Conferences - Seminars

05MAR
22MAR
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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!"
19MAR
  08:45-15:45 SV1717

Open symposium organized by the COST Action GREEKC (Gene Regulation Ensemble Effort for Kwnoledge Commons). Read more about "Gene Regulatory Elements : From Data to Models To Software"
By Tim Hughes, Harmen Bussemaker, Sachi Inukai, Tim Bailey, Erik van ...
19MAR
  11:00-12:00 AI 1153

BIOENGINEERING SEMINAR Abstract: The promise of bioprinting organs whenever necessary has become a concept within our grasps. But only an handful of extracellular matrix proteins are available for printing and often from non-human sources and usually in a non-native state. Moreover, the Human Cell Atlas project is still in its infancy and the references for ... Read more about "How (not) to Bioprint an Organ"
By Prof. Emmanuel Reynaud, University College Dublin (IRL)
19MAR
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Abstract: Biology has evolved many unique solutions to the problem of locomotion. In oceans, rivers, and lakes, there are numerous fish and mammal examples that can be used for inspiration for next generation underwater vehicles. These examples demonstrate capabilities—such as speed, acceleration, maneuverability, stealth, efficiencies, operating in all environments—that far outperform those of current man-made ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Development of Bio-inspired Platforms for Study of Fish Locomotion"
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 ...
20MAR
  09:15 SV 1717

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES FACULTY RECRUITING SEMINAR Abstract: Proteins and multi-protein complexes play crucial roles in our cells. The amino-acid sequence of a protein encodes its function, including its structure and its possible interactions. In evolution, random mutations affect the sequence, while natural selection acts at the level of function. Hence, shedding light on the ... Read more about "Inferring Interaction Partners and Evolutionary Constraints from Protein Sequences"
By Anne-Florence Bitbol, Ph.D., CNRS & Sorbonne University, Paris (F)
20MAR
  14:15 SV 1717

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES FACULTY RECRUITING SEMINAR Abstract: Standardized, multi-omics datasets are becoming increasingly available, but major impediments prevent the realization of impact of big data resources. Integrative approaches that bridge the molecular and system sciences bring the promise of leveraging large-scale data to maximize its potential. Here, I present the development of in silico ... Read more about "From Genomics to Molecular Mechanisms: Leveraging Big Data with Integrative Workflows"
By Elizabeth Brunk, Ph.D., University of California San Diego, CA ...
21MAR
  09:15 SV 1717

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES FACULTY RECRUITING SEMINAR Abstract: Over 50 medical disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and Type-II diabetes, are intimately connected with the aggregation of precursor peptides and proteins into pathological fibrillar structures known as amyloids. To design rational therapeutic strategies against these protein aggregation diseases it is thus imperative to quantify the ... Read more about "Bridging Time and Length Scales in Pathological Protein Aggregation"
By Thomas C.T. Michaels, Ph.D., Harvard University (USA) and ...
21MAR
  14:15 AI 1153

SCHOOL OF LIFE SCIENCES FACULTY RECRUITING SEMINAR Abstract: In the era of big biological data, there is a pressing need for methods that visualize, integrate and interpret high-throughput high-dimensional data to enable biological discovery. There are several major challenges in analyzing high-throughput biological data. These include the curse of (high) dimensionality, noise, sparsity, missing values, ... Read more about "Manifold Learning Uncovers Hidden Structure in Complex Cellular State Space"
By David van Dijk, Ph.D., Yale University, New Haven, CT ...
21MAR
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  16:15-17:30 MED 2 2423

Abstract At the dawn of dislocation theory there was a hope that plasticity can be understood in terms of dislocation interactions similarly to what is done by statistical mechanics of colliding particles in gas dynamics. There was a fascinating challenge to learn how to deal with interactions of lines instead of points, but that seemed ... Read more about "MEchanics GAthering -MEGA- Seminar: Beyond classical thermodynamics: dislocation-mediated plasticity"
By Victor Berdichevsky, College of Engineering, Wayne State University
21MAR
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  17:15-18:45 RLC A1 110

Discover PREreview, an open platform that facilitates the collaborative writing of preprints reviews by a growing community of contributors. Everyone welcome, whether early career researcher or not, from the Life Sciences or from any other discipline! The presentation will be followed by drinks! Register here! ----- Because of its fundamental role in research evaluation, scientific ... Read more about "Pre-prints and journal clubs: empowering the next generation of peer reviewers"
By Daniela Saderi
22MAR
23MAR
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  08:30-19:00 Campus Biotech

