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"
19NOV
21NOV
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  08:30-17:30 MA B0 426

LabVIEW Core 3 introduces you to structured practices to design, implement, document, and test LabVIEW applications. This course focuses on developing hierarchical applications that are scalable, readable, and maintainable. The processes and techniques covered in this course help reduce development time and improve application stability. By incorporating these design practices early in your development, you ... Read more about "LabVIEW, Core III (EN)"
By National Instruments
19NOV
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How do users of online platforms behave while fulfilling specific tasks?What are the factors that have a strong impact on a user’s performance?Is it possible to engage individuals through gamification and incentivize them to achieve better performance? In this talk, I will discuss how to model individual behaviors and groups in gamified techno-social environments, to ... Read more about "Mining Human Behaviors and Performance in Online Platforms"
By Anna Sapienza
19NOV
  11:15-12:30 BC 420

Title: "It’s All About Energy: What it Takes to do a FLOP in Real Systems” Abstract: Artificial Intelligence is based on computing, which consumes energy. As natural energy resources become more expensive and AI demands higher performance, the market naturally rewards computer architectures that deliver greater energy efficiencies. This talk looks at where energy goes ... Read more about "Talk "It's All About Energy : What it Takes to do a FLOP in Real Systems" by Peter Hsu"
19NOV
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Rencontre exceptionnelle avec Alain Passard, chef étoilé, récemment élu «meilleur chef du monde» par ses pairs. Alain Passard a été le premier chef à passer dès 2001 d’une cuisine animale à une cuisine « légumière ». Cet artiste des feuilles, des racines et des tiges, place le légume au cœur de l’assiette et fait redécouvrir ... Read more about "Rencontre exceptionnelle avec le chef étoilé Alain Passard"
19NOV
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  18:00 Archizoom, auditoire SG

COMPLET - entrée possible uniquement sur inscription Les premières œuvres de Mario Botta sont des maisons d’habitation privées aux formes géométriques puissantes qui proposent un nouveau langage en continuité avec l’histoire. Son lyrisme, loin de l’extrême abstraction moderniste, cherche à nourrir une mémoire historique, faisant revenir l’architecture contemporaine à ses racines. Alberto Sartoris par exemple ... Read more about "Conférence de Mario Botta"
By Mario Botta, architecte
20NOV
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Abstract: Outsourced storage is by now strikingly prevalent for individuals and enterprises. Cloud storage providers (CSPs) use deduplication for saving bandwidth and storage which helped them to reduce the costs tremendously. Deduplication is the process by which CSPs only store one copy of each file, irrespective of how many times that file is uploaded. Client-side ... Read more about "Mitigating Side Channels in Deduplicating Cloud Storage"
By Dr. Mohsen Toorani, Department of Informatics, University of Bergen
20NOV
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Construction impacts upon our planet at a momentous rate, consuming vast resources in terms of surface area, material and energy and also in terms of the biophysical environment. In this context two questions arise: [i] can architecture be in the service of the bio-physical environment; and, by extension, [ii] can architecture principally be conceived of ... Read more about "Embedded Architectures and Information-based Design"
20NOV
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  13:15-15:00 GC B3 31

Qu’est ce que le cha no yu, dans quel contexte historique cet art s’est-il développé? Un exemple d’invitation «yobanashi» aux chandelles Dans le cadre de son cours SHS "Japon contemporain", Irène Vogel Chevroulet a invité Philippe Neeser pour une introduction à l'art japonais du "cha no yu". Ce cours est ouvert au public. Philippe Neeser: ... Read more about "Introduction à l’art japonais du «cha no yu» avec Philippe Neeser"
By Philippe Neeser, Maître de l’école Urasenke
20NOV
By David Stewart, Newcastle
20NOV
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  19:00-20:00 MED 3 2215

The Mediterranean monk seal is, according the marine biologists, the marine mammal closest to extinction in the world. Still according to scientists, there are about 500-1000 individuals left in the Mediterranean sea. One of the problems biologists are facing is their difficulty to approach and study these animals, as the Med monk seals have adapted ... Read more about "Installing autonomous seal cameras in the Mediterranean Sea"
By Julien Pfyffer, Andy Guinand (http://octopusfoundation.org/)
21NOV
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  10:30-11:30 I17 4 K2

