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    31.08.10 — SV | Life Sciences Pierre Magistretti, director of the Brain Mind Institute (School of SV), will chair one of the eight newly created National Centers of Competence (NCCR) on "Synaptic bases of mental diseases"... Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — SB | Basic Sciences At its meeting on July 28-29, the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has named the following professors: Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — SB | Basic Sciences The EPFL’s Laboratory of Astrophysics has for the first time observed a quasar that is located between the earth and a more distant galaxy and acts as a gravitational lens, a phenomenon that illustrates Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity and will make entirely new kinds of observations possible. Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — SB | Basic Sciences Professor Benoît Deveaud-Plédran has been named Fellow of the European Optical Society. Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — SB | Basic Sciences Catalytic converters are encountered everywhere in our cars and in the chemical industry. However, the chemical reaction is not well understood. A discovery made at the EPFL may help to shed light on a field with high economic and ecological stakes. Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — CDM | Management of Technology The 1st Conference on Trends and Innovation for the Postal Market (T.I.P) which will take place on 13th and 14th September 2010 in Lausanne Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — EPFL Laboratory Basel The prestigious Gold Lion Prize at the 2010Architecture Biennale in Venice has been awarded to the national exhibition from the Kingdom of Bahrain and its designers: Prof Harry Gugger, Leopold Banchini, and the curator Noura AlSayeh from the Laboratory of Architectural Production (lapa). Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — CDM | Management of Technology EPFL and Unil join together to create a national and international center in finance. The inauguration will take place on 31.08.2010 at 17:30. Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — CDM | Management of Technology Marc Gruber’s paper "Individual and Opportunity Factors Influencing Job Creation in New Firms" (with J. Dencker, S. Shah) is the winner of the 2009 "Thought Leaders Award" by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management (held in Montreal, August 2010). Read the whole article
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    30.08.10 — Institute of Urban and Regional Sciences Measuring and Assessing Urban Sprawl: What are the Remaining Options for Future Settlement Development in Switzerland for 2030 ? Read the whole article