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History / Archeology - Art and Design - 11.06.2024
A study of art and architecture revisits Swiss colonial history
A study of art and architecture revisits Swiss colonial history

Environment - Chemistry - 10.06.2024
Hydrogen, the net-zero hero?
Hydrogen, the net-zero hero?
Green hydrogen could transform our energy system and solve many supply and emissions challenges. Whether this happens will depend on how economically it can be produced and attractive it will be to consumers.

Innovation - Economics - 07.06.2024
EPFL to create six new research chairs in Valais by 2032
EPFL to create six new research chairs in Valais by 2032

Environment - Chemistry - 05.06.2024
How EPFL will make the most of its carbon emissions
How EPFL will make the most of its carbon emissions
By supporting a large-scale research project for carbon capture, utilization and storage, EPFL will shrink its carbon footprint while giving a boost to emerging technology.

Environment - Electroengineering - 24.05.2024
The bright future of solar energy
The bright future of solar energy
Solar energy, which is both abundant and free, is poised to become the world's leading power source by 2050.

Innovation - Social Sciences - 16.05.2024
Tailoring digital responses for humanitarian action
Tailoring digital responses for humanitarian action

Environment - 10.05.2024
500 volunteers needed to give Lake Geneva a check-up
500 volunteers needed to give Lake Geneva a check-up
EPFL has teamed up with three organizations - the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Association for the Safeguard of Lake Geneva (ASL) - to develop Lémanscope, a citizen-science initiative to monitor the health of Lake Geneva.

Social Sciences - 07.05.2024
Pro-Palestinian movement at EPFL: update
Pro-Palestinian movement at EPFL: update

Campus - 07.05.2024
An EPFL building has been occupied today
An EPFL building has been occupied today

Computer Science - Physics - 02.05.2024
Modular software for scientific image reconstruction
Modular software for scientific image reconstruction
EPFL engineers have developed new software called Pyxu that makes it easier and faster to reconstruct images taken at any scale. Their system employs reusable, and universally applicable, bricks of algorithms. Scientists use an array of imaging instruments to look inside living organisms, sometimes as they move, and to observe inert objects without altering their state.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.04.2024
Leveraging data to shrink EPFL's food-related carbon footprint
Leveraging data to shrink EPFL's food-related carbon footprint
As part of the MegaBites project, researchers will carefully analyze data on food production and consumption on the EPFL campus, with the goal of cutting the School's food-related carbon emissions.

Environment - Politics - 17.04.2024
The energy transition will require popular supports
The energy transition will require popular supports
To achieve a decarbonized world, clean energy sources will have to be widely adopted - yet there's a range of obstacles in the way. A number of researchers are studying these obstacles and mapping out strategies for getting past them. Here's a look at some of their findings. The first one is financial.

Psychology - Innovation - 15.04.2024
AI's new power of persuasion: it can change your mind
AI’s new power of persuasion: it can change your mind
A new EPFL study has demonstrated the persuasive power of Large Language Models, finding that participants debating GPT-4 with access to their personal information were far more likely to change their opinion compared to those who debated humans.

Event - Materials Science - 12.04.2024
'EPFL on wheels' gets a facelift
’EPFL on wheels’ gets a facelift

Mathematics - Transport - 10.04.2024
New model better predicts our daily travel choices
New model better predicts our daily travel choices
An EPFL engineer has developed a forecasting model that factors in not just our commuting habits, but also our activities during the day.

Environment - 22.03.2024
Hydropower is a cornerstone of renewable energy
Hydropower is a cornerstone of renewable energy
22 March is the World Water Day. Water power has so much more to offer. Engineers are working hard to both expand this form of clean energy and make better use of existing hydropower plants. Hydropower fell out of fashion in the late 20th century owing to nuclear power and extremely low electricity prices.

Environment - Architecture - 21.03.2024
Making construction sustainable by reusing materials
Making construction sustainable by reusing materials
One way to lighten the construction industry's heavy carbon footprint is to reuse existing materials - an approach being explored by numerous researchers.

