Conferences - Seminars

19OCT
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  13:00 BSP 407

Understanding how nucleic acids and proteins interact to regulate key cellular processes requires the ability to observe these interactions directly. The dynamic nature of many nucleic acid-protein interactions makes it challenging to study them with traditional bulk methods. Biochemical, molecular or cellular biology approaches yield ensemble- or population-averaged results, which may conceal key short-lived or ... Read more about "From Single-Molecules to Single-Cells: Imaging RNA Molecules and RNP Complexes"
By Professor David Rueda , FRSC Chair, Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Molecular ...
19OCT
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  14:00 BSP 727

SEMINAR IN BIOLOGICAL AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS Abstract: Protein folding research has been dominated by the assumption that thermodynamics determines protein structure and function. And that when the folding process is compromised, the proteostasis machinery of cells - chaperones, deaggregases, the proteasome - work to restore proteins to their soluble, functional form or degrade them to ... Read more about "Non-Equilibrium Coupling of Protein Structure and Function to Translation Elongation Kinetics"
By Prof. Edward O'brien, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University ...
19OCT
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  16:15-17:15 BCH 2201

The efficient interconversion of electrical and chemical energy requires catalysts capable of accelerating complex multi-electron reactions at electrified interfaces. These reactions can be carried out at the metallic surface sites of heterogeneous electrocatalysts or via redox mediation at molecular electrocatalysts. Molecular catalysts yield readily to synthetic alteration of their redox properties and secondary coordination sphere, ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Charge and excited state dynamics in 3D and 2D hybrid perovskites.Bridging Molecular and Heterogeneous Electrocatalysis Through Graphite Conjugation."
By Prof. Yogesh Surendarath, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...
22OCT
  14:00-15:30 BSP 727

We give a brief overview of some aspects of quantum fields in a de Sitter background, from several perspectives. We discuss recent progress on a higher spin model of de Sitter space, including the structure of its Hilbert space, and microscopic operator content. Read more about "Comments on de Sitter space and conformal field theory - Lecture I"
By Dionysios Anninos (Amsterdam)
23OCT
  14:00-15:30 BSP 727

We give a brief overview of some aspects of quantum fields in a de Sitter background, from several perspectives. We discuss recent progress on a higher spin model of de Sitter space, including the structure of its Hilbert space, and microscopic operator content. Read more about "Comments on de Sitter space and conformal field theory - Lecture II"
By Dionysios Anninos (Amsterdam)
23OCT
By Gunter Malle (Kaiserslautern)
24OCT
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  18:30-20:30 Auditoire C02

Un milliard d'étoiles: notre Galaxie révélée par le satellite GAIA Les conférences publiques d'astronomie UniGE-EPFL 2018, auront lieu : à l'EPFL, le Mercredi 24 OCTOBRE 2018 à 18:30 Auditoire CO2 et à l'Université de Genève (Uni-BASTIONS) le Mardi 23 OCTOBRE 2018 à 19:00 Salle B106 Uni-Bastions Read more about "Conférences publiques d'astronomie conjointes UniGE-EPFL 2018"
By Professeur François Mignard, Astronome à l'Observatoire de la Côte ...
25OCT
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

The present approaches pursued in artificial synthesis are introduced, encompassing water photolysis, photoelectrocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction and (photo)electrochemical ammonia synthesis. Photoelectrochemical water splitting with monolithic devices has progressed rather far with record efficiencies beyond 18% solar-to-hydrogen generation1-3. These systems and their underlying approaches will be reviewed and the remaining challenges are addressed including possibilities in ... Read more about "Artificial Photosynthesis - Development Challenges"
By Dr. Hans Joachim Lewerenz
Division of Engineering and Applied Science ...
25OCT
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Vapor phase deposited perovskite layers allow the preparation of efficient solar cells. The different type of sublimation methods will be briefly discussed focusing in on co-evaporation using multiple sources and single source methods. The latter requires the previous preparation of perovskites for which we use solid state ... Read more about "Vapor Phase deposited Perovskites"
By Dr. Henk J. Bolink
Instituto de Ciencia Molecular, Universidad de ...
25OCT
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Membrane proteins carry out a myriad of cellular functions such as ion conduction, metabolite transport, and signaling. Solid-state NMR spectroscopy allows us to obtain detailed atomic information of membrane protein structures and dynamics that underlie these functions. I will present our investigations of the structure and dynamics of two viral membrane proteins. The influenza virus ... Read more about "Membrane Protein Structures and Ligand Binding From Solid-State NMR"
By Prof. Mei Hong
MIT, Departement of chemistry
USA
30OCT
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 30

