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"
23MAY
25MAY
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By Julian Shillcock (EPFL, Blue Brain Project, Switzerland) Luis Bagatolli (Yachay ...
24MAY
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of highly loaded metal nanoparticle supported catalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Independently controlling metal loading, nanoparticle size, distribution and accessibility has proven challenging because of the clear interdependence between these crucial ... Read more about "Metal Organic Frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials"
By Prof. Jorge Gascon
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
24MAY
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

In water and ice, the atomic nuclei exhibit quantum properties, which a growing body of evidence suggests are caused almost entirely by the quantum Boltzmann statistics, with the dynamics of the nuclei being classical. Here we summarise a recently developed theory which explains how such a classical dynamics can arise as a result of certain ... Read more about "Quantum dynamics with quantum Boltzmann statistics: simulations of liquid water and ice"
By Prof. Stuart Althorpe University of Cambridge
UK  
24MAY
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  17:30-18:45 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.1

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "Radar signal processing and Radar clutter models". 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. Maria Sabina Greco, Professor at the University of Pisa ...
25MAY
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  14:30-15:30 INM 202

Abstract: Imagine there’s no block ciphers, it’s easy if you try:-) A (cryptographic) permutation can be thought of as a block cipher (like AES or DES) without a key (or with a fixed key if you prefer). During the SHA-3 competition it became clear that permutation-based hashing, e.g., by using the sponge construction, is superior ... Read more about "Innovations in permutation-based crypto"
By Prof. Joan Daemen
25MAY
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  15:30-16:30 INM 202

Abstract: For my entire career, I’ve been obsessed with definitions. In this informal talk, I’ll describe the latest two I’ve worked on. The first is called IND|C, indistinguishability up to correctness. Given games G and H and a correctness condition C, we define an advantage measure Adv^indc_{G,H,C} wherein G/H distinguishing attacks are effaced, generically and ... Read more about "Indistinguishability up to Correctness, and Adept Secret-Sharing"
By Prof. Phillip Rogaway
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
30MAY
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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 ...
31MAY
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  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)
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 ...
04JUN
08JUN
By Michele Ceriotti (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland ...
04JUN
06JUN
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  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
04JUN
08JUN
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  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"
04JUN
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

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."
06JUN
08JUN
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  ELA 1

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 ...
06JUN
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  17:15-19:15 BCH 2201

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
NIH Bethesda
USA

Cultural events

25MAY
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  19:30-21:00 Eglise St-Jacques, Lausanne

Music by Mozart and Beethoven. Led by the talented Indonesian violinist Ken Lila Ashanti, the OChE has been rehearsing since March to prepare a program bringing together the rhythms of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony with the elegance of Mozart’s Ouverture from Così fan tutte and Oboe Concerto. OChE’s programs are also an opportunity for young professional ... Read more about "Concert"
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

21FEB
17AUG
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  10:00-13:00 Rolex Learning Center

For the start of the semester of Spring 2018, the EPFL Library is putting Mathematics in the spotlight and offers from Wednesday, February 21, a selection of documents at the Espace Découverte "Mathematics and Music", as well as an exhibition of Ancient Books "Les Mathématiques sous toutes leurs formes". "Mathematics and Music", February-April 2018, Espace ... Read more about "Mathematics expose themselves"
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"
27APR
12AUG
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

The exhibition Kung Fu Motion: The Living Archive opens on April 28. It accompanies the integration of ArtLab into EPFL’s College of Humanities and kicks off a stimulating series of fresh programs at the intersections of art/science. Kung Fu Motion is the story of the dynamic traditions of Southern China and Hong Kong’s martial arts, ... Read more about "Kung Fu Motion"
09MAY
23SEP
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  07:00-23:59 Rolex Learning Center - Patios extérieurs

Le duo d'artistes bernois Haus am Gern (Barbara Meyer Cesta & Rudolf Steiner) a installé une septantaine de feux en plexiglas découpé et miroitant sous les voûtes du Rolex Learning Center. Une invitation à regarder l'espace de manière décalée, de voir les creux, les vides, les marges. Le Rolex Learning Center captive par les puissants ... Read more about "Haus am Gern: Fireplace"
By Haus am Gern: Barbara Meyer Cesta et Rudolf Steiner

Thesis defenses

25MAY
By Angela BERMUDEZ CASTAÑEDA
25MAY
By Giada BALDESSARELLI
25MAY
By Fabio GRECO
28MAY
  18:00 CM 1 5

Thesis Director: Prof. C. Moser Photonics doctoral program Thesis Nr. 8634 Read more about "Compact lensless digital holography"
By Manon ROSTYKUS
01JUN
By Adrienne Joëlle Laurence MOTTIS
01JUN
By Ryan Daniel SCHILLING

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

28MAY
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  17:15-18:15 SV 1717

Stimulating the human brain to enhance brain function and behaviour, and especially to treat patients suffering from neuropsychiatric diseases is a dream and goal in clinical and behavioural neuroscience since more than 2000 years. First reports applying non-invasive electrical stimulation delivered by discharges of electro-fish to the brain are dating back to 50 AC (Scribonius ... Read more about "Inaugural Lecture // Neuromodulation of the cerebral cortex – a tale of 2000 years"
By Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel Defitech Chair of Clinical Neuroengineering ...
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"
17APR
28MAY
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PLACE Idiap Research Institute, rue Marconi 19, 1920 Martigny Date of the event: August 28 to Sept 18 2018 Register to receive more info till: 26th of May 2018 http://www.createchallenge.org/register Submit your project proposal, deadline: 28 May 2018 OUR MISSION The International Create Challenge provides the ideal breeding space and resources to drive early stage ... Read more about "ICC'2018 7th Edition, from Idea to startup"
26MAY
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  14:00-16:00 INF 3

