Conferences - Seminars

20NOV
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  12:30 BSP 234

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 the electronic structure model. In this talk I ... Read more about "Machine Learning Like a Physicist"
20NOV
By David Stewart, Newcastle
20NOV
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  16:15-17:15 MA A3 30

Abstract: Wave motion lies at the heart of many disciplines in the physical sciences and engineering. For example, problems and applications involving light, sound, heat or fluid flow are all likely to involve wave dynamics at some level. In this seminar, I will present our recent work on a class of problems involving intriguing nonlinear ... Read more about "Strongly Nonlinear Elastic Wave Propagation and the Essence of Spatial Invariance"
By Prof. Mahmoud I. Hussein     
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
22NOV
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

The use of electrons for crystallography was discovered only a few decades after the work of von Laue and the Braggs. Unlike X-ray crystallography, inorganic, organic, and biological electron crystallography were developed rather independently. Until about 2000, electron crystallography in all three fields was essentially two dimensional: mostly thin layers were investigated. This changed with ... Read more about "Turning Powder into Single Crystals: Application of 3D Electron Diffraction to Chemical Crystallography"
By Dr. Tim Grüne
PSI, Villigen
23NOV
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  11:00-12:00 CE 1 3

The interplay of measurement imprecision and quantum backaction limits the sensitivity with which the position of an oscillator can be continuously monitored, to be at best equal to the oscillator’s zero-point fluctuations. However, any single quadrature of the motion can, in principle, be measured without limit, provided that the measurement backaction is shunted to the ... Read more about "Backaction and entanglement in microwave optomechanics"
By Mika Sillanpää, Aalto University, Quantum Nanomechanics/ LTL, Finland
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)
29NOV
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The UK Government has an ambitious target to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050, where Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) together with bioenergy are critical for the UK to meet its reduction targets, whilst delivering affordable, secure and sustainable energy. However, significant challenges remain in growing ... Read more about "Novel porous materials for CO2 capture applications"
By Prof. Susana Garcia
Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering ...
05DEC
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  11:00-12:00 I17 4 K2

Lithium-ion batteries enabled the success of portable electronics and find increasingly application in electric vehicles and in centralized and decentralized stationary storage for the temporal and spatial balancing of energy supply and demand. We are investigating cathode materials for next-generation lithium-ion batteries. Our research focuses on nickel-rich layered oxides with reduced content of critical cobalt. ... Read more about "Materials Innovation for Next-Generation Batteries"
By Corsin Battaglia Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and ...
06DEC
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  17:15 BCH 2201

Spin based properties, applications, and devices are commonly related to magnetic effects and to magnetic materials. However, we found that chiral organic molecules act as spin filters for photoelectrons transmission, in electron transfer, and in electron transport. The new effect, termed Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS),, was found, among others, in bio-molecules and in bio-systems. ... Read more about "Chiral Molecules and the Electron’s Spin- From Spintronics to Enantio-Separation"
By Prof. Ron Naaman
Weizmann Institute of Science
10DEC
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  08:30-19:00 Forum Rolex Learning Center

The Doctoral Program in Photonics (EDPO) organizes the EPFL Photonics Day, which gathers the entire EPFL photonics community. The EPFL Photonics Day is for everyone: students, PhD students, researchers at every level and all those interested in photonics. Participation of EDPO PhD student is mandatory and they will have to bring their poster if they ... Read more about "Photonics Day 2017"
13DEC
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen is an ecofriendly way to produce high-purity hydrogen fuels and has shown substantial promise as a means for renewable energy storage. To enable widespread deployment of water electrolyzers, it is of paramount importance to develop efficient, durable and inexpensive water splitting ... Read more about "Efficient and cost-effective water splitting electrocatalysts based on transition metal phosphides"
By Dr. Lifeng Liu
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL),
Braga, Portugal

Cultural events

11DEC
14DEC
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  18:30-20:00 CE 1 515

