Conferences - Seminars

22MAY
  10:15-11:15 CM 1 113

(Joint work with Paul Balmer.) We propose a categorification of the notion of Mackey functor for finite groups, intended to capture "higher" equivariant phenomena occurring throughout mathematics which are invisible to ordinary Mackey functors. Examples of such structures include familiar equivariant objects such as: (abelian and derived) categories of linear group representations, stable module categories, ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: On Mackey 2-functors"
By Ivo Dell'Ambrogio (Université de Lille)
22MAY
  13:45-14:45 MA A1 12

In this talk, I will discuss some pathologies for the generic fibre of del Pezzo fibrations in characteristic p>0, motivated by the recent developments of the MMP in positive characteristic. The recent joint work with Stefan Schröer applies to deduce information on the structure of 3-dimensional Mori fibre spaces and answers an old question by ... Read more about "Del Pezzo fibrations in positive characteristic"
By Andrea Fanelli (Universität Düsseldorf)
22MAY
  15:15-16:15 PH H3 31

Abstract: We give an explicit construction of test vectors for $T$-equivariant linear functionals on representations $\Pi$ of $GL_2$ of a local field, where $T$ is a non-split torus. Of particular interest is the case when both the representations are ramified; we completely solve this problem for principal series and Steinberg representations of $GL_2$, as well ... Read more about "Test vectors for some ramified representations of $GL(2)$"
By Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia)
22MAY
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Abstract: Computational models are used nowadays in virtually all fields of applied sciences and engineering to predict the behaviour of complex natural or man-made systems. Those simulators allow the analyst to assess the performance of systems before actual manufacturing. They usually feature dozens of parameters and are expensive to run, even when taking full advantage ... Read more about "Surrogate modelling for uncertainty quantification in engineering applications"
By Prof. Bruno SUDRET, Institute of Structural Engineering, ETH Zürich
23MAY
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  16:15-17:15 MXF 1

15th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture Several physical observables of materials have their theoretical root in geometrical properties of the electronic ground state. To start with, I will outline the modern theory of the insulating state, which addresses all kinds of insulators (band, Mott, Anderson...), discriminating them from metals by means of a very simple geometrical ... Read more about "Geometrical observables of the electronic ground state"
By Raffaele Resta (Democritos IOM-CNR, Trieste, Italy)
23MAY
  16:15-17:15 MA A3 30

Abstract: We give examples of progress made in Manin's conjecture in biprojective setting using the Circle method and show how Vaughan's result for an asymptotic Formula for the sum of 8 cubes can be gerneralized to deal with bidegree (1,3). Read more about "Diagonal Cubic Forms and Manin's conjecture"
By Fabian Dehnert (Universität Göttingen)
24MAY
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of highly loaded metal nanoparticle supported catalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Independently controlling metal loading, nanoparticle size, distribution and accessibility has proven challenging because of the clear interdependence between these crucial ... Read more about "Metal Organic Frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials"
By Prof. Jorge Gascon
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
24MAY
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

In water and ice, the atomic nuclei exhibit quantum properties, which a growing body of evidence suggests are caused almost entirely by the quantum Boltzmann statistics, with the dynamics of the nuclei being classical. Here we summarise a recently developed theory which explains how such a classical dynamics can arise as a result of certain ... Read more about "Quantum dynamics with quantum Boltzmann statistics: simulations of liquid water and ice"
By Prof. Stuart Althorpe University of Cambridge
UK  
31MAY
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By Prof. Zhaomin Hou, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Advanced ...
01JUN
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By Ass. Prof. Patrick Rubin-Declanchy, University of Bristol    
04JUN
06JUN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop is a new workshop that aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry to share the most recent and exciting advances in data science theory and applications. In particular, the event will gather researchers and practitioners in various academic disciplines of data science, including signal processing, statistics, machine ... Read more about "2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop"
By Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...
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"
05JUN
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  14:00 BSP 727

