Conferences - Seminars

06FEB
03DEC
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  11:00-13:00 smart living lab, Fribourg room

The smart living lunches take place once a month from 11am to 1pm at the EPFL Fribourg to present the research activities of the smart living lab. A lunch is served after the presentation. These events are designed for the smart living lab's community. Read more about "smart living lunches"
19FEB
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  10:00-17:00 SV 1717

The scientific symposium ‘Faces of Industrial Research-FIR’ is organized by the Nestlé PhD Students in collaboration with BSNL, an EPFL/UNIL non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between upcoming academic scientists and those in Life Science industries. This event, supported by EPFL, UNIL and Nestlé, will be a 1-day symposium taking place the 19th ... Read more about "Faces of Industrial Research Symposium"
By There will be speakers from Roche, the Novartis Institute for ...
19FEB
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Abstract: Experiments and numerical studies have demonstrated that the power extracted by the wind plant is directly and proportionately related to the transport of mean kinetic energy - here the parting point. This is intimately tied with the balance of turbulence kinetic energy. These relations are shown through wind tunnel experiments and large eddy simulations ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Considering mean and turbulence kinetic energy transport on stratified wind plant boundary layers"
19FEB
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Thalidomide became infamous in the 60’s for its teratogenic effects but since then it and derivatives have been rediscovered as potent drugs against myeloma. These molecules act as catalysts by orchestrating the degradation of proteins important for the cancer. In a sense they offer a chemical approach to accomplish the same ends as siRNA or ... Read more about "Developing small molecule catalysts for chemical protein degradation"
20FEB
05MAR
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  08:00-18:00 EPFL

Are you interested in shaping the future of radio and media? Registration to Radio Hack Europe is now open and is FREE for EPFL / UNIL employees, researchers, and students using the discount code HKSPO19LS. Register here Radio Hack Europe by Radiodays Europe is a 48-hour hackathon around the theme “Radio and media of tomorrow”, ... Read more about "Radio Hack Europe 2019 (29-31 March, EPFL) – Register Now!"
20FEB
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Abstract: During our daily life, we depend on memories of past experiences to plan future behaviour. These memories are represented by the activity of specific neuronal groups or ‘engrams’. Neuronal engrams are assembled during learning by synaptic modification, and engram reactivation represents the memorized experience. Engrams of conscious memories are initially stored in the hippocampus ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Marlene Bartos - Emergence of stable and dynamic memory engrams in the hippocampus"
By  Marlene Bartos, Cellular and Systemic Neuroscience, Institute for Physiology I ...
20FEB
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  15:00-16:00 BCH 2201

High energy long life rechargeable battery is considered as key enabling technology for deep de-carbonization. Energy storage in the electrochemical form is attractive because of its high efficiency and fast response time. Besides the technological importance, electrochemical devices also provide a unique platform for fundamental and applied materials research since ion movement is often accompanied ... Read more about "From Atom to Microgrid – New Perspectives for Electrochemical Energy Storage"
20FEB
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  15:00-16:00 BCH 2201

High energy long life rechargeable battery is considered as key enabling technology for deep de-carbonization. Energy storage in the electrochemical form is attractive because of its high efficiency and fast response time. Besides the technological importance, electrochemical devices also provide a unique platform for fundamental and applied materials research since ion movement is often accompanied ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - From Atom to Microgrid – New Perspectives for Electrochemical Energy Storage"
By Prof. Shirley Meng, Materials Science & NanoEngineering, University of California ...
20FEB
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  17:00-18:30 BC 420

Assessing the habitability of Mars has been an objective of the scientific community for a long time, but it has recently become a sustained focus in light of data being returned from the planet and growing knowledge about life in extreme environments. The Curiosity rover on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), one of NASAs flagship ... Read more about "Is Mars Habitable ?"
By Prof. Javier Martín-Torres
20FEB
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  18:30-21:00 ELA 1

All EPFL PhD students are invited to join us for the first EPFL Alumni/Polydoc joint event : Soirée carrière, in which you will hear from three distinguished doctors of philosophy how life doesn't end with your thesis in your hands. The program is the following : Welcome addresses Alumni presentations Maxime Baud (PhD SV'11), Inselspital, ... Read more about "EPFL Alumni/PolyDoc joint event for PhD students, followed by an apéro"
21FEB
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  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
23FEB
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“dhelta” is the association for students and researchers in the field of Digital Humanities at EPFL. They are organising the Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange event that will take place on 22 & 23 February 2019 in Basel, Switzerland. The goal of this event is: To discover fellows working in the field of Digital Humanities at ... Read more about "Swiss Digital Humanities Exchange"
22FEB
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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract We provide a bare–bones framework that uncovers the circumstances which lead either to the emergence of equally-spaced and equally-sized central places or to a hierarchy of central places. We show how these patterns reflect the preferences of agents and the efficiency of transportation and communication technologies. With one population of homogeneous individuals, the economy ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: About the Origin of Cities"
By Prof. André de Palma, ENS Cachan - University Paris-Saclay
22FEB
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  13:15 ELA 002