The prerequisite for electronic waste elimination is a durable active material with this the constant regeneration of the structure under e.g. electrical current, thermochemical and heating cooling cycles. Electroceramics are indispensable materials for nearly all energy converters (1,2) and very often adopt the versatile perovskite structure. Perovskite-type ceramics as well as their nanocomposites can be ... Read more about "Regeneration of materials for a waste free future"
By Prof. Anke Weidenkaff Universität Stuttgart
21NOV
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  12:15-13:15

The Projective Consciousness Model (PCM) (Rudrauf et al, 2017) is an attempt to unify psychology computationally, with the broadest possible explanatory power about a multiplicity of phenomena and behaviours, from perception, imagination, appraisal, emotion, social cognition, motivation, and action. The PCM advances previous formulations of active inference by featuring an explicit psychological and cybernetic model ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // The Projective Consciousness Model: Integrating perception, imagination, emotion and action in a global cybernetic framework"
By David Rudrauf, Laboratory of Multimodal Modelling of Emotion & Feeling ...
21NOV
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

21 November: Why Theories of Aesthetics matter in the Digital Humanities 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 ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Martin Rohrmeier
21NOV
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  17:00-19:00 STCC

La rencontre se tiendra le 21 novembre 2018 au Swiss Tech Convention Center en marge des journées d’information des gymnasiens. Le programme a été élaboré avec les enseignants des gymnases et propose une partie informative, une intervention scientifique ainsi que des workshops. Les personnes intéressées peuvent aussi profiter des présentations, activités proposées aux gymnasiens au ... Read more about "Rencontre 5 à 7 entre les enseignants en biologie et chimie des gymnases romands et de l’EPFL"
By divers
21NOV
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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 Aurélio Bay
22NOV
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  09:00-10:00 AI 1153

Pathological protein aggregates are a central hallmark of all neurodegenerative diseases. In the related disorders ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and FTD (frontotemporal dementia), the pathological aggregates consist mostly of the ubiquitous RNA-binding proteins TDP-43 or FUS. Both proteins are usually located in the nucleus, whereas in neurons and glial cells of ALS/FTD patients, they are ... Read more about "Special LMNN Seminar- RNA-binding proteins in neurodegeneration – from nuclear transport defects to aberrant phase transitions"
By Dorothee Dormann, BioMedizinisches Centrum (BMC) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - LMU, Germany
22NOV
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  11:00-12:30 INF 328

Electromagnetic simulations play a crucial role in the design of antennas, integrated circuits, and power grids. Unfortunately, the multiscale structure of many practical designs defies even the best method of moments (MoM) solvers. For example, while metasurface antennas have thousands of unit cells, existing simulators can barely handle a few cells. We present a new ... Read more about "A macromodeling approach to accelerate multiscale EM simulations, with application to metasurface antennas, 3D ICs and power cables"
By Prof. Piero Triverio, University of Toronto
22NOV
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By Professor Sarah Fendt, VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Leuven ...
22NOV
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  12:00-13:30 GR A3 32

Professor Ayres will talk about an application of the theory of wealth discussed previously by Ayres and Martinas (see e.g. Ayres & Martinas 1996). His objective is to explain the “boom-bust” behavior of the economic system in a way that might be useful in the future for forecasting and policy purposes. He demonstrate a growth ... Read more about "Economic cycles, wealth accumulation and energy use by Prof. Robert U. Ayres"
By We are very pleased to welcome Robert U. Ayres at ...
22NOV
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

The use of electrons for crystallography was discovered only a few decades after the work of von Laue and the Braggs. Unlike X-ray crystallography, inorganic, organic, and biological electron crystallography were developed rather independently. Until about 2000, electron crystallography in all three fields was essentially two dimensional: mostly thin layers were investigated. This changed with ... Read more about "Turning Powder into Single Crystals: Application of 3D Electron Diffraction to Chemical Crystallography"
By Dr. Tim Grüne
PSI, Villigen
23NOV
  10:00-15:15 Campus Biotech Geneva – room H8-01-D

CADMOS (Center for Advanced Modeling Science http://www.cadmos.org) a le plaisir de vous inviter à sa traditionnelle journée de présentations des travaux de recherche lors du : CADMOS DAY "HPC and Data Science" qui aura lieu le vendredi 23 novembre 2018 au Campus Biotech de Genève – salle H8-01-D https://www.campusbiotech.ch/fr Pour plus de détails et afin ... Read more about "Cadmos Day - Workshop - November 23, 2018 - Campus BioTech Geneva"
By Philipp Neumann, Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) Hamburg Mathias Humbert, Swiss Data ...
26NOV
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

