We are happy to relay the announcement of the program Scimpact organized by Reatch, which may be of interest to some students at EPFL:

You want to learn how to write a good blog-article or moderate a discussion? You want to be part of a young science community that wants to make a difference? Welcome to Scimpact! Scimpact is a training program for young people who want to bring science into societal debates. The program consists of hands-on workshops and 1:1 coaching, lasts 4 or 8 months and offers you the chance to organize a public event! Apply by September 30 at

G-Research Quant Finance Challenge

On Thursday 3rd November 2022, G-Research came to the EPFL campus for a “Quant Finance Challenge”, an algorithmic trading-based game. In teams of 2-3, over 100 Master, PhD students and postdocs tried their hands (and their Python skills) at a few problems inspired from quantitative finance.

The Challenge was followed by pizza and drinks, and the opportunity to discuss with Quant Researchers and Machine Learning Specialists from G-Research.

Jane Street estimathon

We hosted two events organized by the trading company Jane Street, on Thursday 10th March 2022, in collaboration with CLIC and EPFelles (two student associations from EPFL). Slightly over 130 participants joined for

  • a Tech Talk by Andrey Mokhov from Jane Street: “Algorithmic challenges in build systems and incremental computation”,
  • and an Estimathon Game, where teams had 30 minutes to work on a set of 13 estimation problems, the winning team being the one with the best set of estimates.

This was followed by pizza and a Q&A with a Jane Street Trader, Software Engineer, and Recruiters.