Conferences - Seminars

23OCT
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  Neuchâtel, HE-ARC

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 schemes at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Young researchers are most welcome to participate in the events, where ... Read more about "BRIDGE: Information event focussing on proof of concept"
23OCT
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  11:15-12:15 BC 420

Abstract: The problem of low-rank approximation and column subset selection of a matrix are usually studied for the Frobenius norm. Nevertheless in practice it is often interesting to study these problems also for l_1 or l_∞. Here we introduce new algorithms for l_p Low-Rank Approximation and non-negative l_1 Column Subset Selection. We start by considering ... Read more about "Algorithms for l_p Low-Rank Approximation and non-negative l_1 Column Subset Selection"
By Silvio Lattanzi, Google Zurich
23OCT
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  16:15-17:15 Room CE3

The last decade has seen an impressive development of the research dedicated to biomedical applications of low temperature atmospheric pressure plasmas. In this new trend, the medical applications are tacking an increasing place. They now concern a wide range of domains, including blood coagulation, dental care, skin decontamination, wound and ulcer treatment, dermatology, cancer treatment. ... Read more about "Biomedical applications of cold atmospheric pressure plasmas"
By Dr. Jean-Michel Pouvesle, CNRS / Université d'Orléans
23OCT
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  17:00-18:00 AAC 1 06

Transpacific Charts Ludovico Centis Ten years of explorations and mapping, designs and territorial visions, from Asia to America. Ludovico Centis is an architect, founder of the architecture and planning office The Empire (https://www.theempire.eu) and co-founder and editor of the architecture magazine San Rocco (http://www.sanrocco.info). Centis has a PhD in urbanism (Università IUAV di Venezia). He ... Read more about "Transpacific Charts - Ludovico Centis"
By Ludovico Centis
23OCT
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  18:00-19:30 Project Room, Archizoom

L’artiste allemand Karsten Födinger redéfinit les fondements, les limites et les objectifs de la sculpture contemporaine en étudiant des questions telles que la nature des matériaux, la structure, l'action des forces statiques, l'espace et le «site»; des concepts qui appartiennent également à l'horizon de la recherche architecturale. Cette convergence entre l'art et l'architecture, tangible et ... Read more about "Karsten Födinger. Vers une sculpture radicale"
By Roberto Gargiani
24OCT
26OCT
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  STTC

This Life Sciences Symposium, co-organised by EPFL and EMBO Press, will be held from 24 to 26 October 2017 at the EPFL campus in Lausanne-Switzerland, at the SwissTech Convention Center. Limited seatings available! Accredited symposium (continuous education) by the RESAL. Read more about "EPFL Life Sciences - EMBO Press Symposium: Frontiers in Metabolism"
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30 speakers: See the symposium web site
24OCT
24JAN
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In collaboration with EPFL Sustainable campus and the Safety, prevention and health domain, the Sport and Health Center (CSS) offers an entire program around health. CampuSessions (45') and ShotSessions (20') will take place until January 2018. Discover these activities directly on the campus, no equipment needed. October 24, 2017: Sport shot // Stairs VS. elevators ... Read more about "Let's move our campus"
24OCT
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  17:00 The Project Room

Il s’agira de montrer — en s’appuyant sur les résultats d’une recherche interdisciplinaire récemment menée dans quatre pays européens — comment l’hydroélectricité a structurellement transformé, depuis la fin du XIX° siècle, à la fois la configuration matérielle des paysages montagnards et les perceptions dont ils font l’objet. Ainsi seront examinés différents scénarios paysagers de l’hydroélectricité ... Read more about "L’invention hydroélectrique des paysages montagnards européens"
By Serge Briffaud, professeur à l'ENSAP de Bordeaux
25OCT
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  12:15-13:00 RLC E1 240

Bachelor and Master Students, come and discover entrepreneurship and the new tools available for your project or startup. Free Pizza at Forum Rolex at noon but compulsory registration on bit.ly/2f7ADKv 12:15 Welcome 12:20 Startup pitch: Yannick Bloem, Infinight 12:25 Presentation of the new EPFL support tools: xgrants, enable and more 12:35 Startup pitch: Aurélien Soccard, ... Read more about "Student Entrepreneurship @ EPFL"
25OCT
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  17:30-19:00 RLC E1 240

On 25 October 2017, we invite you to the Fall 2017 edition of Startup Champions @ EPFL at Forum Rolex at 17h30 to listen to and discuss with Didier Guzzoni, former chief scientist of Siri (Apple) and Szymon Kostrzewski, founder of KB Medical (Globus Medical). Furthermore we will present you at noon the new initiatives ... Read more about "Startup Champions @ EPFL Fall 2017"
25OCT
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  18:00-21:00 ELA 1

