Conferences - Seminars

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  
25MAY
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  15:15-16:30 CE 5

In this talk, I will present two results from our recent work with superconducting microwave circuits. In the first, I will tell you about our implementation of ultra-strong light-matter coupling using a compact vacuum-gap transmon qubit design. Motivated by a desire to analyze our data quantitatively, we were led to a new circuit-quantisation model for ... Read more about "Quantum circuits: From ultra-strong light-matter coupling to ballistic transport in graphene"
By Dr. Gary Steele, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft
Bio: Dr ...
31MAY
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By Prof. Zhaomin Hou, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Advanced ...
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
  10:15-11:15 CM 1 113

Let M be a compact oriented three-manifold whose interior is hyperbolic of finite volume. In recent years the variety of representations of the fundamental group \pi_1(M) into semisimple Lie groups, most notably SL_2(C) and SL_n(C) has attracted a lot of attention. It turns out that many invariants of the variety M such as the volume, ... Read more about "Topology Seminar: Volume variation for representations of 3-manifold groups in SL_n(C)"
By Wolfgang Pitsch (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
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"
21JUN
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  17:15-18:15 BI A0 448

Fraïssé theory is a method in classical Model Theory of producing canonical limits of certain families of finite structures. For example, the random graph is the Fraïssé limit of the family of all finite graphs. It turns out that this method can be dualized, with the dualization producing projective Fraïssé limits, and applied to the ... Read more about "Professeur Slawomir Solecki Bernoulli Lecture - Compact Spaces and Logic"
By Slawomir Solecki (Cornell University)
21JUN
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  17:15-18:15 BCH 2201

Understanding, and subsequently being able to manipulate, the excited-state dynamics and decay pathways of photo-excited functional transition-metal complexes is of utmost importance in order to solve grand challenges in solar energy conversion (photocatalysis and solar cells) and data storage. These processes are very complicated and, currently, no single method can encompass all the involved phenomena ... Read more about "Ultrafast photo-excited dynamics in transition-metal complexes"
By Prof. Klaus Braagaard Møller
Technical University of Denmark
26JUN
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  16:15 SV 1717

During his talk, Prof. Pentelute will report a robust bioconjugation method using cysteine arylation. This chemistry enables site-specific conjugation at cysteine residues within peptides, proteins, and antibodies. His two developed approaches use either perfluoroaryl-cysteine SNAr chemistry or organometallic palladium reagents. This work lead to the discovery of a self-labeling four-residue sequence that enables regioselective conjugation ... Read more about "Cysteine Arylation to Engineer Peptides and Proteins"
By Bradley L. Pentelute is an Associate Professor with tenure, at ...
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"
23AUG
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By Prof. Hua Guo
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
University ...
01OCT
05OCT
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

The goal of this workshop is to find translations and connections between various approaches to compute partition functions and, at the same time, advance the state-of-the-art in each. Read more about "Theoretical Challenges in Partition Functions"

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
15JUN
  17:30 Génopode A, UNIL, 1015 Lausanne

Thesis director : Prof. P. J. Dyson Chemistry and Chemical Engineering doctoral program Thesis 8523 Read more about "Catalyst design for the transformation of CO2 into value-added products."
By Felix Daniel BOBBINK

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

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"
07JUN
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 468

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 
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
15JUN
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  13:30-16:00 salle CO 120

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
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
05JUL
06JUL
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL, BI A2 468

Description et objectifs This workshop for senior postdoctoral researchers and junior group leaders focuses on personal factors such as personality, self-awareness and self-confidence to help you become more comfortable in the way you communicate and interact. In addition, we will give an insight into the complexity of conflicts and how to manage them so as ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Interpersonal communication for women scientists"
By Stéphanie Ruder Schoof, coach
Melissa Davies, coach and negotiation expert
10JUL
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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
14SEP
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description et objectifs Do you sometimes feel caught up in the demands of work and life? Does your focus at times become reactive rather than proactive? Do you wish to improve your sense of balance for performing at your best? Instead of compulsively prioritizing, let’s tap into something fundamental and powerful: self-leadership! This workshop will ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Everything begins with self-leadership"
By Marie-Paule Haefliger, psychologist, business and executive coach, and trainer
18SEP
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description Les relations de travail ne sont pas toujours un long fleuve tranquille. De simples désaccords ou des tensions passagères peuvent évoluer en conflits larvés ou ouverts. Les relations interpersonnelles et l’organisation du travail peuvent engendrer des situations anormales comme le harcèlement (moral et sexuel) et le burnout. Les conséquences touchent non seulement les personnes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Les relations de travail : un long fleuve tranquille ?"
By Raymonde Richter, avocate et médiatrice FSM, CSMC et FSA, médiatrice ...
24SEP
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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
24SEP
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  09:00-17:00 HES-SO Master, Lausanne

Description et objectifs La femme prend de plus en plus sa place dans le monde académique. Des modèles de référence inspirent votre parcours. Quel regard portez-vous sur vos collègues, femmes et hommes et quel est l’impact du regard des autres sur vous et sur vos choix ? Cernez vos ressources personnelles pour développer votre carrière ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Question de regard ? Perception de soi et choix de carrière"
By Ana María Vidal, formatrice, coach ICF, conférencière et écrivaine
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 ...

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]"
10SEP
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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]"
15SEP
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Every year, the Scientific Steering Committee of the Institut Henri Poincaré (IHP) chooses 3 thematic programs on the basis of their scientific excellence, their thematic relevance and their original, interdisciplinary and innovative character. The goal of the thematic quarters is to develop, over a three-month period, extensive reflection around an advanced research topic in mathematics ... Read more about "[Institut Henri Poincaré - Funding for participation in IHP thematic programmes | Research Funding]"
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]"