Abstract: The interval join is a basic operation that finds application in temporal, spatial, and uncertain databases. In this talk, I will present our recent research findings on the evaluation of interval joins. In our work, we explore the applicability of a largely ignored forward scan (FS) based plane sweep algorithm, which is extremely simple ... Read more about "Interval Joins: Evaluation, Parallelization, Aggregation"
By Nikos Mamoulis joined the University of Ioannina in 2014. Before ...
26NOV
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  18:00 Archizoom, auditoire SG

Projection du documentaire sur Jane Jacobs suivie d'un débat avec Paola Viganò, professeur EPFL et Igor Andersen, urbaniste à Urbaplan. Organisée en partenariat avec la Fondation CUB - Ecrans Urbains. Read more about "Jane Jacobs - Battle for the City"
By Paola Viganò, professeur EPFL Igor Andersen, urbaniste à Urbaplan
27NOV
  14:00-15:00 PH H3 33

Abstract: It has been known for several decades that there are close connections between certain classes of singularities in the Minimal Model Program over $\mathbb{C}$ and so-called $F$-singularities which are defined in positive characteristic via Frobenius. There is a more refined conjecture which relates multiplier ideal filtrations and test ideal filtrations. The triviality of certain ... Read more about "Reductions of non-lc-ideals and non-$F$-pure ideals assuming weak ordinarity"
By Axel Stabler (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)
27NOV
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  17:15-18:15 CM 1 4

Path integrals, which were introduced by Feynman in the context of quantum mechanics, can be seen as infinite dimensional analogues of integrals with respect to the standard Lebesgue measure. Roughly speaking, they correspond to summing all trajectories defined on an interval and taking values in a finite dimensional space. One can make sense of these ... Read more about "A probabilistic approach to path integrals"
By Prof. Vincent Vargas (ENS, Paris)
27NOV
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  19:15-20:15 MED 3 2215

It all started with the idea for a Christmas present and the desire to make long distance communication more personal again. What came out of it is Fujibox, a small cube, which can receive messages but from one unique sender. In this presentation, Guillaume will give us an overview over the the Fujibox project, from ... Read more about "Fujibox - Idea to Prototype to XGrant"
By Guillaume Thivolet
28NOV
  13:00-14:00 MA B2 485

The Dirichlet-to-Neumann map is a first order pseudodifferential operator acting on the smooth functions of the boundary of a compact Riemannian manifold M. Its spectrum is known as the Steklov spectrum of M. The asymptotic behaviour (as j tends to infinity) of the Steklov eigenvalues s_j is determined by the Riemannian metric on the boundary ... Read more about "The Steklov and Laplacian spectra of Riemannian manifolds with boundary"
By Alexandre Girouard, Professeur agrégé au Département de mathématiques et de ...
28NOV
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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
28NOV
  14:30-15:30 MA B2 485

Let $\Omega$ be an open, bounded, connected set in $\R^n$, $n \geq 2$, with Lipschitz boundary. We consider the eigenvalues of the Neumann Laplacian acting in $L^2(\Omega)$. In particular, those that have a corresponding eigenfunction which achieves equality in Courant's Nodal Domain theorem. These eigenvalues are called Courant-sharp. It was shown recently by C. Léna ... Read more about "Upper bounds for Courant-sharp Neumann eigenvalues"
By Katie Gittins,  Maître-assistante à l'Institut de Mathématiques de l ...
28NOV
  16:00 AI 1153

Most scientists are too busy doing research to think much about the language they actually use in their work. However, accompanying the rise of modern science since the 17th century has been an increasingly specialized use of language, with its own vocabulary, grammar, and structural organization. While this provides for clear and direct communication of ... Read more about "The Language of Science"
By Jeremy Garwood, Science and Society unit, University of Strasbourg, France
28NOV
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  18:15-22:00