Brainhack is a 2-day hackathon on brain technologies, mostly brain imaging but not only. To participate, you don’t need to know anything about the brain, just to bring yours! We welcome anyone from coders to doctors. Contrarily to traditional hackathons during which teams compete, brainhacks are collaborative: all teams work on different projects and we’ll ... Read more about "Brainhack Open Geneva 2019"
22MAR
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Abstract: The discovery of graphene marked the start of research in 2D electronic materials which was expanded in new directions with MoS2 and other layered semiconducting materials. They have a wide range of interesting fundamental properties and potential applications. New opportunities are enabled by the band structure of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) in which we ... Read more about "EE Distinguished Speakers Seminar: Exciton Manipulation in 2D TMDC Heterostructures"
By Andras Kis, Professor in Electrical Engineering at EPFL, Lausanne. Andras ...
25MAR
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  10:00-11:00 SV 1717

Implantable and wearable medical devices are increasingly being developed as alternative therapies for intractable diseases. In particular, undertreated neurological disorders such as epilepsy, migraine, and Alzheimer’s disease are of major public health concern around the world, driving the need to explore such new approaches. Despite significant advances in neural interface systems, the small number of ... Read more about "Ultra-Low-Power Neural Interfaces: from Monitoring to Diagnosis and Therapy"
By Prof Mahsa Shoaran, Cornell University, USA.
25MAR
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  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Ivan Martin, University of Basel (CH)
25MAR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Fracture of soft materials is a complex process coupling non linear mechanics and statistical physics[1]. Because of the large deformations involved before a crack propagates, molecular damage typically occurs in the bulk of the material and not only in the fracture plane[2]. This is particularly true for tough soft materials where bulk energy dissipation mechanisms ... Read more about "Molecular insight in fracture of soft materials"
By Prof. Costantin Creton, Soft Matter Science and Engineering Laboratory, ESPCI ...
25MAR
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  15:00-16:00 SV 1717

Neural implants are devices that can enable doctors and engineers to electrically sense or modulate neural behavior. A nano- or microscale neuroprosthetic that operates wirelessly could be implanted using minimally-invasive routes, potentially avoiding surgical intervention. Magnetoelectric materials, those that couple magnetic fields to electric fields, allow us to wirelessly generate electric signals using input magnetic ... Read more about "Magnetoelectric materials for wireless neuronal modulation"
By Dr Kristen Kozielski, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, GE.
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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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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  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
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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
28MAR
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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
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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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  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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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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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
02APR
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Evolutionary processes are typically described as the result of mutation, descent and selection. Many microbes lack sexual reproduction but have the ability to acquire genetic information from very distantly related organisms. Horizontal gene transfer allows the instantaneous acquisition of new complex adaptive traits and their transmission to subsequent generations. This speeds up evolutionary processes as ... Read more about "Eduardo Rocha // Horizontal gene transfer: from acquisition to functional innovation"
By Eduardo Rocha, Department of Genomes and Genetics, Institut Pasteur, Paris
02APR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Many airplanes can, or nearly can, glide stably without control. So, it seems natural that the first successful powered flight followed from mastery of gliding. Many bicycles can, or nearly can, balance themselves when in motion. Bicycle design seems to have evolved to gain this feature. Also, we can make toys and ‘robots’ that, ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Passive dynamics is a good basis for robot design and control"
02APR
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  16:00-17:45 SV 1717

Learn how a Venture Capital can fund and support high potential scientists and early translational technologies, on their path towards development. The seminar by Dr. Francesco de Rubertis will be followed by 1-on-1 workshop with Francesco, and probably other Industry experts, where EPFL members can pitch their translational project (on Doodle registration until 25.03.2019 at ... Read more about "Seminar by Dr. Francesco de Rubertis, MedicXi // Venture capital investing in early stage life sciences"
By Fransesco De Rubertis
02APR
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  16:15-17:00 BM 1130

