Conferences - Seminars

18FEB
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It is our pleasure to invite you to the CIME Day 2019./ general assembly Date: 18th of February, Place: SG.0211 Program: 8:30 welcome coffee 9:00-9:30 General Assembly of CIME users and clients 9:30-11:30 Presentations (check CIME website for details) 11:30-13:15 Poster session and standing lunch 13:15-15:00 guest speaker: Prof. Sarah Haigh and contributed presentations 15:00 ... Read more about "CIME Day 2019"
By guest speaker: Prof. Sarah Haigh
18FEB
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  12:15 SV 1717

introducing: WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: DNA origami is the folding of a long, single-stranded DNA scaffold into a desired nanoscale 2D or 3D shape by hybridization with a set of synthetic oligonucleotides. The resulting DNA origami nanostructures exhibit some properties that make them highly attractive for various medical and technological applications. First, ... Read more about "Toward Real-World Applications of DNA Origami Nanostructures"
By Prof. Adrian Keller, Paderborn University (D)
18FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy is one of the most powerful techniques for characterising local information from surfaces and interfaces. To try to convince you of this I will highlight two examples. The first examines layered stacks of 2D crystals like graphene where we reveal that exposing materials to air can have a big effect on ... Read more about "Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy of nanoparticle surfaces and 2D material interfaces"
By Prof. Sarah Haigh, Materials Characterisation, University of Manchester UK
19FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Experiments and numerical studies have demonstrated that the power extracted by the wind plant is directly and proportionately related to the transport of mean kinetic energy - here the parting point. This is intimately tied with the balance of turbulence kinetic energy. These relations are shown through wind tunnel experiments and large eddy simulations ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Considering mean and turbulence kinetic energy transport on stratified wind plant boundary layers"
19FEB
  15:00-16:00 BM 1130

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a X-recessive genetic disease affecting 1 in 3500 boys, culminating with cardiac failure around age 30. This disease results from more than 200 possible mutations on a single gene coding for the dystrophin, an important structural protein linking the intracellular skeleton to the extracellular matrix. Such dystrophin deficiency readily generates severe ... Read more about "Bioengineered platforms for the measurement of force production of single hiPSC-cardiomyocytes in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy cardiomyopathy"
By Dr Gaspard Pardon Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology
Stanford ...
20FEB
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  16:30-18:15 SV 1717

Frank Dobbin is a professor of Sociology at Harvard. He is chair of the Organizational Behavior Ph.D. Program and coordinator (Harvard) for the MIT-Harvard Economic Sociology Seminar. Frank Dobbin has long standing experience in analysing the impact of institutional strategies and actions to promote gender and diversity and is currently completing research on major diversity ... Read more about "CONFERENCE & ROUND TABLE: Which Diversity Initiatives Work? Thirty Years of Evidence from U.S. Employers"
By Prof. Frank Dobbin Round table with:
Prof. Franciska Krings, Professor ...
20FEB
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  17:00-18:30 BC 420

Assessing the habitability of Mars has been an objective of the scientific community for a long time, but it has recently become a sustained focus in light of data being returned from the planet and growing knowledge about life in extreme environments. The Curiosity rover on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), one of NASAs flagship ... Read more about "Is Mars Habitable ?"
By Prof. Javier Martín-Torres
21FEB
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  16:30-17:30 INM 203

Bayesian models of opinion exchange are extensively studied in economics, dating back to the work of Aumann on the agreement theorem. An important class of such models features agents arranged on a network (representing, e.g., social interactions), with the network structure determining which agents communicate with each other. It is often argued that the Bayesian ... Read more about "Reasoning in Bayesian Opinion exchange Networks is Computationally Hard"
By Dr. Jan Hazla, MIT Jan Hązła is a Postdoctoral Associate ...
21FEB
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  17:10-20:00 CO 2

IMAGINE IF! is a fantastic opportunity to accelerate a scientific idea towards a business and unlike other competitions, it is the first truly global competition for healthcare science ventures. On December 12th we had announced the Swiss 10 finalists who entered the accelerator program. Since then, they have been working with their mentors to go ... Read more about "IMAGINE IF! Local Finals"
By Marc Gruber Vice President for Innovation at EPFL Diego Dupouy ...
22FEB
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  13:15 ELA 002

Abstract In the last few years, as Si electronics faces mounting difficulties to maintain its historical scaling path, III-V compound semiconductors have received a great deal of attention as possible alternatives. Sub-10 nm CMOS require high-aspect ratio 3D transistors with a fin or nanowire geometry. The enhanced degree of channel charge control of advanced 3D ... Read more about "Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series: Nanoscale III-V Electronics: InGaAs FinFETs and Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs"
By Jesús A. del Alamo, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director ...
25FEB
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Modern society is unsustainable: biodiversity loss is occurring at an unprecedented rate; anthropogenic activities dominate material cycles, putting upward pressure on resource supply; and the industrial system is forcing Earth’s climate towards the brink of a critical transition, on a scale never before experienced by humans. Facts such as these highlight the imperative for transformational ... Read more about "A sustainable materials system research agenda"
By Dr Rupert Myers, Chemical Engineering: Industrial Ecology, University of Edinburgh
26FEB
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: In recent years, there has been significant interest in the applications of printed electronics in the realization of a range of low-cost, large area, flexible electronic systems such as displays, distributed sensors, and low-cost disposable tags. To make printed electronics a viable technology, however, there is a need for significant innovations across all aspects ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Tools and Processes for Printed Electronic Systems"
27FEB
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  10:00-12:00

"From plan to action" workshop In this personalized workshop, you will check the consistency of your data management plan (DMP) and how to implement it in your lab. Before you attend the workshop, you will need to fill a form about your current practices. If you are not familiar with research data management already, we ... Read more about "Research Data Management workshop"
27FEB
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  11:00-12:00 Martigny, room 106

We address the optimization of a computer model, where each simulation either fails or returns a valid output performance. We suggest a joint Gaussian process model for classification of the inputs (computation failure or success) and for regression of the performance function. We discuss the maximum likelihood estimation of the covariance parameters, with a stochastic ... Read more about "Gaussian process optimization with simulation failures"
By Dr. François Bachoc
27FEB
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  18:15-19:15 BC 420

Mars’ ice caps hold the secret to the planet's climate, hydrological processes and is a likely place to contain traces of life, should they exist. A crewed mission to the surface of Mars, with the objective of drilling into the Northern ice cap and analysing the samples in-situ would therefore advance our knowledge of the ... Read more about "Systems Engineering and Design of a Mars Polar Life Research Base"
By Anne-Marlene Rüede
28FEB
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) are an emerging class of solid-state materials built up from metal-based nodes and organic linkers. They exhibit permanent porosity and unprecedented surface areas which can be readily tuned through coordination chemistry at the inorganic node and/or organic chemistry at the linkers. The high porosities, ... Read more about "Programmable Smart Bio-Inspired Sponges"
By Prof. Omar K. Farha
Department of Chemistry,
Northwestern University,
Evanston ...
01MAR
  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract Liquefaction is one of the most spectacular phenomena of soil behaviour during which granular soil changes its properties from solid to liquid-like type. Due to its disastrous character, it has been a subject of investigations carried out by various researchers from many countries over many years. Although the basic factors governing the liquefaction phenomenon ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Liquefaction of fully and nearly saturated granular soils, experimental investigations and theoretical approach"
By Prof. Waldemar Świdziński, Director of the Institute of Hydro-Engineering, Polish ...