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Jan-Feb 2008

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Laying the cornerstone for the Rolex Learning Center (April 15)
Celebration: On February 12, the construction site of the Rolex Learning Center was opened to the public for the first time. A thousand invitees and the entire EPFL community celebrated the symbolic laying of the building's cornerstone together.
A new heart for the campus >>>
Interview with former EPFL president Maurice Cosandey >>>

Research news

x-ray New Technology sharpens x-ray vision
Jan 20. Researchers at EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute have developed a method to produce ultra-sharp, darkfield x-ray images at wavelengths used in current medical and industrial imaging equipment.
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thumb The Thumb's the Thing
Feb 1. New research sheds light on the mystery of why fingers have three joints and thumbs only have two.
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billiard balls Now you see it...
Feb 12. Researchers from Caltech, EPFL and MIT have developed a holographic technique that can let us see through our tissues.
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wizkid Wizkid makes its debut at The Museum of Modern Art
Feb 19. Part computer, part robot, brainchild of a collaboration between EPFL and ECAL, Wizkid is changing our concept of how people interact with machines.
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taste When good things taste bad
Feb 26. EPFL researcher Alan Carleton shows how our brains can make faulty sensory maps when a taste is associated with a feeling of malaise.
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Campus news

Students create virtual elements for local exhibition
Jan 16. At Lausanne's Musée de l'Elysée, students have made a virtual reconstruction of New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) as it was in 1955.
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neurofinance EPFL fortifies financial engineering with Master's Program and Chair
Feb 8. The Swissquote Chair in quantitative finance was announced at the Zurich stock exchange, bringing EPFL into the game in this important emerging domain.
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bioinformatics EPFL gains numerical modeling muscle
Feb 19. CECAM, an international center recognized for research in molecular simulation, is moving from France to the EPFL campus.
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Upcoming events

March 4, 2008
Inangural lectures, Henry Markram and Pierre Magistretti >>

March 13, 2008
Cooperation 2008: conference on innovative technologies for cities in the developing world

March 25 - May 31, 2008
"Les Femmes de la Science" Exhibition

April 15, 2008
EPFL Research Day: Sustainable Development

April 19, 2008
Robotics Research Day

EPFL in the news

Out of the Blue: Can a thinking, remembering, decision-making, biologically accurate brain be built from a supercomputer?
By Jonah Lehrer, Seed Magazine, Jan-Feb, 2008
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'Dark field' X-rays reveal bodies in new detail
By Tom Simonite,
NewScientist Magazine,
Jan 21, 2008
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WizKid - a computer with a neck
y Tom Simonite,
NewScientist Technology Blog,
Feb 25, 2008
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