Practical Information

The fourteenth Graduate Colloquium will take place at EPFL on Thursday February 12th and Friday February 13th in room ELA 2. Here is a detailed map with directions from the metro station.


The event consists of a series of talk given by PhD students in mathematics for PhD students. They provide an opportunity for them to get an exposure to scientific communication in a non-competitive or conference environment. As in previous years, we are happy that Birkhaüser is sponsoring a prize for the best talk. We will have a guest speaker, Pr. Jacques Sesiano, on Thursday evening. Note that his lecture, entitled "Partage par transvasements", will be given in French.


The deadline for registration was February 3, 2015.


The organizing committee encourages Ph.D. students from all participating universities to present their work and field of research by giving a talk, the duration of which can be either 20 minutes or 45 minutes. The format is meant to encourage expository presentations as well as research talks. Speakers should register on the Google form as well as for the event on the CUSO website.


Congratulations to Alberto Ravagnani who won for the second time the Birkhäuser prize for the best talk.


Please book your hotel room yourself as soon as possible.

The following hostels and boarding houses are affordable :

 You may also want to consider these hotels :

 or to have a look at the website of Lausanne Tourisme.


Participants from outside of Lausanne will get reimbursed for travel expenses and accommodation. Transportation is reimbursed up to CFF half-fare prize from their home university to Lausanne.  CUSO also provides funding for accommodation (up to 90CHF per night, including breakfast). Please keep all original receipts. All details and directives are available (in French only) via this link.

Reimbursment forms must be sent to

Mrs. Maroussia Schaffner-Portillo
Bâtiment MA, Station 8
CH-1015 Lausanne



We will provide dinner on Thursday evening (we booked Café Romand in Lausanne), but meals at other times are your responsability. Please email us if you have dietary restrictions (halal, kosher, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerant, etc).