L'OChE vous offre ses traditionnels concerts de fin de semestre, en vous emmenant cette édition vers les souvenirs de Noël de votre enfance, animés par les extraits de Casse Noisette ou le thème de la belle Odette et de son Prince charmant, avant que La douce Pavane pour une Infante Defunte de Maurice Ravel suspendra ... Read more about "Concert de l'OChE"

Exhibitions

20NOV
25NOV
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  09:00-18:00

From 20 to 25 November 2018, Palexpo Geneva welcomes “Cité-métiers.ch”. The Astronomic Observatory of Geneva University and Laboratory of Astrophysics (LASTRO) are Guest of Honour of the Expo, with a 250 m2 booth dedicated to galaxy formation, stellar evolution and exoplanets. EPFL LASTRO will present different aspects of its research : The Universe in Virtual ... Read more about "Cité des Métiers, Geneva Palexpo"

Thesis defenses

23NOV
  17:00 MA B1 11

Thesis Directors: Prof. F. Eisenbrand - Prof. Y. Faenza Mathematics doctoral program Thesis Nr. 9025 Read more about "On some problems related to 2-level polytopes"
By Manuel Francesco APRILE
07DEC
By Raphaël Gérard Théodore Michel Marie DE DELOŸE ET FOURCADE DE ...

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

27NOV
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  18:00-20:00 CO 2

The film, directed by Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko, presents projects and research carried out in order to master fusion. It gives the floor to scientists, engineers and technicians who dedicate a significant fraction of their lives to this masterful project: to make a Sun on Earth, an energy source for generations to come. The ... Read more about "'Let There Be Light', the film about the quest for fusion"
By Dr M. Henderson, acteur; Prof. A. Fasoli, Directeur du SPC ...

Miscellaneous

12NOV
30NOV
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Pendant trois semaines, toute la communauté EPFL est invitée à participer à Act for Change Food, un Challenge à relever en équipe pour expérimenter un mode de vie plus durable sur le campus! Act for Change Food ! L’objectif de cette édition consacrée à l’alimentation est d’amener la communauté EPFL à prendre conscience des impacts ... Read more about "Act for Change Food"
21NOV
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  18:00-20:30 Hall ELA1

PolyDoc organize its monthly aperos for PhD student, come and bring your friends along. For this edition, the Consulting Society at EPFL will be coming to present their activities potentially relevant for you! Looking forward to see you there in numbers Read more about "PolyDoc Apero"
13DEC
  17:15-20:00 CE 1 2

Invitation Prof. Jan S. Hesthaven, Dean of the Faculty of Basic Sciences, is pleased to invite you to the FSB Annual meeting on Thursday 13th December at 17:15 in Room CE1 2. On this occasion we invite you to share an apéritif immediately after the meeting. The aperitif will be held at the Epicure Restaurant. ... Read more about "FSB General Assembly"
By Prof. Jan S. Hesthaven, Doyen de la Faculté des Sciences ...

Internal trainings

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
04DEC
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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
05DEC
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  09:30-12:00 RLC A1 230

Working in groups with collaborative writing platforms will save you a lot of time ! Do you use LaTeX? Do you want to be able to work offline ? Do you want to save your work at different stages ? At the end of the workshop, you will be able to : To choose the ... Read more about "Collaborative writing platforms"
By EPFL Library teaching team
06DEC
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

This workshop is for people who want to start using Zotero, a free tool that enables to collect, organize and share bibliographic references. Zotero spares its users from spending troublesome hours on the creation of a bibliography. Very useful for anyone who writes reports or theses, Zotero will be useful all along the curriculum and ... Read more about "Up to speed with Zotero"
By EPFL Library teaching team
11DEC
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  09:15-16:30 CO 120

In this workshop, participants will apply vocal techniques to help them speak audibly, show authority through body posture, occupy space and breathe comfortably to deal with stress. Read more about "Using vocal techniques to teach effectively"
By Mandira Halder

Call for proposal

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]"