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School of Basic Sciences – November 2019
Grätzel ranked #1 scientist
 

New Faculty: welcome to two new SB Professors

 

Pablo Rivera-Fuentes

Rivera Fuentes Pablo Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Chemical Biology – August 2019
Pablo Rivera-Fuentes has a broad-ranging knowledge of molecular imaging, organic synthesis and biological chemistry. His current focus is on visualising intracellular connections in order to acquire a better understanding of the interplay between the processes occurring in cells.
 

 

Dimitri Wyss

Dimitri Wyss – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Statistics – September 2019
Dimitri Wyss is an innovative and creative young mathematician. He works principally in the area of mathematical physics and algebraic geometry. In addition, he uses methods derived from arithmetic geometry, topology and mathematical logic.

Faculty Promotions

Professors Jérôme Waser (1 Aug) , Kathryn Hess Bellwald (1 Aug), Anne-Clémence Corminboeuf (1 Oct), Anna Fontcuberta i Morral (1 Oct) have been promoted to Full Professor and Professor Beat Fierz (1 Oct) to Associate Professor.

Inaugural and honor lessons recordings

We have started recording the public inaugural and honorary lessons of our new and retiring professors, they are available on our new SWITCHtube channel.
 

News

 

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5,000 “eyes” will track the expansion of the Universe

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30 Oct 2019

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Making and controlling crystals of light

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9 Sep 2019

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Next-gen membranes for carbon capture

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26 Jul 2019

 

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Simulating quantum systems with neural networks

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5 Jul 2019

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Hydrogel developed at EPFL offers real promise in treating diabetes

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27 Jun 2019

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EPFL becomes a Collaborating Centre of the IAEA

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13 Jun 2019

 

Awards

 

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University Latsis Award EPFL 2019 – Jeremy Luterbacher

“For his discovery of the acetal functionalization of lignin and carbohydrates, which prevent degradation reactions during the extraction of these fractions from plant matter. Acetal formation notably enables the isolation of lignin, which can easily be upgraded to useful chemicals, with the potential to greatly increase the productivity of biorefineries and of pulp and paper processes.”

 

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Enrico Fermi Prize 2019 – Tatsuya Nakada

“For the conception and crucial leading role in the realization of the LHCb experiment that led this year to the discovery of the CP violation in D mesons with charm quarks.”

ERC Grants

Zsolt Patakfalvi and Ardemis Boghossian have both been awarded an ERC Starting Grant while
Tobias Kippenberg received an ERC Proof of Concept Grant.
 

 

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