Conferences - Seminars

20FEB
05MAR
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  08:00-18:00 EPFL

Are you interested in shaping the future of radio and media? Registration to Radio Hack Europe is now open and is FREE for EPFL / UNIL employees, researchers, and students using the discount code HKSPO19LS. Register here Radio Hack Europe by Radiodays Europe is a 48-hour hackathon around the theme “Radio and media of tomorrow”, ... Read more about "Radio Hack Europe 2019 (29-31 March, EPFL) – Register Now!"
21FEB
  09:00-16:00 Microcity Amphi, Neuchâtel

This annual meeting day has multiple objectives. One objective is to give our doctoral students a chance to get to know each other better and to network with other people interested in their research topic (the day is opened to a broader audience than EPFL). A second objective is to hear about other disciplines of ... Read more about "EDAM DAY"
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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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  12:15-13:00 GC B3 30

Abstract We provide a bare–bones framework that uncovers the circumstances which lead either to the emergence of equally-spaced and equally-sized central places or to a hierarchy of central places. We show how these patterns reflect the preferences of agents and the efficiency of transportation and communication technologies. With one population of homogeneous individuals, the economy ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: About the Origin of Cities"
By Prof. André de Palma, ENS Cachan - University Paris-Saclay
22FEB
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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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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: While most of the MEMS developments have been focused on low cost and low performance markets, driven by the automotive, consumer electronics and smartphone businesses, Safran Colibrys has taken up the challenge to develop medium cost and high performance MEMS inertial sensors dedicated to high reliability, harsh environment applications. A versatile accelerometer platform sensor ... Read more about "High-end accelerometer platforms for demanding applications"
By Dr. Christophe Kergueris
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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  13:00-14:00 ME B3 31

It is a paradox that often the more severe a person's motor impairment, the more assistance they require and yet the less able they are to operate the very assistive machines created provide this assistance. A primary aim of my lab is to address this confound by incorporating robotics autonomy and intelligence into assistive machines---to ... Read more about "Human Autonomy through Robotics Autonomy"
By Prof. Brenna Argall Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ...
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 ...
04MAR
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  10:15-11:30 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Campus Lausanne SV 1717 (live) Campus Microcity MC B0 302 (video) Zoom Live Stream: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/204283294 Abstract: Point-of-care (POC) diagnostic devices hold great promise to significantly impact healthcare delivery and address health disparities by shifting the focus away from the utilization of high-cost specialized care for the treatment of late-stage ... Read more about "Toward Point-of-Care Assessment of Hemostasis Using Miniaturized Dielectric Coagulometry"
04MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: It is widely accepted that the biophysical context of ligands and receptors has significant impact of downstream signaling, however the concept is poorly understood due to difficulties in controlling and analyzing the microenvironment on the nanoscale. I will talk about how we think that DNA-nanotechnology can be of ... Read more about "Using DNA Origami to Decipher Spatial Effects in Biology"
By Prof. Björn Hogberg, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm (SE)
04MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

If the capability to control photons and electrons in crystals has brought to an astonishing level of knowledge as well as to extraordinary technological achievements, the manipulation of phonons is still quite unexplored, despite it holds the promise of a quantum-mechanical control of heat transport [1]. The quantum-mechanical behavior of phonons may also enable the ... Read more about "Nano-Phononics and Nano-Photonics with Semiconductor Nanowires"
By Dr Marta De Luca, Department of Physics, University of Basel
05MAR
  12:15 SV 1717

The mechanisms that allow enteric pathogens to colonize the intestine in the presence of the microbiota and how host immunity and the indigenous microbiota regulate pathogen colonization remain poorly understood. Our laboratory is using Citrobacter rodentium, a mouse pathogen that models human infections by enteropathogenic E. coli, to understand the mechanisms that regulate the colonization ... Read more about "Gabriel Nuñez // Microbiota-Host Interactions in Health and Disease"
By Gabriel Nuñez, Department of Pathology and Rogel Cancer Center, University ...
05MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical processes with stable oxide materials still lack the efficiency to justify industrial application, mainly due to insufficient light absorption, short charge carrier lifetimes, or dominant recombination. The presentation will present strategies including mesostructuring of complex semiconductor mixed oxide materials on the nanoscale to improve photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical activity for H2 generation ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mesostructured Semiconductor Oxides for Solar Energy Conversion"
05MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical processes with stable oxide materials still lack the efficiency to justify industrial application, mainly due to insufficient light absorption, short charge carrier lifetimes, or dominant recombination. The presentation will present strategies including mesostructuring of complex semiconductor mixed oxide materials on the nanoscale to improve photocatalytic and photoelectrochemical activity for H2 generation ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mesostructured Semiconductor Oxides for Solar Energy Conversion"
06MAR
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  18:00-19:30 CO 2

