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27/03/2018

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Snow + Sun = Fun: 2018 Z43 Ski Day

A record number of participants enjoyed outstanding snow conditions atop Klosters-Madrisa for Z43 Ski Day 2018 on Thursday, 22 March.

 

 
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02/03/2018

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof. em. Juan Mosig

Prof. em. Juan Mosig of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, March 1. He was a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series with a talk on "Graphene-Based Terahertz Antennas and Related Devices."

 
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22/02/2018

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Update from IEC & IEEE Meeting

Plantation, Florida was the site of engaging standards work last week, where two new standards were initiated for assessing human exposure to electromagnetic fields at frequencies >10 GHz, and two existing standards were revised for SAR measurements at frequencies <10 GHz.

 
"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Dr. Eilif Muller
09/02/2018

"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Dr. Eilif Muller

Dr. Eilif Muller, the Section Manager of Cells and Circuits in the Simulation Neuroscience Division of the Blue Brain Project, a research initiative pursued at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, February 8 as a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. The title of his talk was "The HBP Brain Simulation Platform - Motivation, Architecture, Applications."

The Blue Brain Project (BBP) is 10-year multi-million Swiss initiative supporting research to construct digital models of the rodent brain with sufficient biological detail for realistic simulations. The EPFL and the BBP segue with the Human Brain Project (HBP) funded by the European Union, and the rodent brain models will ultimately be used to inform similar work to build digital reconstructions of the human brain. The BBP's and HBP's supercomputer-based reconstructions and simulations represent a radically new approach to the understanding of brain structure and function and a multidiscipline-bridging cultural revolution in neuroscience. Dr. Muller's extremely interesting presentation was well attended and stimulated many questions and much discussion.

Many thanks to Dr. Muller for a riveting presentation!

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Dr. Muller describing aspects of the HBP organization.

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05/02/2018

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NTP Press Conference: Draft Technical Reports of the National Toxicology Program’s Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rodents

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) announced the release of two draft technical reports of the results of studies of the health effects of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation in rodents. The NTP held a telephone press conference on Friday, February 2, 2018 to summarize the findings in the reports and answer questions. At a peer review of the draft reports, scheduled for March 26 – 28, 2018, Niels Kuster and Myles Capstick of IT'IS will provide background information on the design and rationale of the exposure regime.

 
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31/01/2018

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Fake vs. Real – The Zurich43 Retreat 2018 at Pilatus Kulm

Zurich43's annual retreat, this year with the theme "Fake vs. Real", was held 29 – 30 January 2018 at Hotel Pilatus-Kulm. The two days were packed with presentations and discussions to dissect high-quality science, products, and services.

 
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24/01/2018

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Game On! Z43’s Annual Party, 2018 “The Next Level” Edition

The annual Zurich 43 party, this year with the gamer theme “The Next Level”, was held at Halle 622 in Zurich-Oerlikon on Friday 19 January 2018.

 

 
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17/01/2018

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Faculty and Masters Students from the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Visit Zurich43

Prof. Sven Hirsch of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) visited Zurich43 with students in the Life Sciences - Applied Computational Life Sciences (ACLS) Master's Program on the afternoon of Monday, January 15, 2018 for a tour and an introduction to IT'IS research activities.