Single crystal growth in Switzerland – a flash back and outlook

Single crystal growth in Switzerland – a flash back and outlook

By Prof. László Forró, EPFL Materials are the linchpin of technological progress. All energy related applications like photovoltaics, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, (harvesting, storing and transmitting) heavily depend on new, more performant materials. Even the success of energy production by nuclear fusion crucially relies on finding compounds that can withstand high doses of irradiation. Information technologies are…

Quantum Magnets under Pressure

Quantum Magnets under Pressure

by Björn Wehinger, UNIGE and PSI based on an article published in Physical Review Letters Quantum magnets have evolved over the past decade into systems of large interest in fundamental and, increasingly, in applied physics. Their exceptional properties, including non-magnetic ground states, fractionalised excitations and topological order, have become candidate resources for quantum information and computing. Application in spintronic…

MaNEP session at the Joint Annual Meeting 2019 of SPS and ÖPG

MaNEP session at the Joint Annual Meeting 2019 of SPS and ÖPG

The next joint SPS-ÖPG Annual Meeting will take place at the University of Zürich, in the week of 26-30 August 2019. Save the date !  MaNEP will again contribute, with a special session coordinated by Prof. Marta Gibert and Prof. Titus Neupert. We hope many of you will be able to participate. The detailed announcement will be…

SWM 2018 -A key event for the Swiss quantum matter community

SWM 2018 -A key event for the Swiss quantum matter community

More than 150 physicists and material scientists joined the 12th edition of SWM in Les Diablerets showing that this meeting continues to be a key event for the Swiss quantum matter community. The workshop, held over 3 days in August 2018, showed a strong interest in core areas of MaNEP and took up several emerging…

Baptiste Hildebrand received the Chorafas Foundation prize

Baptiste Hildebrand received the Chorafas Foundation prize

Congratulations to Baptiste Hildebrand from UNIFR who received the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation scientific prize for his outstanding work in physics. This prize promotes excellence in scientific research in six areas, with a particular emphasis in life sciences and medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics, informatics, as well as in engineering of finance and risk management.  …

Jennifer Fowlie obtained a Subside tremplin

Jennifer Fowlie obtained a Subside tremplin

Congratulations to Jennifer Fowlie in the group of Jean-Marc Triscone at UNIGE who obtained a Subside tremplin. This subside allows female researchers from the University of Geneva wishing to pursue an academic career, to release them from their academic duties during a defined period in order for them to focus on their own scientific research,…

The international Workshop on Oxide Electronics celebrates its 25th edition

The international Workshop on Oxide Electronics celebrates its 25th edition

240 scientists – including MaNEP members – gathered in Diablerets from the 1st to the 3rd of October 2018 for the 25th edition of the international Workshop on Oxide Electronics (iwoe25.org). Rotating each year between Europe, America and Asia, this meeting has become an important venue to discuss recent advances and emerging trends in the…

Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons

Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons

Physicists from Rice University and the University of Geneva have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is increasingly relevant thanks to Silicon Valley’s inexorable quest for miniaturization. “Chipmakers have been shrinking feature sizes on microchips for decades, and device physicists are now exploring the use of nanowires and nanotubes…

Haijing Zhang receives the M2S-2018 Best Poster Award

Haijing Zhang receives the M2S-2018 Best Poster Award

Haijing Zhang has received the M2S-2018 Best Poster Award in Beijing, for her poster entitled “Tunnelling spectroscopy of gate-induced superconductivity in MoS2”. 5 Best Poster Prize winners have been selected out of 429 posters. Haijing, post-doc in the group of Alberto Morpurgo at UNIGE, is working on the study of 2D materials including gate induced…

8th MaNEP Winter School on symmetry and topology

8th MaNEP Winter School on symmetry and topology

January 13 to 18, 2019 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland .  The 2019 MaNEP Winter School combines introductory courses with more specialized lectures in the field of correlated quantum matter. The school aims at a broad introduction to contemporary topics in condensed matter physics. This year’s special focus is on superconductivity, quantum criticality, and various aspects of…

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