Students from all sections, come and see us, be curious, all these companies are likely to engage you! To EPFL master's students looking for an internship for 2019 - 4 to 6 months available from July to September 2019 - you will be able to discover at a glance a choice of internships in 180 ... Read more about "Find your internship in 180 seconds"
07MAR
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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"
07MAR
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  13:00-17:00 Room CM1 103

Free workshop Simulation of multiple physics in ANSYS At EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00Learn how to use simulation to accelerate your research with real situation examples with the most recent ANSYS simulation tools in multiple physics. This workshop is in two parts. Part I: Introduction to ANSYS Multiphysics Structural ... Read more about "Ansys EPFL on March 7h 2019 - Room CM1 103, at 13H00"
By CADFEM Academics Switzerland
11MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Viral infections are among the main causes of death in the world. When prevention is not an option, antiviral drugs are the last resort to prevent the spread and the mortality of these infections. There are only a few effective drugs on the market, for the most part ... Read more about "Supramolecular Antivirals"
By Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Lausanne (CH)
11MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

In this talk, I will highlight some of our recent advances in the field of direct electrochemical reduction of CO2 into value‐added fuels and chemicals on metallic Cu‐based catalysts and nonmetallic carbon‐based MNC electrocatalysts with molecularly‐defined coordinative MNx metal‐nitrogen centers as active sites. Special focus will be placed on efficient production of CO at lab‐scale ... Read more about "Free electrons to molecular bonds and back – The dark side of solar fuels and solar chemicals"
By Prof. Peter Strasser, Chemical Engineering Division, Technical University Berlin
12MAR
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  12:00-18:00 SG 094.11

EPFL organizes every year a Specialized Master’s Day to present these programs more specifically to interested students. In 2019 this day will be organized on Tuesday March 12th, in the SG Hall. After each presentation, a snack will be offered to the participants. Program: From 12:00 to 18:00, presentations and information booths will give you ... Read more about "Specialized Master's Day 2019"
12MAR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: The trend towards integration of microsensors in a broad variety of devices and contexts is flourishing. This trend results in abundant product innovations striving to bring value to applications. Many of these innovations are dominantly triggered by progress in sensor miniaturization. In particular, monolithic sensor systems comprising the sensor element and signal processing on ... Read more about "Challenges in Smart Sensor Systems"
By Lucas Tschuor
12MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Semi-artificial photosynthesis interfaces biological catalysts with synthetic materials and aims to overcome the limitations of natural and artificial photosynthesis. (1) It also provides an underexplored strategy to study the functionality of biological catalysts on synthetic scaffolds through a range of techniques. This presentation will summarise our progress in integrating biocatalysts in bespoke hierarchical 3D electrode ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Interfacing nature’s catalytic machinery with synthetic materials for semi-artificial photosynthesis"
14MAR
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  09:00-16:30 TBA

During this day, we will present different techniques and tools that will help you fully embrace the Open Science Way when writing scientific code. In the morning you will be able to follow three ex-cathedra presentations, whereas in the afternoon we are organizing a workshop. We have alimited number of places for the workshop. For ... Read more about "EPFL SoOpen 2019"
18MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: Since Paracelsus’ (1493-1541) definition that the dose makes the drug, the basic treatment strategies have largely remained unchanged. Following diagnosis of a disease the doctor prescribes specific doses of small-molecule drugs or protein pharmaceuticals which interfere with disease-associated molecular targets. However, this treatment concept lacks any diagnostic feedback, ... Read more about "Designing Cell-Based Treatment Strategies of the Future"
By Prof. Martin Fussenegger, ETH Zürich, Basel (CH)
18MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Crystallization by particle attachment (CPA)1 of amorphous precursors has been demonstrated in biominerals formed by several animals. Precisely the same precursors phases, hydrated (ACCH2O) and anhydrous calcium carbonate (ACC), have been observed spectromicroscopically in 3 diverse phyla: echinoderms2, molluscs3, and cnidarians4 (Figure 1). This is surprising because these groups diverged from one another long before ... Read more about "Nanoscale amorphous precursors and their phase transitions in diverse biominerals"
By Prof. Pupa Gilbert, Physics Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
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
20MAR
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  08:30-18:30 STCC

Innovation is one of the basic missions of EPFL and of primary importance to the School of Engineering (STI). After 2 successful editions with over 150 attending companies, we are organising the 3rd edition if the industry day on Wednesday March 20 2019. It offers different opportunities to companies, research laboratories of EPFL, as well ... Read more about "Engineering Industry Day"
By Session1: Engineering for life science and health Bart Deplancke – Laboratory ...