Abstract In the last few years, as Si electronics faces mounting difficulties to maintain its historical scaling path, III-V compound semiconductors have received a great deal of attention as possible alternatives. Sub-10 nm CMOS require high-aspect ratio 3D transistors with a fin or nanowire geometry. The enhanced degree of channel charge control of advanced 3D ... Read more about "Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series: Nanoscale III-V Electronics: InGaAs FinFETs and Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs"
By Jesús A. del Alamo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director ...
22FEB
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By Prof. Éric SÉRÉ (université de Paris-Dauphine, France)
22FEB
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  16:15-17:30 BCH 2201

There is enormous potential to use microalgae as feedstocks for everything from recombinant proteins and high value chemicals to biofuels, but to implement this technology in a sustainable and economic manner, it will be necessary to optimize many parameters, and metabolic engineering strategies will be essential. However, in comparison with the well-developed molecular biology tools ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Thinking outside the flask - how to do something useful with algal metabolism"
By Prof. Alison Smith, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge ...
25FEB
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  18:15-19:15 MA A0 364

The ephemera "Replay" of television documentaries cause immense frustration, since their publication is restricted to 1 month at most. And it seems impossible to record them... So this PolyMac is made to forget those bad memories, by recording all the desired video streams! Read more about "PolyMac TV Replay"
By Francois Roulet
26FEB
27FEB
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  09:00-05:00 Hyatt Regency Osaka, 1-13-11 Nanko-Kita, Suminoe-Ku, Osaka, Japan, 559-0034

Conference Series llc Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend the Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 going to be held on February 26-27, 2019 Osaka, Japan. Midwifery-Annual Congress 2019 directs towards the main issues as well as future strategies of Pregnancy and women health. This is going to be the largest and most promising ... Read more about "Global Annual Midwifery Congress"
26FEB
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: While most of the MEMS developments have been focused on low cost and low performance markets, driven by the automotive, consumer electronics and smartphone businesses, Safran Colibrys has taken up the challenge to develop medium cost and high performance MEMS inertial sensors dedicated to high reliability, harsh environment applications. A versatile accelerometer platform sensor ... Read more about "High-end accelerometer platforms for demanding applications"
By Dr. Christophe Kergueris
26FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: In recent years, there has been significant interest in the applications of printed electronics in the realization of a range of low-cost, large area, flexible electronic systems such as displays, distributed sensors, and low-cost disposable tags. To make printed electronics a viable technology, however, there is a need for significant innovations across all aspects ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Tools and Processes for Printed Electronic Systems"
26FEB
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2218

The four dNTPs (dATP, dTTP, dCTP, and dGTP) are the building blocks of DNA. A balanced supply and a correct overall concentration of dNTPs are key prerequisites for faithful genome replication. These requirements, along with the fact that the concentrations of dNTPs fluctuate during the cell cycle, mean that the production of dNTPs must be ... Read more about "dNTPs and maintenance of genome stability"
By Professor Andrei Chabes Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Umeå ...
27FEB
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"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 CE 06

Energy density and cost of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) based on conventional intercalation compounds are closely approaching their limits. The reliance of conventional cathodes on the use of toxic metals additionally endangers health and safety of miners in developing countries. Conversion-type active materials offer an opportunity to double energy stored in LIBs, reduce their cost by ... Read more about "Beyond Lithium-Ion: Conversion Electrodes, Solid State and Aqueous Batteries"
27FEB
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  15:00-16:00 CE 1 6

Energy density and cost of Li-ion batteries (LIBs) based on conventional intercalation compounds are closely approaching their limits. The reliance of conventional cathodes on the use of toxic metals additionally endangers health and safety of miners in developing countries. Conversion-type active materials offer an opportunity to double energy stored in LIBs, reduce their cost by ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Beyond Lithium-Ion: Conversion Electrodes, Solid State and Aqueous Batteries"
By Prof. Gleb Yushin, School of Materials and Engineering, Georgia Institute ...
27FEB
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  18:15-19:15 BC 420

