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    Digital Humanities Venice Fall School 2014

    16.10.14 - Digital Humanities Laboratory The second Digital Humanities Venice Fall School has taken place in Venice from 6 to 10 October and gathered 24 students of Italian, Swiss and American origins, specialised in disciplines like Art History, Literature, as well as Computer Science or Mathematics.

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    Bill and Melinda Gates foundation - new call for "Grand Challenges"

    16.10.14 - Research Office The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now inviting applications beginning on November 4, 2014. The Grand Challenges family of initiative seeks innovative global health and development solutions.

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    Michael Grätzel wins Eric and Sheila Samson award

    16.10.14 - SB | Basic Sciences Michael Grätzel has won the prestigious Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation.

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    Conférence du Prof. J. Torero pour Lignum Vaud

    15.10.14 - Chaire Landolt & Cie Après le succès de sa conférence du 20 mars : "11 septembre : de 2001 à 2011, dix ans, dix leçons pour une infrastructure durable", le prof. José Torero est invité à donner une autre conférence pour Lignum-Vaud.

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    AXA Research Fund - Post-Doctoral Fellowships

    15.10.14 - Research Office The Junior Research Fellowship funding is granted for a fixed duration of 24 months, for a maximum total of EUR 120 K

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    CSD 2014 award to LCE Master student

    15.10.14 - Environmental Chemistry Laboratory On October 4th, 2014, Ariane Schertenleib has received the CSD award for her Master thesis at the SSIE program graduation ceremony.

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    "Nature has worked in our favor"

    15.10.14 - Mediacom Biorobotics’ aim is to design more efficient robots based on locomotion solutions developed by the animal world. In such a way, it provides new research tools for biologists. Prof. Auke Ijspeert, specialist in the field, shares his thoughts on the evolution of this expanding field.

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    Publication of the book Holz : Stoff oder Form

    14.10.14 - Chair of Timber Construction Professor Yves Weinand contributed to the book Holz: Stoff oder Form, edited by Mario Rinke and Joseph Schwartz that will be published at the end of the month by Niggli Editions. It contains many scientific contributions to the wood material and its innovation.

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    First PhD from the LIONS group

    14.10.14 - Laboratory for Information and Inference Systems On Monday 13th of October 2014, Anastasios Kyrillidis, first PhD student at LIONS lab, successfully defended his PhD thesis. The thesis, entitled “Rigorous optimisation recipes for sparse and low rank inverse problems with applications in data sciences”, was supervised by Prof. Volkan Cevher.

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    Awards for two Master Projects carried out at the LAST

    14.10.14 - Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies Two Master Projects carried out at the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) were recently distinguished. The Master Project developed by Julia Magnin received a distinction by obtaining the "BG Prize - Construction and Sustainable Development", while the one developed by Gian-Luca Ponzetta and Baptiste Wenger received the Commune of Ecublens Prize. Both approaches come into resonance with research conducted by the lab on the contribution of architectural projects to the sustainable densification of urban areas.

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