Past events

  • Almost famous, a woman behind the codes

    November 15 2017 at EPFL, Auditorium CO1

    Many of the breakthroughs of the early days of simulation would not have been possible without skilled  programmers who translated new scientific ideas into efficient codes that would run without errors on the supercomputers of the 1950s and 1960s. CECAM and NCCR MARVEL have the pleasure to invite you on Wednesday November 15 at 17:30 to meet a truly outstanding representative of the first  generation of coders: Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen.

  • Exclusive female lunch with Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen

    November 14 2017 at EPFL PAC88

    An exclusive lunch with Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen, a truly outstanding representative of the first generation of coders, is organized for the female researchers on Tuesday 14 November at 12:15. 

  • Screening of the movie Hidden Figures

    November 13 2017 at EPFL, Auditorium CO1

    Are you familiar with the work of women as so-called “human computers”? The movie Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi is the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space programme. A free screening is organized at EPFL on Monday November 13, 2017 at 18:00.

  • MARVEL ACCES Seminar — W. Craig Carter

    November 10 2017 at EPFL, ME B3 31

    On Friday November 10, 2017 at 12:15, Prof. W. Craig Carter from MIT and invited professor at EPFL will give a MARVEL ACCES Seminar entitled ''What is — and what isn’t — computational thinking?  And, why and how should universities include it in curricula'', in the framework of the 2017 ACCES Visualisation Contest. The seminar will take place at EPFL, in room ME B3 31.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — November 2017

    November 9 2017 at EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the tenth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday November 9, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Bingqing Cheng (EPFL, COSMO) gives a presentation on 'Bridging the gap between atomistic and macroscopic models of homogeneous nucleation' and Jose A. Flores-Livas (University of Basel) on 'Computational screening of useful hole-electron dopants in SnO2'. The seminar is facilitated by Francesco Ambrosio.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — October 2017

    October 12 2017 at EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the ninth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday October 12, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Nicholas John Browning (EPFL, LCBC) gives a presentation on Genetic Optimization of Training Sets for Improved Machine Learning Models of Molecular Properties and Bing Huang (University of Basel) on The “DNA” of chemistry: Scalable quantum machine learning with “amons”. The seminar is facilitated by Francesco Ambrosio.

  • Privileged lunch with Suzi LeVine

    October 6 2017 at EPFL, PAC88

    A privileged lunch with Suzi LeVine, the former United States' ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein under President Barack Obama, is organised for the female PhD students and postdocs on Friday 6 October 13:15-14:15. 

  • CCMX-MARVEL Materials Day 2017

    October 5 2017 at Empa, Dübendorf

    Current challenges in materials science: modeling or experimental approach? What can be expected from quantum mechanics modeling to accelerate R&D in industry?

  • The 2017 ACCES Visualization Contest is now open

    from September 27 to November 30 2017 at EPFL

    Organized this semester by ACCES, the platform for Application-Centered Computational Engineering Science, this visualization contest is open to all the students and postdocs at EPFL, alone or in groups up to four people and is part a broader effort at EPFL to embed Computational Thinking into the education of scientists and engineers.

  • Informal lunch with Prof. Mary O’Kane

    September 25 2017 at EPFL, PAC88

    Female PhD students, postdocs and professors are invited to an informal lunch with Prof. Mary O'Kane, the Erna Hamburger Prize Laureate 2017, who has accepted to give a presentation of her research and career Monday 25 September 12:30-14:00 at EPFL. In the evening of the same day at 18:00, the WISH foundation will hold the prestigious Erna Hamburger Prize and Conference.

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Chris G. Van de Walle

    September 21 2017 at EPFL, room SG 0211

    Thursday September 21, 2017, 16:15 pm, EPFL, Room SG 0211, Prof. Chris G. Van De Walle (University of California, Santa Barbara), Using the right criteria for design and discovery

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Yang Shao-Horn

    September 11 2017 at EPFL, room MXF1

    Monday September 11, 2017, 16:15 pm, EPFL, Room MXF1,  Prof. Yang Shao-Horn (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), The Future of Electrochemistry