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…

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