After last year's great success and 100+ students who showed up for the first edition: We are excited to invite you to the EBPT Energy Night 2.0 at EPFL! Are you looking for semester projects and master thesis in the energy sector at EPFL? This is the best opportunity to network with the labs doing ... Read more about "Energy Night 2.0 @ EPFL"
By EPFL Labs invested in research in the Energy sector.
26OCT
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On 26 October 2017 a one-day consortium building workshop around selected topics of the upcoming Work Programme Societal Challenge 6 (Inclusive Societies) will be held in Brussels. The objective of this hands-on event is to prepare ground for consortia building: to give opportunity to future proposers to discuss concrete cooperation possibilities, to present their expertise ... Read more about "Horizon 2020 Workshop for Coordinators in Societal Challenge 6"
26OCT
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Colloidal synthesis is a surfactant-assisted approach that has proven to be one of the most powerful solution-based method to tailor the size, the shape and the composition of nanocrystalline materials. This superior control afforded by colloidal chemistry, combined with the solution processability and the rich surface chemistry, ... Read more about "Colloidal nanocrystals to store energy in chemical bonds"
By Prof. Raffaella Buonsanti, Laboratory of Nanochemistry for Energy, EPFL Valais ...
26OCT
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  12:15-12:15 MED 0 1418

The post-socialist transition induced substantial changes in society, public policy, urban economies and structures, and significantly transformed existing urban development processes in Serbia. Within the framework of an SNSF-SCOPES Institutional partnership, the SPUDS project unites the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) and the Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning (IAUS) in order to support the ... Read more about "Post-Socialist Urban Development - The example of Belgrade, Serbia"
By Dr Tamara Maričić, Dr Slavka Zeković, Dr Miodrag Vujošević and ...
26OCT
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  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

It is now possible to make an enormous spectrum of different nonporous materials simply by changing the building blocks in the synthesis of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) or related materials. This unique chemical tenability allows us to tailor-make materials that are optimal for a given application. The promise of finding just the right material seems ... Read more about "The Nanoporous Materials Genome in Action"
By Prof. Berend Smit
EPFL Valais
27OCT
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  08:30-16:30 BC 420

Over the past two decades, a variety of technologies have been developed for precise spatial and temporal control of phase and amplitude in optical systems, including liquid crystal, MEMS or deformable mirror based systems. Such Spatial Light Modulator SLM technologies have recently reached a level of maturity that they are currently being introduced in new ... Read more about "Workshop on Spatial Light Modulators SLM"

Cultural events

05OCT
21DEC
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  18:30-20:00 PO 01

The ArchiTango Students association offers a free Tango initiation course to EPFL and UNIL students. When: Every thursday from 18h30 to 20h. Where: EPFL, Polydome (PO 01) Registrations: architango@gmail.com. Read more about "Free Tango Initiation Course"
25OCT
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  18:30 AAC 0 08

Soirée sur le thème du jeu vidéo Just Dance, organisée par DanceSquare et Pixels, avec le jeu projeté sur grand écran et toute une salle pour danser ! Pixels apportera également une petite surprise. Read more about "Soirée Just Dance #3"
26OCT
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  18:00-23:00 Casino de Montbenon

Roundtable: EPFL and UNIL professors, specialists of energy and film professionals exchange thoughts on: 'energy / cinema: a possible union? ' Presentation of short films on energy / 1st year students / ECAL movie dpt | SWISS PREMIERE SCREENING – shorts films of Festival Le Temps Presse-Paris - letempspresse.org Partner of the FIFEL Foundation. (nominated ... Read more about "Encounter between two universes - Art and Energy"
By EPFL and UNIL professors, specialists of energy and film professionals
28OCT
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  17:30-22:00 CE 1 515

We are glad to invite you to the celebration of festival of lights with us on Saturday, 28th October 2017. We offer you an unforgettable evening with soothing musical and fascinating dance performances. The celebration will be followed by a delicious 3 course Indian dinner and a Bollywood dance workshop where you can try some ... Read more about "Yuvaali - a EPFL Diwali Celebration"

Exhibitions

01SEP
01JAN
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  09:00-09:00 Rolex Learning Center

This exhibition focuses on artisancraft techniques still in use today. You will discover through this display some remarkable bindingworks, stemming from the EPFL library of ancient and precious collections. Book binding aims to guarantee its conservation. The Art of book binding consists in assembling the pages of any documents using various techniques into a hard ... Read more about "La Reliure à livres ouverts: exposition"
23SEP
31DEC
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  11:00-18:00 Bâtiment ArtLab

