The SNSF awards two grants to EPFL for COVID-related research
Professors Sebastian Maerkl, from the School of Engineering, and Sandrine Gerber, from the School of Basic Sciences, each received a grant for their coronavirus-related research project.
Mathematical program helps perform more efficient radiosurgery
Engineers at EPFL and local startup Intuitive Therapeutics have developed software that can produce optimized surgical plans for Gamma Knife radiosurgery. Doctors at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) began using the software in July.
“The trick to winning is knowing whether a word actually exists”
Roberto Seixas, a civil engineering student at EPFL, took first place in the 2020 Swiss Scrabble Championship – a game where you’re more likely to find mathematicians than literary buffs.
"We want to create a narrative out of all the heterogeneous data"
Summer series: A calling for research. Sarah Kenderdine, head of the Laboratory for Experimental Museology in the College of Humanities, has spent the last four years tracing, photographing, and digitally reconstructing the seldom-told story of Buddhism’s maritime spread across Asia.
"It felt like we were living on another planet”
Julia Schmale is a truly adventurous researcher, and her favorite places to explore are extreme environments in far-flung corners of the world. During her most recent trip, she was stranded in the icy Arctic for four months, a long way from COVID-19 but impacted by its effects.
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