Contenu de l'atelier Une introduction à Scratch à travers des exercices et défis Un projet personnel selon ton niveau La rencontre d'une professionnelle Conditions Ouvert à toutes les filles de 13-15 ans (en 9, 10 ou 11S) sans prérequis d'expérience ainsi qu'aux filles dès 11 ans (dès la 8P) qui ont déjà suivi un de ... Read more about "Atelier de Coding pour les filles"
04JUN
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L'association IEEE Student Branch EPFL organise une visite de l'entreprise Skyguide le 4 juin le matin. 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"
17MAY
19JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 397

Les rôles transversaux sont de plus en plus fréquents dans les entreprises. Pour travailler de manière horizontale au sein de l’organisation ou gérer des projets, il faut arriver à influencer et à motiver des collègues, voire des responsables sans avoir d’autorité hiérarchique formelle. Ce séminaire interactif vous propose de déceler les clés de votre impact ... Read more about "Leadership transversal"
By Nir Zalts
23MAY
24MAY
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  08:30-17:00 VPSI Conference Room

The second Origin fundamentals Workshop is also very successful, thanks to everyone ! We got the double of registrations than the seats in the room. For this reason the registration has to be closed. If there are more people interested, please send an email to the Organizer. Because of the number of participants, the second ... Read more about "Origin fundamentals Workshop"
By Markus Höhnen from ADDITIVE
24MAY
25MAY
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Vous avez peur de prendre la parole en public ? La seule idée de devoir défendre une position, présenter un projet, un service ou un nouveau produit en public vous terrorise ? Vous n’êtes pas le seul ! Cette formation vous propose de découvrir comment convaincre et captiver votre auditoire pour faire de votre intervention ... Read more about "Réussir sa prise de parole en public"
By Christophe Béguin
24MAY
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Excel - Formules de calcul et fonctions afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/185/Excel_2013__Les_calculs_arithmetiques_et_fonctionnels https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/186/Excel_2016__Les_calculs_arithmetiques_et_fonctionnels Pour vous inscrire : ... Read more about "Cours Rapido Excel - Formules de calcul et fonctions"
25MAY
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

WordPress étant appelé à remplacer Jahia utilisé actuellement et devenir le principal outil utilisé sur le campus pour les sites de facultés, laboratoires, services, ce cours a pour but de faciliter le passage d’un outil à l’autre en comparant les manières de travailler et en montrant les différences d’utilisation entre Jahia et WordPress. Read more about "De Jahia à WordPress - Cours de transition"
By HIcham Dennaoui    
28MAY
30MAY
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 424

Python is a powerful, portable, Object-Oriented open source programming language for writing standalone programs, quick scripts, and prototypes for large applications. This course starts at the fundamentals of Python - statements, variables, comments, conditionals and loops - then goes on to study Python's collections - Lists, Tuples and Dictionaries. Functions, Modules and packages are then ... Read more about "Python, fundamentals"
By Jean- Philippe Forestier
28MAY
30MAY
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

This certification training will give you the base elements necessary to conduct any type of project using the PRINCE2 methodology. Furthermore, you will pass the official "Foundation" certification, which is recognised world-wide and very useful in your resume. Read more about "PRINCE2 Project Management certification"
By Jean-Stéphane Szijarto
31MAY
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  10:00-12:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Word - Outils "Gain de temps" afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/177/Word_2016__Outils_Gain_de_temps Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=200 Read more about "Cours Rapido Word - Outils "Gain de temps""
31MAY
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Excel - Outils "Gain de temps" afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/183/Excel_2013__Outils_Gain_de_temps https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/184/Excel_2016__Outils_Gain_de_temps Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=201 Read more about "Cours Rapido Excel - Outils "Gain de temps""
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"
05JUN
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  08:30-12:00 BI A0 397

WordPress étant appelé à remplacer Jahia utilisé actuellement et devenir le principal outil utilisé sur le campus pour les sites de facultés, laboratoires, services, ce cours a pour but de faciliter le passage d’un outil à l’autre en comparant les manières de travailler et en montrant les différences d’utilisation entre Jahia et WordPress. Read more about "De Jahia à WordPress - Cours de transition"
By HIcham Dennaoui
05JUN
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido PowerPoint - Transitions et animations afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/195/PowerPoint_2016__Transitions_et_animations Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=210 Read more about "Cours Rapido PowerPoint - Transitions et animations"
06JUN
27JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

Do you want to learn specific skills and attitudes to improve your professional relationships? Do you want to increase your own negotiation capacities, enabling you to be more efficient? Do you want to build lasting partnerships? The strength of this approach to negotiation comes from its simplicity and proven efficiency. Highly practical, it helps you ... Read more about "Negotiate with success - tools and mindset for lasting agreements"
By Melissa Davies

Call for proposal

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]"