Antoine Georges awarded the 2022 Feenberg Memorial Medal

Antoine Georges awarded the 2022 Feenberg Memorial Medal

Antoine Georges, professor at the DQMP, UNIGE and at the College de France, has been awarded jointly with Gabriel Kotliar and Dieter Vollhardt the 2022 Feenberg Memorial Medal for established work that has significantly advanced the field of many-body physics.  The award is for the Dynamical Mean Field Theory (DMFT) method, which is today an important tool in…

João Ferreira received the Cogito Grant with |Hop>

João Ferreira received the Cogito Grant with |Hop>

João Ferreira, UNIGE, received the Cogito grant for his project “Teaching quantum with |Hop>”. |Hop> is an educational tool for Quantum Physics, both in the classroom and at home. João started developing this card game in parallel with his thesis, with the aim of explaining his research and filling some gaps in the wider science outreach…

Talk with Henrik Lemke, Group leader, PSI

Talk with Henrik Lemke, Group leader, PSI

What has been your main research activity and your most interesting scientific findings over the last few years ? Being fascinated by the often astounding mechanisms giving materials a function in nature or technology, I had the chance to gain a number of new insights by building up and participating in multiple Free Electron Laser…

Michael Denner receives SPS General Physics Award

Michael Denner receives SPS General Physics Award

For his research on exceptional topological insulators, Michael Denner receives this year’s General Physics Award of the Swiss Physical Society. The work by the Condensed Matter Theory Group of Titus Neupert proposes the analog of a three-dimensional topological insulator in dissipative systems, similarly hosting exotic surface states. Such a phase could for instance describe the…

Professor Andrea Caviglia awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant

Professor Andrea Caviglia awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant

Andrea Caviglia, full professor at the Department of Quantum Matter Physics, UNIGE, has been recognized for the excellence of his work with an ERC Consolidator Grant providing 2 million euros over five years for the QED Materials project – Quantum Electrodynamics of materials. Light plays a fundamental role in the investigation of materials with novel…

The association has a new president and vice-president

The association has a new president and vice-president

On December 9th 2021, the association MaNEP Switzerland Network met for its 9th Forum Meeting. The president of the board, Prof. Christian Rüegg (PSI, UniGe, ETH Zurich, EPFL), welcomed 20 participants online and reported on the status and activities of the association, for example the MaNEP membership numbers, communications, summer internships sponsored by MaNEP and…

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.…

Ruzicka Prize goes to Prof. Fabian von Rohr

Ruzicka Prize goes to Prof. Fabian von Rohr

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…

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…

Talk with Fabian von Rohr, Professor, UZH

Talk with Fabian von Rohr, Professor, UZH

What made you decide to become a materials researcher ? Materials are an integral part of modern society. New materials can have a profound impact on our lives, and they are an indispensable component for technological progress. Inventing them has always sparked a particular fascination for me. This fascination still drives me today when we…

Claribel Dominguez obtained a UNIGE Subside tremplin

Claribel Dominguez obtained a UNIGE Subside tremplin

Claribel Dominguez in the group of Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone, University of Geneva, obtained a UNIGE Subside tremplin. Claribel is finishing her PhD working on nickelate superlattices where an interesting coupling mechanism was found in structures made of two nickelates with different metal-insulator transition temperatures. A paper recently published in Nature Materials. This sudside allows female…

Philippe Tückmantel received the Springer Theses prize

Philippe Tückmantel received the Springer Theses prize

Each year the Springer Thesis prize is awarded to a PhD work in order to recognise its scientific impact. The thesis of Philippe Tückmantel entitled “Scanning Probe Studies of Structural and Functional Properties of Ferroelectric Domains and Domain Walls”, supervised by Professor Patrycja Paruch was recognised by a Springer Theses prize and published in the…

Iris Crassee receives InnoSciences Award

Iris Crassee receives InnoSciences Award

Dr. Iris Crassee has become laureate of the InnoSciences Award from the Science Innovation Hub of the Faculty of Sciences. This award supports selected projects by providing the laureates office and laboratory spaces in an academic/entrepreneurial environment. The project of Iris Crassee is to develop a new functionality to the RefFIT software, which is to…

