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"
12FEB
25FEB
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From February 12th to 25th, EPFL Library invites you to take part to Love Data Week 2018. This world wide event aims to share awareness about research data management among researchers. On this occasion, EPFL Library offers you several activities and events online and on EPFL campus. Come and join us! February 12th-16th Love Data ... Read more about "Love Data Week at EPFL"
19FEB
  13:00-14:00 MA A1 12

In this talk I will discuss concentration phenomena of eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on closed Riemannian manifolds. I will show that the volume measure of a closed manifold concentrates around nodal sets of eigenfunctions exponentially. I will also explain restricted exponential concentration inequalities and Sogge type reverse Holder inequalities for eigenfunctions. This talk is based ... Read more about "Concentration of eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on a closed Riemannian manifold"
By Kei Funano (Tohoku University)
20FEB
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  11:00-12:00 CH G1 495

The study of quantum materials in out-of-equilibrium conditions following excitation with ultrafast lasers represents one of the novel research frontiers in condensed matter physics. With femtosecond optical pulses, electronic and lattice degrees of freedom can be transiently decoupled, giving the opportunity of stabilizing new states inaccessible by quasi-adiabatic pathways. This becomes particularly interesting for the ... Read more about "Ultrafast study of out-of-equilibrium quantum materials - LACUS Seminar"
20FEB
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  12:15 SV 1717

Pathogen properties in infected host tissues are crucial for disease and control. Novel single-cell technologies reveal an astonishing diversity of pathogen cells with disparate molecular compositions, fates, and impact on overall disease progression. A current key challenge is to understand the relation between these various pathogen subsets and their respective host microenvironments. As a first ... Read more about "Single-cell biology of Salmonella in infected host tissues"
By Dirk Bumann, Biozentrum, University of Basel
20FEB
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  16:15 MXF 1

MARVEL Distinguished Lecture This lecture is designed to be accessible to a wide variety of backgrounds. In the first part, I will briefly review density functional theory and why it is important to many branches of modern physical science. I will also review machine learning and its recent applications to molecules and materials In the ... Read more about "Machine-learning of density functionals for applications in molecules and materials"
By Prof. Kieron Burke, University of California, Irvine
20FEB
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

This lecture is designed to be accessible to a wide variety of backgrounds. In the first part, I will briefly review density functional theory and why it is important to many branches of modern physical science. I will also review machine learning and its recent applications to molecules and materials. In the second half, I ... Read more about "Machine-learning of density functionals for applications in molecules and materials"
By Prof. Kieron Burke (University of California, Irvine)
22FEB
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series In this talk, I will introduce metal-organic frameworks[1], deal with some fundamental questions concerning their synthesis and characterisation[2-3] and highlight their potential towards the capture of industrially important molecules[4-5] and as photocatalysts for the generation of H2 from water splitting[6-7]. [1] Anderson, S. L.; Stylianou, K. C. ... Read more about "Metal-organic frameworks: from fundamental concepts to application"
By Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou
Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LSMO),
EPFL Valais ...
23FEB
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  11:00 BCH 5310

Substrate pre-organization remains the paradigm for bio-inspired catalytic strategies using supramolecular capsule systems. The scarcity of capsule-catalyzed annulation reactions (A+B→C) highlights the limitation of this approach—while co-encapsulation can give significant acceleration, product inhibition frequently halts turnover. In this talk, two novel and distinct methods for realizing capsule-catalyzed annulation processes will be described, both involving the ... Read more about "Turning Capsule Catalysis Inside Out: Novel Approaches Utilizing Innately-Polarized Pd2L4 Scaffolds"
By Dr. Paul J. Lusby
23FEB
25FEB
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  19:00-20:00 RLC E1 240

Startup Weekend is back in Lausanne on 23-25 February 2018 with a standard edition for all types of projects (products, services, technology, sustainable development, etc.). Come alone or accompanied, with or without an idea and participate in the creation of a new startup project. A Startup Weekend is 3 days in the world of an ... Read more about "Startup Weekend comes back to Lausanne on 23-25 février 2018"
26FEB
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  08:30-15:00 SV 1717

General assembly and user's day.The opportunity to get updates on the instruments and the science going on at CIME. This year we have invited Prof. Thomas Walz from The Rockefeller University to give a inspiring invited talk. We will have presentations from our CIME staff members and three submitted posters will be selected for a ... Read more about "CIME DAY 2018"
By Speakers: Prof. Thomas Walz, Graham Knott, Thomas La Grange, Cosmin ...
27FEB
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The presentation will give a detailed introduction into the technology behind the FemtoTools MEMS-based microforce sensors, covering the MEMS design, the fabrication and the readout of these sensors. Furthermore an introduction into the different micromechanical testing instruments of FemtoTools is given, outlining how these MEMS sensors are important for our competitive advantage In our ... Read more about "MEMS-Based Capacitive Microforce Sensing"
By Dr. Simon Muntwyler
27FEB
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  17:30-19:30 Bâtiment F, EPFL Innovation Park

