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    02.07.09 — Nanophotonics and Metrology Mode-selective surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is demonstrated using plasmonic dipole antennas fabricated with electron beam lithography. An 10× change of the relative enhancement between two different Raman modes is observed when the resonance frequency of the plasmonic antennas is tuned over the Raman modes by varying the geometrical parameters of the antennas, i.e., changing their lengths or narrowing their feeding gaps. The comparison between the Rayleigh scattering spectra and the SERS spectra from the same individual plasmonic dipole antennas indicates that this mode-selective SERS phenomenon is a pure electromagnetic effect, providing a quantitative verification of the electromagnetic mechanism of SERS on a single nanoantenna level. Read the whole article
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    01.07.09 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Assessing the performance of deep geological repositories for heat-generating radioactive waste requires reliable numerical predictions of the thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of the clay barriers. Read the whole article
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    01.07.09 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Die Klugheit der Massen" published in GEO Read the whole article
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    24.06.09 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems In partnership with RC-Tech, we developed a miniature on-board state estimator for Jetman. This system, based on our autopilot technology, is currently used by Yves Rossy and his team to record and analyse the full range of flight parameters for the fine tuning of their next-generation wings. Read the whole article
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    23.06.09 — Mediacom Professor Assyr Abdulle (Chair of Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis at EPFL) has been awarded by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics the James H. Wilkinson Prize in numerical analysis and scientific computing for "outstanding contributions in a broad range of fields, including stability analysis and mathematical software for stiff initial value problems, efficient solution algorithms for stochastic differential equations, and error analysis of hetergeneous multiscale methods". Read the whole article
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    19.06.09 — Mediacom The oldest and most generous prize for young Swiss entrepreneurs was awarded June 18 in Soloturn: the W.A. De Vigier Foundation recognized five young entrepreneurs for their forward-looking projects. They each received starting capital of 100,000 CHF. One of these prizes was won by the Lausanne Company Motilis Medica SA, whose CEO and co-founder, Vincent Schlageter, is a member of EPFL's Signal Processing Laboratory. His innovation: a pill which transforms itself into a "special agent" in the digestive system to pinpoint GI tract problems. Read the Press release (French). Read the whole article
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    18.06.09 — Mediacom At the International Conference on Mobile Data Management Systems (MDM 2009), the demo "GSN, Middleware for Streaming World" by Ali Salehi (EPFL), Mehdi Riahi (Isfahan University of Technology, Iran), Karl Aberer and Sebastien Michel (EPFL) won the Best Demo Award. Read the whole article
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    17.06.09 — Mediacom The 2009 Fresnel Prize has been awarded to Tobias Kippenberg, assistant professor in the Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements at EPFL and quantum optics researcher in the Max Planck Institute in Germany. The prize, accompanied by 3000 Euros, is awarded for outstanding work by a researcher under the age of 35 and is given every two years by the European Physical Society. This young scientist has been recognized for his work in optomechanics and its novel applications in the area of metrology. Read the whole article
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    16.06.09 — Mediacom Springer, a leading global scientific publisher, has awarded the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Prize 2009 to Phuong Huynh, Ngoc-Cuong Nguyen and Gianluigi Rozza for developing the software package rbMIT, used in solving parametrized partial differential equations by the reduced basis method. Phuong Huynh is currently a research fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National University of Singapore. Ngoc-Cuong Nguyen is a research scientist in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gianluigi Rozza is a senior research scientist in the Chair of Modelling and Scientific Computing and Lecturer at the Doctoral School of Mathematics, both at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. The rbMIT software package is an outstanding example of CSE software and is being used for both research and CSE education. The CSE Prize is accompanied by US$ 10,000. Read the press release. Read the whole article
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    16.06.09 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems The LIS releases the gene-networks inference challenges of the 4th DREAM conference, to be held in December 2009 at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Read the whole article