Une première pour l'association des Ingénieurs du Monde, un "Débapéro" (Débat-apéro). Un débat autour du volontarisme en vacances avec 5 intervenants suivi d'un super apéro au Montreux Jazz Café avec des prix spéciaux étudiants. Read more about "Débapéro @ Montreux Jazz Café"
29NOV
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Conférence en français Résumé Design et humanités numériques En étudiant des opérations et des systèmes techniques potentiellement ouverts à la recherche, cet essai interroge le rapport du design aux « humanités numériques » (digital humanities) qui se développent, dans le contexte francophone, depuis le milieu des années 2000. En quoi les environnements numériques contemporains actualisent-ils ... Read more about "DH Distinguished Lecture Series - Design et humanités numériques"
By Anthony Masure
Maître de conférences en design à l’université ...
29NOV
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The Structural Xploration Lab invites Benjamin Poignon, from baubüro in situ, Zürich, to present the recent design of the Kopfbau Halle 118. The talk is part of AR-497 Building Design in the Circular Economy. The Kopfbau Halle 118 is the last improvement planned in Lagerplatz, a former industrial area in Winterthur (CH). Stiftung Abendrot, owner ... Read more about "Halle 118 - Architecture of Reuse"
By Benjamin Poignon, baubüro in situ, Zürich.
29NOV
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The UK Government has an ambitious target to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050, where Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) together with bioenergy are critical for the UK to meet its reduction targets, whilst delivering affordable, secure and sustainable energy. However, significant challenges remain in growing ... Read more about "Novel porous materials for CO2 capture applications"
By Prof. Susana Garcia
Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering ...
30NOV
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Limited data on strong earthquakes and their effects on structures poses one of the main challenges of making reliable risk assessments of tall buildings. For instance, while the collapse safety of tall buildings is likely controlled by large magnitude earthquakes with long durations and high low-frequency content, there are few available recorded ground motions to ... Read more about "Utilization of physics-based simulated earthquake ground motions for performance assessment of tall buildings – validation, collapse safety, and machine learning tools for regional risk evaluation"
By Dr. Nenad Bijelić, postdoctoral scholar at the Unit of Applied ...
30NOV
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  18:00-22:30

Nous allons vous faire vibrer au rythme du Brésil! Venez découvrir les différentes musiques de ce magnifique pays, et notamment une initation à la danse du Forró de 18h à 18h45! Read more about "BRAZILIAN NIGHT @ MONTREUX JAZZ CAFÉ"
03DEC
04DEC
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  SV 1717

With this symposium, we aim to facilitate discussion between leading neuroscientists and roboticists interested in discovering algorithms for selecting and executing actions. The speakers will describe state-of-the-art studies investigating action selection, decision-making, motor control, cognition, active sensing, and multimodal integration in flies, rodents, models, and robots. Read more about "BMI Symposium // Controlling Behavior in Animals and Robots"
04DEC
By Dr Szoncsó received the degree of Electrical Engineer from the ...
05DEC
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  11:00-12:00 I17 4 K2

Lithium-ion batteries enabled the success of portable electronics and find increasingly application in electric vehicles and in centralized and decentralized stationary storage for the temporal and spatial balancing of energy supply and demand. We are investigating cathode materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Our research focuses on nickel-rich layered oxides with reduced content of critical cobalt. ... Read more about "Materials Innovation for Next-Generation Batteries"
By Corsin Battaglia Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and ...
05DEC
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Lesions of the hypothalamus severely impair motor and cognitive functions, indicating a critical role for hypothalamus in these processes. However, underlying circuits and neural dynamics are poorly understood. The hypothalamus contains several genetically-distinct classes of brain-wide projecting neurons, such are orexin and melanin-concentrating-hormone neurons, which co-release these neuropeptides with GABA or glutamate. We have been ... Read more about "BMI SEMINAR // Hypothalamic circuits for cognition and action"
By Denis Burdakov, Dept. Of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zürich ...
05DEC
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  13:00-15:00 INM 201

5 December: Problems with Data: Assumptions, Biases, and More 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 of ... Read more about "Digital Humanities Seminar 2018"
By Daniel Gatica-Perez
05DEC
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  14:00-15:00 BC 420

The quest for life beyond Earth has a profound impact on all people and civilisations, irrespective of their cultures or beliefs. For millennia, human beings have wondered “are we alone?”. The onset of exoplanet discoveries, which started 20 years ago, inspires hope that this question may be eventually answered. In this talk I will describe ... Read more about "The quest for habitable worlds and a look back at Earth"
By Brice-Olivier Demory
06DEC
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By Professor Pedro Romero, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, University of ...
06DEC
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  17:15 BCH 2201

Spin based properties, applications, and devices are commonly related to magnetic effects and to magnetic materials. However, we found that chiral organic molecules act as spin filters for photoelectrons transmission, in electron transfer, and in electron transport. The new effect, termed Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS),, was found, among others, in bio-molecules and in bio-systems. ... Read more about "Chiral Molecules and the Electron’s Spin- From Spintronics to Enantio-Separation"
By Prof. Ron Naaman
Weizmann Institute of Science
07DEC
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

