Open Science Day

18 October 2019
Forum Rolex, EPFL Lausanne

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of EPFL, we wanted to give the important topic of open and reproducible research the attention it deserves.

To give participants an idea of the possible future trajectories of scientific disciplines present on our campus, world-class researchers and policy makers shared their answers to some pressing questions: How can we successfully transition to digital scholarship? What will knowledge production and dissemination look like in the future?

All the presentations were recorded and are available on our Youtube channel.

Programme and presentations

The slides of the presentations are now available by clicking on the title of the talks. The final programme of the EPFL Open Science Day can be downloaded here in pdf format.

08:15 – 08:45
Doors open and badge collection

08:45 – 09:00
Welcome address by Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

09:00 – 10:45
Session 1 – Research is an Open Enterprise

Chair Bruno Strasser, University of Geneva

Followed by a conversation and Q&A

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:00
Session 2 – Research Skills and Tools for the 21stCentury

Chair: Mercè Crosas, Harvard University

Followed by a conversation and Q&A

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:30
Presentation by Katie Bouman, California Institute of Technology

Imaging the Unseen: Taking the First Picture of a Black Hole

14:45 – 15:15
Session 3  – Open Science at EPFL

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15
Session 4 – Visions for Open Science

Chair: Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

Followed by a conversation and Q&A

17:15 – 17:30
Closing remarks by Andreas Mortensen, EPFL Vice President for Research

17:30 – 19:00 Drinks reception

Impressions from the EPFL Open Science Day

EPFL President Martin Vetterli on the stage of the Forum Rolex

Impressions for the EPFL Open Science Day


Photographs of the event are available in the EPFL Mediatheque


Luc Henry, DPhil

Scientific Advisor

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