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    06.11.09 — Laboratory of Intelligent Systems Mirko Kovac, Manuel Schlegel, Jean-Christophe Zufferey and Dario Floreano receive a IROS2009 best paper award for their publication with the title A Miniature Jumping Robot with Self-Recovery Capabilities. Read the whole article
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    04.11.09 — Mediacom The 2009 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, affirms EPFL’s top place among European Universities in the field of Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences. Gaining three places from the 2008 rankings this year, the technical university in Lausanne, Switzerland ties Cambridge University as the 1st in Europe and 15th in the world in its field. Read the whole article
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    01.11.09 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering The main goal of this research, conducted with the financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation, is to study the extremely rich, almost unedited material generated from architectural competitions for collective housing that have been organized in Switzerland during the last ten years. Read the whole article
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    30.10.09 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Prof. Y. Weinand, director of the Chair of Timber Construction (IBOIS/ENAC) is part of a research group, together with Dr Frédéric Pichelin (Haute Ecole Spécialisée Bernoise, architecture, wood and civil engineering), Prof. Dominique Derome (EMPA) and Prof. Antonio Pizzi (ENSTIB-Lermab, Epinal, France), which gets CHF 690 019.- from the SNF for a Sinergia project. Read the whole article
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    21.10.09 — Mediacom The European Molecular Biology Organization has elected around 60 reserchers to its prestigious ranks, three of them EPFL scientists. Read the whole article
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    15.10.09 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering Architecture is coming out of the studio and into the computer room, generating exciting new organic forms based on scientific models of the natural world. Read the whole article
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    15.10.09 — Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements In collaboration with Prof. Kotthaus' group at LMU Munich We have realized a near-field cavity optomechanical system. Read the whole article
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    08.10.09 — Mediacom Johan Auwerx from EPFL has received the Danone International Prize for Nutrition for his research in molecular nutrition. More precisely, his studies focus on the mechanism of shedding of fat from adipose tissue, thereby paving the way for new preventive and therapeutic strategies to combat obesity and cardiometabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Read the whole article
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    06.10.09 — Mediacom One of the four University Latsis Prizes for 2009 was given to Elie Bou-Zeid, from Laboratory of Environmental Fluid Dynamics and Hydrology, on October 5th. He has been recognized for his work done on numerical simulations of the outer layer of the atmosphere.Professor Bou-Zeid earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He then joined the Johns Hopkins University in 2000 were he got his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering in 2005. He then spent three years at the EPFL before joining Princeton University. Read the whole article
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    01.10.09 — ENAC | Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering This architectural research and building project was undertaken by the students and collaborators of the "Digital Design and Production" course. The goal of the project was to experiment with digital production tools in the creation of a “mini-cinema” for the Centre D'Art Neuchâtel (CAN) at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF). Read the whole article