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23 March 2020 Anti-Sexual Harassment Day at Swiss Universities

— For some years now, 23 March has been the Anti-Sexual Harassment Day at Swiss Universities.

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Nominations of two women professors at EPFL

— The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of 7 professors at EPFL. Among which two women

Rizlan Bernier-Latmani © Alain Herzog / 2020 EPFL

“I update my lessons every year, otherwise I get bored”

— Rizlan Bernier-Latmani, who heads EPFL’s Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, has been named the best teacher in the environmental sciences and engineering section for 2019.

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Maryna Viazovska receives the 2019 Fermat Prize

— Professor Maryna Viazovska at EPFL has won the 2019 Fermat Prize for research in Mathematics for her solution to the famous sphere packing problems in dimensions 8 and 24.

Cécile Hébert teaches the basic concepts of general physics to around 200 first-year students from outside the physics section. © Alain Herzog 2019 EPFL

“I'm constantly challenging myself”

— Cécile Hébert, an associate professor who frequently tests out new teaching tools and methods, has been awarded the prize for best physics teacher at EPFL.

Katie Bouman presented her work during the EPFL Open Science Day. © EPFL / Murielle Gerber

Katie Bouman, the scientist who reveals the invisible

— The first-ever image of a black hole was unveiled to the public this past April. It was produced by a team of 200 scientists as part of the Event Horizon Telescope Project. Katie Bouman, an assistant professor at Caltech, was at the center of the action. On a recent visit to EPFL, she talked about computer science with President Martin Vetterli.

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