Talk with Fabian Natterer, SNSF Professor, UZH

Talk with Fabian Natterer, SNSF Professor, UZH

What have been your main fields of research and your most surprising scientific finding during these last years ? Broadly speaking, our research deals with the investigation of atomic scale quantum materials using scanning probe microscopy. This includes scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) based electron spin resonance, atomic force microscopy, time-resolved measurements, and quasiparticle interference imaging.…

Feedback on MaNEP mini-workshop

Feedback on MaNEP mini-workshop

The MaNEP mini-workshop on Oxide Heterostructures took place on the 28th of October 2021. The goal of this online meeting was to bring together Swiss researchers working in the field of complex oxides and provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their work, especially for PhD students and postdocs. During the workshop, we…

Prof. Fabian von Rohr receives the Ruzicka Prize 2021

Prof. Fabian von Rohr receives the Ruzicka Prize 2021

Prof. Fabian von Rohr received the Ruzicka Prize 2021 the for his work on the discovery of quantum materials by combining chemical and physical design principles. The award ceremony took place on November 18. The Ruzicka Prize, named after the ETH professor and Nobel laureate Leopold Ruzicka, is one of the most important awards for…

New perspectives in the physics of electronic orders

New perspectives in the physics of electronic orders

The charge density wave order is a fascinating electronic phase that appears in some metallic crystals below a critical temperature. It combines a periodic distortion of the atomic lattice and a redistribution of the electronic charge to a standing-wave arrangement. These modulations form new periodicities that modify the symmetries of the host material, with important…

Inauguration of the new Scienscope

Inauguration of the new Scienscope

The Scienscope of the Faculty of Science at Université de Genève was inaugurated on October 5th, 2021. It consists of seven new spaces dedicated to the discovery of the sciences taught and studied in the Faculty. With more than 35’000 visitors each year, the UNIGE Scienscope is open to primary and secondary I and II…

d-Wave vortex core

d-Wave vortex core

Magnetic vortices in superconductors are singular objects at the center of which the superconducting Cooper pairs are locally destroyed. As a consequence, the electronic excitations in their cores are expected to be fundamentally different from the ones occurring in the electronic superfluid surrounding the vortices. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) is the ideal tool to study…

Complex Oxide Heterostructures Mini-Workshop – 28 October 2021

Complex Oxide Heterostructures Mini-Workshop – 28 October 2021

The goal of this one-day online workshop is to bring together the Swiss researchers working on thin films, heterostructures and devices from complex oxides. In particular, it is aimed at the PhD students and Postdocs to provide them with an opportunity to present and discuss their work. Interested researchers from abroad are equally welcome. Besides…

Novel Materials Research Enabled by SwissFEL

Novel Materials Research Enabled by SwissFEL

By Simon Gerber, Henrik Lemke, Luc Patthey, Urs Staub and Cristian Svetina, Paul Scherrer Institut     The X-ray free-electron laser SwissFEL [1] is PSI’s latest large-scale facility, serves several research areas and is complementary to the other accelerator-based photon source, the Swiss Light Source (SLS) synchrotron [2]. For condensed matter research, SwissFEL operates the Bernina…

9th MaNEP Winter School

9th MaNEP Winter School

We are glad to inform our members that the MaNEP Winter School is scheduled for January 16 to 21, 2022 in Saas-Fee. This 9th edition of the school series, initially planned for January 2021 and delayed due to the pandemic, offers an unchanged program entitled “Hot topics in driven, two-dimensional, and topological matter”. Our PhD students…

Aline Ramires received the UBC Science Early Career Award

Aline Ramires received the UBC Science Early Career Award

Aline Ramires, junior group leader and Ambizione Fellow at the Paul Scherrer Institute, received the Science Early Career Invited Lecture Award from the University of British Columbia.   Dr. Ramires was nominated to the award by Andrea Damascelli, the director of the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute, for her recent key contributions to the understanding…

Laser-induced transient magnons in Sr3Ir2O7 throughout the Brillouin zone

Laser-induced transient magnons in Sr3Ir2O7 throughout the Brillouin zone

By Daniel Mazzone, PSI Based on article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Ultrafast manipulation of magnetic states holds great promise for progress in our understanding of new quantum states and technical applications. Increasing experimental evidence has shown in recent years that magnetism is suppressed by photodoping, but the exact nature of the…

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