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"
18OCT
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  16:00-17:00 SV 1717

Science-fiction is becoming science-fact as emerging technologies are increasingly influencing our lives. We are experiencing progress like never before and it is already evident that our civilisation will change so much that its rules and technologies will be incomprehensible to the previous generation. The lecture "Exponential Ethics" aims to create awareness for positive and not-so-positive ... Read more about "Exponential Ethics"
By Dr Nicoletta Iacobacci
19OCT
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  12:15-13:15 GC B1 10

Hybrid simulation combining physical and numerical simulations provides a cost-effective means to experimentally examine the performance of large-scale structural systems under extreme loading events. It can be particularly beneficial to investigate the behavior of large scale structures subjected to seismic loads through collapse given that shake table tests pose significant risk to support a collapsing ... Read more about "Development and Application of Hybrid Simulation for Seismic Testing of Large-scale Structural Systems"
By Professor Dr Gilberto Mosqueda, Professor of Structural Engineering, University of ...
19OCT
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  16:15-17:15 BCH 2201

The efficient interconversion of electrical and chemical energy requires catalysts capable of accelerating complex multi-electron reactions at electrified interfaces. These reactions can be carried out at the metallic surface sites of heterogeneous electrocatalysts or via redox mediation at molecular electrocatalysts. Molecular catalysts yield readily to synthetic alteration of their redox properties and secondary coordination sphere, ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Charge and excited state dynamics in 3D and 2D hybrid perovskites.Bridging Molecular and Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis Through Graphite Conjugation."
By Prof. Yogesh Surendarath, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
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 MED 0 1418

Reacting flow instabilities in gas turbine and aeroengine combustion chambers must be understood and controlled in order to ensure safe and reliable operation and to increase the systems performances. The research presented in this talk is based on experiments (e.g. planar laser induced fluorescence, particle image velocimetry, acoustic piezosensors), large eddy simulations and low order ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Flame and thermoacoustic dynamics in gas turbine combustors"
23OCT
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  14:15 BC 420

Abstract This talk presents a detailed and up-to-date security analysis of the voting software used in upcoming Brazilian elections by more than 140 million voters. It is mainly based on results obtained recently in a restricted hacking challenge organized by the Superior Electoral Court (SEC), the national electoral authority. During the event, multiple serious vulnerabilities ... Read more about "Return of the Insecure Brazilian Voting Machines"
By Prof. Diego F. Aranha, Aarhus University, Denmark
23OCT
By Gunter Malle (Kaiserslautern)
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"
23OCT
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  16:15-17:00 BCH 2201

My research interests are in understanding the molecular basis of genome maintenance. Our genetic information is constantly protected against endogenous and exogenous attack by enzymatic maintenance that repairs mutations and prevents duplication or deletion events. On a biomedical level, defects in these pathways are frequently associated with cancer. I focus on protein complexes at the ... Read more about "The CRL4 ubiquitin ligase: at the intersection of genome stability and drug discover"
By Prof. Nicolas Thomä, FMI Basel, Switzerland
23OCT
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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"
24OCT
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common movement disorder characterized by the progressive loss of dopaminergic cells in the substantia nigra pars compacta. Accumulating evidence indicates that the interactions between genetic and environmental factors cause PD. Although several monogenic mutations linked to rare familial PD have been identified, other genetic determinants causative for sporadic PD, ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Transcriptional regulation of survival of dopaminergic neurons and its implication in Parkinson’s disease"
By Emi Nagoshi, Behavioral neuroscience & neurodegeneration, Dept. Of Genetics and ...
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
24OCT
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  17:15-18:45 UNIL - Bâtiment Amphimax - Salle 410

