Conferences - Seminars

20NOV
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  13:15-14:15 MXF1

The structuring of water near non-polar molecular fragments or surfaces mediates cohesive interactions (so-called hydrophobic interactions) that underlie a broad range of biophysical and materials-related phenomena. Substantial progress has been made during the past decade towards understanding hydrophobic interactions in simple model systems, but in most biological and technological contexts, non-polar domains are found in ... Read more about "New Insights into Hydrophobic Interactions Encoded by Chemical Nanopatterns"
By Prof. Nicholas L. Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison USA
21NOV
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By Ennio de Gregorio,  Head of Preclinical R&D, GSK Vaccines S ...
21NOV
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  12:15-13:00 CM 1 121

Master spécialisé en Humanités digitales - présentation: Envie de découvrir des masters dans lesquels la demande professionnelle est forte, ou de vous orienter vers une formation transdisciplinaire? Cet automne, certains masters spécialisés vous présentent leur cursus. Vous aurez la possibilité de poser toutes vos questions aux représentants de ces programmes et de rencontrer des étudiants ... Read more about "Digital Humanities"
21NOV
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  12:15-13:15 Campus Biotech H8 Auditorium

Blindness can result from the loss of photoreceptors in retinal dystrophies or age-related macular degeneration. Electrical activation of the residual retinal neurons can restore some visual function in blind patients. However, the perception provided by current retinal prostheses does not allow face recognition or autonomous motion in an unknown environment. To reach these goals, Serge ... Read more about "Visual restoration : validations of the photovoltaic retinal prosthesis and of optogenetic therapy in non-human primates"
By Dr Serge Picaud, Institut de la Vision, Paris, France
21NOV
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

IGM Colloquium Abstract: This lecture is devoted to a large public and concerns traffic control problems in urban areas. The talk addresses 3 popular topics in intelligent traffic systems. 1) Eco-driving concerns the possibility to suggest optimal speeds to each individual drives so that they can catch the green waves and to avoid unnecessary stops ... Read more about "Optimal Traffic Control: eco-driving, green-waves, and traffic lights"
By Carlos Canudas-de-Wit, Director of research at the CNRS, GIPSA-Lab, Grenoble ...
22NOV
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  13:00-14:00 BC 420

The field of biological engineering is in the midst of a period of unusually rapid change, driven by the convergence of advanced gene editing methods, improved design tools and integrated data sets. The talk will describe an array of current and emerging applications in agriculture, industry, medicine and environment, then discuss associated environmental, safety and ... Read more about "Governing Risks Associated with Next Generation Biological Engineering Applications"
23NOV
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  10:30-11:30 I17 4 K2

Grid scale electricity storage on daily and seasonal time scales is required to accommodate increasing amounts of renewable electricity from wind and solar power. The proposal for electricity storage that emerges is that storage in batteries is efficient for the short term while storage in hydrogen based fuels is required for the long term.[1] Towards ... Read more about "Towards efficient large scale electricity storage with an integrated Ni-Fe battery and electrolyser"
By Fokko Mulder Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Applies Sciences, Delft University ...
23NOV
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  13:45-15:00 PA C 88

During an informal coffee talk, female PhD students and Postdocs will have the opportunity to meet with: Claudia Binder, Full Professor at ENAC, Laboratory on Human-Environment Relations in Urban Systems (HERUS) & Carlotta Guiducci, Tenure Track Assistant Professor at STI; Laboratory of Life Sciences Electronics (CLSE) , two EPFL women professors who have accepted to ... Read more about "Coffee Talk with two EPFL women professors with Claudia Binder and Carlotta Guiducci"
24NOV
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  10:00-19:00 SwissTech Convention Center

Annual research event of the EPFL's Interfaculty Institute of Bioengineering (IBI) -- under the motto "(ETH) Basel meets (EPF) Lausanne" EPFL BioE invites the ETH Zurich Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (a.k.a. "ETH Basel"). In a nutshell (see details -talk titles and schedules, in particular- HERE): - Research talks by (alphabetically): Patrick Barth, EPFL, ... Read more about "Bioengineering Day 2017"
By Various, from ETH Basel (D-BSSE) and EPFL (IBI)
27NOV
28NOV
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  08:30-17:00 INM 010

IEEE CIRCUIT & SYSTEM WORKSHOP Managing power for the Internet of Everything (IoE) devices is a challenging task because the devices must always be powered up and can be located anywhere, including harsh, remote environments. It is often impossible to run a wire to a devices. The first session is focused on remote powered wireless ... Read more about "Power Management for Internet of Everything"
By A wide range of experts in the domain
Speakers:
Sandro ...
27NOV
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  16:15-17:15 Room CE3

