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…

“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…

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…

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