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…

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…

Europhysics prize 2014 awarded to Jean-Marc Triscone

Europhysics prize 2014 awarded to Jean-Marc Triscone

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…

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, 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 them building a…

Thierry Giamarchi receives two distinctions

Thierry Giamarchi receives two distinctions

Congratulations to Prof. Thierry Giamachi for his election to the French Academy of Sciences, effective June 2014. Prof. Giamarchi is the Director of the DQMP since 2013. More information and video of the conference Prof. Giamarchi has also been nominated as an American Physical Society Fellow, for elucidating the role of interactions and disorder in…

Iris Crassee obtains a SPS Prize

Iris Crassee obtains a SPS Prize

Congratulations to Iris Crassee in the group of  Dirk van der Marel, who was awarded with the SPS 2013 Prize in Applied Physics for her excellent PhD work, supervised by Dr. Alexey Kuzmenko, on magneto-optical properties of graphene and the discovery of giant Faraday rotation in the terahertz range in single and multilayer graphene epitaxially grown on…

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