Conferences - Seminars

20DEC
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Abstract Knots are key for a wide variety of applications such as mooring ships to docks, ensuring the safety of a falling climber or fastening surgical suture threads. Even if knots have been used in hundreds of configurations for millennia, the understanding of their mechanical behavior remains mainly empirical. Knot theory, a well-established field of ... Read more about "MEchanics GAthering -MEGA- Seminar: Untangling the mechanics of elastic knots and not-knots"
21DEC
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Abstract : The demand of low-cost and highly efficient materials has become a major challenge scientists are facing to answer crucial contemporary issues such as clean alternative energy resources for a safer and cleaner environment. One of the promising alternatives for the transition of fossil fuel-based energy to a clean and renewable one relies on ... Read more about "Aqueous Design & Electronic Structure Engineering of New Materials for Solar Energy Conversion"
By Lionel Vayssieres, International Research Center for Renewable Energy (IRCRE), Xi ...
21DEC
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  12:15-13:00 GC B1 10

Key mechanical properties of the load carrying composite laminates in wind turbine blades are the stiffness, fatigue resistance and the compression strength. While the overall design criteria for glass fiber composites mainly are stiffness driven, it tends to be more fatigue and compression strength driven when using carbon fiber or glass/carbon hybrids. Using lab-source x-ray ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Three-dimensional X-ray tomography for multiscale characterization and fatigue damage investigations of composites for wind turbine blades"
By Lars P. Mikkelsen obtained his PhD in Solid Mechanics in ...
21DEC
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  14:00-15:30 Room Zeuzier, Sion, Industrie 17

This seminar will be live-streamed at the following link: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/227165800 In today’s increasingly globalised and complex economy that is flooded with data, taking decisions is a much more complex task. To help managers to tackle this challenge, we have developed a new multi-criteria performance management method that provides input for visual management and continuous improvement ... Read more about "Visual Management Tool for Multi-criteria Decision Methods"
By Prof. Alessio Ishizaka
15JAN
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  12:15-13:15 Campus Biotech, H8 Auditorium

In the last twenty years, the progressive introduction of plane or diverging ultrasonic wave transmissions rather than line by line scanning focused beams broke the resolution limits of ultrasound imaging. By using such large field of view transmissions, the frame rate reaches the theoretical limit of physics dictated by the ultrasound speed and an ultrasonic ... Read more about "Functional Ultrasound (fUS) Imaging: a new neuroimaging modality for neuroscience"
By Prof Mickael Tanter, Institut Langevin, ESPCI, Paris, France.
15JAN
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Andreas Janshoff is Full Professor for Biophysical Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, Germany and his major research interests include membrane biophysics, cell mechanics, sensor design and single-molecule force spectroscopy. About the talk A thin layer of actin filaments located underneath the plasma membrane in eukaryotic cells drives pivotal aspects of cell mechanics. Myosin-driven contractility ... Read more about "Viscoelasticity of cell membranes: from minimal artificial cortices to living cells"
By Prof. Andreas Janshoff
26JAN
29JAN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The Applied Machine Learning Days will take place from January 26th to 29th, 2019, at the Swiss Tech Convention Center on EPFL campus. It is now the largest and best-known Machine Learning event in Switzerland, and increasingly recognized as a major event in Europe. The event has a focus specifically on the applications of machine ... Read more about "Applied Machine Learning Days 2019"
By See our workshop sessions, the 16 featured tracks and the ...
04FEB
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  10:30-11:30 AI 1153

SEMINAR of the LAUSANNE INTEGRATIVE METABOLISM and NUTRITION ALLIANCE (LIMNA) Abstract: Disturbances in the morphology and function of mitochondria cause neurological diseases, which can affect the central and peripheral nervous system. The i-AAA protease YME1L ensures mitochondrial proteostasis and regulates mitochondrial dynamics by processing of the dynamin-like GTPase OPA1. Mutations in YME1L cause a multi-systemic ... Read more about "Novel Mouse Models to Study Mitochondrial Proteostasis in the Nervous System"
By Hans-Georg Sprenger Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, Dept ...
07FEB
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  10:00-17:00 STCC 0 8328