When compact objects such as black holes and neutron stars merge, Einstein’s theory of General Relativity predicts ripples through space and time. The LIGO Virgo Collaboration (LVC) studies these gravitational waves and the first detection took place on September 14, 2015. Since then multiple detections have been made. LVC's instruments are Michelson interferometers with arms ... Read more about "Probing dynamical spacetimes with gravitational waves"
By Prof. Jo van den Brand, Virgo spokesman, VU University Amsterdam
27NOV
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  18:15-20:00 CM 1 1

La voix humaine nous permet de communiquer les uns avec les autres. C’est aussi un fabuleux instrument de musique qui permet de transformer du texte en phrases musicales émouvantes. La production de voyelles met en jeu les harmoniques produites par la vibration de la source vocale et les résonances modelées par des gestes articulatoires dans ... Read more about "Quand la parole se fait musique"
By Nathalie Henrich Bernardoni 
28NOV
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Program 09:00 – 09:25 Direct Sparse Convolutional Neural Networks with Attention (Hackel Timo, ETHZ) 09:25 – 09:50 How close are the eigenvectors of the sample and actual covariance matrices (Andreas Loukas, EPFL) 09:50 – 10:15 Change point detection for high-dimensional linear regression and its applications for covariance matrices (Kovacs Solt, ETHZ) 10:15 – 10:40 An ... Read more about "Swiss Machine Learning Day"
By A wide range of experts in the field from EPFL ...
28NOV
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  17:00-18:00 SG 0211

The Cooperation & Development Center (CODEV) is pleased to present echOpen, an Open Source and Community based project. echOpen is an ultra-low cost, open source ultrasound probe community project that can be plugged into a smartphone. The goal: to create an instrument for under $100 (versus current costs at $10,000-$15,000). The device is designed for ... Read more about "Hacking ultrasound technology to create an open science and affordable Echo-stethoscope"
By Olivier de Fresnoye and Mehdi Benchoufi 
28NOV
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

Stories from Burkina Faso & High Elevation Switzerland The quality of weather predictions, climate change assessments, and natural resource management depends on the quality of hydrological and meteorological data. Systematic biases in the location of measurement stations, for example in wealthy countries or in places that are road accessible, will result in systematic errors in ... Read more about "Tales from the field: when environmental sensors help and hinder science"
By Dr. Natalie Ceperley & Anthony Michelon, University of Lausanne, Institute ...
29NOV
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Master spécialisé en Management, Technologie et Entrepreneuriat - présentation: Envie de découvrir des masters dans lesquels la demande professionnelle est forte, ou de vous orienter vers une formation transdisciplinaire? Cet automne, certains masters spécialisés vous présentent leur cursus. Vous aurez la possibilité de poser toutes vos questions aux représentants de ces programmes et de rencontrer ... Read more about "MTE"
29NOV
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  18:15-20:00 CM 1 1

Après avoir traversé vingt siècles de philosophie au sein du pythagorisme, l’histoire des mathématiques musicales parvient à un tournant décisif au XVIIIème siècle. Dans le Traité de l’harmonie (1722), Jean-Philippe Rameau avait déclaré vouloir marier à nouveau art et science, composition, théorie des proportions et physique du son. Il consacra sa vie à prouver que ... Read more about "Musique et Mathématiques à la lumière du XVIIIe siècle"
By Brenno Boccadoro 
30NOV
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The electrochemical conversion of CO2 into products of higher value (e.g. CO, formate, ethanol, n-propanol) can be considered as a seminal approach that has the technological potential of contributing to a future closing of the anthropogenic carbon cycle. Such CO2 electroreduction process (denoted as CO2RR) offers not ... Read more about "New catalyst concepts for the electrochemical conversion of CO2"
By Dr. Peter Broekmann, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of ...
30NOV
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  18:30-20:30 Hôtel Continental, Place de la Gare 2, Lausanne, 1er étage

Un débat public sur les intelligences artificielles embarquées et leurs défis techniques, sociaux, juridiques et politiques. Programme 18.30 Introduction par le Prof. Hervé Bourlard, membre de la SATW "Quelles intelligence artificielles pour la conduite?" 18.55 Table ronde avec... Anne Mellano, co-fondatrice de BestMile SA Hervé Bourlard, professeur EPFL et directeur de l'Institut de recherches IDIAP ... Read more about "Voiture autonome, voiture intelligente ?"
By A round table with three experts from the domains of ...
01DEC
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  14:00-15:00 Fribourg University

The local field potential (LFP) has many advantages over action potentials for implantable neural interfaces, including low bandwidth and long-term stability. However, the LFP has traditionally been thought to reflect only the activity of large neuronal populations and therefore convey little information about brain networks. I will describe experiments demonstrating that the activity of single ... Read more about "Applications of local field potentials for closed-loop neural interfaces"
By Prof. Andrew Jackson, Newcastle University, UK.

