Conferences - Seminars

  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"
  16:00-17:00 BCH 2218

Proteolysis-Targeting Chimera (PROTAC) technology hijacks the cellular quality control machinery to tag unwanted intracellular proteins for degradation. With better pharmaceutic properties than siRNA and CRISPR, PROTACs offer a potentially new therapeutic modality by degrading pathogenic proteins (i.e.,‘making the problem proteins go away’). Read more about "PROTAC-mediated Protein Degradation: The chemical equivalent of siRNA"
By Prof. Craig Crews, Yale University
  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)
  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Understanding, and subsequently being able to manipulate, the excited-state dynamics and decay pathways of photo-excited functional transition-metal complexes is of utmost importance in order to solve grand challenges in solar energy conversion (photocatalysis and solar cells) and data storage. These processes are very complicated and, currently, no single method can encompass all the involved phenomena ... Read more about "Ultrafast photo-excited dynamics in transition-metal complexes"
By Prof. Klaus Braagaard Møller
Technical University of Denmark


  10:00-13:00 Rolex Learning Center

For the start of the semester of Spring 2018, the EPFL Library is putting Mathematics in the spotlight and offers from Wednesday, February 21, a selection of documents at the Espace Découverte "Mathematics and Music", as well as an exhibition of Ancient Books "Les Mathématiques sous toutes leurs formes". "Mathematics and Music", February-April 2018, Espace ... Read more about "Mathematics expose themselves"

Sporting events


On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"