Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL
Station 1, 1015 Lausanne
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL  
Location: Lausanne
Affiliation: Conseil des EPF / ETH Rat

EPFL is one of the two federal technical schools (university) in Switzerland. Like the ETH in Zurich, it has three missions: education of students, scientific research and technology transfer. EPFL is located near Lausanne on the shores of the Lake Geneva. It has a campus of more than 10,000 people. The school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and work in science, technology and architecture.


Astronomy - Jun 26
On 17 June, students from EPFL and 12 other European universities headed to Zermatt as part of the IGLUNA project. Their mission? To build and demonstrate a prototype lunar habitat in the ice that could one day support human life on the Moon.
Environment - Jun 25

Researchers at EPFL have precisely quantified convection heat transfer in rail tunnels. Using the new model, they estimated how much energy Lausanne could save by fitting the future M3 metro line with a geothermal heat-recovery system, in what would be a world first.

Materials Science - Jun 21
Materials Science

Researchers bring diurnal and seasonal variations into the lab to test the performance of perovskite solar cells under realistic conditions.

Physics - Jun 17

EPFL's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering has received a grant from Google to use shaped electron beams in the cutting-edge field of Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture (NEEC).

Life Sciences - Jun 21
Life Sciences

Continuing its investment in EPFL, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has awarded a grant to the lab of Gioele La Manno , together with the Karolinska Institute and The University of Edinburgh.

Environment - Jun 20

By combining genetic and environmental databases, researchers at EPFL are seeking to help biologists identify more accurately the animal and plant species most exposed to climate change, in order to develop appropriate conservation methods.

Pharmacology - Jun 14

Urolithin A, a metabolite of biomolecules found in pomegranates and other fruits, could help slow certain aging processes.

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