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    14.06.18 — Urban Sociology Laboratory Call for papers for the 3 rd Swiss Mobility Conference 19/20th of November 2018 – Lausanne The Swiss Mobility Conference (SMC) is the result of collaboration between the urban sociology chairs (EPFL) and geography of mobilities (UNIL). The objective of SMC is to provide a place for discussion and debate for researchers in humanities and social sciences working on various forms of mobility. Presentations will address the mobilities in their diversity (housing choices, modal practices, multi-local dwelling, tourism, etc.). They can register in the following research areas: - theoretical debates (and in particular the contributions of social theories to the study of mobilities) - methodological innovations (using mobile methods) - public policy and decision making in mobility - regulation of mobility and its tools - the actors and their logics of action - the norms and values underlying mobility and social inequality - temporality and spatiality of mobility - mobility prospective Abstracts of 3000 signs, must be sent by June 30, 2018 at the following address: [email protected] For more information: http://www.unil.ch/igd/mobility-conference Organizers: - Prof. Vincent Kaufmann, Laboratoire de sociologie urbaine, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Prof. Patrick Rérat, Institut de géographie et durabilité, Université de Lausanne Scientific committee: Thomas Buhler, Université de Franche-Comté Matteo Colleoni, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca Yves Delacrétaz, Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud Frédéric Dobruszkes, Université libre de Bruxelles Cédric Duchene-Lacroix, Universität Basel Maxime Huré, Université Lyon 2 Timo Ohnmacht, Hochschule Luzern Mathis Stock, Université de Lausanne Jean Varlet, Université de Savoie Gebhard Wulfhorst, Technische Universität München Read the whole article
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    13.06.18 — IC | Computer and Communication Sciences The 22nd edition of the IC Research Day brought over 400 members from academia and industry to the SwissTech Convention Center this past Thursday. Experts in the fields of software engineering discussed the progress made, as well as potential future directions of this rapidly evolving field. Read the whole article
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    13.06.18 — SV | Life Sciences Scientists from EPFL and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have carried out one of the most extensive lipidomics studies to date, connecting almost 150 different lipid species to their respective genetic regulators, revealing signatures of metabolic health and disease. Published in two papers in Cell Systems, the study is a landmark for metabolic health science. Read the whole article
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    13.06.18 — SB | Basic Sciences Scientists from EPFL and Canada have developed a novel and unambiguous way to track energy flow in polyatomic molecules at ultrashort timescales. Read the whole article
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    13.06.18 — Innovation EPFL – through the National Centre of Competence in Research MARVEL – recently signed an agreement with the firm Solvay. The aim of this partnership is to use quantum modeling to gain greater insight into physical and chemical phenomena and predict innovative materials and composites with a promising range of properties. Read the whole article
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    13.06.18 — Mediacom Doris Leuthard, head of Switzerland’s Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, takes a hands-on approach. She rarely misses an opportunity to get personally involved, whether to attend the unveiling of NeighborHub in Fribourg in late April or to take part in the Forum des 100 conference on mobility at EPFL’s Dorigny campus. We spoke with her about the latest challenges in transport, energy and communication – three core areas of research at our school. Read the whole article
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    13.06.18 — Chaire Gaz Naturel Following the success of last year, the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics (LMS) of EPFL is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Winter School on Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment. Read the whole article
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    13.06.18 — Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory At the WCPEC-7 Jan Haschke et al. received the Best Poster Award in “Area 4: Silicon Material: Feedstock, Wafers and Films” for their work on “Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells on Quasi-mono Wafers” presenting a world record efficiency of 22.6% for casted n-type silicon absorber material. Read the whole article
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    12.06.18 — Visual Intelligence for Transportation VITA Who said kids don't like science?  Read the whole article
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    12.06.18 — Laboratory of Experimental Rock Mechanics The Arie van Weelden Award is presented to a member of EAGE who has made a highly significant contribution to one or more of the disciplines in our Association and who qualifies as an EAGE Young Professional. Read the whole article