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HERUS: What factors influence our decision to stay or move?
What makes a dwelling a place we want to call home? And why do we find it so hard to move, even when downsizing is the logical choice? To answer to these questions, a team of EPFL scientists surveyed 968 tenants in Switzerland.
Professor Athanasios Nenes becomes Member of the Academia Europaea
The non-governmental association Academia Europaea elected Professor Athanasios Nenes for being “an international leader in the area of aerosol impacts on cloud formation, air quality and climate”. At EPFL, Professor Nenes heads the Laboratory of Atmospheric Processes and their Impacts since September, 2018.
LAPI: Towards a more affordable analysis of air pollution
EPFL scientists have developed a new method for chemical analysis of fine particles that they plan to extend on a large scale – including in developing countries – through an Innosuisse innovation grant award and a new startup.