional devices – a perspective based on in situ synchrotron studies
ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Over the past years we have developed various approaches to fabricate materials with sophisticated chemical and structural complexity. We have focused on synthesis in non-aqueous solution since this approach is not limited to one particular class of materials. Thus, it gives us flexibility to tailor the composition ... Read more about "From nanoparticles synthesis in solution to functional devices – a perspective based on in situ synchrotron studies"
By Prof. Dorota Koziej
Institute for Nanostructure and Solid State Physics ...
Institute for Nanostructure and Solid State Physics ...
11:00-13:00 CH G1 495
Ultrafast electronic band gap control and inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in an excitonic insulator - LACUS Seminar
Ultrafast control of matter phases is of both fundamental and technological interest. Here, we study the ultrafast dynamics of Ta 2 NiSe 5 by means of time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (trARPES)  and transient reflectivity measurements . Ta 2 NiSe 5 is proposed to support an excitonic insulator (EI) phase below T C ≈ ... Read more about "Ultrafast electronic band gap control and inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in an excitonic insulator - LACUS Seminar"
By Selen Mor
09:00-17:00 BI A0 448
This is the last conference of the semester and will be of a more general nature than the earlier more specialized conferences and workshops of the program. It will cover broad aspects of descriptive set theory and its connections with other areas of mathematics. Read more about "Descriptive set theory conference"
The least cost path from landscape genetics to landscape genomics - challenges and opportunities to explore Next Generation Sequencing data in a spatially explicit context
Dr Samuel Cushman is the Director of the Center for Lanscape Science of the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS), Forest and Woodland Ecosystems, located at Flagstaff, Arizona. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Northern Arizona University. Sam is among the pioneers who established the field of landscape genetics during the last 15 years, and ... Read more about "The least cost path from landscape genetics to landscape genomics - challenges and opportunities to explore Next Generation Sequencing data in a spatially explicit context"
By Dr Samuel A. Cushman
17:15-18:15 BI A0 448
Fraïssé theory is a method in classical Model Theory of producing canonical limits of certain families of finite structures. For example, the random graph is the Fraïssé limit of the family of all finite graphs. It turns out that this method can be dualized, with the dualization producing projective Fraïssé limits, and applied to the ... Read more about "Professeur Slawomir Solecki Bernoulli Lecture - Compact Spaces and Logic"
By Slawomir Solecki (Cornell University)
17:15-18:15 BCH 2201
Understanding, and subsequently being able to manipulate, the excited-state dynamics and decay pathways of photo-excited functional transition-metal complexes is of utmost importance in order to solve grand challenges in solar energy conversion (photocatalysis and solar cells) and data storage. These processes are very complicated and, currently, no single method can encompass all the involved phenomena ... Read more about "Ultrafast photo-excited dynamics in transition-metal complexes"
By Prof. Klaus Braagaard Møller
Technical University of Denmark
Technical University of Denmark
11:00-12:15 BCH 3118
By Prof. Elizabeth R. Jarvo, University of California, Irvine, USA
18:30-22:00 Swiss Tech Convention Center - Lausanne
For the 1st time in 20 years the >>Venture>> Award Ceremony will take place in Lausanne, at EPFL Swiss Tech Convention Center. We look forward to welcoming you! Please register on http://www.venture.ch/ac >>Venture>> is jointly organzied by ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company Switzerland, Knecht Holding, InnoSuisse and EPFL. During the award ceremony, the top 5 ... Read more about "Do not miss the >>Venture>> Award Ceremony - June 25 at EPFL"