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    Education

    09.03.18 — Institute of Digital Humanities Congratulations to Prof. Süsstrunk for receiveing the IS&T 2018 Raymond C. Bowman Award that recognises excellence in imaging education. Read the whole article
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    08.03.18 — SB | Basic Sciences Professor Majed Chergui is one of the five laureates of the 2018 Khwarizmi International Award. Read the whole article
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    08.03.18 — Mediacom EPFL researchers have developed a new type of retinal implant for people who have become blind due to the loss of photoreceptor cells in their retinas. The implant partially restores their visual field and can significantly improve their quality of life. Read the whole article
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    Campus Life

    08.03.18 — IC | Computer and Communication Sciences Miranda Krekovic - a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory led by Prof. Martin Vetterli, is no stranger to challenges. Together with a colleague, Marta Martinez, she founded GirlsCoding after an alarming observation on the extensive underrepresentation of women in the field of computer science in both classrooms and conferences. Read the whole article
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    08.03.18 — Transportation and Mobility Laboratory Dr. Evanthia Kazagli, who finished her PhD in the Transport and Mobility Laboratory in 2017, will join the DLR-Institute of Transport Research, in Berlin, Germany. Read the whole article
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    08.03.18 — Mediacom The University of Lausanne (UNIL) will introduce a gateway program this fall that gives EPFL students in Life Sciences and Technology as well as university students in biology the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in medicine. With this initiative, EPFL aims to prepare graduates for the digital and technology-driven healthcare of the future. Read the whole article
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    08.03.18 — CDM | Management of Technology Professor Semyon Malamud from the SFI@EPFL, and Dr. Francesca Zucchi who received her Ph.D at the SFI@EPFL and is currently Economist at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors have a new paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Financial Economics. The title of their article is "Liquidity, Innovation, and Endogenous Growth". Read the whole article
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    07.03.18 — Building 2050 Interview of Thomas Jusselme, published in several local newspapers in December 2017: L'Express/L'Impartial, Le Nouvelliste and La Côte. Read the whole article
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    Research

    07.03.18 — Institute of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Daniel Bonn, University of Amsterdam — Friction: from building the pyramids to the anatomy of individual contacts at the nanoscale I will discuss the rheology and mechanical properties of wet granular materials, and show why the behavior can be very subtle. Once one understands the mechanical properties, I will show that one can use this knowledge to construct the perfect sandcastle, or to understand why the ancient Egyptians wetted the desert sand with water before sliding heavy stones over it (Figure). Read the whole article
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    07.03.18 — Laboratory of Astrophysics Emitted just 180 million years after Big Bang, signal indicates universe was much colder than expected. Read the whole article