Talk with Markus Müller, Senior scientist, Condensed Matter Theory Group, PSI

Talk with Markus Müller, Senior scientist, Condensed Matter Theory Group, PSI

What has been your main research activity and your most interesting scientific findings over the last few years ? My research as a theorist is rather wide-spread across condensed matter physics. One of my main interests and playgrounds though concerns the interplay of interactions, quantum fluctuations and disorder, which gives rise to an enormous variety…

Edoardo Martino took part at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Edoardo Martino took part at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Edoardo Martino, PhD student in the group of Prof. Ana Akrap (UniFR) and Prof. László Forró (EPFL), was selected to take part at the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. The meeting takes place each year with the aim to “foster the exchange among scientists of different generations, cultures, and disciplines”, by creating a unique environment…

Claribel Dominguez obtains the iWOE26 poster prize

Claribel Dominguez obtains the iWOE26 poster prize

Claribel Dominguez, in the group of Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone (UNIGE), currently working on the exciting field of “oxide interface physics”, received the iWOE26 poster prize for her research “Engineering electronic coupling of metal-insulator phases at SmNiO3/NdNiO3 interfaces”. Nowadays, interfaces between different compounds are a recognized playground to manipulate the electronic phases of transition metal oxides.…

Marta Gibert has won the iWOE prize for excellency in research

Marta Gibert has won the iWOE prize for excellency in research

Marta Gibert, professor at the University of Zurich, has won the iWOE prize for excellency in research. A prize for scientists below 40 who have demonstrated excellence in research in the field of oxide electronics. The prize was given at the iWOE26 meeting, in October, in Kyoto, Japan.

Antoine Georges received the APS Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

Antoine Georges received the APS Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

The American Physical Society has awarded its 2020 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics to Antoine Georges “for the development of the Dynamical Mean Field Theory as a tool for the computation of properties of strongly correlated materials.” Antoine Georges is a Professor at the Department of Quantum Matter Physics of the University of Geneva…

Irène Cucchi received the Flatlands 2019 poster prize

Irène Cucchi received the Flatlands 2019 poster prize

Irène Cucchi (group of F. Baumberger) receives the Flatlands 2019 poster prize for her work on two-dimensional (2D) materials entitled “Microfocus laser-ARPES on encapsulated mono-, bi- and few-layer 1T’-WTe2”. In this study, researchers at the University of Geneva measured for the first time the electronic structure of exfoliated air-sensitive flakes of van der Waals materials.…

Nicola Spaldin received the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist

Nicola Spaldin received the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist

Nicola Spaldin, Professor of Materials Theory at the ETH Zurich and member of the MaNEP Steering Comittee received the Swiss Science Prize Marcel Benoist for her ground-breaking research into multiferroic materials, with which she has laid the foundations for new ultrafast and energy-efficient data storage technologies. Nicola Spaldin is the second woman to be awarded the…

Talk with Ana Akrap MaNEP Member, Professor at the University of Fribourg

Talk with Ana Akrap MaNEP Member, Professor at the University of Fribourg

Please tell us about your professional background and your main research interests ? I’m an experimental condensed matter physicist. I study the interaction of light and matter, in order to understand and uncover new and exciting physics in materials both old and new. The main focus of my research are special kinds of materials in…

Jennifer Fowlie received the Springer Thesis prize

Jennifer Fowlie received the Springer Thesis prize

Each year the Springer Thesis prize is awarded to a PhD work in order to recognise its scientific impact. This year, the 2018 prize in the field of physics was received by Jennifer Fowlie, who completed her PhD studies entitled “Electronic and structural properties of lanthanum nickelate-based heterostructures” in the group of Professor Jean-Marc Triscone…

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,…

Talk with Marta Gibert, MaNEP Board, SNSF Professor at UniZH

Talk with Marta Gibert, MaNEP Board, SNSF Professor at UniZH

What have been the highlights of your research during these last years? My research has always been in the field of oxides materials; I am interested in oxide interface physics and in the engineering of high quality artificial functional heterostructures. In the last years, my work has mainly focused on the study of the perovskite…

Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize

Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize

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…

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…

Marta Gibert receives the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) prize

Marta Gibert receives the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) prize