Cultural events

05OCT
21DEC
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  18:30-20:00 PO 01

The ArchiTango Students association offers a free Tango initiation course to EPFL and UNIL students. When: Every thursday from 18h30 to 20h. Where: EPFL, Polydome (PO 01) Registrations: architango@gmail.com. Read more about "Free Tango Initiation Course"
21NOV
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  18:15-20:00 CM 1 1

Nous vous proposons un tour sur le thème de la physique des instruments de musique, de la voix chantée aux instruments à vent, en passant par les instruments à cordes. Au travers de nombreuses démonstrations avec le public, cette présentation permettra de réfuter quelques idées reçues par l’exemple. Read more about "Physique des instruments de musique"
By Hervé Lissek

Exhibitions

01SEP
01JAN
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  09:00-09:00 Rolex Learning Center

This exhibition focuses on artisancraft techniques still in use today. You will discover through this display some remarkable bindingworks, stemming from the EPFL library of ancient and precious collections. Book binding aims to guarantee its conservation. The Art of book binding consists in assembling the pages of any documents using various techniques into a hard ... Read more about "La Reliure à livres ouverts: exposition"
25SEP
25NOV
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  Archizoom

Créer une exposition d’art dans le campus de l’EPFL signifie inventer une façon nouvelle d’examiner, interpréter et aussi produire de l’art. Car ce campus est parcouru par des énergies créatives et scientifiques qui s’articulent en plusieurs disciplines, qui vont de l’architecture à l’ingénierie civile, de la chimique des matériaux à la physique. Archizoom invite pour ... Read more about "Graue Energie - Karsten Födinger"
17NOV
03FEB
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L'Association ASTIE a pour but de promouvoir les activités socio-culturelles au sein de la Faculté STI de l'EPFL. En particulier, ASTIE organise des expositions de peintures/photographies dans les locaux de la cafétéria EL. "Ma pratique de la peinture est ancienne et s’est approfondie avec le temps jusqu’à devenir une réelle passion." Eliane Monnier Read more about ""Destinations" Techniques mixtes"
By Eliane Monnier

Thesis defenses

24NOV
By Heidi Andrea POTTS
27NOV
  14:00 ELA 1

Thesis directors : Prof. H. Bourlard , Prof. B. Caputo Electrical Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 8011 Read more about "Theory and Algorithms for Hypothesis Transfer Learning"
By Ilja KUZBORSKIJ
27NOV
  16:00 CM 1 4

Thesis directors : Prof. D. Gatica-Perez , Dr J.-M. Odobez Electrical Engineering doctoral program Thesis 8058 Read more about "Visual Analysis of Maya Glyphs via Crowdsourcing and Deep Learning"
By Gülcan CAN
27NOV
By Daniel Andreas SCHMITTER
01DEC
By Virginie Sophie UHLMANN

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

23NOV
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  17:15 Forum Rolex

Tout le monde s’accorde pour dire que le monde qui nous entoure change très rapidement ! Du point de vue technologique bien sûr, mais également au niveau du fonctionnement de notre société et de la perception des défis futurs. La mouvance de notre société implique également des changements importants pour l’université, aussi bien dans le ... Read more about "L’Université en marche …"
By Prof. Dominique Bonvin, IGM, EPFL

Movies

01DEC
03DEC
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  10:00-22:00 Genopode, UNIL

Science can appear inaccessible and complex to non-scientists and art can seem unachievable and daunting to scientists. This 3-day course aims to bring together scientists and artists to create films that communicate complex concepts in science. In groups of 4-5, participants will: find a scientific concept they want to communicate discuss how they want to ... Read more about "EXPOSURE: science film hackathon"
By Dr. Adria Le Boeuf, Prof. Marcel Salathe, Dr. Kerstin Preuschoff ...

Miscellaneous

18SEP
30NOV
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  08:00-23:59

The 2017 ACCES Visualization Contest is still open. Organized this semester by ACCES, the platform for Application-Centered Computational Engineering Science, this visualization contest is open to all the students and postdocs at EPFL, alone or in groups up to four people and is part a broader effort at EPFL to embed Computational Thinking into the ... Read more about "2017 ACCES Visualization Contest"
31OCT
19DEC
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  19:30-20:30 MED 3 2215

At Octanis, we learn by solving real world problems. We work on different projects - an arctic rover, a digital nestbox for barn owls, and our mini maker space on wheels. At our open nights, you can discover how we get these projects going and where you can contribute. You already have your own project ... Read more about "Open Night @ Octanis"
By Octanis Association
21NOV
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  18:00-19:30 EPFL, Forum RLC

