School of Basic Sciences

The School of Basic Sciences is responsible for teaching and research in chemistry, mathematics, physics and related domains. A growing emphasis has been developing in fields at the interface between traditional disciplines, both within and outside of our School. To carry out our mission, we possess state-of-the art research facilities, support services and infrastructure

Research

Chemistry

Research at the institute of chemical sciences and engineering (ISIC), on the main Lausanne campus and in Sion, Wallis, spans fundamental studies in theoretical chemistry and biochemistry to applications in catalysis, drug discovery and diagnostics, sustainability and the environment.

Mathematics

Mathematics plays a fundamental role in science and technology. Mathematical models are essential tool for scientists and engineers to solve complex problems requiring abstraction in all theoretical and applied scientific research, but also in the financial and insurance domains.

Physics

The Institute of Physics (IPHYS) is responsible for cutting-edge research over the whole spectrum of physics and in related domains, in collaboration with other disciplines. Research covers the following five domains of physics: quantum science, condensed matter, biophysics, astrophysics and energy.

Education

Chemistry

Currently the largest chemistry school in Switzerland in terms of annual number of graduates, the chemistry and chemical engineering section of EPFL trains students in chemistry, chemical engineering and biotechnology and offers one Bachelor of Science program, two Masters programs (Molecular and Biological Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology) and one PhD program in chemical engineering.

Mathematics

The mathematics section of EPFL offers high-quality education programs in theoretical and applied mathematics at the three university levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD) to students of the whole EPFL and of several other curricula at the local universities (UNIL, HEP).

Physics

The Physics Section at the EPFL offers advanced theoretical and experimental training in fundamental and applied physics. Our bachelor, master and PhD programs provide state-of-the-art education in the most innovative fields of modern physics, astrophysics, quantum sciences, condensed matter physics, biophysics and energy.

Seminars and conferences

Young Topologists Meeting

2019-07-22 2019-07-26

With: participants, Julie Bergner, Vidit Nanda
Category: Conferences - Seminars

Numerical approximations of prestrained plates

2019-07-23 16:15:00 17:30:00

With: Dr Diane Sylvie Guignard - Texas A&M University - TAMU
Place and room: MA B1 11
Category: Conferences - Seminars

Tucker Carrington

The ro-vibrational spectroscopy of CH5+

2019-07-23 16:30:00 17:30:00

With: Profesor Tucker Carrington, Queen's University, Canada. Tucker Carrington received his Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.   After graduating in 1985, he took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory of the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich.    After a year as a research associate at the National Research Council of Canada (collaborating with P. R. Bunker), he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Montreal.  He rose through the ranks and was promoted to Professor in 1998.  Tucker Carrington is now a Canada Research Chair at Queen's University. 
Place and room: CH G1 495
Category: Conferences - Seminars

The ro-vibrational spectroscopy of CH5+

2019-07-23 16:30:00 17:30:00

With: Professor Tucker Carrington. Tucker Carrington received his Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.   After graduating in 1985, he took up a postdoctoral fellowship at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory of the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich.    After a year as a research associate at the National Research Council of Canada (collaborating with P. R. Bunker), he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Montreal.  He rose through the ranks and was promoted to Professor in 1998.  Tucker Carrington is now a Canada Research Chair at Queen's University. 
Place and room: CH G1 495
Category: Conferences - Seminars

[ First joint EUREKA / Photonics21 Mirror Group Call for R&D&I project proposals addressing Photonics for advanced manufacturing | Research funding ]

2019-07-25

Category: Conferences - Seminars

Key figures Nov 2017

120

Research Groups

3

Research Institutes

1939

Students

109

Professors

756

Collaborators

Contacts

Mme Hélène Laurens
tel: +41 21 693 3302
Address
Faculté des Sciences de Base EPFL
PH A2 364 (Bâtiment PH)
Station 3
CH-1015 Lausanne