To enable robust exchange of ideas, all members of the FLI regularly attend a monthly colloquium, where doctoral students, post-docs as well as visiting scholars present ongoing work of their projects. Regular exchange of this kind is important for developing boundary-crossing projects and a joint scientific identity.

Starting from September 2021, the FLI Colloquia will be part of the ETH course catalogue. Students will be able to attend the FLI Colloquium for 0.5 ECTS credits for each semester. In order to get their credits, students have to either present their research in a 30min talk followed by 15min Q&A or critically evaluate one or more talks in the form of a short essay.

FLI colloquia take place on the last Fridays of the month during spring and autumn semesters and are hosted by Prof. Manu Kapur. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the FLI Colloquia will be held virtually on Zoom.

Dates and content:

24th September 2021

Productive Failure in Introductory Computer Science
Sverrir Thorgeirsson, doctoral student at D-​INFK, ETH Zurich
Intuitive physical inference: misconceptions, biases, and neural bases
Gabrielle Zbären, doctoral student at Neural Control of Movement lab, D-HEST, ETH Zurich

29th October 2021


26th November 2021


17th December 2021


Time: 4 – 6pm (s.t.)

Zoom link: will be provided after registration. Please contact Sara May ( for a registration without earning the 0.5 ECTS credits.

More information on the FLI colloquium can be found in the ETH course catalogueIf you have any questions, please contact Sara May.

Group of students in a lecture

Image (ETH Zürich / Alessandro Della Bella)