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"
17NOV
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  14:00-17:00 Octanis Microverse

This is a hands-on workshop teaching you everything you need to know to perform professional PCB assembly. We will cover: - Tools and material needed. - Applying solder paste - Manual placement of components - Automatic pick and place machine - Reflow soldering - PCB rework and debugging. Optional: Bring your own PCB, components and ... Read more about "PCB assembly workshop (SMT reflow technique)"
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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  10:00-11:30 BC 333

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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  12:15-13:15 SG 1

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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  10:15 BC 420

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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  12:00-13:00 SG 294.22

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 ...

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)
15NOV
17NOV
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  20:00-22:00 CE 1 515

Remonte tes bretelles, serre les fesses et attache ta ceinture, le PIP organise sa traditionnelle Polyvalente Régionale à travers un festival d'improvisation sur 3 soirs, où des improvisateurs de la région se joindront aux joueurs du PIP pour présenter 3 concepts totalement inédits ! L'événement du semestre à ne pas manquer ;) Lieu: Salle Polyvalente, ... Read more about "Les SLIPS - Festival d'Improvisation"
22NOV
24NOV
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  Satellite

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

Exhibitions

08JUL
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
22SEP
08DEC
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  Espace Archizoom

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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  11:00-18:00 ArtLab B

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 ...
17NOV
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  11:00-16:00 Hall SG

Tu connais les mangas ou animes que tu possèdes par cœur et tu désires avoir de la nouveauté sans trop dépenser ? Tu cherches des goodies de ton personnage préféré ? Un jeu vidéo pour t'occuper durant les froides nuit d'hiver ? Ou bien au contraire tes armoires débordent et tu aimerais faire de la ... Read more about "Bourse aux mangas: 5ème édition"
20NOV
25NOV
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  09:00-18:00

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

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

19NOV
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  17:15 Rolex Learning Center

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 ...

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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  18:00-20:30 Hall ELA1

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"

Internal trainings

15NOV
22NOV
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 398

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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  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
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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  14:00-16:00 MA B0 424

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"