Abstract: The journey starts with making nanopatterns in water ice, and using this technology to build nanopore DNA sequencing devices. Today, it has evolved into cutting-edge additive manufacturing technology. The finest features are just 3 nm, and the largest patterns are 1 mm. The starting materials are organic ices, and they are cross-linked or polymerized ... Read more about "Additive Manufacturing using Electrons and Organic Ices"
03APR
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  13:00-18:30 Theatersaal National, Bern

Last year, the SNSF launched PRIMA, its new funding scheme for outstanding women researchers. PRIMA grantees benefit from a first-rate leadership programme, which we are launching at a special event in Bern. Don't miss the opportunity to hear a thought-provoking keynote speech by the renowned leadership expert Margaret J. Wheatley and participate in discussions on ... Read more about "Save the date: PRIMA Leadership Programme - Kick-off event"
By Keynote - Margaret J. Wheatley: The essential role played by women ...
03APR
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  18:30-20:30 Forum Rolex

L’avenir de l’énergie se joue maintenant ! Pas un jour ne s’écoule sans nouvelles alarmantes sur le front du réchauffement climatique. Les appels à l’action s’amplifient. Où cela nous mène-t-il ? Quelles sont les voies de la transition énergétique scientifiquement, technologiquement et économiquement vraisemblables ? Quelles sources d’énergie ? Quels vecteurs ? Quels stockages ? ... Read more about "Hydrocarbures ou hydrogène? L'énergie de demain en débat"
By Prof. Hubert GIRAULT, Laboratoire d'électrochimie phyisque et analytique // Dr ...
05APR
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Limited data on strong earthquakes and their effects on structures poses one of the main challenges of making reliable risk assessments of tall buildings. For instance, while the collapse safety of tall buildings is likely controlled by large magnitude earthquakes with long durations and high low-frequency content, there are few available recorded ground motions to ... Read more about "CESS Seminar: Utilization of physics-based simulated earthquake ground motions for performance assessment of tall buildings – validation, collapse safety, and machine learning tools for regional risk evaluation"
By Dr. Nenad Bijelić, postdoctoral scholar at the Unit of Applied ...
05APR
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  13:15-14:00 ELA 2

Abstract: I discuss our experiments with optically levitated nanoparticles in ultrahigh vacuum. Using both active and passive feedback techniques we cool the particle’s center-of-mass temperature to T ∼ 100µK and reach mean quantum occupation numbers of n ∼ 15. I show that mechanical quality factors of Q = 109can be reached and that damping is ... Read more about "EE Distinguished Speakers Seminar: Levitodynamics"
By Lukas Novotny, Professor of Photonics at ETH Zurich and Professor ...
06APR
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  14:00-16:00 Octanis Microverse

This workshop shows you the fastest way of creating a simple box that can be cut out on a laser cutter. No prior knowledge required! Bring your own laptop (Win/Mac/Linux)! Learning Objectives - Parametrically design a PCB enclosure with OpenSCAD - Export the design file to the laser cutter - Safety procedures and control of ... Read more about "DFAB104: Create and Laser-cut device enclosures designed in OpenSCAD"
By Luc Patiny and Raffael Tschui from Octanis
07APR
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  14:00-17:30 Octanis Microverse

In this workshop, you will learn to go beyond simple Arduino applications. We will teach you the basic set of skills to develop complex embedded systems with a lot of practical examples and hands-on training. Some C programming knowledge required. Learning Objectives: - Use hardware interrupts to react to external signals - Interpret the information ... Read more about "PEE222: Writing and Debugging Firmware for Microcontrollers and Peripherals"
By Beat Geissmann from Rovenso / Octanis Instruments.
08APR
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WEEKLY 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 ... Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University, Evanston. IL (USA)
08APR
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Most of the current materials are isotropic, materials with anisotropic properties are in general much more difficult to prepare and much more difficult to characterize. In the past our team has introduced the so-called Layer-by-Layer (LbL) assembly method1,2) which has the largest choice of deployable components among all existing techniques for surface functionalization. It allows ... Read more about "Nanoscale Multimaterials with Complex Anisotropies"
By Prof. Gero Decher, Charles Sadron Institute, Strasbourg France
08APR
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  18:00-20:30 Forum Rolex

