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Hot air balloons breathe light into EPFL

— When the sun goes down on October 6, the night sky above the Rolex Learning Center at EPFL will be illuminated by white, tethered hot air balloons, a project by Swiss artist Denis Savary entitled Roma Roma Roma.

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Three new CROSS projects chosen to address issues facing society

— The 2024 edition of the CROSS (Collaborative Research on Science and Society) program invited researchers from EPFL and the University of Lausanne to submit proposals for joint projects that bring together the natural sciences and engineering with social sciences and humanities to address some of the most pressing societal challenges.

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“I hope to get a better grasp on what drives creativity”

— On August 1, Rudolf Mahrer, Professor of French Linguistics and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Lausanne, became the new director of the Social and Human Sciences Program (SHS) at EPFL's College of Humanities.

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CDH Artist-in-Residence program opens call for 2024/25 applications

— The College of Humanities Artist-in-Residence program (CDH AiR) ‘Enter the Hyper-Scientific’ has launched its call for applications for 2024/25. This program supports up to four artists for three months of research and experimentation connecting art, humanities, science, and technology, in partnership with the City of Lausanne. 

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“A document is much more than just the paper or image or text itself”

— Yohann Guffroy is a PhD candidate in EPFL’s Laboratory for the History of Science and Technology (LHST). He spoke to us about his research, the importance of humanities education at EPFL, and why sometimes it’s good to miss your exams.

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