Conferences - Seminars

24MAY
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series The development of synthetic protocols for the preparation of highly loaded metal nanoparticle supported catalysts has received a great deal of attention over the last few decades. Independently controlling metal loading, nanoparticle size, distribution and accessibility has proven challenging because of the clear interdependence between these crucial ... Read more about "Metal Organic Frameworks as precursors for the manufacture of advanced catalytic materials"
By Prof. Jorge Gascon
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology ...
24MAY
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  17:30-18:45 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.1

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "Radar signal processing and Radar clutter models". You are all invited to this free event. Do not forget to spare some time for the get-together with refreshments right after the lecture. Read more about "Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH"
By Dr. Maria Sabina Greco, Professor at the University of Pisa ...
25MAY
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  10:15-11:00 ME C2 405

Abstract: Ordinary differential equations, and in general a dynamical system viewpoint, have seen a resurgence of interest in developing fast optimization methods, mainly thanks to the availability of well-established analysis tools. In this talk, I will provide an overview of fast algorithms and recent results from a dynamical systems perspective. I will then describe a ... Read more about "A Hybrid Control Framework for Accelerated Methods with Exponential Rate"
25MAY
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  15:15-16:30 CE 5

In this talk, I will present two results from our recent work with superconducting microwave circuits. In the first, I will tell you about our implementation of ultra-strong light-matter coupling using a compact vacuum-gap transmon qubit design. Motivated by a desire to analyze our data quantitatively, we were led to a new circuit-quantisation model for ... Read more about "Quantum circuits: From ultra-strong light-matter coupling to ballistic transport in graphene"
By Dr. Gary Steele, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft
Bio: Dr ...
25MAY
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  17:00 SV 1717

Kunal Sharma (McKinney Lab) -- Microtechnologies for Studying Host-Pathogen Interactions using Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Lena Carcreff (Aminian Lab) -- Gait Analysis of Children with Cerebral Palsy: Bridging the Gap Between Laboratory and Real Life Session Chair: Alessio Prunotto (Dal Peraro Lab) Mini-symposium format: (see web page) Monthly (mostly first Friday of the month - with ... Read more about "monthly Grad Student Mini-Symposium (IBI-EDBB)"
By EDBB grad students
26MAY
27MAY
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  BC Building

EPFL Extension School’s Hands-On Data Workshops offer applied data science skills for every knowledge level. From taking your data skills beyond spreadsheets and into R, to intermediate data analytics with Python, to advanced Deep Learning techniques, you’ll find a workshop that fits your background and learning goals. The Hands-On Data Workshops are a great way ... Read more about "Hands-On Data Workshops"
28MAY
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics is increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales. By utilizing metal ioncoordination complexes and metal nanoparticle-coordination ... Read more about "Bio-inspired metal-coordination crosslinking: easy access to broad dynamics when engineering polymer gel mechanics"
By Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, Laboratory for Bio-Inspired Interfaces (LBI) at MIT ...
29MAY
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  12:15 SV 1717

The bacterial flagellar motor is the most complex rotary motor identified in biology. A central transmembrane rotor spins at up to 1300Hz against a ring of ion translocating stators attached to the cell wall, rotating an external helical flagellum to push the bacterium forward. The evolutionally related T3SS used the equivalent of the rotor to ... Read more about "Remodelling a motor on the go: Dynamic exchange in the bacterial flagellar motor and Type 3 secretion system and possible roles in motor function"
By Judith Armitage, University of Oxford, UK
30MAY
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  10:15-11:00 BC 420

Silvia Berger, PhD, is Associate Faculty Member at the Center History of Knowledge (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich) and Lecturer at the University of Zurich’s Department of History. She is the author of the award-winning book Bakterien in Krieg und Frieden. Eine Geschichte der medizinischen Bakteriologie in Deutschland, 1890-1933, Göttingen 2009. Her teaching and ... Read more about "Martians of Engineering: Calculating the Unthinkable in Cold War Switzerland"
By Silvia Berger, ETH Zurich and University of Zurich
31MAY
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  08:00-08:45 BC 420

The quote in the title is courtesy of Robert Maynard Hutchins, the young, imperious president of the University of Chicago, who oversaw the development of the university’s scientific research infrastructure after World War II. Hutchins considered scientists to be eminently susceptible to the corrupting influence of funders’ interests. It seems surprising, then, that he championed ... Read more about "“Scientists are worse than other professors”: Industrial Patronage of Academic Research in the Early Cold War"
By Joseph D. Martin, University of Cambridge
31MAY
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  16:15 SV 1717

