Conferences - Seminars

22FEB
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series In this talk, I will introduce metal-organic frameworks[1], deal with some fundamental questions concerning their synthesis and characterisation[2-3] and highlight their potential towards the capture of industrially important molecules[4-5] and as photocatalysts for the generation of H2 from water splitting[6-7]. [1] Anderson, S. L.; Stylianou, K. C. ... Read more about "Metal-organic frameworks: from fundamental concepts to application"
By Dr. Kyriakos Stylianou
Laboratory of Molecular Simulation (LSMO),
EPFL Valais ...
26FEB
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  08:30-15:00 SV 1717

General assembly and user's day.The opportunity to get updates on the instruments and the science going on at CIME. This year we have invited Prof. Thomas Walz from The Rockefeller University to give a inspiring invited talk. We will have presentations from our CIME staff members and three submitted posters will be selected for a ... Read more about "CIME DAY 2018"
By Speakers: Prof. Thomas Walz, Graham Knott, Thomas La Grange, Cosmin ...
26FEB
  10:30-11:30 PPB 019

I will discuss some recent results — numerical and experimental — on the nature of drift-wave turbulence in MAST, obtained in the doctoral theses of my students Ferdinand van Wyk [1,4], Michael J. Fox [2] and Greg Colyer [3]. At ion scales, in the presence of flow shear, we find numerically a type of transition ... Read more about "Two etudes on unexpected behaviour of drift-wave turbulence near stability threshold"
By Prof. Alex Shekochihin, Univ. of Oxford, UK
05MAR
09MAR
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  Grand Hotel du Golf & Palace; Crans Montana

Energy research is key for the transition towards a sustainable society fully powered by renewable resources. To realize this transition, one single technology is not enough. Instead, we have to rely on different strategies to address the fuels and electricity generation, the storage of renewable energies, the CO2 capture and storage, the efficient use of ... Read more about "Challenges & Opportunities in Energy Research NRG2018"
08MAR
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series New photovoltaic (PV) technologies, delivering high performances at low price, are ideal candidates to sustain the actual paradigm shift towards a carbon-free economy. In this context, Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs), pioneered by methylammonium lead-iodide (CH3NH3PbI3) perovskite, are leading the photovoltaic scenario, showing impressive power conversion efficiency beyond ... Read more about "Interface engineering and physics therein for high efficient and stable perovskite solar cells"
By Dr. Giulia Grancini
Group for Molecular Engineering of Functional Materials ...
09MAR
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 458

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey & Cécile Hardebolle
13MAR
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  12:00-18:00 Hall SG

EPFL offers a range of specialized master's degrees designed to meet increasing demand for experts on the labor market in specific fields. In order to outline those options to EPFL students, a Specialized Master's Day will take place on March 13th with presentations and representatives available for discussions and questions. The degrees presented are the ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day"
13MAR
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 31

Climate models have been the focus of much attention in the past three decades; indeed, they have been instrumental in highlighting the causes and consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and their results have largely contributed to climate policy and, in particular, the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. In this talk, we shall briefly outline the underlying ... Read more about "Climate models: their functioning, projections, and uncertainties"
By Prof. Martin BENISTON  (Institute for Environmental Sciences, The University of ...
13MAR
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By Prof. Alois Fürstner, Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Department of Organometallic Chemistry ...
13MAR
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By Prof. Erick M. Carreira, ETH Zurich, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry ...
19MAR
23MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

Polish topological groups comprise all locally compact second countable groups, but also most interesting topological transformation groups such as homeomorphism and diffeomorphism groups of compact manifolds, isometry groups of separable complete metric spaces, and automorphism groups of countable model theoretical structures. While all of these classes had been intensively studied separately, there has recently been ... Read more about "Structure and dynamics of Polish groups conference"
20MAR
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  16:15-17:30 SV 1717

Steven Boxer is the Camille Dreyfus Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University. His research interests are in biophysics: the interface of physical chemistry, biology and engineering. Topics of current interest include: electrostatics and dynamics in proteins, especially related to enzyme catalysis; excited state dynamics of green fluorescent protein, especially split GFP, with ... Read more about "Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis"
By Prof. Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry , Stanford University 
26MAR
29MAR
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

The topic of this workshop will be geometric group theory in a larger context. As is well known, there are close links between geometric group theory of finitely generated or locally compact groups and geometric non-linear functional analysis, i.e., the non-linear geometry of Banach spaces. While this has for a long time been seen as ... Read more about "Large scale geometry of Polish groups workshop"
27MAR
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  17:15-18:15 BI A0 448

The success of the probability theory in mathematics and theoretical physics is due not so much to its measure theoretic foundation but because it exploits and enhances symmetries of the structures it applies to. We shall describe in this lecture two alternative approaches to the concept of probability, where the first one is motivated by ... Read more about "Professor Mikhail Gromov Bernoulli Lecture - What is Probability?"
By Mikhail Gromov (Université Paris-Saclay)
05APR
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By Prof. Etienne Garand
University of Wisconsin-Madison
USA
12APR
10MAY
Cancelled
15MAY
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