Comment l’échelle d’observation d’un phénomène peut-elle influencer la recherche? À quelles conditions est-il possible de passer d’une échelle à une autre? Ce passage, que l’on métaphorise souvent en termes de distance, est-il discontinu ou continu? Quel rôle joue l’instrumentation, la modélisation et les outils numériques dans ces divers niveaux d’analyse? Les mêmes questions se posent ... Read more about "CHANGEZ D’ÉCHELLE! - Cycle de conférences publiques"
By Murielle Bochud
24OCT
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  18:30-20:30 Auditoire C02

Un milliard d'étoiles: notre Galaxie révélée par le satellite GAIA Les conférences publiques d'astronomie UniGE-EPFL 2018, auront lieu : à l'EPFL, le Mercredi 24 OCTOBRE 2018 à 18:30 Auditoire CO2 et à l'Université de Genève (Uni-BASTIONS) le Mardi 23 OCTOBRE 2018 à 19:00 Salle B106 Uni-Bastions Read more about "Conférences publiques d'astronomie conjointes UniGE-EPFL 2018"
By Professeur François Mignard, Astronome à l'Observatoire de la Côte ...
25OCT
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

The present approaches pursued in artificial synthesis are introduced, encompassing water photolysis, photoelectrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction and (photo)electrochemical ammonia synthesis. Photoelectrochemical water splitting with monolithic devices has progressed rather far with record efficiencies beyond 18% solar-to-hydrogen generation1-3. These systems and their underlying approaches will be reviewed and the remaining challenges are addressed including possibilities in ... Read more about "Artificial Photosynthesis - Development Challenges"
By Dr. Hans Joachim Lewerenz
Division of Engineering and Applied Science ...
25OCT
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Vapor phase deposited perovskite layers allow the preparation of efficient solar cells. The different type of sublimation methods will be briefly discussed focusing in on co-evaporation using multiple sources and single source methods. The latter requires the previous preparation of perovskites for which we use solid state ... Read more about "Vapor Phase deposited Perovskites"
By Dr. Henk J. Bolink
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de ...
25OCT
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Membrane proteins carry out a myriad of cellular functions such as ion conduction, metabolite transport, and signaling. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy allows us to obtain detailed atomic information of membrane protein structures and dynamics that underlie these functions. I will present our investigations of the structure and dynamics of two viral membrane proteins. The influenza virus ... Read more about "Membrane Protein Structures and Ligand Binding From Solid-State NMR"
By Prof. Mei Hong
MIT, Departement of chemistry
USA
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
30OCT
31OCT
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Time Machine Conference 2018 will take place on October 30-31, 2018 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. Register now to hear speakers from Europe’s most prestigious science, technology and cultural institutions discuss our year’s theme, ‘The Future of Cultural Heritage’ as a key resource for Europe and the World. Connect with companies ... Read more about "Time Machine Conference 2018"
30OCT
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Humans have been influencing the DNA of plants and animals for thousands of years through selective breeding. Yet it is only over the last 3 decades or so that we have gained the ability to manipulate the DNA itself and directly alter its sequences through the modern tools of genetic engineering. This has revolutionized ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Cybergenetics: Rationally-designed genetic control systems"
30OCT
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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"
31OCT
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  17:15-18:45 UNIL - Bâtiment Amphimax - Salle 410

Comment l’échelle d’observation d’un phénomène peut-elle influencer la recherche? À quelles conditions est-il possible de passer d’une échelle à une autre? Ce passage, que l’on métaphorise souvent en termes de distance, est-il discontinu ou continu? Quel rôle joue l’instrumentation, la modélisation et les outils numériques dans ces divers niveaux d’analyse? Les mêmes questions se posent ... Read more about "CHANGEZ D’ÉCHELLE! - Cycle de conférences publiques"
By Isaac Pante
01NOV
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Abstract Blockchains have a storage scalability issue: their size is unbounded and their growth endless. The size of the Bitcoin blockchain increased from 125 GiB in August 2017 to 175 GiB in August 2018, taking a record 50 GiB in just a year. To fully benefit from the security model of Bitcoin, a bootstrapping node ... Read more about "Shortcutting the Bitcoin verification process for your smartphone"
By Pierre-Louis Roman, University of Rennes, France
05NOV
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: In nature, groups of thousands of individuals cooperate to create complex structure purely through local interactions -- from cells that form complex organisms, to social insects like termites that build meter-high mounds and army ants that self-assemble into bridges and nests, to the complex and mesmerizing motion of ... Read more about "Collective Intelligence, from Nature to Robots"
05NOV
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  18:15-19:45 MA A0 364