Graph signal processing (GSP) is an active area of research that seeks to extend to signals defined on irregular graphs tools concepts such as frequency, filtering and sampling that are well understood for conventional signals defined on regular grids. As an example this leads to the definition of so called, graph Fourier transforms (GFTs). In ... Read more about "Graph signal processing for machine learning applications: new insights and algorithms"
By Prof. Antonio ORTEGA, University of Southern California (USA)
01JUN
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  09:00-17:00 ODY 0 03

If you are an undergraduate, masters or PhD student currently enrolled in any program at EPFL we invite you to register to the next session which will take place on Friday June 1st at the College of Management. You will be challenged to use the Design Thinking methodology to propose solutions to accelerate the reduction ... Read more about "Design Thinking Olympics"
By Div.
04JUN
06JUN
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  Swiss Tech Convention Center

The 2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop is a new workshop that aims to bring together researchers in academia and industry to share the most recent and exciting advances in data science theory and applications. In particular, the event will gather researchers and practitioners in various academic disciplines of data science, including signal processing, statistics, machine ... Read more about "2018 IEEE Data Science Workshop"
By Keynote speakers Dr. Lisa Amini IBM Research, Dr. Surajit Chaudhuri ...
04JUN
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  10:15-11:00 SV 1717

Institute of Microengineering - Distinguished Lecture Abstract: will follow soon. Bio: Dr. Yurii Vlasov is a Grainger Engineering Breakthroughs Initiative (GEBI) Founder Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is tenured with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Bio-Engineering, as well as Carle Illinois College of Medicine. ... Read more about "Why is a neurobiology like a photonic engineering: report of an engineer crossing scientific barriers."
05JUN
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  14:00 BSP 727

The discovery of thousands of extrasolar planets and the inferred astronomical number of Earth-like planets in the Galaxy have recently fueled an intense activity in Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). The “Breakthrough Listen” initiative, the largest and most comprehensive search ever, and other ongoing and upcoming SETI research programs in the radio and optical spectrum ... Read more about "“Where is everybody?” - Signal coverage approach to SETI”"
By Claudio Grimaldi, Laboratory of Physics of Complex Matter, EPFL
06JUN
08JUN
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  ELA 1

A graph, or network, is a structure that encodes pairwise relationships and a graph signal is a function defined on the nodes of the graph. The values of the weights on the edges of the graph encode an expectation on the relationship between the respective signal components. A large weight indicates that we expect the ... Read more about "3rd Graph Signal Processing Workshop – GSP’18"
By A range of experts from around the world
Speakers :
Prof ...
07JUN
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  09:15-16:30 STCC

Unlike a decade ago, now software is everywhere and everything. What will software be like a decade from now? Will it deliver on the promise of replacing monotonous human work? Will we be able to depend on software doing the right thing, being always available to answer our questions, and malleable enough to quickly adapt ... Read more about "IC Research Day 2018 - The Future of Software"
By Prof. Katerina Argyraki, IC, EPFL - Dr. Rustan Leino, Amazon - Dr ...
11JUN
  14:00-16:00 BC 129

EDIC candidacy exam Exam president: Prof. Emre Telatar Thesis advisor: Prof. Michael Kapralov Co-examiner: Prof. Ola Svensson Abstract Graphs and matrices are a common abstraction for representing real-world networks, and efficient algorithms for graph problems are at the core of large data analysis. The problem of designing compressed representations for graphs that preserve their structure ... Read more about "Fast and Space Efficient Algorithms for Spectral Approximation"
By Navid Nouri
13JUN
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  17:30-19:00 ETH Zürich, Room HG E 1.2

The Swiss Chapter of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES-CH) organizes a joint lecture on "A History of Radar". You are all invited to this free event. Do not forget to spare some time for the get-together with refreshments right after the lecture. Read more about "Joint Lecture IEEE AES-CH"
By Dr. H. Griffiths, Prof. University College London, Member and Distinguished ...
14JUN
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  08:30-22:00 Hall & Foyer SG

08h30 – 09h00 Arrival and coffee 09h00 – 12h30 Invited Talks KEYNOTE - Biomimicry: A new paradigm for sustainable innovation Michael Pawlyn, Director – Exploration Architecture Limited & TEDx speaker Reactive transport approaches to unraveling biogeochemical processes in groundwater systems Jennifer Druhan, Assistant Professor Geology – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Mapping the Long-term Refugee ... Read more about "ENAC Research Day 2018"
14JUN
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  10:30-11:30 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Over the past years we have developed various approaches to fabricate materials with sophisticated chemical and structural complexity. We have focused on synthesis in non-aqueous solution since this approach is not limited to one particular class of materials. Thus, it gives us flexibility to tailor the composition ... Read more about "From nanoparticles synthesis in solution to functional devices – a perspective based on in situ synchrotron studies"
By Prof. Dorota Koziej
Institute for Nanostructure and Solid State Physics ...