Après avoir accueilli Alain Damasio en 2017 et Eduardo Kac en 2018, la Bibliothèque de l’EPFL a le plaisir d’annoncer la venue de Jean-Pierre Luminet dans la cadre de l’édition 2019 du Printemps de la Poésie. Inscription nécessaire Sa carrière n’étant plus à tracer, le voyage qu’il nous invite à faire le lundi 8 avril ... Read more about "Soirée avec Jean-Pierre Luminet : « De la poésie aux étoiles »"
By Jean-Pierre Luminet, astrophysicien, conférencier, écrivain et poète français, spécialiste de ...
09APR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Graphene is an attractive candidate for carbon-based electronic devices. However the absence of band gap is a major hindrance for this promising application. There is a need to develop facile routes for engineering the band gap via molecular functionalizations. The challenge resides in the fact that graphene is assumed to be chemically inert. [1] ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Chemistry makes graphene interfaces great again: a first-principles investigation"
09APR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: It is an exciting period for nanofluidics, the field exploring the transport of fluids at the nanoscales. Routes now exist to fabricate individual channels with nanometric and even sub-nanometric dimensions, while new instruments have also been invented to probe transport across these channels. And indeed, a number of quite exotic properties for water and ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Water flows at nanoscales and exotic ionic transport"
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
10APR
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  16:30-19:30 RLC E1 240

EPFL Tech4Impact and Ingénieurs du Monde cordially invite you to the 1st Showcase 2030 event at the Forum Rolex Learning Center on April 10! The first EPFL Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) report provides impressive evidence of the University’s potential to advance the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From tackling essential technology needs in emerging ... Read more about "Showcase 2030"
11APR
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  16:00-17:00 Zeuzier, I17 4 K2

ChE-605 - Highlights in Energy Research seminar series Electrocatalytic CO2 reduction has the dual-promise of neutralizing carbon emissions in the near future, while providing a long-term pathway to create energy-dense chemicals and fuels from atmospheric CO2. The field has advanced immensely in recent years, taking significant strides towards commercial realization. While catalyst innovations have played ... Read more about "Electrochemical CO2 Reduction Across Scales: From Mechanistic Pathways to Practical Applications"
By Prof. Wilson A. SMITH
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Delft University ...
13APR
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  14:00-16:00 Octanis Microverse

This introduction workshop will show you how to: - power on your Raspberry Pi with an SD card, - remotely connect to your Raspberry Pi with SSH, - connect to the internet using Wifi/Ethernet, - run Python programs (and keeping them running forever), - for advanced participants: connect external sensors After the "theoretical part" of ... Read more about "EEIT102: Raspberry Pi for Beginners"
15APR
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  12:15 SV 1717

WEEKLY BIOENGINEERING COLLOQUIA SERIES (sandwiches served) Abstract: To be provided. Read more about "to be announced"
By Prof. Wilson Wong, Boston University, Boston, MA (USA)
15APR
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  13:15-14:15 MXF 1

Nanoparticles have interesting analogies to molecules. Recent research has revealed that nanocrystals can align and fuse to larger single crystalline units (Oriented Attachment) or build self-assembled superstructures with mutual crystallographic order (Mesocrystals). These examples suggest that it should be possible to establish chemistry with nanocrystals as chemical building blocks. Nanocrystals are similar to molecules concerning ... Read more about "Nanocrystals as chemical building blocks"
By Prof. Helmut Cölfen, University of Konstanz, Physical Chemistry
16APR
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  12:15-13:15 MED 0 1418

Abstract: Universities fulfil two principal goals, knowledge development and knowledge transfer. The activities of research and teaching are well-rehearsed and developed. But are there many forms of knowledge? After all new knowledge is a treasured sought-after commodity. A new design shows that something is possible, and the whole world can see this on the shelf ... Read more about "IGM Colloquium: Enterprise by design"

Thesis defenses

29MAR
  14:00 Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research Room 4D2 Heisenbergstr. 1 70569 Stuttgart Allemagne

Thesis directors : Prof. B. V. Lotsch ,- Prof. A. Fontcuberta i Morral Materials Science and Engineering doctoral program. Thesis 9424 Read more about "Investigations into Nanostructured Materials for Water Splitting and Direct Solar Energy Harvesting"
By Filip Mateusz PODJASKI
04APR
  14:00 Building ETZ, Room E81, ETH Zurich – 8005 Zürich

Thesis Directors: Prof. T. Kippenberg - Dr P. F. Seidler Photonics doctoral program Thesis Nr. 9250 Read more about "Integrated Gallium Phosphide Photonics"
By Katharina SCHMEING
05APR
By Orly Bagunu TARUN