Démonstration de synthèse FM avec le simulateur JavaScript Synthi-JS du synthétiseur acoustique EMS Synthi AKS. Ce synthétiseur portable anglais EMS Synthi AKS (3 oscillateurs analogiques) apparu en 1972 avait révolutionné la musique électronique. Nous visualiserons les signaux générés à l'aide de l'analyseur de spectre iSpectrum. Read more about "PolyMac : Synthétiseur EMS"
By Francois Roulet
05NOV
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  18:30 Project Room Archizoom, bâtiment SG

Awarded by the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, the Swiss Pavilion Svizzera 240: House Tour exhibition refers to the standard height of housing in Switzerland and to the anonymity of contemporary interiors. Interiors are created at different scales and interconnected, in a labyrinthine sequence of perspectives. At first, everything seems familiar when entering the ... Read more about "Svizzera 240: House Tour"
By Alessandro Bosshard, Li Tavor & Matthew van der Ploeg, architects ...
06NOV
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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"
07NOV
  09:00-17:00 Swisstech Convention Center

The Swiss Machine Learning Day is a one-day workshop organized every year since 2012, which aims at bringing together Swiss researchers working on topics related to machine learning Read more about "Swiss Machine Learning Day"
07NOV
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  13:00-15:00 INF 119

7 November: Sciences and Technologies Studies: From Case Studies to Commensurable Data. Extending “The Topofil of Boa Vista” (B. Latour) 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 ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Dominique Boullier
07NOV
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  17:15-18:45 UNIL - Bâtiment Amphimax - Salle 410

Comment l’échelle d’observation d’un phénomène peut-elle influencer la recherche? À quelles conditions est-il possible de passer d’une échelle à une autre? Ce passage, que l’on métaphorise souvent en termes de distance, est-il discontinu ou continu? Quel rôle joue l’instrumentation, la modélisation et les outils numériques dans ces divers niveaux d’analyse? Les mêmes questions se posent ... Read more about "CHANGEZ D’ÉCHELLE! - Cycle de conférences publiques"
By Olivier Glassey
08NOV
09NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

En utilisant le logiciel NI LabVIEW, des matériels d'acquisition de données DAQ enfichables et du matériel NI CompactDAQ, explorez les principes fondamentaux de l'acquisition de données et du conditionnement de signaux sur PC. Pendant ce cours, vous faites l'acquisition d'une expérience pratique de l'installation et de la configuration du matériel DAQ et vous apprenez à ... Read more about "LabVIEW, DAQ (FR)"
By National Instruments
08NOV
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  08:30-18:00 Lausanne Olympic Museum

This symposium will be held on Thursday November 8th, 2018 at the Olympic Museum of Lausanne, Switzerland. ———————————————————— Deadline for abstract submission for the poster session: October 8, 2018. Please note that 4 abstracts will be selected for short talks. Deadline for Registration: October 22, 2018. Please note that the number of seats is limited ... Read more about "LIMNA symposium - "Central Regulation of Metabolism and Feeding""
By Invited speakers:         • Daniela Cota, INSERM Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux University, France ...
08NOV
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Statistical regression techniques have become very fashionable as a tool to predict the properties of systems at the atomic scale, sidestepping much of the computational cost of first-principles simulations and making it possible to perform simulations that require thorough statistical sampling without compromising on the accuracy of ... Read more about "Machine Learning Like a Physicist"
By Prof. Michele Ceriotti
Laboratory for Computational Science and Modeling, EPFL ...
08NOV
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Recent studies of femtosecond time-resolved molecular photodissociation and photon-induced dynamics using fast ion imaging using the Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometry (PImMS) camera [1,2] will be described. The talk will including illustrations of photon-induced dynamical studies using two- and three-fold covariance methods [3,4] and applications to the study of molecular photodissociation dynamics [5]. Applications involving Coulomb ... Read more about "Ion imaging using fast imaging detectors"
By Prof. Mark Brouard
University of Oxford
12NOV
14NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

