It was a great pleasure to meet so many participants at the SWM Conference in Les Diablerets this summer. The quality of exchanges and the outstanding attendance show the liveliness and collaborative dynamic thriving in the MaNEP Network.
The MaNEP topical meeting which took place a few days ago at the University of Zurich on « Topological Quantum Phenomena » is a further sign of the Network’s vitality and I deeply thank the organizing team. I take this opportunity to encourage you all to apply for support from MaNEP if you have an idea for a short topical meeting or workshop.
We have again a solid list of publications in high profile journals, and I thank our colleagues from ETHZ who share with us two highlights in this edition. We also have a report on a successful collaboration between UNIGE and Bruker Biospin AG who achieved a Europe premiere, developing a superconducting coil able to reach a magnetic field of 25 Tesla.
On December 5, the Swiss Free Electron Laser will be inaugurated at PSI. This is a great moment for our entire community, opening new research avenues with a state-of-the-art facility in our field.
Do not miss the Winter School in Saas-Fee this coming January with its exciting program. It offers unique networking and training opportunities to PhD students and postdocs. I strongly encourage group leaders to motivate their team to apply - registrations are closed, but you still may contact Christophe Berthod for post-deadline registrations.
I wish you all a most deserved break for Christmas and a Happy new Year !