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    25.01.11 — Mediacom No fewer than seventy prizes are awarded each year to EPFL students, mainly to those who have completed their master degrees, but also to those who have obtained their bachelor. Although the monetary value of the prizes is not very high, the document they receive is worth gold when included in their CV. Read the whole article
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    25.01.11 — Nanophotonics and Metrology The electric field enhancement associated with detailed structure within novel optical antenna nanostructures is modeled using the surface integral equation technique in the context of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The antennae comprise random arrays of vertically aligned, multiwalled carbon nanotubes dressed with highly granular Ag. Different types of “hot-spot” underpinning the SERS are identified, but contrasting characteristics are revealed. Those at the outer edges of the Ag grains are antenna driven with field enhancement amplified in antenna antinodes while intergrain hotspots are largely independent of antenna activity. Hot-spots between the tops of antennae leaning towards each other also appear to benefit from antenna amplification. Read the whole article
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    24.01.11 — SV | Life Sciences Wulfram Gerstner and to Didier Trono who are among the top senior scientists selected by the European Research Council to get one of these prestigious 'Advanced Grants'. Read the whole article
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    24.01.11 — Geographic Information Systems Laboratory A global view of livestock biodiversity: experiences and lessons from wildlife biodiversity management Read the whole article
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    24.01.11 — SV A warm welcome to Miguel Nicolelis and Oliver Hantschel, recently appointed at the School of Life Sciences by the ETH Board... Read the whole article
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    24.01.11 — Mediacom The Roman Conquest, the Black Death and the discovery of America – by modifying the nature of the forests – have had a significant impact on the environment. These are the findings of EPFL scientists who have researched our long history of emitting carbon into the environment. Read the whole article
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    24.01.11 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Click here to read the article titled "Robots get ready for mass markets" published in Science Business Read the whole article
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    24.01.11 — Nanophotonics and Metrology The relation between the near–field and far–field properties of plasmonic nanostructures that exhibit Fano resonances is investigated in detail. We show that specific features visible in the asymmetric lineshape far–field response of such structures originate from particular polarization distributions in their near–field. In particular we extract the central frequency and width of plasmonic Fano resonances and show that they cannot be directly found from far–field spectra. We also address the effect of the modes coupling onto the frequency, width, asymmetry and modulation depth of the Fano resonance. The methodology described in this article should be useful to analyze and design a broad variety of Fano plasmonic systems with tailored near–field and far–field spectral properties. Read the whole article
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    21.01.11 — Prizes and awards Optical Society in America, the largest professional society in optics in the world. Read the whole article
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    21.01.11 — Research Office Projects Promoted by Interstitial Flow-Induced Matrix Priming by Stromal Fibroblasts. Read the whole article