Inaugural lectures - Honorary Lecture

21MAR
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  17:15 Forum Rolex

Le laboratoire d’électronique et traitement de signal ESPLAB de l’EPFL, implanté sur le site de Neuchâtel à Microcity, a développé des activités de recherche et développement en partenariat avec des entreprises du domaine de la microtechnique et de l’horlogerie avec le soutien d’institutions de financement tels que le FNS, la CTI et les projets européens. ... Read more about "Applications du traitement du signal et de la microélectronique aux systèmes embarqués et aux montres électroniques"
By Prof. Pierre-André Farine, ESPLAB (IMT)

Public Science Events

21MAR
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Nous sommes très heureux de vous accueillir à la 6ème édition du Salon des Technologies et de l'Innovation de Lausanne. Seront présentés les start-up, laboratoires, entreprises les plus innovantes de Suisse. Vous aimez les nouvelles technologies? Elon Musk est votre idole? Vous avez deux jambes? Venez les rencontrer autour de stands intéractifs. Vous decouvrirez d'étonnantes ... Read more about "SALON DES TECHNOLOGIES ET DE L'INNOVATION DE LAUSANNE"
25MAR
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The Ig Nobel Awards honor research that makes people laugh, then think. With Marc Abrahams Father of the annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony and editor of Annals of Improbable Research Claire Rind, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, UK 2005 Peace Prize winner — Monitoring a brain cell of a locust while that locust watches selected ... Read more about "Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2019"
By Marc Abraham, Claire Rind, Marc Fardin, Mark Dingemanse

Exhibitions

26FEB
31MAR
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A l’occasion de la Semaine de la durabilité, découvrez une sélection de livres autour de la thématique de la biodiversité, issus des collections de la Bibliothèque. De quoi parle-t-on ? La biodiversité peut être défini comme un réseau d’interactions et d’interdépendances entre des dizaines de millions d’espèce, autrement dit des milliards d’êtres vivants. Ce sont ... Read more about "Biodiversity Rhapsody : une sélection de livres 100% durables"
By EPFL Library
18MAR
22MAR
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"90 days, 6 countries, 16k photos on my memory cards and the deep sensation to have experienced something unique. A journey among cultures, religion and enriching people. But most of all, a trip amongst colours. Of the people’s eyes, of women’s saris, of the desert sand. An entirely new way to define and understand colour, ... Read more about "Exposition Photo - Colors of Asia"