The worldwide-known historic city of Venice continues to preserve a rather precarious equilibrium with the surrounding lagoon, although the margin of security is being eroded at an ever increasing rate. The rate of environmental deterioration is being accelerated by the increasing frequency of the flooding of the historic city – referred as to ‘acqua alta’ ... Read more about "Relevance of Geotechnical Engineering for the Conservation of the Historic City of Venice"
By Prof. Paolo Simonini, Department ICEA, University of Padova, Italy
10DEC
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  08:30-19:00 Forum Rolex Learning Center

The Doctoral Program in Photonics (EDPO) organizes the EPFL Photonics Day, which gathers the entire EPFL photonics community. The EPFL Photonics Day is for everyone: students, PhD students, researchers at every level and all those interested in photonics. Participation of EDPO PhD student is mandatory and they will have to bring their poster if they ... Read more about "Photonics Day 2017"
10DEC
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: The field of micro and nano robotics has made impressive strides over the past decade as researchers have created a variety of small devices capable of locomotion within liquid environments. Robust fabrication techniques have been developed, some devices have been functionalized for potential applications, and therapies are being ... Read more about "Soft Microrobotics and its Application in Medicine"
11DEC
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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
11DEC
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Condensation of DNA molecules results in the formation of chromosomes. In bacteria, the chromosome is a folded structure called nucleoid. The objectives of our laboratory are to reveal the principles of chromosome organization, characterize the molecular mechanisms involved, and analyze the coordination of chromosome segregation with progression of the cell cycle in different bacterial models. ... Read more about "Functional interplay between chromatin organizers and condensins for the control of chromosome conformation and segregation in bacteria"
By Frédéric Boccard, Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule, CNRS ...
11DEC
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

It will be shown that Cosserat elastic solids with extreme anisotropy may exhibit folding and faulting, the former being the process in which bending localizes into sharp corners separated by almost undeformed elements, while the latter corresponds to the formation of displacement jumps of finite size [1,2]. While faulting can be often observed in geological ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Folding of a continuum and energy releasing or fluttering rods"
11DEC
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Swingkids, Musical et le Montreux Jazz Café vous proposent une soirée unique avec un programme riche en émotions. Initiation au swing 18h30 - 19h30 Gipsy Tonic en live et beaucoup d'autres surprises pour le reste de soirée. Read more about "Swing Live Musical @ Montreux Jazz Café"
12DEC
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In associative fear learning, experimental subjects learn to associate a neutral sensory cue or context with an aversive stimulus and display fear responses to the cue or context that predicts danger. Recent studies have identified memory engram cells, a population of neurons that is activated by associative fear learning and whose reactivation results in fear ... Read more about "BMI Seminar // Synaptic encoding of associative fear memory in engram cell pathways"
By Jun-Hyeong Cho, Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, University ...
12DEC
  13:30-19:00 SG 1138

PhD students presentations Posters sessions Talks of EDMX Alumni Read more about "EDMX Research Day 2018"
13DEC
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ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen is an ecofriendly way to produce high-purity hydrogen fuels and has shown substantial promise as a means for renewable energy storage. To enable widespread deployment of water electrolyzers, it is of paramount importance to develop efficient, durable and inexpensive water splitting ... Read more about "Efficient and cost-effective water splitting electrocatalysts based on transition metal phosphides"
By Dr. Lifeng Liu
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL),
Braga, Portugal
17DEC
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Abstract : The life of any organism depends on the ability of cells to accurately recognize and eliminate harmful microbes. In order to detect the immense repertoire of pathogenic entities, the innate immune system of mammals has evolved a range of distinct sensing strategies. One major mechanism is based on the recognition of microbial DNA ... Read more about "Innate DNA sensing through the cGAS-STING system - Blurring the boundary between PAMP and DAMP"
By Dr Andrea Ablasser

Cultural events

18OCT
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)
22NOV
24NOV
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Dans On the Road... A, Roda Fawaz joue sa propre histoire avec humour et justesse, incarnant une vingtaine de personnages. Bien qu'il ne ressemble à personne, chacun se reconnaît un peu en sa vie si surprenante et enrichissante. C'est un spectacle drôle et intelligent, qui laisse aussi la chaleureuse impression d'avoir fait de belles rencontres ... Read more about "Café-théâtre"
By Roda Fawaz
11DEC
14DEC
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  18:30-20:00 CE 1 515

