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    Using light for faster data transmission

    today - Mediacom Scientists from EPFL and KIT have achieved data transmissions on a terabit scale with a single laser light frequency using miniaturized optical frequency combs. The findings open the way for using this system in future high-speed communication systems.

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    SNSF will launch a call for SNSF Consolidator Grants

    17.04.14 - Research-Office The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) will launch a call for SNSF Consolidator Grants on 1 May 2014, with the deadline for submission being 20 May 2014. These grants are part of the Temporary Backup Schemes, which offer researchers a temporary substitute for funding schemes of the ERC, from which Switzerland has been excluded.

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    2014 IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal for Ruediger Urbanke

    17.04.14 - IC Ruediger Urbanke, Professor at the EPFL's School of Computer and Communication Sciences has been awarded the IEEE Richard W. Hamming Medal, which is given for exceptional contributions to information science, systems and technology. This award is one of the highest professional honors bestowed by IEEE.

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    Xile Hu elected “Rising Star” at ICCC41

    17.04.14 - Chemistry Xile Hu has been elected as one of the “Rising Star” scientists in the upcoming 41st International Conference on Coordination Chemistry.

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    Keith Gunura from NooNee voted venture leaders captain

    17.04.14 - NCCR-Robotics Keith Gunura, founder of NCCR Robotics Spin Fund winner NooNee, was voted venture leaders team captain at the venture lab event at EPFL yesterday. Keith will travel to Boston, USA later this year as captain of the Swiss national startup team.

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    First steps towards "Experimental Literature 2.0"

    17.04.14 - Mediacom As part of a student’s thesis, the Laboratory of Digital Humanities at EPFL has developed an application that aims at rearranging literary works by changing their chapter order. "The human simulation" a saga written by the Swiss writer Daniel de Roulet and whose tenth and final volume was released today, is the basis for this experiment.

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    EPFL astronomers win observing time on ALMA

    16.04.14 - Laboratory of Astrophysics EPFL astronomers win observing time on the brand new giant radio telescope ALMA to observe a gravitationally lensed quasar

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    L.E.S.S. wins the Strategis award

    16.04.14 - Innovation and Technology Transfer The two-year old start-up ist already in contact with giants of the electronics industry to sell its innovative lighting solution. It addresses a market of more than 7 billion dollars.

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    Solar Decathlon: Design and build the building of the future

    16.04.14 - ENAC EPFL is putting together a team of students to compete in the 2016 Solar Decathlon Challenge. Interested students are called to sign up at

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    PhD student Laurent Vannay

    15.04.14 - Chemistry and Chemical Engineering PhD won BASF Monthey SA prize (February 2014)

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