### Conferences - Seminars

22MAY

10:15-11:15
CM 1 113

## Topology Seminar: On Mackey 2-functors

(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, ...
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By Ivo Dell'Ambrogio (Université de Lille)

22MAY

13:45-14:45
MA A1 12

## Del Pezzo fibrations in positive characteristic

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 ...
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By Andrea Fanelli (Universität Düsseldorf)

22MAY

15:15-16:15
PH H3 31

## Test vectors for some ramified representations of $GL(2)$

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 ...
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By Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia)

22MAY

16:15
MA A3 31

## Surrogate modelling for uncertainty quantification in engineering applications

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 ...
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By Prof. Bruno SUDRET, Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zürich

23MAY

16:15-17:15
MXF 1

## Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state

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 ...
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By Raffaele Resta (Democritos IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy)

23MAY

16:15-17:15
MA A3 30

## Diagonal Cubic Forms and Manin's conjecture

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).
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By Fabian Dehnert (Universität Göttingen)

24MAY

10:30-11:30
Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

## Metal Organic Frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials

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 ...
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By Prof. Jorge Gascon

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...

24MAY

15:15-16:00
MA A1 10

## Learning determinantal point processes

Statistics seminar
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By Prof. Philippe Rigollet, MIT

24MAY

17:15-18:15
BCH 2201

## Quantum dynamics with quantum Boltzmann statistics: simulations of liquid water and ice

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 ...
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By Prof. Stuart Althorpe University of Cambridge

UK

UK

29MAY

By Dr. Rajendra S. Ghadwal (Universität Bielefeld)

29MAY

By

**Dr Angelos MANTZAFLARIS**- RICAM Austrian Academy of Sciences, Linz - AT
31MAY

By Prof. Zhaomin Hou, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Advanced ...

01JUN

By Ass. Prof. Patrick Rubin-Declanchy, University of Bristol

04JUN

06JUN

06JUN

Swiss Tech Convention Center

## 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop

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 ...
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By

**Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research****, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...**
04JUN

08JUN

08JUN

09:00-17:00
BI A0 448

## Ideals and exceptional sets in Polish spaces

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 ...
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05JUN

14:00
BSP 727

## “Where is everybody?” - Signal coverage approach to SETI”

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 ...
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By Claudio Grimaldi, Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter, EPFL

06JUN

17:15-19:15
BCH 2201

## NMR at very low temperatures: An approach to millisecond-scale structure determination and micron-scale imaging

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 ...
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By Dr. Robert Tycko

NIH Bethesda

USA

NIH Bethesda

USA

13JUN

15JUN

15JUN

11:00-18:00
BCH 2201

## CC2AI-2018: Computational Chemistry meets Artificial Intelligence

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 ...
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15JUN

11:00-13:00
CH G1 495

## Ultrafast electronic band gap control and inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in an excitonic insulator - LACUS Seminar

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 ≈ ...
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By Selen Mor

18JUN

22JUN

22JUN

09:00-17:00
BI A0 448

## Descriptive set theory conference

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.
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21JUN

17:15-18:15
BI A0 448

## Professeur Slawomir Solecki Bernoulli Lecture - Compact Spaces and Logic

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 ...
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By Slawomir Solecki (Cornell University)

21JUN

17:15-18:15
BCH 2201

## Physical Chemistry Seminar

To be announced
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By Prof. Klaus Braagaard Møller

Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

22JUN

11:00-12:15
BCH 3118

## Nickel-Catalyzed Stereospecific Cross-Coupling and Cross-Electrophile Coupling Reactions

By Prof. Elizabeth R. Jarvo, University of California, Irvine, USA

26JUN

16:15
SV 1717

## Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins

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 ...
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By Bradley L. Pentelute is an Associate Professor with tenure, at ...

29JUN

16:15-17:15
CE 1 2

## Chemical Engineering Seminar - Crystallization and Its Discontents: Understanding the molecular-level factors that influence order, disorder, and the properties of opto-electronic and catalytic materials

By Prof. Brad Chmelka, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California ...

16JUL

27JUL

27JUL

09:00-17:00
BI A0 448

## Introduction to Partition Functions

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.
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23AUG

By Prof. Hua Guo

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

University ...

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

University ...

01OCT

05OCT

05OCT

09:00-17:00
BI A0 448

## Theoretical Challenges in Partition Functions

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.
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