L'OChE vous offre ses traditionnels concerts de fin de semestre, en vous emmenant cette édition vers les souvenirs de Noël de votre enfance, animés par les extraits de Casse Noisette ou le thème de la belle Odette et de son Prince charmant, avant que La douce Pavane pour une Infante Defunte de Maurice Ravel suspendra ... Read more about "Concert de l'OChE"

Exhibitions

08JUL
31DEC
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Situé dans la partie nord du bâtiment ArtLab, ouvert sur l’Esplanade, le Datasquare est dédié à une exposition de longue durée sur la thématique du big data, ici incarnée par deux grands projets scientifiques de l'EPFL: Blue Brain Project et Venice Time Machine. Ces deux projets, particulièrement complexes, sont mis en valeur dans des présentations ... Read more about "Datasquare - une immersion dans l'univers du big data"
By Blue Brain Project, Venice Time Machine
22SEP
08DEC
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Lorsque le projet d’architecture est construit, la maquette qui le fonde disparaît. Cette magique réduction d’échelle permet de contrôler le monde et donner forme aux idées. Read more about "Isle of Models"
03NOV
10MAR
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Opening: Friday 2 November at 6 p.m. The EPFL instance is curated by: Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter Weibel (ZKM | Karlsruhe) Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski (Berlin University of the Arts) The outstanding Catalan philosopher and theologian Ramon Llull (c.1232–1316) encourages us to reread the late ... Read more about "Thinking Machines. Ramon Llull and the ars combinatoria"
By Prof. Dr. Amador Vega, Prof. Dr., CEO and Director Peter ...
20NOV
25NOV
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From 20 to 25 November 2018, Palexpo Geneva welcomes “Cité-métiers.ch”. The Astronomic Observatory of Geneva University and Laboratory of Astrophysics (LASTRO) are Guest of Honour of the Expo, with a 250 m2 booth dedicated to galaxy formation, stellar evolution and exoplanets. EPFL LASTRO will present different aspects of its research : The Universe in Virtual ... Read more about "Cité des Métiers, Geneva Palexpo"

Thesis defenses

23NOV
By João Nuno GOMES BORGA DELGADO
23NOV
By Raphael Ali Francis LAMOTTE
23NOV
  17:00 ELA 1

Directeurs de thèse : Prof. F. Kaplan - Dr I. di Lenardo Programme doctoral en Informatique et communications Thèse n° 8857 Read more about "Making large-scale art history collections searchable"
By Benoît Laurent Auguste SEGUIN
23NOV
  17:00 MA B1 11

Thesis Directors: Prof. F. Eisenbrand - Prof. Y. Faenza Mathematics doctoral program Thesis Nr. 9025 Read more about "On some problems related to 2-level polytopes"
By Manuel Francesco APRILE
23NOV
By Fabian BARRAS
23NOV
By Sébastien Christophe HENRI
23NOV
  17:30 CO 2

Thesis directors : Prof. C. Petersen , Prof. R. Gruetter Neuroscience doctoral program. Thesis 9012 Read more about "Optical sensory and motor mapping of mouse dorsal cortex"
By Matthieu Pierre AUFFRET
23NOV
  18:00 INJ 218

Thesis director : Prof. S. Vaudenay Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 8981 Read more about "Implications of Position in Cryptography"
By Handan KILINÇ ALPER
23NOV
By Nils Christian SCHÜLER
30NOV
  16:00 Room Number: VE102 EMPA Dübendorf - Verwaltungsgebeude (VE) - Überlandstrasse 129 - 8600 Dübendorf

Thesis directors : Prof. F. Nüesch , Dr J. Heier Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9110 Read more about "Lattice Energy as Emerging General Parameter Describing Ionic Organic Semiconducting Materials Properties"
By Donatas GESEVICIUS
30NOV
  18:00 BC 410

Thesis director : Prof. A. Argyraki Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis 8904 Read more about "Traffic receipts for network transparency"
By Pavlos NIKOLOPOULOS
30NOV
  18:15 INM 202

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Lenstra , Dr R. Granger Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 8918 Read more about "Arithmetic and geometric structures in cryptography"
By Benjamin Pierre Charles WESOLOWSKI
07DEC
By Raphaël Gérard Théodore Michel Marie DE DELOŸE ET FOURCADE DE ...
10DEC
By Jan Paul DUDZIC
14DEC
By Mohamed Gamal Abdelrahman Ahmed ZANATY
14DEC
By Samuel Tobias ZIMMERMANN
14DEC
By Vincent TRACHSEL