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
25SEP
25NOV
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Créer une exposition d’art dans le campus de l’EPFL signifie inventer une façon nouvelle d’examiner, interpréter et aussi produire de l’art. Car ce campus est parcouru par des énergies créatives et scientifiques qui s’articulent en plusieurs disciplines, qui vont de l’architecture à l’ingénierie civile, de la chimique des matériaux à la physique. Archizoom invite pour ... Read more about "Graue Energie - Karsten Födinger"

Thesis defenses

25OCT
  11:00 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) - 5232 Villigen PSI - Room WBGB/019

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Fasoli , Dr P. Bruzzone Physics doctoral program Thesis 8154 Read more about "HTS high current cable for fusion application"
By Nikolay BYKOVSKIY
26OCT
  18:00 BC 420

Thesis director : Prof. C. Koch Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 7731 Read more about "Efficient Online Processing for Advanced Analytics"
By Mohamed Elsayed Mohamed Ahmed EL SEIDY
27OCT
By Aurélie PAPILLOUD
27OCT
  17:00 ELA 2

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Meibom , Prof. E. Geslin Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8054 Read more about "Correlated TEM-NanoSIMS investigation of foraminiferal metabolism"
By Charlotte Madeleine Nicole LEKIEFFRE
27OCT
  17:00 INM 202

Thesis director : Prof. O. N. A. Svensson Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program. Thesis 7948 Read more about "Strengths and Limitations of Linear Programming Relaxations"
By Abbas BAZZI
27OCT
  17:15 UNIL - Génopode A

Thesis director : Prof. L. Helm Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8073 Read more about "Study of fast exchanging processes by NMR Spectroscopy"
By Estel CANET MARTINEZ
27OCT
By Václav PEJCHAL
27OCT
  17:30 ELA 1

Thesis director : Prof. F. Sorin Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 7922 Read more about "Microstructure Engineering in Multi-material Fibers"
By Wei YAN
27OCT
  17:30 MA B1 11

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Martinoli , Dr D. Gillet Robotics, Control and Intelligent Systems doctoral program. Thesis 8043 Read more about "Vision-Based Sense and Avoid Algorithms for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles"
By Steven Adriaan ROELOFSEN
27OCT
  18:00 CM 1 5

Thesis Director: Prof. A. Buttler - Dr B. J. M. Robroek Civil and Environmental Engineering doctoral program Thesis Nr. 7839 Read more about "Improving slash-and-burn agriculture in Central Menabe, Madagascar"
By Justine Marie GAY DES COMBES
27OCT
  18:00 BC 420

Thesis director: Prof. C. Koch Computer and Communication Sciences doctoral program Thesis Nr. 8019 Read more about "Compilation Techniques for Incremental Collection Processing"
By Daniel LUPEI

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

23OCT
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  16:45-17:30 STCC 2 52

Within the Symposium "Three Decades of Neuron-Glia Metabolic Coupling" The Brain Mind Institute and the Faculty of Life Sciences is organizing a symposium in honor of Prof. Pierre J. Magistretti, EPFL professor and former director of the BMI, on the occasion of his retirement from his position at EPFL and to celebrate his scientific achievements. ... Read more about "Honorary lecture of Prof. Pierre J. Magistretti"

Movies

26OCT
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  19:30-22:30 CM 1 4

In our last appointment with the Ciné-therapie, we will meet Will (Matt Damon), a math genius with an outstanding IQ working as a janitor at MIT, helped by the psycotheraphist (Robin Williams in the role of Sean Maguire) who, if needed, everyone would wanted to have. Winner of several Academy Awards and Golden Globes, this ... Read more about "Ciné-therapie #4"

Miscellaneous

28AUG
30NOV
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From August 28, stations on the EPFL-UNIL campus will be closed in order to conduct the necessary renovation work of the Lausanne/Morges network. As of this date, passes for EPFL students and staff members will not be valid on the whole Lausanne/Morges network. The bike-sharing network will reopen on November 30. More information here. Read more about "PubliBike network at EPFL: renewal"
12SEP
29DEC
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In order to reduce the production of waste linked to takeaway meals, the food trucks will no longer provide disposable dishes. You can choose either to bring your own container or use the solution offered by EPFL: the reBOX, which will also be available in most restaurants for your takeaway meals. How does it work? ... Read more about "EPFL is switching to reusable dishes!"
18SEP
30NOV
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The 2017 ACCES Visualization Contest is still open. Organized this semester by ACCES, the platform for Application-Centered Computational Engineering Science, this visualization contest is open to all the students and postdocs at EPFL, alone or in groups up to four people and is part a broader effort at EPFL to embed Computational Thinking into the ... Read more about "2017 ACCES Visualization Contest"
24OCT
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