The discovery of thousands of extrasolar planets and the inferred astronomical number of Earth-like planets in the Galaxy have recently fueled an intense activity in Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The “Breakthrough Listen” initiative, the largest and most comprehensive search ever, and other ongoing and upcoming SETI research programs in the radio and optical spectrum ... Read more about "“Where is everybody?” - Signal coverage approach to SETI”"
By Claudio Grimaldi, Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter, EPFL
06JUN
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  17:15-19:15 BCH 2201

I will discuss two loosely-related projects, both involving nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) at temperatures below 30 K. In the first project, we use rapid mixing and rapid freezing to trap transient intermediates in biochemical processes such as protein folding, ligand binding, and oligomerization, on time scales of several milliseconds. The ... Read more about "NMR at very low temperatures: An approach to millisecond-scale structure determination and micron-scale imaging"
By Dr. Robert Tycko
NIH Bethesda
USA
13JUN
15JUN
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  11:00-18:00 BCH 2201

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the "CC2AI-2018: Computational Chemistry meets Artificial Intelligence" which will take place at EPFL, Lausanne - Switzerland from 13 to 15 June 2018. Artificially intelligent algorithms are becoming an increasingly prominent field of research, with interesting applications in molecular and material property ... Read more about "CC2AI-2018: Computational Chemistry meets Artificial Intelligence"
By List of invited speakers can be seen on the webpage ...
15JUN
  11:00-13:00 CH G1 495

Ultrafast control of matter phases is of both fundamental and technological interest. Here, we study the ultrafast dynamics of Ta 2 NiSe 5 by means of time- and angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy (trARPES) [1] and transient reflectivity measurements [2]. Ta 2 NiSe 5 is proposed to support an excitonic insulator (EI) phase below T C ≈ ... Read more about "Ultrafast electronic band gap control and inhibition of the photoinduced structural phase transition in an excitonic insulator - LACUS Seminar"
By Selen Mor    
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"

Exhibitions

21FEB
17AUG
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  10:00-13:00 Rolex Learning Center

For the start of the semester of Spring 2018, the EPFL Library is putting Mathematics in the spotlight and offers from Wednesday, February 21, a selection of documents at the Espace Découverte "Mathematics and Music", as well as an exhibition of Ancient Books "Les Mathématiques sous toutes leurs formes". "Mathematics and Music", February-April 2018, Espace ... Read more about "Mathematics expose themselves"

Thesis defenses

01JUN
By Ryan Daniel SCHILLING

Sporting events

01MAY
30JUN
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On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"

Miscellaneous

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"
By Plusieurs intervenant-e-s de l'EPFL

Internal trainings

22MAY
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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 Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet
24MAY
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans la jungle des réseaux sociaux à disposition, comment s’y retrouver ? Quels sont-ils, à quoi servent-ils, à qui parlent-ils ? Au-delà de l’aspect chronophage, les réseaux sociaux sont un véritable soutien à vos projets de recherche, pour autant qu’ils soient utilisés à bon escient. L’atelier entreprend de répondre aux questions suivantes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: #marecherche : Rayonner grâce aux réseaux sociaux"
By Florence Hügi, formatrice d’adultes et coach, spécialiste du leadership ...
01JUN
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  14:15-15:15 CM1 4

Suite à la mise en place de l'ordonnance pour l’utilisation des logiciels soumis à contrat de licence, uns séance d'information à propos des droits d'utilisation des logiciels de l'EPFL sera présentée par la VPSI. Cette ordonnance est applicable à toutes les personnes à l'EPFL : collaborateurs, étudiants, externes. Les pages avec les informations sur ces ... Read more about "Information sur les droits d'utilisation des logiciels"
12JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A2 458

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 Mandria Halder
18JUN
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  08:30-12:00 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

Call for proposal

04JUN
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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]"
05JUN
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With the joint call “Biomass as an important pillar within energy systems and the circular economy”, the ERA-NET Bioenergy network and ERA-NET Cofund mechanism BESTF3 aim to jointly fund innovative, transnational research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects in the field of bioenergy. Proposals must be submitted by international consortia with research partners in at least ... Read more about "[ SFOE / ERA-NET Bioenergy - BESTF3 - Full proposal deadline]"