Pedagogy - Campus - 20.03.2024
Are online teaching materials emptying out university classrooms?
Are online teaching materials emptying out university classrooms?
Live streaming and recorded lectures mean students can easily keep up with a class without ever setting foot in the classroom.

Computer Science - Campus - 08.03.2024
Appointment of EPFL professors
Appointment of EPFL professors

Chemistry - Innovation - 07.03.2024
Getting hydrogen out of ammonia
Getting hydrogen out of ammonia
Kevin Turani-I-Belloto has developed a low-cost method for breaking down ammonia to produce hydrogen.

Computer Science - 28.02.2024
Charting new paths in AI learning
Physicists at EPFL explore different AI learning methods, which can lead to smarter and more efficient models. In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming industries from healthcare to finance, understanding how these digital brains learn is more crucial than ever. Now, two researchers from EPFL, Antonia Sclocchi and Matthieu Wyart, have shed light on this process, focusing on a popular method known as Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD).

Environment - Innovation - 23.02.2024
EPFL professor named to United Nations SDG group
EPFL professor named to United Nations SDG group

Environment - 20.02.2024
Energy Strategy 2050: the potential of millions of Swiss rooftops
Energy Strategy 2050: the potential of millions of Swiss rooftops
Five million rooftops in Switzerland - more than half of the nationwide total - are suitable for generating power.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.02.2024
Exposing hiding lymphoma cells to the immune system
Exposing hiding lymphoma cells to the immune system
Scientists uncover how cancer cells use certain proteins to shield themselves from immune attacks, offering new treatment perspectives with immediate application. A study led by the group of Didier Trono at EPFL has revealed a crucial survival tactic employed by cancer cells. The scientists have identified a group of proteins, known as "KRAB zinc finger proteins" (KZFPs), that help cancer cells maintain genetic stability and avoid immune system detection.

Innovation - Economics - 12.02.2024
EPFL startups forge ahead despite the economic headwinds
EPFL startups forge ahead despite the economic headwinds

Physics - 02.02.2024
'My job as a professor keeps me forever a student'
’My job as a professor keeps me forever a student’

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.01.2024
'Valais is an ideal laboratory to study climate change impacts'
’Valais is an ideal laboratory to study climate change impacts’
Exploring the climate crisis with Jérôme Chappellaz, environmental scientist and academic director of ALPOLE at EPFL.

Innovation - Education - 25.01.2024
EPFL expands its continuing education courses in three fields
EPFL expands its continuing education courses in three fields

Campus - Education - 22.01.2024
EPFL holds consultation to limit the growth in Bachelor's students
EPFL holds consultation to limit the growth in Bachelor’s students

Astronomy / Space - Computer Science - 19.01.2024
Swiss tech helping uncover the origins of the universe
Swiss tech helping uncover the origins of the universe
With its secretariat hosted at EPFL, the Square Kilometer Array Switzerland (SKACH) consortium is celebrating two years' membership of a global project to develop the largest scientific facility ever built by humankind.

Computer Science - Politics - 17.01.2024
AI in the fight against global inequality
AI in the fight against global inequality

Computer Science - 10.01.2024
Testing automated crack-detection methods for concrete
Testing automated crack-detection methods for concrete
An EPFL Master's student in civil engineering has evaluated the effectiveness of new computer-based methods for inspecting potentially dangerous cracks in concrete. A crucial aspect of civil engineering is determining the exact condition of cracks in concrete bridges, dams, tunnels and other types of infrastructure.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.01.2024
Methods for bypassing and treating spinal cord injury
Methods for bypassing and treating spinal cord injury
Grégoire Courtine, Jocelyne Bloch and their research team have been breaking new ground in the treatment of neurological disorders for over a decade. Here's a look at some of the promising new therapies they've developed. A video of a Parkinson's patient went viral in early November. It showed how Marc, 62, was able to walk almost normally again - rather than "freezing" at every doorstep - thanks to a neural implant.