The first step in any NI LabVIEW learning path, LabVIEW Core I gives you the chance to explore the LabVIEW environment, dataflow programming, and common LabVIEW development techniques in a hands-on format. In this course you will learn to develop data acquisition, instrument control, data-logging, and measurement analysis applications. At the end of the course, ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core I (EN)"
By National Instruments        
12NOV
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  09:00-13:00 BC 420

Scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research addressing world development challenges The Science Slam 2018 is organised by CODEV within the framework of the Seed Money Programme, which seeks to encourage scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research at EPFL by providing Seed Money grants through an annual call for projects. Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, President of the Foundation of ... Read more about "Seed Money SCIENCE SLAM 2018"
12NOV
16NOV
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  09:00-17:00 GA 3 21

The goal of this workshop is to discuss the wide set of practical and theoretical applications of the computability of partition functions and address the challenges that arise. Read more about "Applications of Partition Functions"
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
13NOV
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  17:00-19:00 RLC E1 240

On Nov 13, 2018, we invite you to the Fall 2018 edition of Startup Champions @ EPFL at Forum Rolex at 5pm to listen to and discuss with Felix Mayer, co-founder of Zurich-based Sensirion and Gabriel Clerc, former head of EPFL Technology Transfer Office. The full program in pdf. Entrance is free but registration compulsory ... Read more about "Start-up Champions @ EPFL"
By Felix Mayer, co-founder of Zurich-based Sensirion and Gabriel Clerc, former ...
13NOV
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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"
14NOV
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  08:30-17:00 BI A0 398

WordPress est une application de gestion de contenus web qui permet aux collaborateurs de l’EPFL, sans connaissances techniques particulières, de concevoir, structurer, animer et éditer leur site web avec la Charte graphique EPFL. WordPress est appelé à remplacer Jahia utilisé actuellement et devenir le principal outil utilisé sur le campus pour les sites de facultés, ... Read more about "Wordpress - Base"
By Hicham Dennaoui
14NOV
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

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 ...
14NOV
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  17:15-18:45 UNIL - Bâtiment Amphimax - Salle 410

Comment l’échelle d’observation d’un phénomène peut-elle influencer la recherche? À quelles conditions est-il possible de passer d’une échelle à une autre? Ce passage, que l’on métaphorise souvent en termes de distance, est-il discontinu ou continu? Quel rôle joue l’instrumentation, la modélisation et les outils numériques dans ces divers niveaux d’analyse? Les mêmes questions se posent ... Read more about "CHANGEZ D’ÉCHELLE! - Cycle de conférences publiques"
By Lukas Baumgartner
15NOV
16NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

The LabVIEW Core II course is an extension of the LabVIEW Core I course and teaches you to use common design patterns to successfully implement and distribute LabVIEW applications for research, engineering, and testing environments. Topics covered include programmatic control of your user interface, techniques to optimize reuse of existing code, use of file I/O ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core II (EN)"
By National Instruments
15NOV
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  10:30-11:30 I17 4 K2

Global logistics of renewable energy equivalents will create additional driving force towards a future hydrogen economy. However, the special nature of H2 requires dedicated infrastructures and this has prevented so far its massive introduction to the energy sector. Recent scientific and technological progress in handling hydrogen in chemically bound form as Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier ... Read more about "Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs) - Hydrogen storage in fuel-like manner"
By Prof. Peter Wasserscheid, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg Helmholtz-Institut, Erlangen-Nürnberg

Exhibitions

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 2018"