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…

“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…

Johan Chang receives the European Lewy-Bertaut Prize

Johan Chang receives the European Lewy-Bertaut Prize

Johan Chang  at Paul Scherrer Institute received the European Lewy-Bertaut Prize 2013 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the quest for understanding cuprate superconductors. Read more

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.

Baptiste Hildebrand obtains the Viniger Prize

Baptiste Hildebrand obtains the Viniger Prize

Baptiste Hildebrand, University of Fribourg, P. Aebi group, obtained the Vigener 2013 Prize for his Master work entitled «Introduction aux fonctions de Green en seconde quantification ainsi qu’aux techniques de microscopie et spectroscopie tunnel: Application à l’étude du 1T-TiSe2».

Carmine Senatore appointed Professor

Carmine Senatore appointed Professor

Carmine Senatore, University of Geneva, obtained an SNSF professorship grant with a project focused on the development of superconductors from the fundamental level to the practical implementation. His appointment as Professor at UNIGE started in May 2013. Read more

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