Cultural events

30MAY
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  20:00-22:00

Le PIP et l'HeiDi se retrouvent pour jouer au Cinéma Oblò le concept long format "Primo Tempo", où vous verrez d'abord un évènement particulier qui marquera la vie des personnage avant de découvrir ensuite comment les personnages y sont arrivés et enfin ce vers quoi cela les mènera. Une histoire qui sera tissée par les ... Read more about "PIP & HeiDi à l'Oblò"

Thesis defenses

25MAY
By Angela BERMUDEZ CASTAÑEDA
25MAY
By Fabio GRECO
28MAY
  18:00 CM 1 5

Thesis Director: Prof. C. Moser Photonics doctoral program Thesis Nr. 8634 Read more about "Compact lensless digital holography"
By Manon ROSTYKUS
01JUN
By Emanuele Andrea CASU
07JUN
By Erik GROS
08JUN
By Julien Philippe CRETENOUD
22JUN
By Georgios STATHOPOULOS

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

28MAY
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  17:15-18:15 SV 1717

Stimulating the human brain to enhance brain function and behaviour, and especially to treat patients suffering from neuropsychiatric diseases is a dream and goal in clinical and behavioural neuroscience since more than 2000 years. First reports applying non-invasive electrical stimulation delivered by discharges of electro-fish to the brain are dating back to 50 AC (Scribonius ... Read more about "Inaugural Lecture // Neuromodulation of the cerebral cortex – a tale of 2000 years"
By Prof. Dr. med. Friedhelm Hummel Defitech Chair of Clinical Neuroengineering ...
31MAY
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Leçon d'honneur du Prof. Anton Schleiss Par Prof. Anton Schleiss Les constructions hydrauliques : La fascination nourrit l’innovation Les constructions hydrauliques, notamment les barrages, font partie des plus grands ouvrages réalisés par l’homme. L’histoire nous apprends que la prospérité économique d’une société et sa richesse culturelle partout dans le monde était toujours étroitement lié au ... Read more about "Leçons inaugurales - Leçons d'honneur"

Sporting events

01MAY
30JUN
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On May 1st, the challenge Bike to Work 2018 begins for a new edition until June 30th. In 2017, 646 students and members of staff formed 191 teams and covered 189,000 km, the equivalent of traveling almost five times round the Earth. It is our turn to take up the challenge and break this record! ... Read more about "Bike to Work"

Miscellaneous

27FEB
29MAY
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  18:15-21:00 Octanis Microverse

At Octanis, we develop pragmatic, open source and low cost solutions to practical problems. Currently, we are working on developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover that takes measurements of the snow surface in Antarctica. We share experiences and tools, and make rapid incremental progress while embracing failure. Above all, we accept everyone ... Read more about "Open Night @ Octanis"
17APR
28MAY
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PLACE Idiap Research Institute, rue Marconi 19, 1920 Martigny Date of the event: August 28 to Sept 18 2018 Register to receive more info till: 26th of May 2018 http://www.createchallenge.org/register Submit your project proposal, deadline: 28 May 2018 OUR MISSION The International Create Challenge provides the ideal breeding space and resources to drive early stage ... Read more about "ICC'2018 7th Edition, from Idea to startup"
26MAY
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  14:00-16:00 INF 3

Contenu de l'atelier Une introduction à Scratch à travers des exercices et défis Un projet personnel selon ton niveau La rencontre d'une professionnelle Conditions Ouvert à toutes les filles de 13-15 ans (en 9, 10 ou 11S) sans prérequis d'expérience ainsi qu'aux filles dès 11 ans (dès la 8P) qui ont déjà suivi un de ... Read more about "Atelier de Coding pour les filles"
04JUN
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L'association IEEE Student Branch EPFL organise une visite de l'entreprise Skyguide le 4 juin le matin. La visite dure environ 2h30 et finit vers midi. Les places sont limitées donc veuillez vous enregistrer ici. Le planing sera transmis utlérieurement. Read more about "Visite de Skyguide Genève"
12JUN
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  09:00-16:00 EPFL

On June 8th over 80 classes will be on the EPFL site ! Every year, 7th and 8th grade schools are invited to EPFL for a day to discover sciences and technology. Registration is compulsory. Thank you for visiting our website to get more information. And a warm THANK YOU to all professors, researchers, scientific ... Read more about "Classes' Day"
By Plusieurs intervenant-e-s de l'EPFL

