Conferences - Seminars

19MAR
  12:15 BSP 233

Distribution of matter on super-galactic scales encodes a wealth of information about the constituents of our Universe, its evolution and initial conditions. An efficient extraction of this information requires accurate analytic and numerical methods to capture the non-linear dynamics of gravitational clustering starting from stochastic primordial density inhomogeneities. I will describe an approach based on ... Read more about "Understanding the large-scale structure of the Universe"
21MAR
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

The design of molecular crystals with targeted properties is the goal of crystal engineering. However, our predictive understanding of how a crystal’s properties relate to its structure, and how crystal structure in turn relates to molecular structure, are not yet sufficiently reliable to confidently design functional materials. One reason for this is that the crystal ... Read more about "Functional molecular materials discovery underpinned by crystal structure prediction"
22MAR
  10:30-11:30 PPB 019

Optical coherence imaging (CI) systems developed at ANU are compact polarization-interferometers that facilitate 2D time-resolved imaging of simple plasma spectroscopic scenes. These systems simultaneously analyse the spectrum and polarization properties of relatively narrow-band spectral scenes (transmitted by an optical interference pre-filter) such as Doppler broadened emission lines or polarized multiplets. The physical parameters determining the ... Read more about "Coherence imaging for plasma spectro-polarimetry"
By Prof. John Howard, Australian National University, Canberra
22MAR
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  16:15-17:30 BCH 2201

We are developing tools of “biofabrication” that enable facile assembly of biological components within devices, including microelectronic devices, that preserve their native biological function. By recognizing that biological redox active molecules are a biological equivalent of an electron-carrying wire, we have developed biological surrogates for electronic devices, including a biological redox capacitor that enable bi-directional ... Read more about "Chemical Engineering Seminar - Towards Electrogenetics: integrating biofabrication, synthetic biology, and microelectronics"
By Prof. William E. Bentley, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of ...
26MAR
03APR
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  08:00-18:00 GA 3 21

An incentive to use coarse-grained models is to use them for inference and control instead of the original (often intractable) model. Since coarse-grained models are always “wrong”, questions such as inference under model misspecification or goal-oriented uncertainty quantification (e.g. for control) come into play. This workshop will address such topics, with a special focus on ... Read more about "Big data and uncertainty quantification: statistical inference and information-theoretic techniques applied to computational chemistry"
By Carsten Hartmann, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Fabio Nobile, EPFL Frank Pinski, University ...
27MAR
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The XGrant and YGrant programs are happy to present a keynote on complexity, uncertainty and possible futures. Innovation focuses on creating radical change in existing fields. When we intervene in complex systems, our future-shaping actions are hard to predict. The complexity of contemporary global challenges make any futures highly unpredictable. Innovating in such turbulent times ... Read more about "Innovation: Taking Risks or Making Risks?"
By Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, FoAM
28MAR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Access to clean water along with sustainable energy and the protection of the environment are probably the greatest challenges of our society but also a unique opportunity to reshape our technology landscape. Major molecular separation issues underpin these areas. Take for instance CO2 capture: here, one wishes ... Read more about "Approaches to porous materials development to address separation challenges"
By Dr. Camille PETIT
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Barrer Centre, Imperial ...
28MAR
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By Prof. Clément Mazet, University of Geneva
https://www.unige.ch ...
03APR
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  18:30-20:30 Forum Rolex

L’avenir de l’énergie se joue maintenant ! Pas un jour ne s’écoule sans nouvelles alarmantes sur le front du réchauffement climatique. Les appels à l’action s’amplifient. Où cela nous mène-t-il ? Quelles sont les voies de la transition énergétique scientifiquement, technologiquement et économiquement vraisemblables ? Quelles sources d’énergie ? Quels vecteurs ? Quels stockages ? ... Read more about "Hydrocarbures ou hydrogène? L'énergie de demain en débat"
By Prof. Hubert GIRAULT, Laboratoire d'électrochimie phyisque et analytique // Dr ...
05APR
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  14:15-15:15 MA B1 11

Abstract: Let us consider a quasilattice, spanned by the superposition of two hexagonal lattices in the plane, differing by a rotation of angle ß. We study bifurcating quasipattern solutions of the Swift-Hohenberg PDE, built on such a quasilattice, invariant under rotations of angle π /3. For nearly all ß, this is a small divisor problem. ... Read more about "Existence of quasipatterns in the superposition of two hexagonal periodic patterns"
By Prof. Gérard IOOSS (Prof. IUF émérite, LJAD, Nice)
08APR
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  18:00-20:30 Forum Rolex

