Campus Lectures

When EPFL gives the floor to personalities from the scientific and cultural scenes.
Campus Lecture


Upcoming events

Raquel Urtasun

Raquel Urtasun, Founder & CEO of Waabi, co-founder of the Vector Institute for AI and Full Professor at the University of Toronto

Friday September 30, 2022 | 12pm | Forum Rolex

Merritt Moore

Merritt Moore, Ballerina and quantum physicist. She studied at both the University of Oxford and Harvard University

Friday September 30, 2022 | 5pm | Forum Rolex

Past events

Lorraine Daston, Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) in Berlin

Conference held on May 30, 2022 | Forum Rolex and online

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Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson, writer

Conference held on May 19, 2022 | Forum Rolex

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Claudia Clopath

Claudia Clopath, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at Imperial College London

Conference held on May 9, 2022 | Forum Rolex

John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram

John Doerr, Chairman of Kleiner Perkins and Ryan Panchadsaram, Advisor to the Chairman

Conference held on April 21, 2022 | Forum Rolex and online

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Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning, Hardware and security advisor at Nym Technologies

Conference held on March 7, 2022 | Forum Rolex and online

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Sonia Seneviratne

Sonia Seneviratne, Climate scientist and Professor at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science of the ETH Zurich

Conference held on March 3, 2022 | Forum Rolex and online

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Carl Zimmer, Author and columnist for the New York Times

Conference held on December 6, 2021  Online

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Katie Mack

Katie Mack, Astrophysicist, North Carolina State University, USA

Conference held on November 23, 2021 | Online

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Frank Wilczek, Physician (Nobel Prize for physics, 2004)

Conference held on November 16, 2021 | Online

Marietje Schaake

Marietje Schaake, President of the Cyber Peace Institute

Conference held on November 10, 2021 |  EPFL Campus
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Shoshana Zuboff, Author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, Harvard Business School Professor Emerita

Conference held on September 27, 2021 | Online

Rob Greenfield, Activist

Conference held on May 19, 2021 | Online
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Nicholas Christakis

Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University

Conference held on May 17 2021 | Online

Andrea Wulf

Andre– Andrea Wulf, historian and author

Conference held on March 8, 2021

Steven Strogatz,

 – Steven Strogatz
Cornell University, New York

Conference held on December 8, 2020

Mariana Mazzucato

Guest speakers :
–  Mariana Mazzucato 
Economist
–  Klaus Hommels, Venture capitalist

Conference held on October 1, 2020 co-organized by digitalswitzerland, EPFL and IMD.

George Church

– George Church, Harvard synthetic biologist
Christian Frei, Swiss movie director

Conference held on September 25, 2020
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– Ada Yonath
2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 

Conference held on December 17, 2019.

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– Ed Winters
Educator, public speaker and entrepreneur

Conference held on December 16, 2019.

– Giulia Galli
University of Chicago & Argonne National Laboratory

Conference held on November 13, 2019.

– Alessio Figalli
2018 Fields Medal

Conference held on November 11, 2019.

– Hiroshi Amano
2014 Nobel Prize in Physics

Conference held on October 14, 2019.

– Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths

Conference held on October 7, 2019.

Fiona Watt
King’s College London

Conference held on September 27, 2019.

Yuval Noah Harari
Historian, philosopher and writer

Conference held on July 10, 2019.

– Stephen Quake
Stanford University

Conference held on July 3, 2019.

– Richard Baldwin
Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement in Geneva

Campus Lecture held on May 15, 2019.

– Klaus von Klitzing
1985 Nobel Prize in Physics

Campus Lecture held on April 15, 2019.

– Saul Perlmutter
2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

Campus Lecture held on April 8, 2019.

– Elizabeth H. Blackburn
2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Campus Lecture held on March 6th, 2019.