Open Science Day

18 October 2019
Forum Rolex, EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of EPFL, we wanted to give the important topic of open and reproducible research the attention it deserves. The Open Science Day is an event dedicated to the exploration of possible future trajectories for the disciplines present on our campus.

World-class researchers and policy makers will share 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?

I would be delighted if you would join us for the occasion and take part in the conversation.

Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL


The EPFL Open Science Day is a full-day event that will take place in the main auditorium of the landmark Rolex Learning Center on EPFL Campus.

08:45 – 09:00

Welcome address by Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

09:00 – 10:45

Session 1 – Research is an Open Enterprise

  • Maria Leptin, EMBO Director
  • José Moura, 2018 IEEE President-Elect
  • Sir Philip Campbell, Springer Nature

Followed by a conversation with Bruno Strasser, University of Geneva

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:00

Session 2 – Research Skills and Tools for the 21stCentury

  • Jeannette Wing, Columbia University
  • Marcel Salathé, EPFL and Extension School
  • Fernando Pérez, UC Berkeley

Followed by a conversation with Mercè Crosas, Harvard University

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Presentation by Katie Bouman, California Institute of Technology 

14:45 – 15:15

Session 3  – Open Science at EPFL

  • Katrin Beyer, President of EPFL Open Science Strategic Committee
  • Nicola Marzari, EPFL

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15

Session 4 – Visions for Open Science

  • Robert-Jan Smits, TU Eindhoven Executive Board President
  • Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General
  • Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

Followed by a conversation with Martin Vetterli, EPFL President

17:15 – 17:30

Closing remarks by Andreas Mortensen, EPFL Vice President for Research

17:30 – 19:00

Drinks reception

BUONSANTI Raffaella; SB ISIC LNCE Energypolis (VS); Projet photographique du 50ème anniversaire de l'EPFL; Catherine Leutenegger


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The event is open to all and free to attend!

Open science is a complex and transversal topic that can only be understood when a variety of point of views collide. We invited world-class researchers and policy makers to give their perspective on the promises and challenges of open and reproducible science.

We are honoured to confirm that the following people have accepted our invitation to share their expertise with the participants:

Katie Bouman, California Institute of Technology

Sir Philip Campbell, Editor-in-Chief Springer Nature

Mercè Crosas, Harvard University

Ingrid Daubechies, Duke University

Fabiola Gianotti, CERN Director-General

Maria Leptin, EMBO Director

Nicola Marzari, EPFL

José Moura, IEEE President Elect

Fernando Pérez, University of California Berkeley

Marcel Salathé, EPFL

Robert-Jan Smits, TU/e Executive Board President

Bruno Strasser, University of Geneva

Jeannette Wing, Director of the Data Sciences Institute, Columbia University


Luc Henry, DPhil

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