Internship Advancement of Women 2013
This year too, even though MaNEP is in the process of ending as a NCCR, 3rd and 4th year female students in Physics have the great opportunity to spend one month between July and September in one of its top research teams.
Applications must be submitted by July 5, 2013 to MaNEP's Group leaders. [more info]
2013 Swiss Workshop Meeting
The Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties 2013, organized by MaNEP, will be held in Les Diablerets from June 24 to 28, 2013. As MaNEP is in its final year as a National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR), this special edition is longer than usual and will be honored by the venue of numerous international speakers and a special evening with significant personalities. [more info]
A quantum dot energy harvester: turning waste heat into electricity at the nanoscale
In a recent article published in Physical Review B, Björn Sothmann and Markus Büttiker of the University of Geneva, in collaboration with Andrew Jordan of the University of Rochester and Rafael Sánchez of the Materials Science Institute of Madrid, propose a new kind energy converter which is both highly efficient and powerful. [more info]
Graphene project selected by the European Commission
Out of the six research projects in competition, Graphene is one of the two selected by the FET program (future and emerging technologies) of the European Commission. A total sum of one billion euros has been allotted for a ten-year period for this project. Graphene’s mission is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize industries and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe. Five Swiss institutions are participating in this European adventure. [Press release in French] [more info]
Travelling exhibition SUPRA100
From January 20 to May 20, 2013, the Museum of Neuchâtel presented SUPRA100, the exhibition dedicated to superconductivity created by MaNEP, UNIGE and the artist Etienne Krähenbühl. Many events for the general public were organized in parallel to this Art & Science exhibition such as a Supersunday for families, a Superweek for school classes, workshops for children and a conference by reknown scientist Prof. René Flükiger. With over 19’000 visitors at Neuchâtel, SUPRA100 affirms its appeal to the general public. Other exhibitors are interested and are examining possibilities to present this exhibition in their institution.
[Press release] [more info]
Prof. Øystein Fischer distinguished by the Kamerlingh Onnes Prize
For his exceptional contributions in the field of superconductivity, Prof. Øystein Fischer received the Kamerlingh Onnes Prize 2012 during the conference 'Materials & Mecanisms of Superconductivity' held in Washington D. C. this summer. He has been distinguished « for leadership in magnetic superconductors and pioneering scanning tunnelling microscopy studies in cuprate high-Tc materials. »
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