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

19NOV
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LEÇON D'HONNEUR / HONORARY LECTURE Résumé / abstract: La lumière et l’image ont été au centre de notre recherche au sein du Laboratoire d’Optique biomédicale. Au-delà de leur réalité physique, ces entités ont une dimension métaphysique trop souvent négligée, ignorée voire oubliée. Dans mon exposé, j’inviterai l’audience à une promenade qui touche ces éléments philosophiques ... Read more about "Mehr Licht… Mes bonheurs, le bonheur et la beauté"
By Prof. Theo Lasser, Institutes of Microengineering and of Bioengineering, STI ...
06DEC
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INAUGURAL LECTURE Abstract: The cells that make up our body communicate with their environment through nanoscopic objects called membrane proteins. These proteins reside inside lipid cell membranes, the boundaries that separate the inside of the cell from its outside. Membranes transmit signals and transport molecules that regulate critical cell functions in and out of the ... Read more about "Inaugural lecture // Membrane Proteins: from Structure Prediction to Designing Novel Functions"

Movies

27NOV
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The film, directed by Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko, presents projects and research carried out in order to master fusion. It gives the floor to scientists, engineers and technicians who dedicate a significant fraction of their lives to this masterful project: to make a Sun on Earth, an energy source for generations to come. The ... Read more about "'Let There Be Light', the film about the quest for fusion"
By Dr M. Henderson, acteur; Prof. A. Fasoli, Directeur du SPC ...

Sporting events

04DEC
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  19:00-23:00 CM 1 121

Two wonderful chess tournaments, one more serious, and one more relaxed with funny modes. Come and enjoy a good chess experience with illimited waffles and pretend for one of our mysterious prizes ;) Registration fee: 5 chf. Much love :D. Pre-registration form can be found on Dame blanche facebook page and website. Read more about "Waffl'mas chess tournaments"

Miscellaneous

25SEP
18DEC
  18:30-21:00 PO 094.0

MoveOn, a commission of Agepoly, offer free disco-fox lessons. Disco-fox is a couple dance that is performed on current music, on what you can hear on the radio for example. The lessons take place in the Polydôme at EPFL on Tuesdays. 18h30 : Hustle (4-count disco-fox, recommended for complete beginners) 19h45 : Disco-fox, with choreography ... Read more about "MoveOn - Free dance lessons"
By Mike Bardet, Eva Lorendeaux
01OCT
17DEC
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  17:00-22:00 CM 1 221

The EPFL Go Club Ishigo invites you every Monday of the semester in CM 1221 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"
12NOV
30NOV
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Pendant trois semaines, toute la communauté EPFL est invitée à participer à Act for Change Food, un Challenge à relever en équipe pour expérimenter un mode de vie plus durable sur le campus! Act for Change Food ! L’objectif de cette édition consacrée à l’alimentation est d’amener la communauté EPFL à prendre conscience des impacts ... Read more about "Act for Change Food"
21NOV
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PolyDoc organize its monthly aperos for PhD student, come and bring your friends along. For this edition, the Consulting Society at EPFL will be coming to present their activities potentially relevant for you! Looking forward to see you there in numbers Read more about "PolyDoc Apero"
24NOV
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La compétition de robotique FLL accueillera à l'EPFL 16 équipes de jeunes de 10 à 16 ans qui, depuis quelques semaines, ont construit et programmé un robot LEGO Mindstorms pour qu'il remplisse un maximum de missions. Venez nombreuses et nombreux pour apprécier leur travail et les encourager ! Read more about "FIRST LEGO League: Compétition régionale à l'EPFL"
04DEC
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Following the success of its 1st edition in 2017, we are pleased to confirm the EPFL Christmas Market will return in 2018 and will be held in the Coupole building on Tuesday 4th December 2018, from 5pm to 9pm. 36 stands will propose homemade products! Snacks and drinks available on the Esplanade Read more about "Christmas Market"
By EPFL collaborators and associations

Internal trainings

15NOV
22NOV
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Let’s decipher our non-verbal communication together ! Postures, gestures, looks, facial expressions, handshakes… all these non-verbal elements help us to understand how others communicate. They are all “silent” sources of information telling us more about other people and also ourselves that we must learn to listen to in order to communicate better ! Understanding what ... Read more about "Body Language"
By Dr Catherine Monnin
19NOV
21NOV
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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
20NOV
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  08:30-11:30 BI A0 397