At Octanis, we believe that learning means solving real world problems. We provide an environment where we turn theory into practice and learning means doing. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone for who they are. We work on different projects - an arctic ... Read more about "Open Night @ Octanis"
By Octanis Association
26OCT
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The selections of the contest My Thesis in 180s will be held on 20, 26 and 31 October. For each participant, the goal is to present his or her research in simple, straightforward terms in 3 minutes before an audience. This is thus an exercise in popularizing the thesis and explaining it, in French or ... Read more about "My Thesis in 180s: Selections"

Internal trainings

04OCT
06DEC
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Accelerate your startup with the support of successful founders and industry leaders! The series of eight workshops is based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Our goal is to support the best startup talents in Switzerland in order to build world-class startups the fastest way ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"
24OCT
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  08:30-12:00 MA B0 424

Une formation d’une demi-journée pour apprendre les bases de Google Analytics. Grâce à ce cours, vous maîtriserez les indicateurs pour analyser les visites et optimiser votre site Internet. D’où viennent vos visiteurs, que font-ils sur votre site, quels sont les contenus qui les intéressent ? Google Analytics a la réponse à toutes ces questions. Objectifs ... Read more about "WEB: Google analytics, les bases"
By Laurence Zaied
24OCT
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  09:00-12:00 BI A0-398

Première demi-journée du programme de formation FOBA qui permet au personnel administratif de découvrir les outils à disposition, les règlements et les normes à respecter et de se créer un réseau de répondants dans les divers métiers. Read more about "FOBA (Formation de base administrative)"
By les spécialistes des services administratifs centraux 
24OCT
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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424 (PC1)

Le Service de formation du personnel vous propose un cours Rapido Excel - Outils "Gain de temps" afin de vous perfectionner et de connaître quelques trucs et astuces facilitant son utilisation. Avant chaque cours, merci de suivre la partie théorique disponible en vous rendant sur cette page : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/183/Excel_2013__Outils_Gain_de_temps https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/site/channel/184/Excel_2016__Outils_Gain_de_temps Pour vous inscrire : https://epfl.eu.crossknowledge.com/candidat/catalogue/training.php?id=201 Read more about "Cours Rapido Excel - Outils "Gain de temps""
26OCT
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  09:00-12:00 BI A0-398

Deuxième demi-journée du programme de formation FOBA qui permet au personnel administratif de découvrir les outils à disposition, les règlements et les normes à respecter et de se créer un réseau de répondants dans les divers métiers. Read more about "FOBA (Formation de base administrative)"
By les spécialistes des services administratifs centraux 
26OCT
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  18:00-19:00 MED 3 2215

This is a 1h crash course in 3D printing, modifying wood, paper, metal, plastics, soldering electronic circuits and analysing them. And all of this happens inside one square meter! Introducing: The Octanis Rack (http://octanis.org/rack/)! We give you pointers for your own project and you then get the access to the tools to further explore it ... Read more about "Making Fast and Slow - Introduction workshop to the rack (mini maker space on wheels)"
By Raffael Tschui

Call for proposal

16OCT
15DEC
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  12:15-13:15

CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "2018 CODEV Seed Money call for projects"
24OCT
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Aim: The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is working to improve health by speeding up the development of, and patient access to, the next generation of medicines. This is mainly accomplished through partnerships between entities in the private and public sectors. To this end, the IMI is launching two new Calls for proposals with topics on ... Read more about "[ INNOVATIVE MEDICINES INITIATIVE | RESEARCH FUNDING ]"
24OCT
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The ERA-NET Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA) network will launch on August 24th, 2017 a call for proposals for the Joint Research Programme "Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe" (HERA JRP PS). The aim of the programme is to analyse the theoretical and empirical cultural understanding of public spaces in a European ... Read more about "[ERA-NET HERA]"

Deadline

05OCT
26OCT
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Ce symposium permettra aux intervenants et aux participants de discuter des dernières découvertes qui relient les concepts fondamentaux qui ont émergé dans les domaines de la biologie cellulaire, la signalisation, la métabolomique, la physiologie, la génétique/génomique et l’étude du vieillissement, avec la pathogénèse et la gestion du syndrome métabolique. Un défi médical de première importance. ... Read more about "EPFL Life Sciences - EMBO Press Symposium 2017: Frontiers in Metabolism"
By 30 intervenants: voir le site du Symposium