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

The DQMP is very proud to announce a double exceptional success. 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…

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…

The word of the academicians – Thierry Giamarchi explains the word “glass”

The word of the academicians – Thierry Giamarchi explains the word “glass”

On the occasion of its 350th birthday, the French Academy of Sciences produced short films entitled “The word of the academicians”. Nineteen academicians explain in three minutes a word of science such as, chaos, climate, innovation, memory, nano, planet, irrational, etc. Thierry Giamarchi, academician, took up the challenge and explains the word “glass” (in French…

Alberto de la Torre receives the “Prix Vacheron Constantin des Sciences 2016”

Alberto de la Torre receives the “Prix Vacheron Constantin des Sciences 2016”

Alberto de la Torre has been awarded the “Prix Vacheron Constantin des Sciences 2016” for his doctoral thesis entitled Spectroscopic Studies of Layered Iridium Oxides and reporting “the doping evolution of the electronic structure of the single and bilayer iridates Sr2IrO4 and Sr3Ir2O7 from angle resolved photoemission (ARPES) experiments”. This prize encourage young students from the Faculty…

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…

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,…

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 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 March :…

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…

Conference of Alan Heeger – Nobel Prize in chemistry

Conference of Alan Heeger – Nobel Prize in chemistry

The physics Section and the School of chemistry and biochemistry, together with the Faculty of Science, are pleased to invite you to a lecture by Professor Alan J. Heeger entitled “Plastic Solar Cells: Self-Assembly of Bulk Heterojunction Nano-materials by Spontaneous Phase Separation “. It will be held on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 18:30 in…

Professor Antoine Georges elected to the French Academy of Sciences

Professor Antoine Georges elected to the French Academy of Sciences

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…

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…

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