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    31.12.09 — Prizes and awards Jean Wicht's scientific work is (according to the opinion of the jury) ranking among the best 3 % PhD theses awarded by EPFL in 2008. Thèse EPFL, no 4057 (2008). Dir.: Olivier Schneider. Read the whole article
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    15.12.09 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems The LIS releases its new book "Flying Insects and Robots" written by biologists and engineers. Read the whole article
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    08.12.09 — Mediacom The Kochon Prize, which is awarded to persons, institutions, or organizations that have made a highly significant contribution to combating tuberculosis, was given to Stewart Cole, Director of the Global Health Institute at EPFL, and to Lucy Chesire, a leading international patient activist who has achieved important TB advancements at both global and regional levels, on the 5th of December this year. They will share the prize that consists of a medal and US$ 65,000. Read the whole article
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    01.12.09 — Signal Processing Laboratory 5 Our start-up company, StereoTools, received an important award (130'000 fr) from Venture Kick. Read the whole article
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    01.12.09 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering To architecture professor Dieter Dietz, research and teaching are inseparable. He focuses his research on the evolution of the architectural project, and this is also his primary teaching objective. Read the whole article
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    27.11.09 — Mediacom The Ruzicka award was given this year to Karl Gademann – director, founder, and professor of the Chemical Synthesis Laboratory. He has been recognized for his work done in the field of natural substance synthesis. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) has awarded a sum of 10,000 Swiss francs to the professor, the highest figure in Switzerland for the field of Chemistry. Read the whole article
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    21.11.09 — Nanophotonics and Metrology By introducing the difference permittivity ratio η=(ε 2−ε 0)/(ε 1−ε 0), the Green matrix method for computing surface plasmon resonances is extended to binary nanostructures. Based on the near field coupling, the interplay of plasmon resonances in two closely packed nanostrips is investigated. At a fixed wavelength, with varying η the resonances exhibit different regions: the dielectric effect region, resonance chaos region, collective resonance region, resonance flat region, and new branches region. Simultaneously, avoiding crossing and mode transfer phenomena between the resonance branches are observed. These findings will be helpful to design hybrid plasmonic subwavelength structures. Read the whole article
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    20.11.09 — Mediacom routeRANK, an EPFL start-up website in the Parc Scientifique allowing users to find the best way to their destination according to personalized criteria, has been chosen as a Microsoft Start-up of the Day for November 19th. Using a unique algorithm, the start-up’s founder and chairman Jochen Mundiger created an intelligent way to plan one’s trips that takes into account public transportation, car and air travel, while also giving you the CO2 emissions for those who wish to consider the ecological impact of their travels. Read the whole article
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    09.11.09 — Signal Processing Laboratory 5 Our new book entitled "Multimodal Signal Processing, theory and applications for human-computer interaction" is in press. Read the whole article
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    09.11.09 — Mediacom Based at the Science Park next to Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, MDA aims to accelerate the development of revolutionary medical device technology ideas in Europe and to create entities ready for future financing or licensing. Read the whole article