Les étudiants en master de l’EPFL à la recherche d'un stage pour le semestre d’été/automne 2018 - 4 à 6 mois disponibles dès juillet ou septembre 2018 - pourront découvrir en un clin d’œil un choix de stages en 180 secondes! Sans oublier que des pizzas seront servies ! Les entreprises de l’Innovation Park profiteront ... Read more about "Ton stage en 180 secondes"
27FEB
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

The goal of the project is to create an open-software, open-hardware spectrophotometer that is cheap and reliable. We will present all the tools that we used (Eagle, FreeCad, OpenSCAD, Arduino, ...) and show the experiments that can be achieved with the final product. All the code is available on http://github.com/hackuarium/simple-spectro Read more about "From concept to production: Open spectrophotometer, an interdisciplinary project"
By Luc Patiny, Hackuarium
01MAR
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  11:45-13:30 salle Uranus, bâtiment D, EPFL Innovation Park

The conference Pizzas&Start-up calls on 4 young innovative companies from EPFL or installed at EPFL Innovation Park. They each have 6 minutes to present their activities and achievements to their audience. The start-up that will present are as follows: Datapred Feeltronix Viventis Technology Picterra The conference is followed by a networking lunch with pizzas. The ... Read more about "Pizzas&Start-up"
02MAR
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  09:00-16:00 EBU Headquarters, Geneva

Moderator: Mirko Bischofberger 9:00 – 9:15 Arrival of participants and refreshments 9:15 – 9:30 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION Prof. Pierre Vandergheynst, Vice-President EPFL 9:30 – 10:20 INNOVATION FOR THE MEDIA Nicola Frank, Head of European Affairs EBU Dr Hans Hoffmann, Head of Unit on Media Fundamentals and Production technology EBU Technology and Innovation 10:20 – 10:45 ... Read more about "Media innovation in the age of AI, social media and fake news"
02MAR
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  12:15-13:15 GC B3 30

ABSTRACT: The seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings is a difficult task due to the complexity of reliable models, particularly in the case of older non-engineered ones. The qualitative approach is a essential element of knowledge for the interpretation of the seismic behaviour but cannot replace a quantitative security check. As-built information, based on historical ... Read more about "Open issues on seismic assessment of existing masonry buildings: linear vs nonlinear, static vs dynamic, local vs global approaches"
By Prof. Dr Sergio Lagomarsino, Full Professor of Structural Engineering, Department ...
06MAR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The trend towards integration of microsensors in a broad variety of devices and contexts is flourishing. This trend results in abundant product innovations striving to bring value to applications. Many of these innovations are dominantly triggered by progress in sensor miniaturization. In particular, monolithic sensor systems comprising the sensor element and signal processing on ... Read more about "Challenges in Smart Sensor Systems"
By Lucas Tschuor
08MAR
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series New photovoltaic (PV) technologies, delivering high performances at low price, are ideal candidates to sustain the actual paradigm shift towards a carbon-free economy. In this context, Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs), pioneered by methylammonium lead-iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) perovskite, are leading the photovoltaic scenario, showing impressive power conversion efficiency beyond ... Read more about "Interface engineering and physics therein for high efficient and stable perovskite solar cells"
By Dr. Giulia Grancini
Group for Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials ...
08MAR
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  18:15-22:00 Forum Rolex

For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, industry, entrepreneurship, or finance. ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: "Women’s Careers: What's Next After EPFL?""
09MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458

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 & Cécile Hardebolle
13MAR
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  12:00-18:00 Hall SG

EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
13MAR
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 31

Climate models have been the focus of much attention in the past three decades; indeed, they have been instrumental in highlighting the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and their results have largely contributed to climate policy and, in particular, the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. In this talk, we shall briefly outline the underlying ... Read more about "Climate models: their functioning, projections, and uncertainties"
By Prof. Martin BENISTON  (Institute for Environmental Sciences, The University of ...
16MAR
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  16:15-17:15 BCH 2218

Chromatin serves as the physiologically relevant form of eukaryotic genomes. Modifications to both the DNA and the histone-packaging proteins allow chromatin to act as a dynamic signaling platform to regulate genomic DNA access and ultimately establish and maintain cellular phenotypes, so-called epigenetic regulation. Aberrant chromatin signaling, as a consequence of abnormal inputs and outputs, is ... Read more about "Engineering Chromatin States Towards Understanding Epigenetic Regulation"
By Prof. David Yael MSKCC, New York
19MAR
23MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

Polish topological groups comprise all locally compact second countable groups, but also most interesting topological transformation groups such as homeomorphism and diffeomorphism groups of compact manifolds, isometry groups of separable complete metric spaces, and automorphism groups of countable model theoretical structures. While all of these classes had been intensively studied separately, there has recently been ... Read more about "Structure and dynamics of Polish groups conference"