Carmine Senatore Swiss Delegate to an International Energy Agency’s programme on Superconductors

Carmine Senatore Swiss Delegate to an International Energy Agency’s programme on Superconductors

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) appointed Prof. Carmine Senatore, DQMP, UNIGE, as Swiss Delegate to the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP). The High Temperature Superconductivity Technology Collaborative Program (HTS TCP) mission is to evaluate the status of and analyzing the prospects for the electric power sector’s use…

A breach in the “standard model” of quantum matter

A breach in the “standard model” of quantum matter

Professor Dirk van der Marel’s team from the Department of Quantum Matter Physics (DQMP) of Geneva University recently discovered a whole new effect in a magnetic material with a chemical composition of Nd2Ir2O7. At absolute zero (-273.15 degrees Celsius), this material is insulating but by increasing its temperature it becomes an electrical conductor. More precisely,…

What can quantum many-body physics and optics bring to virology?

What can quantum many-body physics and optics bring to virology?

By Prof. Gabriel Aeppli, ETHZ, EPFL and PSI Among the most important problems illuminated by the current COVID-19 pandemic are those of producing and measuring the immune response to the corona virus. The immune response defines the progression and lethality of the disease in an infected individual, while the idea of promoting such a response through…

Lihuan Sun obtained a Subside tremplin

Lihuan Sun obtained a Subside tremplin

Lihuan Sun in the group of Christoph Renner, UNIGE obtained a Subside tremplin. She is Post-doctorant in spin orbit interactions on graphene/transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) heterostructures using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Spectroscopy (STS). This subside allows female researchers from the University of Geneva wishing to pursue an academic career, to release them from their…

Crystallography helps to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Crystallography helps to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus

The crystal structure of a drug tested against Covid-19 was solved using Fox computer program, developed in the Laboratory of crystallography at the Department of quantum matter physics (DQMP), UNIGE. Recently, James Kaduk (Illinois Institute of Technology and North Central College) and collaborators Amy Gindhart and Thomas Blanton (International Centre for Diffraction Data, ICDD) have…

Matteo Alessandrini’s group, Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Carmine Senatore’s group, DQMP awarded financial support by Innosuisse

Matteo Alessandrini’s group, Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Carmine Senatore’s group, DQMP awarded financial support by Innosuisse

Matteo Alessandrini’s group at Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Senatore’s group at DQMP, University of Geneva have been recently awarded financial support by Innosuisse for a 3 years project. The project will start in September 2020. The title of the project is “HTS superconducting joints for NMR magnets”. This project aims to develop superconducting HTS joints made for application…

Karin von Arx has won the 2019 Dectris Prize

Karin von Arx has won the 2019 Dectris Prize

Karin von Arx, University of Zurich, has won the 2019 DECTRIS Experimental Physics Prize for her master thesis “Discovery of a Collective Orbital Excitation in Ca3Ru2O7 – A Resonant X-ray Spectroscopy Study”. The Prize is given to an excellent master’s thesis in experimental physics.     © photo credit: UNIZH

Low-energy excitations in type-II Weyl semimetal Td-MoTe2 evidenced through optical conductivity

Low-energy excitations in type-II Weyl semimetal Td-MoTe2 evidenced through optical conductivity

By Ana Akrap, Université de Fribourg Based on article published in Physical Review Materials Transition metal dichalcogenides are a rich and diverse family of compounds. In both bulk and few-layer form, transition metal dichalcogenides are intensely studied for many of their interesting properties: excitons, superconductivity, and band-gap tuning by thickness. They are also pursued for their potential…

Denys Sutter has been awarded a BRIDGE grant and a Venture Kick support

Denys Sutter has been awarded a BRIDGE grant and a Venture Kick support

Denys Sutter has been awarded a BRIDGE grant. BRIDGE is a programme developed jointly by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse – the Swiss innovation promotion agency. It creates a new funding offer at the interface between basic and applied research and complements the support provided by these two organisations. Denys Sutter’s project…

9th MaNEP Winter School

9th MaNEP Winter School

In the present wave of event cancellation and postponing, we are glad to inform our members that the steering committee of the MaNEP Association has decided to keep the winter school on the usual schedule. The school will be officially announced and the registrations will be open at the end of June, but we already invite interested…

Simultaneous nodal superconductivity and time-reversal symmetry breaking in the noncentrosymmetric superconductor CaPtAs

Simultaneous nodal superconductivity and time-reversal symmetry breaking in the noncentrosymmetric superconductor CaPtAs

By Tian Shang, Paul Scherrer Institut Based on article published in Physical Review Letters The study of unconventional superconductors is of great interest to the physics community. Complex superconducting ground states can form the basis of novel quantum-field theories and have the potential for applications ranging from particle accelerators to quantum computers.  The ongoing interest in…

Talk with Claude Monney, Professor, Ultrafast Spectroscopy Group, UniFR

Talk with Claude Monney, Professor, Ultrafast Spectroscopy Group, UniFR

Please tell us about your main research interests during these last years? I have started my scientific career doing theory in condensed matter physics during my diploma work. Then I continued with my PhD studies learning about experimental physics with photoemission spectroscopy in Neuchâtel. At that time, my PhD supervisor, Philipp Aebi, found the right…

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