Conferences - Seminars

22MAY
  10:15-11:15 CM 1 113

(Joint work with Paul Balmer.) We propose a categorification of the notion of Mackey functor for finite groups, intended to capture "higher" equivariant phenomena occurring throughout mathematics which are invisible to ordinary Mackey functors. Examples of such structures include familiar equivariant objects such as: (abelian and derived) categories of linear group representations, stable module categories, ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: On Mackey 2-functors"
By Ivo Dell'Ambrogio (Université de Lille)
22MAY
  13:45-14:45 MA A1 12

In this talk, I will discuss some pathologies for the generic fibre of del Pezzo fibrations in characteristic p>0, motivated by the recent developments of the MMP in positive characteristic. The recent joint work with Stefan Schröer applies to deduce information on the structure of 3-dimensional Mori fibre spaces and answers an old question by ... Read more about "Del Pezzo fibrations in positive characteristic"
By Andrea Fanelli (Universität Düsseldorf)
22MAY
  15:15-16:15 PH H3 31

Abstract: We give an explicit construction of test vectors for $T$-equivariant linear functionals on representations $\Pi$ of $GL_2$ of a local field, where $T$ is a non-split torus. Of particular interest is the case when both the representations are ramified; we completely solve this problem for principal series and Steinberg representations of $GL_2$, as well ... Read more about "Test vectors for some ramified representations of $GL(2)$"
By Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia)
22MAY
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  16:15 MA A3 31

Abstract: Computational models are used nowadays in virtually all fields of applied sciences and engineering to predict the behaviour of complex natural or man-made systems. Those simulators allow the analyst to assess the performance of systems before actual manufacturing. They usually feature dozens of parameters and are expensive to run, even when taking full advantage ... Read more about "Surrogate modelling for uncertainty quantification in engineering applications"
By Prof. Bruno SUDRET, Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zürich
23MAY
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

15th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture Several physical observables of materials have their theoretical root in geometrical properties of the electronic ground state. To start with, I will outline the modern theory of the insulating state, which addresses all kinds of insulators (band, Mott, Anderson...), discriminating them from metals by means of a very simple geometrical ... Read more about "Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state"
By Raffaele Resta (Democritos IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy)
23MAY
  16:15-17:15 MA A3 30

Abstract: We give examples of progress made in Manin's conjecture in biprojective setting using the Circle method and show how Vaughan's result for an asymptotic Formula for the sum of 8 cubes can be gerneralized to deal with bidegree (1,3). Read more about "Diagonal Cubic Forms and Manin's conjecture"
By Fabian Dehnert (Universität Göttingen)
24MAY
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of highly loaded metal nanoparticle supported catalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Independently controlling metal loading, nanoparticle size, distribution and accessibility has proven challenging because of the clear interdependence between these crucial ... Read more about "Metal Organic Frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials"
By Prof. Jorge Gascon
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
24MAY
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

In water and ice, the atomic nuclei exhibit quantum properties, which a growing body of evidence suggests are caused almost entirely by the quantum Boltzmann statistics, with the dynamics of the nuclei being classical. Here we summarise a recently developed theory which explains how such a classical dynamics can arise as a result of certain ... Read more about "Quantum dynamics with quantum Boltzmann statistics: simulations of liquid water and ice"
By Prof. Stuart Althorpe University of Cambridge
UK  
31MAY
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By Prof. Zhaomin Hou, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Advanced ...
01JUN
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By Ass. Prof. Patrick Rubin-Declanchy, University of Bristol    
04JUN
06JUN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop is a new workshop that aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry to share the most recent and exciting advances in data science theory and applications. In particular, the event will gather researchers and practitioners in various academic disciplines of data science, including signal processing, statistics, machine ... Read more about "2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop"
By Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...
04JUN
08JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

Exceptional sets play an important role in numerous branches of mathematics, for instance in measure theory, topology, harmonic and complex analysis, Banach space theory, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, probability and ergodic theory, set theory and descriptive set theory, just to mention a few. Exceptional sets describe notions of smallness from various points of view, some notable ... Read more about "Ideals and exceptional sets in Polish spaces"
05JUN
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  14:00 BSP 727

The discovery of thousands of extrasolar planets and the inferred astronomical number of Earth-like planets in the Galaxy have recently fueled an intense activity in Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The “Breakthrough Listen” initiative, the largest and most comprehensive search ever, and other ongoing and upcoming SETI research programs in the radio and optical spectrum ... Read more about "“Where is everybody?” - Signal coverage approach to SETI”"
By Claudio Grimaldi, Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter, EPFL
06JUN
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  17:15-19:15 BCH 2201

I will discuss two loosely-related projects, both involving nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) at temperatures below 30 K. In the first project, we use rapid mixing and rapid freezing to trap transient intermediates in biochemical processes such as protein folding, ligand binding, and oligomerization, on time scales of several milliseconds. The ... Read more about "NMR at very low temperatures: An approach to millisecond-scale structure determination and micron-scale imaging"
By Dr. Robert Tycko
NIH Bethesda
USA
13JUN
15JUN
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  11:00-18:00 BCH 2201

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the "CC2AI-2018: Computational Chemistry meets Artificial Intelligence" which will take place at EPFL, Lausanne - Switzerland from 13 to 15 June 2018. Artificially intelligent algorithms are becoming an increasingly prominent field of research, with interesting applications in molecular and material property ... Read more about "CC2AI-2018: Computational Chemistry meets Artificial Intelligence"
By List of invited speakers can be seen on the webpage ...
15JUN
  11:00-13:00 CH G1 495

Ultrafast control of matter phases is of both fundamental and technological interest. Here, we study the ultrafast dynamics of Ta 2 NiSe 5 by means of time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (trARPES) [1] and transient reflectivity measurements [2]. Ta 2 NiSe 5 is proposed to support an excitonic insulator (EI) phase below T C ≈ ... Read more about "Ultrafast electronic band gap control and inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in an excitonic insulator - LACUS Seminar"
By Selen Mor    
18JUN
22JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

This is the last conference of the semester and will be of a more general nature than the earlier more specialized conferences and workshops of the program. It will cover broad aspects of descriptive set theory and its connections with other areas of mathematics. Read more about "Descriptive set theory conference"
21JUN
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  17:15-18:15 BI A0 448

Fraïssé theory is a method in classical Model Theory of producing canonical limits of certain families of finite structures. For example, the random graph is the Fraïssé limit of the family of all finite graphs. It turns out that this method can be dualized, with the dualization producing projective Fraïssé limits, and applied to the ... Read more about "Professeur Slawomir Solecki Bernoulli Lecture - Compact Spaces and Logic"
By Slawomir Solecki (Cornell University)
26JUN
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  16:15 SV 1717

During his talk, Prof. Pentelute will report a robust bioconjugation method using cysteine arylation. This chemistry enables site-specific conjugation at cysteine residues within peptides, proteins, and antibodies. His two developed approaches use either perfluoroaryl-cysteine SNAr chemistry or organometallic palladium reagents. This work lead to the discovery of a self-labeling four-residue sequence that enables regioselective conjugation ... Read more about "Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins"
By Bradley L. Pentelute is an Associate Professor with tenure, at ...
16JUL
27JUL
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

A mix of introductory lectures and research talks on partition functions and techniques for their computation, including methods such as Markov chains, correlation decay, belief propagation and convex optimization. Read more about "Introduction to Partition Functions"
23AUG
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By Prof. Hua Guo
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
University ...
01OCT
05OCT
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

The goal of this workshop is to find translations and connections between various approaches to compute partition functions and, at the same time, advance the state-of-the-art in each. Read more about "Theoretical Challenges in Partition Functions"