Mars’ ice caps hold the secret to the planet's climate, hydrological processes and is a likely place to contain traces of life, should they exist. A crewed mission to the surface of Mars, with the objective of drilling into the Northern ice cap and analysing the samples in-situ would therefore advance our knowledge of the ... Read more about "Systems Engineering and Design of a Mars Polar Life Research Base"
By Anne-Marlene Rüede
28FEB
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of solid-state materials built up from metal-based nodes and organic linkers. They exhibit permanent porosity and unprecedented surface areas which can be readily tuned through coordination chemistry at the inorganic node and/or organic chemistry at the linkers. The high porosities, ... Read more about "Programmable Smart Bio-Inspired Sponges"
By Prof. Omar K. Farha
Department of Chemistry,
Northwestern University,
Evanston ...
01MAR
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract Liquefaction is one of the most spectacular phenomena of soil behaviour during which granular soil changes its properties from solid to liquid-like type. Due to its disastrous character, it has been a subject of investigations carried out by various researchers from many countries over many years. Although the basic factors governing the liquefaction phenomenon ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Liquefaction of fully and nearly saturated granular soils, experimental investigations and theoretical approach"
By Prof. Waldemar Świdziński, Director of the Institute of Hydro-Engineering, Polish ...
01MAR
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  16:15-17:30 BCH 2201

Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of solid-state materials built up from metal-based nodes and organic linkers. They exhibit permanent porosity and unprecedented surface areas which can be readily tuned through coordination chemistry at the inorganic node and/or organic chemistry at the linkers. The high porosities, tunability, and stability are highly attractive in the ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Programmable Smart Bio-Inspired Sponges"
By Prof. Omar K. Farha, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA.
04MAR
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/204283294 Abstract: Point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices hold great promise to significantly impact healthcare delivery and address health disparities by shifting the focus away from the utilization of high-cost specialized care for the treatment of late-stage ... Read more about "Toward Point-of-Care Assessment of Hemostasis Using Miniaturized Dielectric Coagulometry"

Thesis defenses

22FEB
By Rogério Manuel CABETE DE JESUS JORGE
28FEB
By Florin DZELADINI
01MAR
  16:00 ML F34, - ETHZ, -Rämistrasse 101, - 8092 Zürich

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Pautz , Dr B. Volmert Energy doctoral program. Thesis 8960 Read more about "High-Fidelity Determination of Nuclide Inventories for Radioactive Waste Disposal"
By Valentyn BYKOV
01MAR
  17:00 ELA 1

Thesis directors :Prof. T. Lasser , Prof. D. Van De Ville Biotechnology and Bioengineering doctoral program. Thesis 9094 Read more about "Optical projection tomography for whole organ imaging"
By David NGUYEN
01MAR
  17:00 Salle H8-01-D EPFL Campus Biotech Ch. des Mines 9 - 1202 Genève

Thesis director : Prof. S. Lacour Biotechnology and Bioengineering doctoral program. Thesis 9046 Read more about "Soft multimodal neural interfaces for unravelling sensory neurological circuits"
By Frédéric Pierre Gérald MICHOUD

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

19FEB
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  17:00-19:00 HEIG-VD (Aula) Route de Cheseaux 1 1400 Yverdon-les-Bains

Honor lesson of Prof. Eduardo Sanchez, Dean, Head of Department "Information and Communication Technologies" HEIG-VD Read more about "The future of computing"
By eduardo.sanchez@epfl.ch

Sciences Activities for Youth

02MAR
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  09:00-17:00 RLC E1 240

La 6ème édition du championnat de science par équipes, ouvert aux jeunes de 8 à 15 ans (5P à 11S), aura lieu le samedi 2 mars 2019 à l'EPFL. Délai d’inscription: 31 janvier 2019, dans la limite des places disponibles. Le jour de l'évènement, le public peut venir assister au RLC à la présentation des ... Read more about "Championnat scientifique "Curieux et inventifs""

Exhibitions

03NOV
10MAR
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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab B

The outstanding Catalan philosopher and theologian Ramon Llull (c.1232–1316) encourages us to reread the late Middle Ages. Llull, not only theoretically and linguistically invented a new method of knowledge acquisition, like an engineer, he also mechanized it, and translated it into a machine. The EPFL instance is curated by: Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, (Universitat Pompeu ... Read more about "Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria"
By Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter ...
19FEB
06APR
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CO-OPERATE En réunissant des constructeurs, architectes, agriculteurs, artistes, artisans et ingénieurs convaincus que l’empathie et la collaboration sont la base de tout travail de qualité, le bureau d’architecture Case Design de Mumbai créée les conditions qui permettent d’édifier des lieux dédiés à l’hospitalité, l’interaction sociale, la réflexion, le jeu, les rituels, l’isolement, l’efficience et le ... Read more about "Case Design - A School in the Making"
28FEB
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  12:15-13:00 Artlab - Pavillon B

EPFL ArtLab invites you, over a lunch break, to a guided tour of the exhibition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria. Thursday February 7 - guided tour in French Thursday February 28 - guided tour in English Thursday March 7 - guided tour in French "Thinking Machines" explores a bold approach to acquiring ... Read more about "Visit-Lunch ArtLab exhibition - THINKING MACHINES"
By EPFL Artlab