Après avoir accueilli Alain Damasio en 2017 et Eduardo Kac en 2018, la Bibliothèque de l’EPFL a le plaisir d’annoncer la venue de Jean-Pierre Luminet dans la cadre de l’édition 2019 du Printemps de la Poésie. Inscription nécessaire Sa carrière n’étant plus à tracer, le voyage qu’il nous invite à faire le lundi 8 avril ... Read more about "Soirée avec Jean-Pierre Luminet : « De la poésie aux étoiles »"
By Jean-Pierre Luminet, astrophysicien, conférencier, écrivain et poète français, spécialiste de ...
11APR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction has the dual-promise of neutralizing carbon emissions in the near future, while providing a long-term pathway to create energy-dense chemicals and fuels from atmospheric CO2. The field has advanced immensely in recent years, taking significant strides towards commercial realization. While catalyst innovations have played ... Read more about "Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Across Scales: From Mechanistic Pathways to Practical Applications"
By Prof. Wilson A. SMITH
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Delft University ...
11APR
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

The classical dynamics of molecular systems is relatively easy to simulate on a computer, whereas quantum dynamics is practically impossible for all but the smallest and simplest systems. Nonetheless I will show how classical trajectories can be used to describe quantum tunnelling and non-Born-Oppenheimer dynamics taking account of the Berry phase. This enables us to ... Read more about "Using classical trajectories for quantum tunnelling, geometric-phase effects and ultrafast nonadiabatic transitions in molecular systems"
By Prof. Jeremy Richardson
ETH Zürich
16APR
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  17:15-18:15 CH G1 495

Collisions of H2 and O2 molecules with Pt surfaces are relevant to actual heterogeneous (electro)catalysis. They also serve as model systems to develop improved theoretical methods to predicting chemical reaction dynamics and kinetics. We use Pt step type and step density variations to study how common defects on catalytic particles affects H2 and O2 sticking ... Read more about "Pt steps control H2 and O2 surface reactions in various ways"

Thesis defenses

20MAR
By Jher Hau YEAP

Public Science Events

25MAR
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  18:00-20:00 Forum Rolex

The Ig Nobel Awards honor research that makes people laugh, then think. With Marc Abrahams Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research Claire Rind, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK 2005 Peace Prize winner — Monitoring a brain cell of a locust while that locust watches selected ... Read more about "Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2019"
By Marc Abraham, Claire Rind, Marc Fardin, Mark Dingemanse

Call for proposal

19FEB
23MAR
 

Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms-Europe registry open for registration “Solve-RD – Solving the unsolved Rare Diseases” is a large European research project funded by the EU for five years (2018-2022) under Horizon 2020. The consortium is collaborating with European reference networks (ERNs) to improve the diagnosis of rare diseases. Solve-RD is about to establish a ... Read more about "Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms-Europe registry open for registration"
22MAR
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With this call, SUDAC promotes the establishment of 2-3 Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOCs) in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. This call is not about funding research projects, but aims at establishing institutional co-operation. CLOCs must: Be related to at least 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cooperate with at least 2 COFER ... Read more about "[ SUDAC – swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network | Funding for institutional co-operation in the Global South ]"
25MAR
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Young investigators face a major challenge in the transition from postdoctoral/clinical fellow to their first tenured faculty position. It is hard to gain significant and truly independent funding at this career stage, yet such support is critical to advance up the academic ladder, especially in Europe. Action is needed now to avoid a generation gap ... Read more about "[ European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) and Novo Nordisk Foundation I Funding for postdocs pursuing an academic career ]"
27MAR
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The Call for 2020 EIT Health Business Plan Proposals is now open. EPFL is an Associate Partner in EIT Health and can participate in all projects, although the total funding available for EPFL is capped. Final proposals are due by 27 March 2019. Please note that, for Innovation Projects, a pre-proposal must be submitted to ... Read more about "[ EIT Health Business Plan 2020 - Calls for Proposals | Research funding ]"
27MAR
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CORNET was initiated as an ERA-NET in 2005 and was supported by the European Commission’s 6th and 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development until 2011, when it became a self-sustained network. CORNET’s aim is to increase competitiveness of SMEs by funding international pre-competitive, market-oriented research projects via biannual calls for proposals. The calls follow ... Read more about "[ Collective Research Networking (CORNET) | International pre-competitive research funding on energy ]"
31MAR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the ETH Zurich for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Asia. In 2018, ETH Zurich opened a call for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020. Who can apply: senior ... Read more about "[ SERI | OPPORTUNITY GRANTS WITH CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND THE ASEAN REGION ]"
31MAR
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
31MAR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Mobility Grants enable the young generation of scientists to take ... Read more about "[ ZHAW - Call for Mobility Grants with South Asia and Iran | Mobility funding ]"
31MAR
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The UK-based charity, Wellcome Trust, launched the Innovator Awards to support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant and measurable impact on human health. You can work in any discipline on any type of technology: Priority focus areas: diagnostics, drug repurposing, mental health, but also neglected tropical diseases, ... Read more about "[ Wellcome Trust - Innovator awards | Research funding ]"
31MAR
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On February 1st, 2019 the SNSF launches SPIRIT, a new program aimed at fostering international scientific collaboration between researchers based in Switzerland and their counterparts in 127 SPIRIT partner countries receiving development assistance. A highly competitive selection process is in place, with 12 projects being funded per year. Who can apply: Max. 4 applicants. At ... Read more about "[ SNSF SPIRIT funding for collaborative scientific projects with countries receiving development assistance | Research funding]"
01APR
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Young investigators face a major challenge in the transition from postdoctoral/clinical fellow to their first tenured faculty position. It is hard to gain significant and truly independent funding at this career stage, yet such support is critical to advance up the academic ladder, especially in Europe. Action is needed now to avoid a generation gap ... Read more about "[ European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) and Novo Nordisk Foundation - Full deadline I Funding for postdocs pursuing an academic career ]"
05APR
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The Novartis Research Foundation (Novartis Forschungstiftung) has launched the 2019 FreeNovation thematic call for research projects on Systems medicine: From molecule to phenotype and better therapies. Proposals must: Apply to at least one of the following key words: Data integration, modeling & simulation Analytics, diagnostics, imaging Physiology, pathology, pharmacology Relate to biomedical research with the ... Read more about "[ Novartis Forschungsstiftung – FreeNovation | Research funding on Systems Medicine ]"
15APR
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Established in 2003 in Luzern, the Osteology Foundation promotes research, education and collaboration between universities and industry in the field of oral and maxillofacial tissue regeneration all over the world. The objective is to make new techniques and products available to practitioners quicker and with greater goal orientation. The Osteology Foundation funds clinical, pre-clinical and ... Read more about "[ Osteology Foundation Full Proposal Deadline | Research Grants ]"
15APR
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The Albert Renold Travel Fellowships enable scientists and clinicians to travel and stay at other institutions abroad in order to learn specific techniques or clinical skills required for the advancement of their diabetes research project and not available at their home institution. Who can apply: Scientists and clinicians: either PhD students or having obtained a ... Read more about "[ European Foundation For the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) I Travel fellowships ]"