7th of February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL For its 2nd edition, FORWARD - the Innovation Forum for SMEs - will be back at the SwissTech Convention Center on February 7, 2019. With nearly 1’000 participants during the first edition and simultaneous French-German translation, this event intends ... Read more about "FORWARD, the innovation forum for SMEs."
11FEB
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract & Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program. Read more about "Prof. Reza Ghodssi - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
18FEB
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Adrian Keller, Paderborn University (D)
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
25FEB
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Jussi Taipale, Cambridge University (UK)
04MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Björn Hogberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (SE)
11MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
18MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Basel (CH)
19MAR
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  13:00-16:30 CO 120

Demonstrations have been used to make lectures more interesting and accessible for a very long time – but is there any point in investing time and effort into demonstrations in the age of smartphones and instant YouTube clips? This workshop will discuss this question, as well as give practical tips on designing and using demonstrations ... Read more about "Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
25MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Ivan Martin, University of Basel (CH)
26MAR
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The Ferrell lab studies signal transduction and cell cycle regulation, mainly focusing the spatial and temporal regulation of mitotic entry and exit. They explore how the individual proteins that regulate these processes work together in circuits, generating reliable systems-level behaviors, by using quantitative experimental approaches, modeling, and theory. Much of their work make use of ... Read more about "TBA"
By Prof. James Ferrell, Stanford University School of Medecine. 
01APR
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: Robots today rely on rigid components and electric motors based on metal and magnets, making them heavy, unsafe near humans, expensive and ill-suited for unpredictable environments. Nature, in contrast, makes extensive use of soft materials and has produced organisms that drastically outperform robots in terms of agility, dexterity, ... Read more about "HASEL Artificial Muscles - Versatile High-Performance Actuators for a New Generation of Life-like Robots"
08APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: Chad A. Mirkin, Ph.D., is the Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology and the George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry. Mirkin also is a professor of chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science & engineering, and medicine at Northwestern University. Mirkin is a ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL (USA)
09APR
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  13:00-16:30 salle CO 120

To develop assessment techniques which are valid and objective, notably to test if students have met the required learning outcomes. Read more about "Assessment Matters"
By Roland Tormey
15APR
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  12:15 SV 1717

BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Wilson Wong, Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)
29APR
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Bio: David M. Sabatini is an American scientist and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. He has been an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 2008 and was elected ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. David Sabatini, Massachusettes Institute of Technology; Whitehead Institute for ...
06MAY
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract and Bio to follow. Note: The Seminar Series is eligible for ECTS credits in the EDMI doctoral program. Read more about "Prof. Paul Chao - IMT Distinguished Lecture"
06MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Cheng Zhu, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (USA)
13MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Gilad Haran, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot (IL)
14MAY
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Explore ways to design lab experiments that help students develop a scientific approach which is transferable to real world complexity. Read more about "Leveraging Labs for Learning"
By Siara Isaac & Cécile Hardebolle
19MAY
22MAY
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The Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics at EPFL will be a unique event bringing together for the first time the worldwide leaders in diamond photonics. It will gather on EPFL campus the key international players of academic research in physics and photonics, in growth and fabrication technologies, together with companies engaged in bringing the ... Read more about "Latsis Symposium 2019 on Diamond Photonics"
By Keynote and Invited Speakers on www.diamondphotonics.org
20MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Claire Hivroz, Institute Curie, Paris (F)
27MAY
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BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Fabian Theis, Helmholtz Zentrum München, Munich (D)
03JUN
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Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: I will review recent work on using dynamic optical elements, such as deformable mirrors and spatial light modulators, to increase the capabilities of laser micro fabrication and optical microscopy. In particular, I will show how adaptive aberration correction and dynamic parallelisation can improve precision and reliability and increase ... Read more about "Dynamic optics for laser microfabrication and high-resolution microscopy"