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    Prof. Laloui becomes member of the EU-ERC Consolidator Grants panel

    20.07.14 - Soil Mechanics Laboratory Prof. Laloui is now member of the EU-ERC Consolidator Grants panel dealing with Products and Processes Engineering

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    Bi-annual report of the LMS and Chair "Gaz Naturel" Petrosvibri

    20.07.14 - Soil Mechanics Laboratory 2012 and 2013 have been important years for the growth of the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics - Chair «Gaz Naturel» Petrosvibri.

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    Clôture ateliers Robot à St-Imier

    17.07.14 - Equal Opportunities Office et les nouveaux cours de robotique disponibles

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    New Journal on Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks

    17.07.14 - Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory Prof. Mario Paolone is the Editor-in-Chief of the new Elsevier International Journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks.

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    Asteroid Vesta to Reshape Theories of Planet Formation

    16.07.14 - Mediacom EPFL researchers have a better understanding of the asteroid Vesta and its internal structure, thanks to numerical simulations and data from the space mission Dawn. Their findings, published today in Nature, question contemporary models of rocky planet formation, including that of Earth.

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    Water molecules favor negative charges

    16.07.14 - Mediacom In the presence of charged substances, H2O molecules favor associating with elements with a negative electrical charge rather than a positive electric charge. EPFL researchers have published a study on the subject that could provide new insights on the processes of cell formation.

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    New publication by M. Gruber in "Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal"

    15.07.14 - Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization Chair Prof. Marc Gruber has a new paper forthcoming on business opportunity evaluation entitled "What is an Attractive Business Opportunity? An Empirical Study of Opportunity Evaluation Decisions by Technologists, Managers and Entrepreneurs" which is accepted for publication in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (SEJ)

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    Marie Sklodowska-Curie PostDocs at EPFL: Global Fellowships

    14.07.14 - Research Office The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Action "Global Fellowships" allows postdoctoral researchers to do research at the EPFL for a max. duration of two years. However, certain eligibility criteria need to be fulfilled.

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    The New Version of Infoscience (& Me) Is a Hit

    14.07.14 - Information Systems Infoscience, the computer portal for EPFL’s archives, is acquiring a new tool that will win everyone over. In the style of platforms such as LinkedIn, a personal page now gives the EPFL researcher a clear and immediate vision of the impact of all publications. Infoscience & Me is soon to be an essential 2.0 tool!

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    Large number of Dark Matter peaks found using Gravitational Lensing

    14.07.14 - Laboratory of Astrophysics A number of studies have shown that Dark Matter is the principle mass component of the Universe making up about 80% of the mass budget. The most direct technique to reveal the Dark Matter distribution is by using the gravitational lensing technique. Indeed, following Einstein's theory of Gravitation, we know that a mass concentration will deform locally the Space-Time and the observed shapes of distant galaxies seen through the such concentration will be deflected and distorted. By measuring the exact shapes of millions of these distant galaxies we can then map accurately the mass distribution in the Universe, and identify the mass peaks tracing mass concentration along their line of sight. Importantly, the number of mass peaks as a function of the mass peak significance encodes important information on the cosmological world model. In particular this distribution is sensitive to the nature of Gravitational force at large scales as well as the geometry of the Universe. Measuring mass peaks is thus one of the most attractive way to probe the relative importance and nature of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, measure the evolution the Universe and predict its fate.

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