Using air to amplify light
In a promising breakthrough for the future of communications, EPFL researchers have developed a technology that can amplify light in the latest hollow-core optical fibers.
Honorary Professor Pierre von Meiss has sadly passed away
Pierre von Meiss, an ENAC honorary professor who taught architectural design and theory for over 30 years at EPFL, has passed away.
“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.
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