Edoardo Martino took part at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Edoardo Martino took part at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Edoardo Martino, PhD student in the group of Prof. Ana Akrap (UniFR) and Prof. László Forró (EPFL), was selected to take part at the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The meeting takes place each year with the aim to “foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines”, by creating a unique environment…

TME Workshop 2019 in La Plata, Argentina

TME Workshop 2019 in La Plata, Argentina

From 22nd-24th October 2019, the international workshop “Topology in Magnetism: Theory Meets Experiments (TME) 2019” took place in La Plata, Argentina. Around 50 participants enjoyed three days of focused talks and discussions on a range of topics related to topology and magnetism, including magnetic skyrmions and vortices, synthetic nanomagnetism, anomalous transport, ferroelectric skyrmions and vortices,…

Claribel Dominguez obtains the iWOE26 poster prize

Claribel Dominguez obtains the iWOE26 poster prize

Claribel Dominguez, in the group of Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone (UNIGE), currently working on the exciting field of “oxide interface physics”, received the iWOE26 poster prize for her research “Engineering electronic coupling of metal-insulator phases at SmNiO3/NdNiO3 interfaces”. Nowadays, interfaces between different compounds are a recognized playground to manipulate the electronic phases of transition metal oxides.…

Antoine Georges received the APS Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

Antoine Georges received the APS Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

The American Physical Society has awarded its 2020 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics to Antoine Georges “for the development of the Dynamical Mean Field Theory as a tool for the computation of properties of strongly correlated materials.” Antoine Georges is a Professor at the Department of Quantum Matter Physics of the University of Geneva…

The Howard Flack Crystallographic Lecture Series – Prof. Matthew J. Rosseinsky

The Howard Flack Crystallographic Lecture Series – Prof. Matthew J. Rosseinsky

It is a great pleasure to announce the second Howard Flack Crystallographic Lecture Series, organized by the Swiss Crystallographic Society in collaboration with the local host institutions: Prof. Dr. Matthew J. Rosseinsky from the University of Liverpool will give lectures at several universities/institutes in Switzerland.   Lecture Series: “Design of Advanced Materials ?” Monday, November…

Irène Cucchi received the Flatlands 2019 poster prize

Irène Cucchi received the Flatlands 2019 poster prize

Irène Cucchi (group of F. Baumberger) receives the Flatlands 2019 poster prize for her work on two-dimensional (2D) materials entitled “Microfocus laser-ARPES on encapsulated mono-, bi- and few-layer 1T’-WTe2”. In this study, researchers at the University of Geneva measured for the first time the electronic structure of exfoliated air-sensitive flakes of van der Waals materials.…

Magnetic skyrmions descend on the 2019 Annual Meeting of SPS and ÖPG in Zurich

Magnetic skyrmions descend on the 2019 Annual Meeting of SPS and ÖPG in Zurich

The exciting programme of this year’s joint annual meeting of SPS and ÖPG included a focus session on ‘Skyrmions in Magnetic Materials’ for the first time. The inclusion of the session heralds the rapidly developing Swiss-wide, interdisciplinary research effort into these topologically nontrivial magnetic structures, which moreover involves many members of MaNEP. The well-attended focus…

The LTA is launching a High-Performance Chemical Analysis and Imaging Platform – Seminar on November 14th

The LTA is launching a High-Performance Chemical Analysis and Imaging Platform – Seminar on November 14th

This platform is now open to both academic and industrial laboratories. Discover more at the XPS and TOF-SIMS seminar on November 14th. This platform, unique in Switzerland, combines expertise in molecular identification and surface chemistry with two state-of-the-art systems: a TOF-SIMS mass spectrometer and a scanning XPS microprobe. These two complementary techniques allow sensitive and…

Nicola Spaldin received the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist

Nicola Spaldin received the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist

Nicola Spaldin, Professor of Materials Theory at the ETH Zurich and member of the MaNEP Steering Comittee received the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist for her ground-breaking research into multiferroic materials, with which she has laid the foundations for new ultrafast and energy-efficient data storage technologies. Nicola Spaldin is the second woman to be awarded the…

The ARPES/STM lab of UNIFR in ComicScience

The ARPES/STM lab of UNIFR in ComicScience

Some time ago, Christophe Berthod from the University of Geneva met Gilles Bellevaut, who is interested in science and shares his scientific explorations in the form of comic strips. Recently, they visited together the ARPES/STM laboratory of Prof. Philipp Aebi and Prof.Claude Monney from the University of Fribourg. Discover the story of this day in…

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