Call for proposal

19FEB
23MAR
 

Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms-Europe registry open for registration “Solve-RD – Solving the unsolved Rare Diseases” is a large European research project funded by the EU for five years (2018-2022) under Horizon 2020. The consortium is collaborating with European reference networks (ERNs) to improve the diagnosis of rare diseases. Solve-RD is about to establish a ... Read more about "Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms-Europe registry open for registration"

Cultural events

29NOV
05MAY
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  Beaulieu Lausanne

Grâce à une Fondation privée, l’OSR offre 300 Cartes Jeunes donnant accès gratuitement à 4 places à choix sur ses concerts à Lausanne. Après inscription, les étudiants reçoivent un code qui leur permet de réserver directement leurs 4 billets sur le site de l’OSR. Ils peuvent ensuite se rendre au(x) concert(s) seul ou avec des ... Read more about "Concerts de l'OSR à Beaulieu - billets gratuits réservés aux -25 ans"
By Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR)
02MAR
03MAR
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  10:00-17:00 CM 2 420

The Orbital Game Jam is a video games creation competition, but without the competition side. 24 hours to create a game, video or board, from scratch, here's the real challenge! Add to this the great atmosphere of Satellite, the campus bar, important people in the field of video games, and everything for free, who could ... Read more about "Orbital Game Jam, Round 2"
By Divers acteurs de l'industrie du jeu vidéo
02MAR
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  11:15-12:00 EPFL ArtLab - pavillon B

Découvrez l'exposition Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria avec les explications d'Anne-Gaëlle Lardeau, manager d'EPFL ArtLab. Samedi 2 février à 11h15 Samedi 2 mars à 11h15 durée environ 45 mn entrée libre, sans inscription Read more about "Expo Thinking Machines - visites commentées gratuites"
By Anne-Gaëlle Lardeau

Internal trainings

19FEB
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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
21FEB
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 424

Cette formation permet d'acquérir les savoir-faire et réflexes de base de l'écriture informative/journalistique (comment formuler une information simple, une synthèse ou résumé d'article en 2/3 phrases, comment titrer, comment éditer ou présenter un texte…) et leur application pour le web. Read more about "Ecriture Web - Savoir-faire de base"
By Patrick Lenormand
22FEB
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 424

Cette formation permet d'acquérir les savoir-faire et réflexes de base de l'écriture informative/journalistique (comment formuler une information simple, une synthèse ou résumé d'article en 2/3 phrases, comment titrer, comment éditer ou présenter un texte…) et leur application pour le web. Read more about "Ecriture Web - Savoir-faire de base"
By Patrick Lenormand
25FEB
27FEB
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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
25FEB
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"
26FEB
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

This workshop is for people who want to start using Zotero, a free tool that enables to collect, organize and share bibliographic references. Zotero spares its users from spending troublesome hours on the creation of a bibliography. Very useful for anyone who writes reports or theses, Zotero will be useful all along the curriculum and ... Read more about "Up to speed with Zotero"
26FEB
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  18:00-20:00 CM 0 9

Do you want to create documents with the help of LaTeX ? Come to our workshop and test LaTeX live ! You will learn to : Create a document Manage your bibliography within LaTeX Insert mathematical and chemical elements With structure long documents You will need to take your own laptop to this workshop Workshop ... Read more about "Introduction to LaTeX (English version)"
By EPFL Library
01MAR
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  12:15-14:15 CM 0 9

Vous souhaitez écrire un document grâce à LaTeX ? Participez à notre atelier et testez LaTeX en direct. Vous pourrez apprendre à : Créer un document Gérer une bibliographie Insérer des éléments mathématiques et chimiques dans votre texte Structurer de longs documents Il est nécessaire que vous preniez votre ordinateur portable pour participer à l'atelier ... Read more about "Introduction à LaTeX (en français)"
04MAR
06MAR
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  08:30-17:00 MA B0 426

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 Level 1: fundamentals"
By Jean-Philippe Forestier

Sporting events

20FEB
24FEB
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  11:00-19:00 CE 1 515

Venez découvrir le vol en FPV à l'occasion de notre séance de vols découverte en salle polyvalente du 20 au 24 février. Au programme : courses, initiations, démonstrations et vols de nuit ! Membre ou non de l'association, vient voler avec nous : des drones sont à disposition (pour tous) mais n'hésite pas à ramener ... Read more about "Aéropoly - Vol drones | salle polyvalente"

Miscellaneous

18FEB
30JUN
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  17:00-22:00 CM 0 9

The EPFL Go Club Ishigo invites you every Monday of the semester in CM 0 9 at 5pm. From beginner to advanced you are all welcome to play, learn and get to know each other! Read more about "EPFL Go Club: every Monday"