Abstract: Traditional model reduction speeds up computations by replacing expensive high-fidelity models with low-cost reduced models. Thus, the goal of traditional model reduction is to construct reduced models that approximate well the high-fidelity models; however, reduced models are increasingly used together with high-fidelity models, which means that the primary purpose of reduced models becomes supporting ... Read more about "« Context-Aware Model Reduction »"
By Prof. Benjamin Peherstorfer
08NOV
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Statistical regression techniques have become very fashionable as a tool to predict the properties of systems at the atomic scale, sidestepping much of the computational cost of first-principles simulations and making it possible to perform simulations that require thorough statistical sampling without compromising on the accuracy of ... Read more about "Machine Learning Like a Physicist"
By Prof. Michele Ceriotti
Laboratory for Computational Science and Modeling, EPFL ...
08NOV
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By Prof. Michel Crouzeix (Université de Rennes - France)
08NOV
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Recent studies of femtosecond time-resolved molecular photodissociation and photon-induced dynamics using fast ion imaging using the Pixel Imaging Mass Spectrometry (PImMS) camera [1,2] will be described. The talk will including illustrations of photon-induced dynamical studies using two- and three-fold covariance methods [3,4] and applications to the study of molecular photodissociation dynamics [5]. Applications involving Coulomb ... Read more about "Ion imaging using fast imaging detectors"
By Prof. Mark Brouard
University of Oxford
12NOV
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  09:00-13:00 BC 420

Scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research addressing world development challenges The Science Slam 2018 is organised by CODEV within the framework of the Seed Money Programme, which seeks to encourage scientific cooperation and transdisciplinary research at EPFL by providing Seed Money grants through an annual call for projects. Prof. Emmanuel Frossard, President of the Foundation of ... Read more about "Seed Money SCIENCE SLAM 2018"
15NOV
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  10:30-11:30 I17 4 K2

Global logistics of renewable energy equivalents will create additional driving force towards a future hydrogen economy. However, the special nature of H2 requires dedicated infrastructures and this has prevented so far its massive introduction to the energy sector. Recent scientific and technological progress in handling hydrogen in chemically bound form as Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier ... Read more about "Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs) - Hydrogen storage in fuel-like manner"
By Prof. Peter Wasserscheid, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg Helmholtz-Institut, Erlangen-Nürnberg
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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  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
27NOV
  14:00-15:00 PH H3 33

Abstract: It has been known for several decades that there are close connections between certain classes of singularities in the Minimal Model Program over $\mathbb{C}$ and so-called $F$-singularities which are defined in positive characteristic via Frobenius. There is a more refined conjecture which relates multiplier ideal filtrations and test ideal filtrations. The triviality of certain ... Read more about "Reductions of non-lc-ideals and non-$F$-pure ideals assuming weak ordinarity"
By Axel Stabler (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz)

Cultural events

25OCT
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  18:30-21:30 ART CO100

Exploratory and experimental, the trio's repertoire covers an open territory between standards, improvisation and original compositions. Read more about "UNIT Jazz Trio"
By Martin Rohrmeier, piano
Daniel Harasim, contrabass
Matthew Skjonsberg, batterie

Exhibitions

30AUG
25OCT
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  Rolex Learning Center

Connected devices, geolocation, trackers, browsing history, social networks... The report is without call: you are permanently tracked by your connected devices. And the digital data you leave behind is used and sold by data brokers. Want to regain control over your personal data? EPFL Library offers you a Data Detox cure. Read more about "Data Detox: regain control of your personal data"
25OCT
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  10:00-22:00 Rolex Learning Center, MED et ArtLab

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public. Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations. From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex ... Read more about "Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age"

Thesis defenses

02NOV
By Allan Svejstrup NIELSEN
02NOV
By Matteo FONTANA
08NOV
  11:00 PSI - Room OSGA/EG06, PSI, 5232 Villigen

Thesis directors : Prof. O. Kröcher , Dr D. Ferri Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8860 Read more about "Reversible Segregation of Nickel from Perovskite-type Oxides - Applications in Energy Processes"
By Patrick Simon STEIGER
09NOV
By Umbertoluca RANIERI

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

06DEC
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  17:15-18:15 SV 1717

INAUGURAL LECTURE Abstract: The cells that make up our body communicate with their environment through nanoscopic objects called membrane proteins. These proteins reside inside lipid cell membranes, the boundaries that separate the inside of the cell from its outside. Membranes transmit signals and transport molecules that regulate critical cell functions in and out of the ... Read more about "Inaugural lecture // Membrane Proteins: from Structure Prediction to Designing Novel Functions"

Movies

06NOV
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  17:00-20:00 MED 2 1522

La Bibliothèque de l’EPFL vous invite le mardi 6 novembre 2018, dès 17h en MED 2 1522, à des projections de films documentaires réalisés par des membres de la communauté EPFL. INSCRIPTION (pour des questions logistiques) Comment peut-on définir la notion de films documentaires? Quelles sont les interactions entre recherche, enseignement et production cinématographique dans ... Read more about "Projection de films documentaires made in EPFL"
By Olivier Zuchuat, physicien formé à l’EPFL, cinéaste, monteur et ...