Call for proposal

19FEB
23MAR
 

Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms-Europe registry open for registration “Solve-RD – Solving the unsolved Rare Diseases” is a large European research project funded by the EU for five years (2018-2022) under Horizon 2020. The consortium is collaborating with European reference networks (ERNs) to improve the diagnosis of rare diseases. Solve-RD is about to establish a ... Read more about "Rare Disease Models and Mechanisms-Europe registry open for registration"
22MAR
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With this call, SUDAC promotes the establishment of 2-3 Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOCs) in Africa, Asia, or Latin America. This call is not about funding research projects, but aims at establishing institutional co-operation. CLOCs must: Be related to at least 5 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Cooperate with at least 2 COFER ... Read more about "[ SUDAC – swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network | Funding for institutional co-operation in the Global South ]"
27MAR
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The Call for 2020 EIT Health Business Plan Proposals is now open. EPFL is an Associate Partner in EIT Health and can participate in all projects, although the total funding available for EPFL is capped. Final proposals are due by 27 March 2019. Please note that, for Innovation Projects, a pre-proposal must be submitted to ... Read more about "[ EIT Health Business Plan 2020 - Calls for Proposals | Research funding ]"
27MAR
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CORNET was initiated as an ERA-NET in 2005 and was supported by the European Commission’s 6th and 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development until 2011, when it became a self-sustained network. CORNET’s aim is to increase competitiveness of SMEs by funding international pre-competitive, market-oriented research projects via biannual calls for proposals. The calls follow ... Read more about "[ Collective Research Networking (CORNET) | International pre-competitive research funding on energy ]"
30MAR
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Aujourd’hui on trouve de plus en plus de robots humanoïdes, en vente libre, qui sont destinés à s’installer dans nos foyers pour remplir des tâches domestiques, garder nos enfants, servir de meilleur ami ou de compagnon sexuel. TA Swiss commissionne une étude interdisciplinaire visant à évaluer les chances et les risques de l’entrée dans nos ... Read more about "[ TA Swiss – Foundation for Technology Assessment | Research funding on robots, empathy and emotions ]"
31MAR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) mandated the ETH Zurich for bilateral collaboration with partner institutions in Asia. In 2018, ETH Zurich opened a call for proposals for opportunity grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN countries. Applications are accepted on a rolling base until 2020. Who can apply: senior ... Read more about "[ SERI | OPPORTUNITY GRANTS WITH CHINA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND THE ASEAN REGION ]"
31MAR
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The Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissioned the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO) as the Leading House for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This call allows funding of approx. 26 mobility grants. Partner countries: Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab ... Read more about "[SERI - Seed Money Grants with MENA Countries | Research Funding]"
31MAR
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The Wyss Center is a translational research center that accelerates the development of neurotechnology research into clinical solutions for human benefit. The Wyss Center welcomes informal inquiries, from anywhere in the world, about projects that could complement its existing programs and make full use of the Wyss center’s research platforms and human resources (e.g. neuroscientists, ... Read more about "[ Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering | Research funding ]"
31MAR
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has commissioned the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) as Leading House for bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in South Asia and Iran, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Mobility Grants enable the young generation of scientists to take ... Read more about "[ ZHAW - Call for Mobility Grants with South Asia and Iran | Mobility funding ]"
31MAR
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On February 1st, 2019 the SNSF launches SPIRIT, a new program aimed at fostering international scientific collaboration between researchers based in Switzerland and their counterparts in 127 SPIRIT partner countries receiving development assistance. A highly competitive selection process is in place, with 12 projects being funded per year. Who can apply: Max. 4 applicants. At ... Read more about "[ SNSF SPIRIT funding for collaborative scientific projects with countries receiving development assistance | Research funding]"
05APR
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The Novartis Research Foundation (Novartis Forschungstiftung) has launched the 2019 FreeNovation thematic call for research projects on Systems medicine: From molecule to phenotype and better therapies. Proposals must: Apply to at least one of the following key words: Data integration, modeling & simulation Analytics, diagnostics, imaging Physiology, pathology, pharmacology Relate to biomedical research with the ... Read more about "[ Novartis Forschungsstiftung – FreeNovation | Research funding on Systems Medicine ]"
15APR
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Established in 2003 in Luzern, the Osteology Foundation promotes research, education and collaboration between universities and industry in the field of oral and maxillofacial tissue regeneration all over the world. The objective is to make new techniques and products available to practitioners quicker and with greater goal orientation. The Osteology Foundation funds clinical, pre-clinical and ... Read more about "[ Osteology Foundation Full Proposal Deadline | Research Grants ]"
15APR
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La Fondation d’aide Sociale et Culturelle du Canton De Vaud redistribue la part des bénéfices de la Loterie Romande qui revient au Canton de Vaud accordant une contribution aux projets qui correspondent à son but dans les domaines culturel, artistique, social, éducatif, du sport handicap, de la santé, du patrimoine, de la recherche (toutes les ... Read more about "[Fondation d'Aide Sociale et Culturelle du Canton de Vaud | Research Funding]"

Deadline

13FEB
25MAR
  CHUV - Auditorium César Roux - Lausanne

The symposium will be dedicated to students and post-docs, who will have the opportunity to present their work, either via poster or oral presentation after abstracts selection by the organizing committee. Prizes: - 2 oral presentation prizes, one awardee will be selected by the LIMNA committee and the second one by the local organising committee ... Read more about "Registration is open: Twelfth LIMNA Symposium - CHUV, Auditorium César Roux, Lausanne"
By Invited speakers : Prof. Mirko Trajkovski, CMU-UNIGE
"Gut microbiota in improving ...