Internal trainings

19MAR
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

Description In the business world as well as in universities, strategies for power games and assertiveness become increasingly important with each career step. For women, the “likability” requirement often represents an additional challenge. Have you ever experienced “games” being played withunspoken rules, not knowing how to act or play along? This workshop reveals and decodes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Increase your assertiveness in institutional power games"
By Lic.phil. Sibyl Schädeli, lecturer, coach ICF PCC, and consultant
19MAR
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Camille Freyssenet
19MAR
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  13:30-16:00 CO 122

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism to the PhD supervisor, an expert or a journal reviewer. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism Use i-thenticate to correct ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"
26MAR
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  09:00-12:00 INM 202

The objectives of the course are Reminder on basics in chemistry Recognising and managing some specific hazards and risks Utility and essential points of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Preventing events/ knowing how to choose safety equipment Storing chemicals and waste safely The training is addressed to people using chemicals at work and at home. Read more about "MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL HAZARDS AND RISKS - Complementary training"
By Sebastian Brücker
01APR
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Understand the stakes of citation Reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism Cite ... Read more about "Citation best practices"
04APR
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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
10APR
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  14:00-16:00 I17 4 K2

Aim: these information sessions aim at informing researchers about energy calls in H2020 for 2019 and encouraging their participation. The sessions are open to EPFL and non-EPFL researchers. Where and when: Sion: April 10, 2019 (14.00-16.00 in room Zeuzier) Lausanne: April 11, 2019 (13.30-15.30 pm in room CO 120) Neuchâtel: April 30, 2019 (10.00 to ... Read more about "[ Upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2019 | Information session in Sion ]"
11APR
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Camille Freyssenet
11APR
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  13:30-15:30 CO 120

Aim: these information sessions aim at informing researchers about energy calls in H2020 for 2019 and encouraging their participation. The sessions are open to EPFL and non-EPFL researchers. Where and when: Sion: April 10, 2019 (14.00-16.00 in room Zeuzier) Lausanne: April 11, 2019 (13.30-15.30 pm in room CO 120) Neuchâtel: April 30, 2019 (10.00 to ... Read more about "[ Upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2019 | Information session in Lausanne ]"
16APR
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  09:30-12:00 RLC A1 230

Signing a contract with a publisher is supposed to be a rewarding step: your work is getting published! However, the understanding of a contract is less enjoyable, between very specialized terms and ambiguous sentences. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: identify the key elements of a contract understand the rights ... Read more about "Publishers' agreements: Welcome to hell!"

Movies

15APR
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  18:30-22:00 BC 420

Please come join us for a free screening of "Gravity," a crtically aclaimed movie starring Sanda Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts stranded in space. Shown in English, with subtitles in French, the movie is the second event in the «Soirées CECAM/MARVEL» series, an initiative to offer more after-hours activities on campus. We hope ... Read more about "Gravity - "Soirées CECAM/MARVEL" Movie Night"