Miscellaneous

20OCT
21OCT
  02:00-02:00 CO 5

If you are an EPFL student (undergraduate, graduate or PhD student) please consider joining us for the famous (could I say epic?) 12th edition of IEEEXtreme international online programming competition to be held at EPFL starting on 20th of October 2018 at 2 am for 24 hours non-stop in room CO5! More details can be ... Read more about "IEEEXtreme 12.0 (24h non-stop programming competition)"
24OCT
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  18:00-19:30 QIJ 0 116

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! Axa Technology Advanced Engineering Lab; Bühler; Cisco; maxon motor; Rollomatic; Siemens Healthineers; Sonceboz; Valtronic To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from February or July 2019 - you ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"

Internal trainings

25OCT
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  13:00-17:00 MXF 014

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on Oct. 25th, 2018 - Room MXF 014, at 13H00CADFEM organizes at EPFL this free workshop to let you dive into simulation as a research tool. Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation ... Read more about "Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS"
05NOV
07NOV
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  14:00-18:00 SV 1717

Dear Colleagues, Catalyze4Life (https://catalyze4life.epfl.ch/) is happy to announce the 1st Workshop on the Development of Drugs and Medical Devices. Come and learn from industry experts, how your technology can be turned into a product, and additionally map your career options, by familiarizing with concepts like: Process map to product development and regulatory approval of drugs ... Read more about "Drug and Devices Development: Level1"
By Gautam Maitra, (San Diego State University & AC Immune SA ...
09NOV
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Genève

Description et objectifs La matinée est organisée en table-ronde avec des représentant-e-s de la Délégation à l’égalité et le Service égalité de l’Université de Genève. L’après-midi sera dispensé un atelier pratique autour de la leçon d’épreuve. Cette journée cherchera à répondre aux questions suivantes : Comment se déroule une procédure de nomination ? Comment s’y ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Devenir professeure, mettre toutes les chances de son côté !"
By Table ronde : Membres de la Délégation à l’égalité et ...
16NOV
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  13:30-14:00 CH G1 495

Program (*): - Static magnetic field. Units. - The main interactions of static magnetic field with the human body - The main dangers related to the magnetic field - Standards and regulations related to the level of exposure - EPFL: Magnetic field measurements and safety rules. - How can I work safely? (*) We reserve ... Read more about "MAGNETIC FIELD HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Amela Groso
Damien Stricker
16NOV
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  15:00-16:30 CH G1 495

All users of cryogenic gases should be fully aware of the associated risks and how they can be safely used. The DSPS-SCC offers a short training suitable for anyone using, handling, storing, or responsible for the safety of cryogenic gases. The users will be made aware of the hazards of cryogenic gases so they can ... Read more about "CRYOGENIC HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Damien Stricker
Amela Groso
29NOV
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  13:30-15:30 CH G1 495

Objectives of the course - At the end of the training, participant will be able to explain laser hazards and risks. - Participant will have basic knowledge on US and European laser safety regulation and laser classes. - Participant will understand general technical, organizational and personal control measures applicable to laser risk. - Participant will ... Read more about "LASER HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Amela Groso
25FEB
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

What are good reasons to flip a class? What do students and teachers actually do in a flipped class? This workshop will introduce the participants to the various forms of flipped classroom designs and to the different instructional techniques that can be used. Hands-on activities will allow the participants to work on the design of ... Read more about "Flipping a Class from 0 to 180"
05MAR
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  13:30-17:00 CO 120

With the use of concept maps you can structure a course that integrates learning outcomes, course content and students’ learning activities. Read more about "Course Design"
12MAR
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  09:00-12:30 CO 120

In this workshop, we explore the potential of clickers for learning and discuss the challenges related to questioning in class, in particular the design of 'good' questions and the use of polling results for generating interactivity in class. Read more about "The art of questioning: teaching with clickers"

Call for proposal

04SEP
15NOV
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CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "CODEV Seed Money call for projects"
03DEC
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Aim: The National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) programme seeks to promote innovative, top-tier research initiatives with a long-term perspective. NCCR research projects must be of national significance and promote the sustainable development of competence centres and structural capacities at higher education institutions. To this end, NCCR leaders, in collaboration with their Home Institutions ... Read more about "[FIFTH NCCR CALL – DEADLINE FOR FULL PROPOSALS]"
10DEC
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"