Internal trainings

30APR
29MAY
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  18:15-19:30 MED 3 2215

At Octanis, we do things. We work on low-cost, open source solutions for practical problems. Currently, we are developing digital nestboxes for barn owls and a rover for antarctic expeditions. Curious to learn more but don't have much time? Get a glimpse of how we work at our Drive Thru at EPFL! At this weekly ... Read more about "Octanis Drive Thru"
23MAY
24MAY
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  08:30-17:00 VPSI Conference Room

The second Origin fundamentals Workshop is also very successful, thanks to everyone ! We got the double of registrations than the seats in the room. For this reason the registration has to be closed. If there are more people interested, please send an email to the Organizer. Because of the number of participants, the second ... Read more about "Origin fundamentals Workshop"
By Markus Höhnen from ADDITIVE
24MAY
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  09:00-17:00 Université de Lausanne

Description et objectifs Dans la jungle des réseaux sociaux à disposition, comment s’y retrouver ? Quels sont-ils, à quoi servent-ils, à qui parlent-ils ? Au-delà de l’aspect chronophage, les réseaux sociaux sont un véritable soutien à vos projets de recherche, pour autant qu’ils soient utilisés à bon escient. L’atelier entreprend de répondre aux questions suivantes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: #marecherche : Rayonner grâce aux réseaux sociaux"
By Florence Hügi, formatrice d’adultes et coach, spécialiste du leadership ...
01JUN
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  08:30-12:30 DIA 004

Take part in the next EPFL Library training seminar for PhDs and get an overview of all steps you will go through from literature search to the publication of your outputs. Gather practical tools and tips to become more efficient and avoid common pitfalls. Module 3: Smart publishing Understand how scientific publishing works: choose a ... Read more about "PhD seminar “From research to publication” 3/4"
By EPFL Library Teaching team
01JUN
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Suite à la mise en place de l'ordonnance pour l’utilisation des logiciels soumis à contrat de licence, uns séance d'information à propos des droits d'utilisation des logiciels de l'EPFL sera présentée par la VPSI. Cette ordonnance est applicable à toutes les personnes à l'EPFL : collaborateurs, étudiants, externes. Les pages avec les informations sur ces ... Read more about "Information sur les droits d'utilisation des logiciels"
07JUN
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  09:00-17:00 Room BI A2 468

This interactive one-day workshop targets the development of skills to manage classroom interactions, design exercises to maximize student learning and to manage a team. It is of particular relevance to assistants involved in the 'tutorat' for first-year courses. The workshop is given in English with the possibility to participate in French. Read more about "Teaching toolkit"
By Roland Tormey 
12JUN
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  08:45-13:00 INM 11

Take part in the next EPFL Library training seminar for PhDs and get an overview of all steps you will go through from literature search to the publication of your outputs. Gather practical tools and tips to become more efficient and avoid common pitfalls. Module 4: Research Data Management Learn why managing your research data ... Read more about "PhD seminar “From research to publication” 4/4"
By EPFL Library Teaching team
12JUN
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  09:00-17:00 BI A2 458

In this workshop, participants will apply vocal techniques to help them speak audibly, show authority through body posture, occupy space and breathe comfortably to deal with stress. Read more about "Using vocal techniques to teach effectively"
By Mandria Halder
15JUN
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  13:30-16:00 salle CO 120

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
18JUN
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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 Service de gestion des absences
19JUN
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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

Call for proposal

15MAY
11JUN
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Inside Look brings talented computer science students studying in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to a Google office for an insider view of engineering at Google. This two-day, all expenses paid program will take place at the Google offices in Munich, and selected students will get to hear from a diverse range of Googlers ... Read more about "Google Inside Look 2018"
04JUN
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Aim: BRIDGE is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI). It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations. Bridge Proof of Concept projects support young researchers (see eligibility ... Read more about "[BRIDGE I RESEARCH FUNDING]"
05JUN
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With the joint call “Biomass as an important pillar within energy systems and the circular economy”, the ERA-NET Bioenergy network and ERA-NET Cofund mechanism BESTF3 aim to jointly fund innovative, transnational research, development and innovation (R&D&I) projects in the field of bioenergy. Proposals must be submitted by international consortia with research partners in at least ... Read more about "[ SFOE / ERA-NET Bioenergy - BESTF3 - Full proposal deadline]"
13JUN
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In the frame of the Strategic Japanese-Swiss Science and Technology Programme (SJSSTP), the SNSF - mandated by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) - and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) launch a second call for proposals to fund joint research projects (JRPs) in the thematic areas of ... Read more about "[SNSF – Japanese-Swiss Joint Research Projects open call 2018 | Research funding]"