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…

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…

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…

Topical meeting on Topological Quantum Phenomena: a successful event

Topical meeting on Topological Quantum Phenomena: a successful event

by Johan Chang, Hugo Dil and Titus Neupert More than 50 physicists, from all over Switzerland, joined the topical MaNEP meeting on topological quantum phenomena, at the University of Zurich on November 21-22, 2016. The meeting – held over two days at the Irchel campus of the University of Zurich – brought together experimentalists and…

7th MaNEP Winter School on Quantum materials at the nanoscale

7th MaNEP Winter School on Quantum materials at the nanoscale

January 8-13, 2017, in Saas-Fee, Switzerland Quantum Materials at the Nanoscale The school aims at a broad introduction to topics of current interest in condensed-matter physics. This year, a special focus is put on nanoscale phenomena in quantum materials, especially on local probes investigating such materials at the nanoscale. Three long lectures will provide an…

Euro AFM Forum

Euro AFM Forum

The Department of Quantum Matter Physics (DQMP) at the University of Geneva and Oxford Instruments Asylum Research are pleased to announce the 5th Euro AFM Forum to be held June 22-24 at the Ecole de physique, University of Geneva. Ideal for both novice and experienced atomic force microscopy AFM users, the Euro AFM Forum is an…

SWM 2016

SWM 2016

The 2016 Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties is the eleventh edition of a series of Swiss Workshops organized by MaNEP, formerly the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties and now a Network at the Swiss level. The meeting will bring together researchers working in…

SUPRAquoi ? September 22 to January 9, in Chambéry

SUPRAquoi ? September 22 to January 9, in Chambéry

After Geneva in 2011 and Neuchâtel in 2013, SUPRA100, the exhibition dedicated to superconductivity created by MaNEP NCCR, UNIGE and the artist Etienne Krähenbühl pursues its way this autumn at the Galerie Eurêka in Chambéry, France. The exhibition, renamed “SUPRA quoi ?” is presented in Chambéry from September 22, 2015 to January 9, 2016. 12’000…

Topical meeting on Crystal Growth in Switzerland

Topical meeting on Crystal Growth in Switzerland

Do not miss the topical meeting on Crystal Growth in Switzerland on June 11 in Geneva ! See the detailed program of the workshop The community of scientists involved in crystal growth and related topics in Switzerland is rather small but many-sided and active in a variety of research fields. A multitude of materials as…

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