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 online mini-workshops organized in 2021.
The present members of the board are elected for a four-year term and until 2023. After two terms as president Rüegg stepped down. Prof. Thierry Giamarchi (UniGe) and Prof. Frederic Mila (EPFL) were elected unanimously president and vice-president of the association MaNEP for a two-year term. Prof. Felix Baumberger (UniGe) was confirmed in his present role as treasurer. The budget for 2022 was approved and following immediately after the Forum Meeting, all attendees and the board enjoy a talk by Dr. Simon Gerber (PSI) on the “Past, present, and future of condensed matter experiments at X-ray free-electron lasers”.