Conferences - Seminars

20NOV
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  16:00-18:00 BCH 2201

Pi-conjugated organic molecules and polymers now provide a set of well-performing semiconductors that support devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) as used in smart-phone displays and lighting, field-effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic diodes (PVs). These are attractive materials to manufacture, particularly for large-area applications where they can be processed by direct printing, so that the cost ... Read more about "Molecular semiconductors for LEDs and solar cells: designing around the Coulomb interaction (SCS and LACUS)"
By Prof. Richard Friend
University of Cambridge
UK
21NOV
  10:15-11:15 CM 0 12

K. Hess, M. Kedziorek, E. Riehl, and B. Shipley have developed methods to induce model structures from an adjunction which they apply to prove the existence of injective and projective model structures on categories of diagrams in accessible model categories. In this talk, I will explain how to adapt their proof to an enriched setting, ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: Injective and projective model structures on enriched diagram categories"
By Lyne Moser (EPFL)
21NOV
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  12:30-14:00 BSP 234

One of the most recent frontiers in quantum optics is the study of many body physics of light. Photons, in resonant nanostructures, can be made strongly interacting thanks to tailored optical nonlinearities that are enhanced by strong light confinement. As a result, model many-body quantum systems can be conceived and are currently realized with superconducting ... Read more about "Towards a many-body physics of light"
23NOV
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  10:30-11:30 I17 4 K2

Grid scale electricity storage on daily and seasonal time scales is required to accommodate increasing amounts of renewable electricity from wind and solar power. The proposal for electricity storage that emerges is that storage in batteries is efficient for the short term while storage in hydrogen based fuels is required for the long term.[1] Towards ... Read more about "Towards efficient large scale electricity storage with an integrated Ni-Fe battery and electrolyser"
By Fokko Mulder Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Applies Sciences, Delft University ...
23NOV
  14:15-15:15 GC A1 416

In this talk we discuss the local-global principle for integral solutions to systems of two (inhomogeneous) quadratic equations. In particular we will see concrete examples of Brauer classes obstructing the Hasse principle and discuss obstructions to the local-global principle in more general. This is joint work with Joerg Jahnel. Read more about "On integral solutions to systems of two quadratic equations"
By Damaris Schindler (Universiteit Utrecht)
27NOV
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  16:15-17:15 Room CE3

When compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars merge, Einstein’s theory of General Relativity predicts ripples through space and time. The LIGO Virgo Collaboration (LVC) studies these gravitational waves and the first detection took place on September 14, 2015. Since then multiple detections have been made. LVC's instruments are Michelson interferometers with arms ... Read more about "Probing dynamical spacetimes with gravitational waves"
By Prof. Jo van den Brand, Virgo spokesman, VU University Amsterdam
27NOV
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  18:15-20:00 CM 1 1

La voix humaine nous permet de communiquer les uns avec les autres. C’est aussi un fabuleux instrument de musique qui permet de transformer du texte en phrases musicales émouvantes. La production de voyelles met en jeu les harmoniques produites par la vibration de la source vocale et les résonances modelées par des gestes articulatoires dans ... Read more about "Quand la parole se fait musique"
By Nathalie Henrich Bernardoni 
29NOV
30NOV
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  Campus Biotech

The first Symposium on “Careers in Science: Academia and beyond” will be held in November 29-30, 2017, Campus Biotech, Geneva. This event is open to all Master & PhD students, as well as postdocs in all science disciplines, from all Swiss universities. The programme features 25 inspiring speakers from a range of employment sectors including ... Read more about "2017 Symposium on Careers in Science: Academia and beyond"
29NOV
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  18:15-20:00 CM 1 1

Après avoir traversé vingt siècles de philosophie au sein du pythagorisme, l’histoire des mathématiques musicales parvient à un tournant décisif au XVIIIème siècle. Dans le Traité de l’harmonie (1722), Jean-Philippe Rameau avait déclaré vouloir marier à nouveau art et science, composition, théorie des proportions et physique du son. Il consacra sa vie à prouver que ... Read more about "Musique et Mathématiques à la lumière du XVIIIe siècle"
By Brenno Boccadoro 
30NOV
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The electrochemical conversion of CO2 into products of higher value (e.g. CO, formate, ethanol, n-propanol) can be considered as a seminal approach that has the technological potential of contributing to a future closing of the anthropogenic carbon cycle. Such CO2 electroreduction process (denoted as CO2RR) offers not ... Read more about "New catalyst concepts for the electrochemical conversion of CO2"
By Dr. Peter Broekmann, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of ...
30NOV
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  16:30-17:30 BCH 2201

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) is unique within the United States as the federal funding agency supporting fundamental research across all of science and engineering. My four years leading the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences provided me an inside view of the Foundation and helped crystallized my view of fundamental research. I will ... Read more about "One Person’s View of Fundamental Research from Inside the US National Science Foundation"
By Prof. Fleming Crim
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA
01DEC
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  15:15-16:15 MA A3 30

Abstract: The life-cycle management of structural systems operating under diverse loads involves the tasks of simulation (forward engineering), identification (inverse engineering) and maintenance/control actions. The efficient and successful implementation of these tasks is however non-trivial due to the ever-changing nature of these systems, and the variability in their interactive environments. Two defining factors in understanding ... Read more about "A Monitoring Approach to Smart Infrastructure Management"
By Prof. Eleni Chatzi    

Cultural events

21NOV
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  18:15-20:00 CM 1 1

Nous vous proposons un tour sur le thème de la physique des instruments de musique, de la voix chantée aux instruments à vent, en passant par les instruments à cordes. Au travers de nombreuses démonstrations avec le public, cette présentation permettra de réfuter quelques idées reçues par l’exemple. Read more about "Physique des instruments de musique"
By Hervé Lissek

Thesis defenses

24NOV
By Hendrik SCHÜTZ
24NOV
By Claudio MARINI

Miscellaneous

18SEP
30NOV
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  08:00-23:59

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"
21NOV
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  18:00-19:30 EPFL, Forum RLC

The EPFL final My Thesis in 180 seconds is free and open to the public ! The 14 finalists will have 3 minutes to present their research, in plain language, to a non- specialist audience and a jury made up of researchers, journalists and businesspeople. A special «audience award», chosen by the public, will also ... Read more about "My Thesis in 180 seconds: EPFL Final"

Internal trainings

21NOV
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  14:00-16:00 salle BI A2 458

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism. At the end of this workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism. Use i-thenticate to correct your text in order to eliminate potential ques of plagiarism. ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"
By Ingrid Le Duc & Raphaël Grolimund
30NOV
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  09:00-11:00 INJ 218

Le service de la gestion des absences de l'EPFL a le plaisir de vous convier à sa séance d'information annuelle 2017 destinée aux administratrices/teurs de la gestion des absences. A cette occasion, notre équipe vous présentera les nouveautés 2017 et à venir, les fonctionnalités et processus clés de la gestion des absences ainsi que les ... Read more about "Séance d'information annuelle 2017 - Gestion des absences"
By Les membres de l'équipe de la gestion des absences

Call for proposal

19OCT
15DEC
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The NCCR Chemical Biology welcomes high-impact chemical biology screening projects to be adapted and screened at the BSF-ACCESS platform (Lausanne) and/or the ACCESS Geneva platform in 2018. Close collaboration with the ACCESS platforms will ensure optimisation of the technical design including assay development to be used in high-throughput/content screening, choice of chemical libraries to screen, ... Read more about "3rd Call for screening proposals"