The EPFL final My Thesis in 180 seconds is free and open to the public ! The 14 finalists will have 3 minutes to present their research, in plain language, to a non- specialist audience and a jury made up of researchers, journalists and businesspeople. A special «audience award», chosen by the public, will also ... Read more about "My Thesis in 180 seconds: EPFL Final"
22NOV
24NOV
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Les journées d'information des gymnasiens se dérouleront au Swiss Tech Convention Center et sur le campus de l'EPFL du 22 au 24 novembre 2017. Elles offriront aux gymnasiens de nombreuses possibilités de s'informer et de s'orienter: outre les séances d'information des sections, des conférences leur permettront d'appréhender différents domaines porteurs, tels que les technologies dans ... Read more about "Journées d'information des gymnasiens 2017"
24NOV
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By Prof. Michael Berney, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein ...
29NOV
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  18:15-19:30 MED 0 1418

Do you know IEEE Student Branch at EPFL? Come to discover our activities and join the Committe to organize new events for this year! All students are kindly welcome to our extraordinary general assembly which will take place on Wednesday 29th November at 18h15 in auditorium Palaz MED 0 1418 (Only the students who are ... Read more about "IEEE SB Extraordinary General Assembly"

Internal trainings

04OCT
06DEC
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Accelerate your startup with the support of successful founders and industry leaders! The series of eight workshops is based on a mission and challenge approach to enhance the validation and execution of your business case. Our goal is to support the best startup talents in Switzerland in order to build world-class startups the fastest way ... Read more about "Startup Acceleration Workshops"
20NOV
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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 DRH - Service de gestion des absences
21NOV
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  14:00-16:00 salle BI A2 458

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
23NOV
24NOV
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  09:00-17:00 University of Fribourg

Description and objectives After this workshop, participants will have methods and tools to successfully develop, manage and supervise research projects. They will be able to: set project objectives structure and plan a project define roles and responsibilities in projects create the project budget manage risks establish a communication plan guide and control projects in a ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Project management for successful researchers"
By Dr. Carine Galli Marxer, physicist, project manager and trainer, Cubisma ...
23NOV
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  14:00-16:30 BI A2 468

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 "Making it Tangible: Lecture Demonstrations in the age of YouTube"
By Ilya Eigenbrot
23NOV
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  17:30-19:30 SV 1717

SV PhD Student Association (ADSV) and Medidee Services SA have a great pleasure to invite you to the seminar “Medical Devices industry, the logical next step after your studies”. You will have a chance to learn about medical device development and compliance, as well as opportunities of non-academic career paths within regulatory affairs field. When: ... Read more about "Medical Device industry, the logical step after academia"
By Dr Szymon Kostrzewski, CTO of KB Medical Kim Rochat, Senior ...
28NOV
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  13:00-17:00 BS190

This 4 hours course is compulsory for all the collaborators, visitors or master students at EPFL accessing a P2 or P3 laboratory. Content: Risk assessment – Functioning of the various Biosafety cabinets – donning and doffing equipment – Treating a biological spill – Inactivation and disinfection - Waste Registrations : formations.dsps@epfl.ch Read more about "FOBS 3 – BIOLOGICAL RISKS « Working in a P2 & P3 environment »"
By Stéphane Karlen, Camille Freyssenet
30NOV
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  09:00-11:00 INJ 218

Le service de la gestion des absences de l'EPFL a le plaisir de vous convier à sa séance d'information annuelle 2017 destinée aux administratrices/teurs de la gestion des absences. A cette occasion, notre équipe vous présentera les nouveautés 2017 et à venir, les fonctionnalités et processus clés de la gestion des absences ainsi que les ... Read more about "Séance d'information annuelle 2017 - Gestion des absences"
By Les membres de l'équipe de la gestion des absences

Call for proposal

16OCT
15DEC
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  12:15-13:15

CODEV Seed Money program aims at financially support the launch of cooperation projects by researchers in all scientific disciplines at EPFL, in partnership with academic institutions in the Global South. Main objectives of the Seed Money programme Enable and foster the establishment of collaborative EPFL research projects with partners from the Global South with a ... Read more about "2018 CODEV Seed Money call for projects"
01DEC
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Sinergia promotes the interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research. Submission deadlines: 01.12.2017 Funding: Up to CHF 3.2 million Duration: 1 to 4 years For more information and application : Please have a look at the SNSF's website. For Sinergia EPFL instructions and toolkit: Please have a look at the ... Read more about "[SNSF SINERGIA I RESEARCH FUNDING]"

Deadline

01DEC
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La Fondation Pierre Mercier pour la Science a pour but de soutenir des projets scientifiques originaux, essentiellement en recherche fondamentale, appliquée ou clinique dans le domaine biomédical, ainsi que de s'intéresser aux divers moyens de remédier au déséquilibre provoqué par l'industrialisation sur l'écologie et la santé. Submission deadline: 1st December 2017 Funding: N/A Duration: 2 ... Read more about "[FONDATION PIERRE MERCIER I RESEARCH FUNDING]"