An important objective of MaNEP Switzerland is to offer networking and training opportunities to PhD students and postdocs. Schools are not only the place to learn and deepen scientific knowledge, it is also a unique opportunity to build and expand the scientific network. Since 2004, MaNEP is running a biannual school programme in Saas-Fee. Initially organized in summer, it became a winter school in 2009 when it also widened to foreign students and speakers.

The next MaNEP Winter School will take place from January 8 to 13, 2017, in Saas-Fee, on 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 introduction to various classes of materials, to the fundamental aspects of spectroscopy of correlated electron materials, and to microscopy as well as local probes of topography and spectroscopy. Five shorter lectures will cover: recent advances in nanomagnetism and dichalcogenides, as well as introductions to electro-active functional materials, photovoltaics, and to resistive switching in random-access memories.

The school targets an audience at the doctoral and post-doctoral levels. A background in general condensed-matter physics should be sufficient. All lectures are given in English.
Jeroen van den Brink, IFW Dresden
Patrycja Paruch, University of Geneva
Pietro Gambardella, ETH Zürich
Neven Barišić, Vienna University of Technology
Gustau Catalan, ICN2 Barcelona
Anders Hagfeldt, EPF Lausanne
Andras Kis, EPF Lausanne
Frithjof Nolting, Paul Scherrer Institute
Marcelo Rozenberg, LPS Orsay

Registrations are open until October 28, 2016

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I feel very lucky to be able to participate in the school. It was extremely useful to know the entire view about a particular important subject.
The subjects are very well chosen. Some are traditional subjects, some are hot topics. What a wonderful occasion for me! Thanks to the organizers!


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