Edoardo Martino received the 2020 EPFL Physics Doctoral Thesis Award

Edoardo Martino received the 2020 EPFL Physics Doctoral Thesis Award

Edoardo Martino PhD student at the EPFL received the 2020 EPFL Physics Doctoral Thesis Award (EDPY Award) for his Thesis: “Electrons leave the flatland: out-of-plane charge dynamics in layered materials” under the supervision of Prof. László Forró and Prof. Ana Akrap, and in close collaboration with the team of Prof. Philip Moll. Founded in 2014,…

Talk with Mitali Banerjee, Professor, EPFL

Talk with Mitali Banerjee, Professor, EPFL

What have been your primary field of research and your most surprising scientific finding during these last years ? I am an experimental physicist working in the world of two-dimension of solid state, namely, conductors, semiconductors, and insulators, at ultra-low temperature close to the absolute zero, and under the influence of very high magnetic fields…

Irene Cucchi presents her thesis … in comics

Irene Cucchi presents her thesis … in comics

Irene Cucchi successfully defended her thesis at the DQMP, UNIGE. For several years, she has been conducting research in a new field of materials physics, at the crossroads of two major advances in condensed matter physics: the discovery of two-dimensional crystals and the discovery of topological insulators. In order to share part of her PhD…

Carmine Senatore Swiss Delegate to an International Energy Agency’s programme on Superconductors

Carmine Senatore Swiss Delegate to an International Energy Agency’s programme on Superconductors

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) appointed Prof. Carmine Senatore, DQMP, UNIGE, as Swiss Delegate to the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP). The High Temperature Superconductivity Technology Collaborative Program (HTS TCP) mission is to evaluate the status of and analyzing the prospects for the electric power sector’s use…

Lihuan Sun obtained a Subside tremplin

Lihuan Sun obtained a Subside tremplin

Lihuan Sun in the group of Christoph Renner, UNIGE obtained a Subside tremplin. She is Post-doctorant in spin orbit interactions on graphene/transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) heterostructures using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Spectroscopy (STS). This subside allows female researchers from the University of Geneva wishing to pursue an academic career, to release them from their…

Matteo Alessandrini’s group, Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Carmine Senatore’s group, DQMP awarded financial support by Innosuisse

Matteo Alessandrini’s group, Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Carmine Senatore’s group, DQMP awarded financial support by Innosuisse

Matteo Alessandrini’s group at Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Senatore’s group at DQMP, University of Geneva have been recently awarded financial support by Innosuisse for a 3 years project. The project will start in September 2020. The title of the project is “HTS superconducting joints for NMR magnets”. This project aims to develop superconducting HTS joints made for application…

Karin von Arx has won the 2019 Dectris Prize

Karin von Arx has won the 2019 Dectris Prize

Karin von Arx, University of Zurich, has won the 2019 DECTRIS Experimental Physics Prize for her master thesis “Discovery of a Collective Orbital Excitation in Ca3Ru2O7 – A Resonant X-ray Spectroscopy Study”. The Prize is given to an excellent master’s thesis in experimental physics.     © photo credit: UNIZH

Denys Sutter has been awarded a BRIDGE grant and a Venture Kick support

Denys Sutter has been awarded a BRIDGE grant and a Venture Kick support

Denys Sutter has been awarded a BRIDGE grant. BRIDGE is a programme developed jointly by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse – the Swiss innovation promotion agency. It creates a new funding offer at the interface between basic and applied research and complements the support provided by these two organisations. Denys Sutter’s project…

Talk with Claude Monney, Professor, Ultrafast Spectroscopy Group, UniFR

Talk with Claude Monney, Professor, Ultrafast Spectroscopy Group, UniFR

Please tell us about your main research interests during these last years? I have started my scientific career doing theory in condensed matter physics during my diploma work. Then I continued with my PhD studies learning about experimental physics with photoemission spectroscopy in Neuchâtel. At that time, my PhD supervisor, Philipp Aebi, found the right…

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…

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