Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research

Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research

Congratulations to Patrycja Paruch who receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research ! Patrycja is awarded for “contributions to the understanding of the physics of domain walls in ferroelectrics – in particular for her work on domain wall creep, studies of domain wall roughness, and her discovery of conductivity at domain walls…

Antoine Georges has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Antoine Georges has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Antoine Georges, Professor at the Ecole polytechnique, at Collège de France and at the University of Geneva, has been named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Antoine Georges will receive this decoration on June 19, 2017 at the Collège de France. The Légion d’Honneur is the highest French national distinction. Antoine George was awarded numerous prizes…

Superconductivity and the Physiscope at Swissnex Boston

Superconductivity and the Physiscope at Swissnex Boston

Superconductivity was the guest of Swissnex at the Cambridge science festival near Boston (USA), last April, in collaboration with the Physiscope of UNIGE. Numerous visitors experienced some of the surprising properties of superconductivity,  such as levitation and vortex pinning. The Physiscope’s team especially showcased a flywheel able to store mechanical energy and convert it into…

Summer internships 2017

Summer internships 2017

The MaNEP Network offers summer internships for 3rd and 4th year students in physics. It is a unique opportunity to work for a month this summer in one of the top research teams affiliated to the MaNEP Network while receiving a financial support. Interested ? Click here to see all the details and to contact…

Elastic properties measured by thermal diffuse x-ray scattering

Elastic properties measured by thermal diffuse x-ray scattering

by Björn Wehinger, Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva based on an article published in Physical Review Letters Physicists from the University of Geneva and the European Synchrotron discovered how to obtain the full elasticity tensor from a single crystal diffraction experiment. Measurements of thermal diffuse scattering revealed that the complete set of…

Tuning magnetic spirals with chemical disorder beyond room temperature

Tuning magnetic spirals with chemical disorder beyond room temperature

by Mickaël Morin and  Marisa Medarde, Paul Scherrer Institut based on an article published in Nature Communications In the past years, magnetism-driven ferroelectricity has been reported in a number of frustrated magnets with spiral magnetic orders. Such materials are of high current interest due to their potential for spintronics and low-power magnetoelectric devices. However, their low…

EUCAS 2017 in Geneva

EUCAS 2017 in Geneva

By Luca Bottura, CERN The 13th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity, EUCAS 2017, will be held 17-21 September 2017 in the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG), hosted by CERN in collaboration with the University of Geneva and EPFL-SPC. Full details about the conference scope and program can be found at http://www.eucas2017.org/. EUCAS is a worldwide…

Marta Gibert and Ana Akrap obtain a SNFS professorship

Marta Gibert and Ana Akrap obtain a SNFS professorship

Congratulations to Marta Gibert and Ana Akrap of the Department of Quantum Matter Physics, University of Geneva who have obtained a SNSF professorship grant. Marta Gibert has received the grant with a project on Functional oxide heterostructures by design. She will be appointed as professor at the University of Zürich. Her research interests are in…

Towards mastering terahertz waves ?

Towards mastering terahertz waves ?

The terahertz waves span frequency ranges between the infrared spectrum (used, for example, for night vision) and gigahertz waves (which find their application, among other, in Wi-Fi connections). Terahertz waves allow for the detection of materials that are undetectable at other frequencies. However, the use of these waves is severely limited by the absence of…

5th German-Swiss Joint Conference on Crystal Growth

5th German-Swiss Joint Conference on Crystal Growth

The 5th German-Swiss Joint Conference on Crystal Growth will be held from the 8th to the 10th of March 2017 at the University of Freiburg (Germany). The conference is organised by the German Association for Crystal Growth (DGKK) and the Swiss Society for Crystallography (SSCr), and endorsed by MaNEP. Both societies aim at relaunching the…

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