Conferences - Seminars

05MAR
27MAR
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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) – Last chance to register!"
26MAR
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  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

Learning and memory are fundamental neuronal processes that are essential for behavioural adaptations in an ever-changing environment. Mechanisms of memory formation are critically shaped by dynamic changes in the balance of excitatory and inhibitory neuronal circuit elements. Although local inhibitory interneurons only represent a minority of the cells in most brain areas, they can tightly ... Read more about "Disinhibitory amygdala microcircuits for aversive learning"
By Dr Sabine Krabbe, Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, CH.
26MAR
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  12:15-13:00 DIA 005

Abstract: MEMS mirror have been developed since the early 90’s, originally for telecom-switching application, but also in parallel for scanning-based laser projection systems with the great benefit of providing a projected image with very large color gamut, always-in-focus, ultra-small and low power. Originally Lemoptix was a spin-off from the EPFL Micro-Systems laboratory was one of ... Read more about "Laser-MEMS scanning mirror for ultra-miniature video projection"
By Dr. Nicolas Abelé
26MAR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Complex three-dimensional (3D) structures in biology (e.g., cytoskeletal webs, neural circuits, and vasculature networks) form naturally to provide essential functions in even the most basic forms of life. Compelling opportunities exist for analogous 3D architectures in human-made devices, but design options are constrained by existing capabilities in materials growth and assembly. We report routes ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Mechanics-guided, deterministic 3D assembly"
26MAR
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  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

Can we obtain sub-millimeter information about tissue structure in vivo and non-invasively? In a diffusion MRI experiment, the signal encodes information about length scales of a few microns – much smaller than the actual MR image resolution of millimeters – and thus about features of the underlying tissue microstructure that lie in the mesoscale and ... Read more about "In vivo Microstructural MRI of healthy and diseased white matter"
By Dr Ileana Jelescu, EPFL, CH.
26MAR
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  16:15 SV.1717

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 "Trigger waves in cell signalling"
By Prof. James Ferrell, Prof. of Chemical and Systems Biology, Professor ...
27MAR
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  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

Our motor outputs are constantly re-calibrated to adapt to systematic perturbations – we can learn to use new tools and often improve upon already learned motor skills. In this talk, I will first discuss my development of the first mouse model of forelimb motor adaptation and experiments to probe the role of sensory and reward ... Read more about "Neural circuits for goal-directed adaptive motor control"
By Dr. Mackenzie Mathis, Harvard University, USA.
27MAR
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  12:15-13:15 BC 420

The EPFL Open Science initiatives invites you to this presentation by Pavel Tomancak, senior group leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) in Dresden, Germany. ABSTRACT Science is a collective endeavor and no matter what, we always stand on the shoulders of giants. Therefore, by definition, sharing everything scientific ... Read more about "Open Access across scales – from data to software, hardware and ideas"
By Pavel Tomancak
27MAR
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  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

Traumatic injuries and diseases of the motor system affect millions of people worldwide. Only in Europe approximately 3 million people are affected by the consequences of spinal cord injury, stroke and multiple sclerosis, for a total estimated healthcare cost of 45 billion euros per year. Treatments for these conditions are needed to ease both their ... Read more about "A computational approach to translational neuroscience"
By Dr Marco Capogrosso, University of Fribourg, CH.
27MAR
  16:00-17:00 ME B1 B10

Abstract: Materials interfaces under tribological load undergo chemical and structural transformations that tend to minimize their shear resistance. In spite of their crucial role in determining friction and wear, these material transformations are often not understood as they occur at buried interfaces that are hardly accessible by in situ experiments. In this seminar, I will ... Read more about "Tribological evolution of materials interfaces: atomic-scale insights from computer simulations"
By Dr. Gianpietro Moras is deputy head of the “Multiscale Modelling ...
27MAR
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  16:15-17:15 SV 1717

During gastrulation, physical forces reshape the simple embryonic tissue to form a complex body plan of multicellular organisms. These forces often cause large-scale asymmetric movements of the embryonic tissue. In many embryos, the tissue undergoing gastrulation movements is surrounded by a rigid protective shell. While it is well recognized that gastrulation movements depend on forces ... Read more about "A new force awakens: comparative approach to tissue morphogenesis in insects"
By Pavel Tomancak - Pavel Tomancak studied Molecular Biology and Genetics at ...
27MAR
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  18:15 PO 01

The XGrant and YGrant programs are happy to present a keynote on complexity, uncertainty and possible futures. Innovation focuses on creating radical change in existing fields. When we intervene in complex systems, our future-shaping actions are hard to predict. The complexity of contemporary global challenges make any futures highly unpredictable. Innovating in such turbulent times ... Read more about "Innovation: Taking Risks or Making Risks?"
By Maja Kuzmanovic, Nik Gaffney, FoAM
27MAR
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  18:15-21:00 CM1106

The EPFL Photonics Chapter (EPC) is very pleased to announce and cordially invite you to our monthly ‘Pizza-Optics-Beer’ (POB) seminar on Wednesday, 27th March at 18:15 in the room CM1 106. This month we will have the pleasure to host Dr. André-Pierre Blanchard-Dionne from the Nanophotonics and Metrology Laboratory (NAM) with the presentation entitled: "Optical ... Read more about "Optical Biosensors - POB Seminar"
By Dr. André-Pierre Blanchard-Dionne
28MAR
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  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

Quantifying behavior is crucial for many applications across the life sciences and engineering. Videography provides easy methods for the observation and recording of animal behavior in diverse settings, yet extracting particular aspects of a behavior for further analysis can be highly time consuming. I will present an efficient method for markerless pose estimation based on ... Read more about "High-throughput behavioral analysis for neural circuit understanding"
By Dr Alexander Mathis, Harvard University, USA.
28MAR
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  14:00-17:30 BC 03