Au travers de cette formation les différentes étapes qui jalonnent la vie d’un collaborateur depuis son arrivée, jusqu’à son départ, les divers documents RH et les workflows administratifs vous seront expliqués par les spécialistes métiers. Plus de descriptions Read more about "FOBA - Ressources humaines Administratif"
By Les assistantes des Ressources humaines    
20NOV
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Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Niveau moyen 2, les modèles afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=215 Read more about "Cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Niveau moyen, les modèles"
20NOV
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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"
22NOV
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Word - Reviser un document 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/176/Word_2016__Reviser_un_document Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=205 Read more about "Cours Rapido Word - Réviser un document"
26NOV
28NOV
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This course completes the training “Python Fundamentals, level 1”. This course for experienced developers helps you take your expertise in Python to a whole new level. During this course students will learn the most powerful patterns and tools Python has to offer, and how to leverage them to create reliable, maintainable applications - either individually, ... Read more about "Python Level 2: advanced"
By Jean-Philippe Forestier
27NOV
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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 : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=216 Read more about "Cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Avancé, les scripts"
27NOV
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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"
29NOV
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  09:30-17:00 BI A0 398

Formation interactive d'une journée sur les techniques de réseautage. Tous les membres du personnel qui désirent comprendre l’impact positif du réseautage dans leur recherche d’emploi et pratiquer des techniques efficaces pour s’améliorer. Read more about "Réseauter pour chercher du travail"
By Centre de Carrière
29NOV
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  13:30-15:30 CH G1 495

Objectives of the course - At the end of the training, participant will be able to explain laser hazards and risks. - Participant will have basic knowledge on US and European laser safety regulation and laser classes. - Participant will understand general technical, organizational and personal control measures applicable to laser risk. - Participant will ... Read more about "LASER HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Amela Groso
29NOV
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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"
04DEC
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Camille Freyssenet
04DEC
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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 : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=213 Read more about "Cours Rapido FileMaker Pro - Avancé, bases de données relationnelles"
04DEC
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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"
05DEC
07DEC
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Ce cours complète le cours "Programmation Python : les fondamentaux". Après avoir présenté quelques éléments syntaxiques récents et/ou avancés du langage Python, ce cours décrit quelques-uns des modules, parmi les plus utilisés. Le but de cette formation est de permettre aux participants d’acquérir les connaissances nécessaires à une utilisation optimale du langage Python afin de ... Read more about "Python Niveau 2, avancé"
By Jean-Philippe Forestier
05DEC
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  09:30-12:00 RLC A1 230

Working in groups with collaborative writing platforms will save you a lot of time ! Do you use LaTeX? Do you want to be able to work offline ? Do you want to save your work at different stages ? At the end of the workshop, you will be able to : To choose the ... Read more about "Collaborative writing platforms"
By EPFL Library teaching team
06DEC
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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"
By EPFL Library teaching team
11DEC
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In this workshop, participants will apply vocal techniques to help them speak audibly, show authority through body posture, occupy space and breathe comfortably to deal with stress. Read more about "Using vocal techniques to teach effectively"
By Mandira Halder
11DEC
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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"
13DEC
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  08:30-12:00 MA B0 424

Gestion des droits d’accès aux ressources de l’EPFL ACCRED est l’outil de décision permettant à une application informatique ou à tout autre type de service de déterminer s’il est possible ou non donner à une personne authentifiée l’accès à une certaine ressource. ACCRED gère en effet les droits notamment en les attribuant par défaut non ... Read more about "Accréditation"
By Hicham Dennaoui
13DEC
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Excel - Tableaux croisés dynamiques 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/189/Excel_2013__Tableaux_croises_dynamiques https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/190/Excel_2016__Tableaux_croises_dynamiques Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=207 Read more about "Cours Rapido Excel - Tableaux croisés dynamiques"

Call for proposal

03DEC
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Aim: The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) programme seeks to promote innovative, top-tier research initiatives with a long-term perspective. NCCR research projects must be of national significance and promote the sustainable development of competence centres and structural capacities at higher education institutions. To this end, NCCR leaders, in collaboration with their Home Institutions ... Read more about "[FIFTH NCCR CALL – DEADLINE FOR FULL PROPOSALS]"
10DEC
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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]"