Marta Gibert receives the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) Prize sponsored by IBM for her research on magnetic coupling at oxide interfaces, particularly in the interface engineering of heterostructures combining nickelates and manganites. The results led to the publications: “Exchange bias in LaNiO3–LaMnO3 superlattices“, M. Gibert, et al., Nature Materials 11, 195 (2012). “Interfacial Control of Magnetic Properties…

Matthias Troyer receives the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

Matthias Troyer receives the Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

Matthias Troyer, ETHZ, has been awarded the 2016 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics of the American Physical Society, ” for pioneering numerical work in many seemingly intractable areas of quantum many body physics and for providing efficient sophisticated computer codes to the community “. The Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics is awarded by…

Siobhan Mckeown Walker has received a prize at CORPES in Paris

Siobhan Mckeown Walker has received a prize at CORPES in Paris

Siobhan Mckeown Walker has been awarded a prize for the best poster presentation at the CORPES conference in Paris, France (5-10 July 2015). CORPES is an international workshop on strong correlations and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. Siobhan presented the recent ARPES work of the group Baumberger on the 2DEG at the STO (001) surface and showed the…

Shunsuke Furuya receives The Young scientist award of the Physical Society of Japan

Shunsuke Furuya receives The Young scientist award of the Physical Society of Japan

Shunsuke Furuya in the group of Thierry Giamarchi at UNIGE has received theYoung scientist award of the Physical Society of Japan (division 3: magnetism). Every year the JPS  presents  theYoung scientists awards to young researchers who have made outstanding achievements in their early research careers. Shunsuke will give the award-winning lecture at the end of…

Dirk van der Marel receives the 2016 Frank Isakson Prize

Dirk van der Marel receives the 2016 Frank Isakson Prize

Professor Dirk van der Marel has been awarded the 2016 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids “for insightful experiments and analyses on a wide variety of quantum solids with strong electronic correlations in general, and cuprate superconductors in particular, using optical spectroscopy”. He shares the prize with David Tanner of the University of…

Ievgeniia Nedoliuk won the photo contest of the UNIGE Faculty of Science

Ievgeniia Nedoliuk won the photo contest of the UNIGE Faculty of Science

Congratulations to Ievgeniia Nedoliuk who won the 1st prize of the photo contest organized by the UNIGE Faculty of Science. The projects have been selected according to the originality of the approach, the quality and the consistency of the pictures.     Ievgeniia Nedoliuk explains her work : ” This series of pictures shows a…

Giulio Tieri receives the best poster award in matter science during the Sfµ Conference

Giulio Tieri receives the best poster award in matter science during the Sfµ Conference

During the sfµ conference, the prize for the best poster on matter science was awarded to Giulio Tieri for his poster entitled : “Scanning transmission electron microscope investigation of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 bi-interface”. The selection was based on the following criteria: scientific relevance of the content, clarity of explanations during poster sessions, quality of illustrations and graphics,…

Antoine Georges elected to the French Academy of Sciences – Interview

Antoine Georges elected to the French Academy of Sciences – Interview

Congratulations to Antoine Georges, professor at the DQMP, at the Collège de France (chair of Condensed Matter Physics) and at the École Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France), who has been elected to the French Academy of Sciences. His researches are focused on the physics of quantum systems with strong correlations in various contexts, from materials with strong…

Jean-Marc Triscone receives the EPS award – Highlight on his work

Jean-Marc Triscone receives the EPS award – Highlight on his work

For the “discovery and investigation of electron liquids at oxide interfaces”,  Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone was awarded the 2014 European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize. He shares this distinction with Prof. Harold Y. Hwang (University of Stanford) and Prof. Jochen Mannhart (Max Plank Institute). This Europhysics prize is one of Europe’s most significant distinction…

Thierry Giamarchi elected to the French Academy of Sciences – Interview

Thierry Giamarchi elected to the French Academy of Sciences – Interview

Prof. Thierry Giamarchi, University of Geneva has been nominated as an American Physical Society Fellow (fellowship was given during the 2014 March meeting), for elucidating the role of interactions and disorder in low dimensional classical and quantum systems. Recently, he has also been elected as a new member of the French Academy of Sciences, effective…

Simon Moser won a european PhD competition

Simon Moser won a european PhD competition

Simon Moser, PhD candidate in the group of Marco Grioni, EPFL, won the european PhD competition organized in Cardiff by the HEPTech, the high energy physics technology transfer network, with his project “Direct Oxide Lithography”. His prize is a funded trip around the UK visiting companies, investors and funders to see how will be secured…