Health - Innovation - 23.12.2023
Our top 10 news articles from 2023
Our top 10 news articles from 2023
We published nearly 300 news articles on EPFL's homepage in 2023, detailing the latest developments in science, academics, student life, startups and EPFL in general.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.12.2023
New landscape atlas helps us envision Paris in the future
New landscape atlas helps us envision Paris in the future
EPFL's Habitat Research Center has created the first atlas of Paris landscapes, after winning a request for proposals by the French government and the City of Paris.

Innovation - Economics - 14.12.2023
A partnership with UBS to foster innovation and entrepreneurship
A partnership with UBS to foster innovation and entrepreneurship

Research Management - Social Sciences - 13.12.2023
Ukraine has lost 18% of its scientists due to the war
Ukraine has lost 18% of its scientists due to the war
18% of Ukraine's scientists have fled due to the war and research capacity is down 20%, according to researchers in a study where they urge stakeholders to plan future policies to ensure the return of talent for rebuilding Ukraine.

Innovation - 11.12.2023
Twenty years of outer space at EPFL
Twenty years of outer space at EPFL

Environment - Architecture - 07.12.2023
What will the Grande Dixence region look like 200 years from now?

Computer Science - Innovation - 04.12.2023
Joint initiative for trustworthy AI
Joint initiative for trustworthy AI
ETH Zurich and EPFL are launching the "Swiss AI Initiative", whose purpose is to position Switzerland as a leading global hub for the development and implementation of transparent and reliable artificial intelligence (AI).

Health - Innovation - 28.11.2023
EPFL's new Large Language Model for Medical Knowledge
EPFL's new Large Language Model for Medical Knowledge
Researchers have just released Meditron, the world's best performing open source Large Language Model tailored to the medical field designed to help guide clinical decision-making. Large language models (LLMs) are deep learning algorithms trained on vast amounts of text to learn billions of mathematical relationships between words (also called 'parameters').

Astronomy / Space - Physics - 10.11.2023
One step closer to unveiling dark matter with ARRAKIHS
One step closer to unveiling dark matter with ARRAKIHS
The ARRAKHIS consortium, for which EPFL has the science lead, has just successfully passed the mission definition review of the project, a very important first milestone towards full completion of the mission preparation.

Physics - Event - 06.11.2023
Michelle Simmons receives this year's Erna Hamburger Prize
Michelle Simmons receives this year’s Erna Hamburger Prize

Innovation - Computer Science - 03.11.2023
Comics in the new age of artificial intelligence
Comics in the new age of artificial intelligence
Cut/Paste , a new exhibition at EPFL Pavilions , Pavilion A, delves into the history of comics and showcases how artificial intelligence is changing the art and adapting classic 1950s narratives for today's varied mediums.

Environment - Innovation - 27.10.2023
Cities offer an array of opportunties for a sustainable future
Cities offer an array of opportunties for a sustainable future
Today, half of the world's population lives in urban areas. This is giving rise to major challenges in terms of securing a sustainable future - a topic that will be explored during the World Cities Day on 31 October. Here is an overview of EPFL research carried out in this field. For most of us, 31 October is Halloween.

Environment - Innovation - 27.10.2023
Cities offer an array of opportunities for a sustainable future
Cities offer an array of opportunities for a sustainable future
Today, half of the world's population lives in urban areas. This is giving rise to major challenges in terms of securing a sustainable future - a topic that will be explored during the World Cities Day on 31 October.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 25.10.2023
A summer of intense field-work for the GreenFjord
A summer of intense field-work for the GreenFjord
GreenFjord is a four-year research program intended to investigate how climate change is affecting ecosystems in southern Greenland.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 25.10.2023
GreenFjord project the focus of researchers' efforts over the summer
GreenFjord project the focus of researchers’ efforts over the summer
GreenFjord is a four-year research program intended to investigate how climate change is affecting ecosystems in southern Greenland.

Architecture - Environment - 18.10.2023
New, sustainable structures installed at three iconic sites in Geneva
New, sustainable structures installed at three iconic sites in Geneva

Pedagogy - Computer Science - 10.10.2023
'I'm fascinated by the way humans learn'
’I'm fascinated by the way humans learn’
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