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 ...

Cultural events

12FEB
19FEB
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Register here The Musical, Dancesquare and PIP are proud to announce the upcoming workshop of Sounpainting supervised by Walter Thompson, the creator of this sign language for arts. Musicians, dancers and comedians are welcomed for a week of training and learning of the language, followed by a full day of performances and happenings at EPFL ... Read more about "Soundpainting workshop"
By Walter Thompson
26FEB
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  18:30-20:00 Forum Rolex

Trois virtuoses, issus de la nouvelle génération des musiciens traditionnels méditerranéens, offrent une musique d’une beauté luxuriante, un doux mélange de subtilité, d'élégance et d'harmonie qui emporte dans une folle envie de danser. Stelios Petrakis est maître de la lyra crétoise, Efren López multi instrumentiste espagnol et Bijan Chemirani un célèbre percussionniste iranien. A eux ... Read more about "Trio Petrakis Lopez Chemirani"
03MAR
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  Centre Sportif

Rock Affinity organizes a Rock'n'Roll on Saturday 3rd, March with two professional dance teachers Jean-Martial and Enzo from Lausanne's dancing schools. Dancers of all level and experience are welcome to attend. A rock party will be organized in the evening to practioce what was learned during the day and dance off all the stress! Location ... Read more about "Rock'n'Roll Workshop"

Exhibitions

01DEC
04MAR
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  06:00-23:00 Extérieurs Rolex Learning Center EPFL

Pour la deuxième fois après Echoing Bex&Arts, les Affaires culturelles et artistiques revisitent une manifestation artistique qui s’est déroulée en Suisse romande. Cette année, la Triennale d’art contemporain du Valais est reprise. A l’EPFL, autour du Rolex Learning Center et sur la Place Cosandey, les sculptures d’artistes suisses et internationaux de Joëlle Allet, Monica Bonvicini, ... Read more about "Echoing Triennale d'art contemporain Valais/Wallis"
By Triennale d'art contemporain Valais/Wallis
26FEB
15MAR
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  Hall MED

The ACCES Visualization Contest series aims to foster a culture of insightful and visually-engaging representations of scientific / engineering computational concepts and solutions. The 2017 contest solicited contributions from all students and postdocs of EPFL and ended on 31 December 2017. The Award Ceremony will take place on Monday 26 February 2018 at 12:15 in ... Read more about "ACCES Visualization Contest — Award Ceremony and Exhibition"
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"

Thesis defenses

23FEB
  15:00 Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) - Room SZ-OSGA/EG06 - 5232 Villigen PSI

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Pautz , Dr O. Zerkak Physics doctoral program. Thesis 8426 Read more about "Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification of Physical Models in Thermal-Hydraulics System Codes"
By Damar Canggih WICAKSONO
23FEB
  16:00 CERN - Council Chamber - 385 Route de Meyrin - 1217 Meyrin (Switzerland)

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Bay , Dr G. Tranquille Physics doctoral program. Thesis 8278 Read more about "Accurate Profile Measurement of the low Intensity Secondary Beams in the CERN Experimental Areas"
By Inaki ORTEGA RUIZ
23FEB
  17:00 CM 1 5

Thesis directors : Prof. M. Bierlaire , Prof. M. M. Cochon de Lapparent Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program Thesis 8170 Read more about "Dealing with Correlations in Discrete Choice Models"
By Anna FERNÁNDEZ ANTOLÍN
23FEB
By Miguel Angel RIBOT SANFELIX
23FEB
  17:30 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. R. Guerraoui Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8299 Read more about "Towards Scalable Personalization"
By Rhicheek PATRA
27FEB
  14:00 AAC 1 37

Directeur de thèse : Prof. H. Bourlard Programme doctoral en Génie électrique Thèse 8011 Read more about "Theory and Algorithms for Hypothesis Transfer Learning"
By Ilja KUZBORSKIJ
02MAR
  15:00 Aula de l'Observatoire de Sauverny - CH-1290 Versoix

Thesis director : Dr F. Courbin Physics doctoral program Thesis 8276 Read more about "Machine-learning methods for weak lensing analysis of the ESA Euclid sky survey"
By Thibault Adrien KUNTZER
02MAR
  17:30 MXF 1

Thesis director : Prof. F. Stellacci Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8183 Read more about "Patchy Surfaces"
By Nikolaos NIANIAS
02MAR
  18:00 ELA 1

Thesis director : Prof. N. Geroliminis Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8191 Read more about "Dynamic Clustering and Control for Large Scale Urban Networks"
By Mohammadreza SAEEDMANESH

Movies

20FEB
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By Alexandre Blanc & Marco Bakker

Management Board meetings

01MAR
  16:15-18:30 à définir

Semestrial meeting ENAC professors and senior scientists Read more about "ENAC FACULTY meeting"
By Professeure Marilyne Andersen, Doyenne ENAC Professeure Claudia Binder, responsable académique ...