Nomination of a new department head at Paul Scherrer Institute

Nomination of a new department head at Paul Scherrer Institute

Gabriel Aeppli is the new head of the SYN department at PSI and also Professor at ETHZ and EPFL. Gabriel Aeppli studied electro-engineering at MIT, where he also obtained is PhD thesis. He then spent 15 years as member and later Distinguished Member at the Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, USA. In 1996 he moved…

“Mercator prize” awarded to Fabian von Rohr

“Mercator prize” awarded to Fabian von Rohr

Fabian von Rohr has received the “Mercator award” of the University of Zurich for his outstanding research on “Discovery, Growth, and Characterization of New Electronic and Magnetic Materials”. The Mercator awards for Junior Researchers give recognition to the outstanding scientific achievements of advanced PhD candidates and early postdoctoral researchers at the University of Zurich engaged…

Simon Gerber receives the “Young scientist prize of the Swiss Neutron Scattering Society”

Simon Gerber receives the “Young scientist prize of the Swiss Neutron Scattering Society”

For his PhD work entitled “Interplay of Unconventional Superconductivity and Magnetism in CeCoIn5”, Simon Gerber, Paul Scherrer Institute, has been awarded the “Young Scientist Prize of the Swiss Neutron Scattering Society, sponsored by SwissNeutronics. The prize is awarded annually to a young scientist in recognition of a notable scientific achievement in the form of a…

Jennifer Fowlie won the FameLab national final

Jennifer Fowlie won the FameLab national final

Congratulations to Jennifer Fowlie who won the FameLab national final on May 9, 2014. This success qualified her for the international final that took place June 3 – 9, 2014 in Cheltenham (UK), where she competed against 23 FameLab finalists from countries all over the world. The FameLab competition aims at discovering new faces in the Swiss…

Nicola Spaldin elected to the MaNEP Steering Committee

Nicola Spaldin elected to the MaNEP Steering Committee

Professor Nicola Spaldin joins the MaNEP Network Steering Committee to replace Anke Weidenkaff who left Switzerland following her appointment as professor in materials science at the University of Stuttgart. Prof. Spaldin is leading the Materials Theory group in the Department of Materials at ETH Zurich since 2010. She is a prominent figure in materials modelling and…

Sandra Šopić receives an EPL award

Sandra Šopić receives an EPL award

During the Graphene Week 2014 in Gothenburg, Sweden (23-27 June 2014), Sandra Šopić has been awarded a prize in recognition of the best presentation. She presented the  Interplay between microscopic decoherence and superconducting proximity effect in a graphene Andreev interferometer. This prize awards “research and projects by early-stage researchers created within the framework of their PhD…

Prof. Antoine Georges receives the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics

Prof. Antoine Georges receives the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics

For his pioneering research in the field of theoretical solid state physics, Prof. Antoine Georges was awarded the Hamburg Prize for Theoretical Physics, which is jointly awarded by the Joachim Herz Stiftung and the Hamburg Center  for Ultrafast imaging (CUI). Prof. Georges` work opens up an understanding of how the properties of materials, such as…

“Scholarship of Excellence” awarded to Marta Gibert

“Scholarship of Excellence” awarded to Marta Gibert

Marta Gibert, University of Geneva, has been rewarded for the excellence of her scientific work and research on Interface engineering of nickelate heterostructures. Marta Gibert has been granted a « Scholarship of Excellence », a three year appointment as Senior researcher at the University of Geneva. This program aims to support women in their research and help…

Jill Guyonnet receives the Jean Würth Award

Jill Guyonnet receives the Jean Würth Award

Jill Guyonnet, University of Geneva, was awarded the Jean Würth Award for best PhD thesis 2013 for her excellent PhD work, supervised by Prof. Patrycja Paruch, exploring the rich fundamental physics and novel functionalities of ferroelectric domain walls by atomic force microscopy. Jill also received the FNSF Early-Postdoc Mobility Fellowship.

Welcome to Prof. Felix Baumberger

Welcome to Prof. Felix Baumberger

Welcome to Prof. Felix Baumberger who moved from the University of St Andrews (UK) to UNIGE in September 2012. With his team, he investigates correlated electron systems by angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) using deep ultraviolet lasers and VUV synchrotron sources.  The group is particularly interested in layered ruthenates and iridates as well as two-dimensional electron liquids at…

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