The combination of high-level spectroscopy (EPR, MCD, various X-ray techniques, resonance-Raman, Mößbauer etc) and high-level quantum chemistry offer unique opportunities for disentangling complex reaction mechanisms. Using spectroscopic observables as a means to gauge theoretical calculations is a powerful means to implement the important concept of falsification. As a theoretician, one no longer has to rely ... Read more about "Insight into the water oxidizing cluster in photosystem II (SCS )"
By Prof. Frank Neese
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Converstion ...
24MAY
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By Prof. Philippe Rigollet, MIT
31MAY
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By Prof. Zhaomin Hou, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Advanced ...
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"
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"
22JUN
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By Prof. Elizabeth R. Jarvo, University of California, Irvine, USA
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"

Cultural events

05MAR
09MAR
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From the 5th to the 9th of March 2018, a group of students organises a Sustainability Week on UniL and EPFL campuses. For the first year, this week will take place simultaneously in 12 Swiss Universities with the aim to raise awareness on the 3 aspects of sustainability, economy, society and environment, all in a ... Read more about "Sustainability Week"

Thesis defenses

23FEB
  15:00 Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) - Room SZ-OSGA/EG06 - 5232 Villigen PSI

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Pautz , Dr O. Zerkak Physics doctoral program. Thesis 8426 Read more about "Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification of Physical Models in Thermal-Hydraulics System Codes"
By Damar Canggih WICAKSONO
23FEB
  16:00 CERN - Council Chamber - 385 Route de Meyrin - 1217 Meyrin (Switzerland)

Thesis directors : Prof. A. Bay , Dr G. Tranquille Physics doctoral program. Thesis 8278 Read more about "Accurate Profile Measurement of the low Intensity Secondary Beams in the CERN Experimental Areas"
By Inaki ORTEGA RUIZ
02MAR
  15:00 Aula de l'Observatoire de Sauverny - CH-1290 Versoix

Thesis director : Dr F. Courbin Physics doctoral program Thesis 8276 Read more about "Machine-learning methods for weak lensing analysis of the ESA Euclid sky survey"
By Thibault Adrien KUNTZER
09MAR
  17:30 Zeuzier, EPFL Valais/Wallis, Rue de l'Industrie 17, 1950 Sion

Thesis directors : Prof. M. K. Nazeeruddin , Prof. M. Graetzel Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8410 Read more about "Compositional Characterization of Organo-Lead tri-Halide Perovskite Solar Cells"
By Paul GRATIA
13APR
By Petar STUPAR

Miscellaneous

26FEB
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  09:00-12:30 BI A2 468

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"
06MAR
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  13:30-17:00 salle BI A2 468

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"
08MAR
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  09:00-12:30 salle BI A2 468

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"
08MAR
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  18:15-22:00 Forum du Rolex Learning Centre

Description Event in French For the first time, EPFL organizes an event for the occasion of International Women’s Day, focusing on the theme «Women’s Careers: What’s next after EPFL?». Co-organized by EPFL Alumni and the office of Equality, it aims to inspire and to share diverse career paths in the domains of research and education, ... Read more about "International Women’s Day: “Women’s Careers: What’s Next after epfl?”"
16MAR
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  09:00-17:00 salle BI A2 468

This workshop puts participants to practice lecturing by presenting 5 minutes of their teaching. Advice and feedback is given based to develop scientific communication skills appropriate for teaching Read more about "Effective Lecturing"
By Sike Mischke and Ingrid Le Duc
03MAY
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  09:00-12:30 CEDE

What technologies are available at EPFL to teachers to support learning? How can they be used to provide additional learning resources for students? How can they be used to provide feedback on student learning to teachers and to students? Read more about "Effective ICT"
12JUN
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  09:00-16:00 EPFL

On June 8th over 80 classes will be on the EPFL site ! Every year, 7th and 8th grade schools are invited to EPFL for a day to discover sciences and technology. Registration is compulsory. Thank you for visiting our website to get more information. And a warm THANK YOU to all professors, researchers, scientific ... Read more about "Classes' Day"

Internal trainings

27MAR
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  13:30-16:00 salle BI A2 468

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
13APR
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  09:30-11:30 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 Anna Maria Novello
19APR
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  13:30-17:00 BI A0 397

Ce cours s’adresse aux personnes occupant un rôle d’administratice/teur ou de gestionnaire d’équipe pour la gestion des absences au sein d’une unité de l’EPFL. Il est recommandé de le suivre au début de votre activité à l’EPFL. Il a pour but de vous familiariser avec le logiciel de la gestion des absences, en présentant notamment ... Read more about "Formation Gestion des absences"
By Service de gestion des absences
03MAY
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs This participative workshop is designed to support participants in becoming excellent speakers. Specifically, it will assist you with: Effectively employing verbal and non-verbal skills for 2-directional communication Conveying more confidence and assurance Preparing for questions Strategies for communicating across disciplinary or cultural groups Designing presentations to support a clear, memorable take-away message ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Confident research presentations"
By Siara Isaac, Teaching Support Centre, EPFL

Call for proposal

17APR
25APR
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The SwissCompanyMaker workshop Bern 2018 is launching a call for applications to all idea champions. The workshop specifically targets very early to early high-technology entrepreneurial ideas from all fields and from all over Switzerland. Over a condensed two-and-a-half-day, the workshop prepares participants for the entry into the existing Swiss start-up promotion ecosystem. Individuals or teams ... Read more about "Call for applications: SwissCompanyMaker workshop Bern 2018"