Miscellaneous

26FEB
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

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"

Internal trainings

20FEB
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  12:00-14:00 GR A3 31

Practical workshops are organized by EPFL Library to support EPFL researchers from all disciplines to start planning their next funding application. Read more about "SNSF DMP workshop"
By Research data EPFL Library team
22FEB
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Avancé, les scripts afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Pour vous inscrire : Read more about "Cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Avancé, les scripts"
26FEB
28FEB
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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, fundamentals"
By J.P.- Forestier
26FEB
28FEB
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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
26FEB
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  13:30-17:00 MA B0 424

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    
27FEB
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  09:00-12:15 BI A0-398

Première demi-journée du programme de formation FOBA qui permet au personnel administratif de découvrir l'environnement de travail dans lequel il va évoluer. La présentation des outils, des normes est faite par les spécialistes métiers. Cette formation permet également de se créer un réseau d'entraide avec les collaborateurs des Service Centraux et des collègues faisant le ... Read more about "FOBA (Formation de base administrative)"
By Les spécialistes des sujets administratifs généraux
27FEB
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  13:30-17:00 MA B0 424

InForm est une solution complète de création de formulaires en ligne. Cette application permet de gérer pratiquement n'importe quel type de formulaire. Read more about "Inform, création de formulaires de l'EPFL"
By Hicham Dennaoui    
01MAR
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  08:45-17:00 BI A0 398

Planifier financièrement sa fin de vie professionnelle et sa retraite. Destiné aux collaboratrices et collaborateurs dès l’âge dès 45 ans, au plus tard 10 ans avant l’âge de la retraite. Read more about "45 + Finances"
By AvantAge
01MAR
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  12:00-13:30 SwissTech Convention Center

BUSINESS IDEAS - SELF-EMPLOYMENT AS A CAREER OPTION. GET TIPS AND TRICKS FROM SUCCESSFUL STARTUP FOUNDERS. Meet two EPFL young startups, who master the art of startups competitions and will give you their secrets about it: MotionPilot provides an innovative way to interact with drones. The young team from EPFL is developing a smart radio ... Read more about "Business Ideas @ EPFL How to win start-up competitions"
By Dimitrios Terzis and Timothée Peter
01MAR
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Avancé, bases de données relationnelles afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Pour vous inscrire : Read more about "Cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Avancé, bases de données relationnelles"

Call for proposal

22FEB
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Aim: The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites exceptional early career researchers from across the natural, biomedical, and social sciences and the humanities to join one of their interdisciplinary research programs that address some of the most complex questions facing the world today. Scholars’ research interests must be aligned with the themes of an ... Read more about "[ CIFAR | CIFAR AZRIELI GLOBAL SCHOLARS ]"
28FEB
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Aim: The Allliance’s EuroTechPostdoc Programme is a postdoctoral fellowship programme for young experienced researchers who have already demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of research. EuroTechPostdoc provides its fellows exceptional international research and career development opportunities across four leading technical universities in Europe to further develop their outstanding individual potential into a distinct, innovative ... Read more about "[EUROTECHPOSTDOC FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME]"
28FEB
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Aim: Innovation partnership grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities ... Read more about "[ LEADING HOUSE ASIA: CALL FOR INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP GRANTS ]"

Deadline

09FEB
24APR
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  CHUV, César Roux Auditorium, BH 08 Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne

The symposium will be dedicated to students and post-docs, who will have the opportunity to present their work, either via poster or oral presentation after abstracts selection by the organizing committee. Registration is free for LIMNA members but mandatory (http://www.limna.ch/events/581). Deadline for abstracts submission: April 3, 2018. Registration deadline: April 24, 2018. 10 abstracts will ... Read more about "REGISTRATION IS OPEN: 11th Lausanne Integrative Metabolism and Nutrition Alliance (LIMNA) symposium"
By Prof. Béatrice Desvergne, Center for Integrative Genomics, UNIL, Lausanne, Switzerland ...