Come prepared with your laptop and questions and make sure that your business idea does not infringe on someone else's intellectual property ("freedom to operate"). Hosted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, this interactive half-day event will take you through a deep-dive of topics from the previous IP seminar and will conclude with ... Read more about ">>venture>> Patent Search Workshop"
28MAR
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  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

To make decisions, we must evaluate candidate choices by accessing records of relevant experiences. Yet little is known about which experiences the brain considers or ignore during planning, which ultimately affects choice. In this talk, I will describe my research revealing principles by which we use our memories to plan and decide. First, I will ... Read more about "A reinforcement learning account of planning, prospective simulation, and hippocampal replay"
By Dr Marcelo G. Mattar, University of Cambridge, UK.
28MAR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Access to clean water along with sustainable energy and the protection of the environment are probably the greatest challenges of our society but also a unique opportunity to reshape our technology landscape. Major molecular separation issues underpin these areas. Take for instance CO2 capture: here, one wishes ... Read more about "Approaches to porous materials development to address separation challenges"
By Dr. Camille PETIT
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Barrer Centre, Imperial ...
28MAR
  16:00-17:00 ME B1 B10

Abstract: Continuum mechanics provides an efficient way to model fracture at the engineering scale, based on stresses, stress intensity factors, and energy release rates. Additionally, material-specific information and failure criteria are required to describe fracture at this scale. At the atomic scale, in contrast, the breaking of atomic bonds is caused by critical forces acting ... Read more about "Ongoing efforts to develop traction-separation laws for continuum models based on atomistic simulations"
By Dr. Rebecca Janisch is Research Group Leader in the field ...
28MAR
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  16:15-17:30 MED 2 2423

Abstract On hard solids, roughness increases wetting properties: hydrophilic substrates become more hydrophilic, hydrophobic become more hydrophobic. Above a critical roughness, poorly wetting substrates become almost non-wetting: deposited liquids remain at the top of the textures that cover the solid so that they are actually sitting on a cushion of air trapped inside the textures. ... Read more about "MEchanics GAthering -MEGA- Seminar: Soft non-wetting situations"
29MAR
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  11:00 ME B1 B10

Abstract Korea has been one of the fastest growing countries in the world. Main driving force has been manufacturing but now we are facing trilemma. We need to turn it around by utilizing I4.0. To overcome these challenges we should transform by innovation starting from R&D and technology, and with product innovation followed by process ... Read more about "Initiatives on Manufacturing Innovation in Korea"
By Professor Dong Sub Kim 김 동섭 (金 東燮), Dean School ...
29MAR
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  13:15-14:00 ELA 2

Abstract: In this talk we will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and the performance potential of atomistic engineering of electron devices exploiting the fundamental properties of 2D material heterostructures, with a particular attention to computer architectures for machine learning applications. The “materials-on-demand paradigm” based on the 2D materials is a modern evolution of what in the ... Read more about "EE Distinguished Speakers Seminar: Perspectives of 2D materials for machine learning chips"
By Giuseppe Iannaccone is Professor of electronics at the University of ...
29MAR
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  14:00 SV 1717

Focused Ion Beam (FIB) milling is a key technology for nano-scale cellular imaging. The utility of FIB ranges from large volume imaging of resin embedded samples to cryo-lamella preparation of frozen-hydrated samples, which make this technology indispensable for modern imaging requirements. Our work demonstrates the advantages of working with non-conventional plasma FIB sources (especially the ... Read more about "Increasing the throughput in FIB/SEM tomography and targeted cryo-lamella preparation"
By Professor Alex de Marco, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia http://www ...
30MAR
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  14:00-17:00 Octanis Microverse

Learn how to properly draw an electronic circuit onto a physical board. We will use the free and open-source software KiCAD. Some basics in electronics are required. Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)! Learning Objectives - Create PCB footprints from device datasheets - Best practices for component placement and power/signal routing - Export PCB fabrication files Read more about "PEE103: The Art of PCB Layout"
By Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL
31MAR
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  14:00-17:00 Octanis Microverse

It is now possible to get a WiFi - enabled *CE + FCC certified* microcontroller module for just above 2 Francs. Documentation might be quirky at times and getting started difficult, however - together with the maker community - the vendor, Chinese silicon company Espressif systems, is working to provide example code and help out ... Read more about "PEE232: Internet of Things with ESP8266"
By Raffael Tschui from Octanis Instruments.
Electrical Engineer MSc EPFL
01APR
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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/805358547 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 ... Read more about "HASEL Artificial Muscles - Versatile High-Performance Actuators for a New Generation of Life-like Robots"
01APR
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  12:15-13:15 SV 1717

Abstract: With approximately 1.8 million deaths each year, lung cancer has become the leading cause of cancer mortality in women and men worldwide. In the last fifteen years, great clinical progress has been made that offers new hope for patients, as exemplified by the advent of targeted therapies and more recently immunotherapies. Yet, current treatments ... Read more about "Mechanisms of lung cancer development: from tumor immunology to cellular metabolism"
By Dr Etienne Meylan
01APR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Inkjet is known for decades to be used in graphical applications. In recent time, the use of inkjet technology for functional applications as printed electronics, additive manufacturing and bio printing started to evolve into emerging markets of digital production. Alone or in hybrid combination with other digital manufacturing processes, it will play an important role ... Read more about "Advanced manufacturing by inkjet technology"
By Prof. Fritz Bircher, HES-SO Fribourg, Switzerland