Cultural events

20MAR
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  19:15-21:00 CM 1 3

Pour la 2e fois de l'année, les aînés du PIP rencontrent leurs cadets de l'Impro Academy pour un spectacle où maîtres et élèves, jedi et padawans, anciens et rookies se rejoindront sur scène pour un cas d'école d'improvisation ! Alors viens voir la relève du campus faire des étincelles ! Lieu : Auditoire CM3 - ... Read more about "PIP - Impro Academy 11"
24MAR
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  17:00-20:30 Campus Biotech, Auditorium H8

HackaHealth — Make your abilities matter During the weekend of March 22-24th, interdisciplinary teams will work on projects defined by people with disabilities to tackle challenges in their daily living. The teams are composed of makers, engineers, designer and the users themselves, for a holistic and user-centric approach to hacking. A closing ceremony invites the ... Read more about "HackaHealth - Closing Ceremony"

Internal trainings

19MAR
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  09:00-17:00 EPFL

Description In the business world as well as in universities, strategies for power games and assertiveness become increasingly important with each career step. For women, the “likability” requirement often represents an additional challenge. Have you ever experienced “games” being played withunspoken rules, not knowing how to act or play along? This workshop reveals and decodes ... Read more about "REGARD Workshop: Increase your assertiveness in institutional power games"
By Lic.phil. Sibyl Schädeli, lecturer, coach ICF PCC, and consultant
19MAR
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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 Camille Freyssenet
19MAR
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  13:30-16:00 CO 122

The aim of this workshop is to help participants identify and eliminate text, images and codes that may be interpreted as plagiarism to the PhD supervisor, an expert or a journal reviewer. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Explain the difference between incorrect referencing and plagiarism Use i-thenticate to correct ... Read more about "Stay away from plagiarism!"
26MAR
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  09:00-12:00 INM 202

The objectives of the course are Reminder on basics in chemistry Recognising and managing some specific hazards and risks Utility and essential points of the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Preventing events/ knowing how to choose safety equipment Storing chemicals and waste safely The training is addressed to people using chemicals at work and at home. Read more about "MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL HAZARDS AND RISKS - Complementary training"
By Sebastian Brücker
01APR
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  09:30-11:30 RLC A1 230

Citing correctly requires the acquisition of the right habits. This workshop will walk you through various citation cases that you may encounter during the writing process of reports or publications. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: Understand the stakes of citation Reuse different types of content without committing plagiarism Cite ... Read more about "Citation best practices"
04APR
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  09:30-11:30 CH G1 495

Objectives of the course - At the end of the training, participant will be able to explain laser hazards and risks. - Participant will have basic knowledge on US and European laser safety regulation and laser classes. - Participant will understand general technical, organizational and personal control measures applicable to laser risk. - Participant will ... Read more about "LASER HAZARDS - Complementary training"
By Anna Maria Novello
10APR
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  14:00-16:00 I17 4 K2

Aim: these information sessions aim at informing researchers about energy calls in H2020 for 2019 and encouraging their participation. The sessions are open to EPFL and non-EPFL researchers. Where and when: Sion: April 10, 2019 (14.00-16.00 in room Zeuzier) Lausanne: April 11, 2019 (13.30-15.30 pm in room CO 120) Neuchâtel: April 30, 2019 (10.00 to ... Read more about "[ Upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2019 | Information session in Sion ]"
11APR
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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 Camille Freyssenet
11APR
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  13:30-15:30 CO 120

Aim: these information sessions aim at informing researchers about energy calls in H2020 for 2019 and encouraging their participation. The sessions are open to EPFL and non-EPFL researchers. Where and when: Sion: April 10, 2019 (14.00-16.00 in room Zeuzier) Lausanne: April 11, 2019 (13.30-15.30 pm in room CO 120) Neuchâtel: April 30, 2019 (10.00 to ... Read more about "[ Upcoming Horizon 2020 Energy Calls 2019 | Information session in Lausanne ]"
16APR
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  09:30-12:00 RLC A1 230

Signing a contract with a publisher is supposed to be a rewarding step: your work is getting published! However, the understanding of a contract is less enjoyable, between very specialized terms and ambiguous sentences. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to: identify the key elements of a contract understand the rights ... Read more about "Publishers' agreements: Welcome to hell!"

Movies

15APR
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Please come join us for a free screening of "Gravity," a crtically aclaimed movie starring Sanda Bullock and George Clooney as two astronauts stranded in space. Shown in English, with subtitles in French, the movie is the second event in the «Soirées CECAM/MARVEL» series, an initiative to offer more after-hours activities on campus. We hope ... Read more about "Gravity - "Soirées CECAM/MARVEL" Movie Night"