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03.07.15 — Molecular engineering of optoelectronic nanomaterials Lab Semiconducting materials with high crystallinity and purity constitute the top-performing solar energy conversion devices, but are still too expensive. Our group has now used 2-D layered semiconductors to develop a method to fabricate high quality thin films for solar application that is both simple and inexpensive. Read the whole article
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Education

03.07.15 — Teaching Support Center A major paper on moral reasoning in engineering education was presented by the EPFL pedagogical team and the college of humanities at the European Society for Engineering Education Conference in Orleans, France in June. Read the whole article
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03.07.15 — Mediacom Smart materials are revolutionizing solar thermal collectors. A team of researchers from EPFL has developed a coating that is capable of absorbing heat as well as repelling it. Invisible to the naked eye, this process particularly prevents the over-production of energy and overheating of facilities. Read the whole article
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02.07.15 — SB | Basic Sciences Within the framework of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Sciences (IAQMS), which took place on June 7th and 8th, 2015 in Beijing in China, Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger was elected to become member of the prestigious academy, which counts among their members many of the top quantum chemists/physicists(former members include for example people like Louis De Broglie, Vladimir A. Fock, John C. Slater). Currently the academy has 120 members among which less than 10 are women. Read the whole article
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02.07.15 — Safety, health & prevention With the thermometers over 30°C, we need to adapt… Read the whole article
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02.07.15 — Massive open online courses Moocs L'art des structures propose une découverte du fonctionnement des structures porteuses, telles que les bâtiments, les toitures ou les ponts. Ce cours présente les principes du dimensionnement et les structures en câbles et en arcs. Un deuxième cours présentera les structures en treillis, en poutres et en cadres. Read the whole article
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02.07.15 — SB | Basic Sciences A study in Japan (RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science) has identified the first material capable of hosting magnetic skyrmions at room temperature, which opens up the way for spintronic devices. EPFL’s Laboratory for Quantum Magnetism and PSI contributed by proving the existence of skyrmions using neutron scattering. Read the whole article
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Education

02.07.15 — Laboratory of Computational Science and Modelling Congratulations to Mr. Benjamin Helfrecht from Purdue University, who joins the Laboratory of Computational Science and Modeling for an internship funded by the Think Swiss program. Read the whole article
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01.07.15 — Research Office The Federal Council has approved three new National Research Programmes on smarter health care, antimicrobial resistance and big data. Read the whole article
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Campus Life

01.07.15 — Science Outreach Department A Science blog and a filming at EPFL Read the whole article