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Claribel Dominguez obtained a Subside tremplin

Claribel Dominguez obtained a Subside tremplin

Claribel Dominguez in the group of Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone, obtained a UNIGE Subside tremplin. Claribel is finishing her PhD working on nickelate superlattices where an interesting coupling mechanism was found in structures made of two nickelates with different metal-insulator transition temperatures. A paper recently published in Nature Materials. This sudside allows female researchers from the…

Adrien Waelchli presents his thesis in 180 seconds

Adrien Waelchli presents his thesis in 180 seconds

My Thesis in 180 seconds is back ! The University of Geneva is organizing for the 5th time the regional final of this competition. Eleven UNIGE doctoral students will present their research topic in 180 seconds, in clear and simple terms, to convince the jury and the public. Among them, Adrien Waelchli, doctoral student at…

Philippe Tückmantel received the Springer Theses prize

Philippe Tückmantel received the Springer Theses prize

Each year the Springer Thesis prize is awarded to a PhD work in order to recognise its scientific impact. The thesis of Philippe Tückmantel entitled “Scanning Probe Studies of Structural and Functional Properties of Ferroelectric Domains and Domain Walls”, supervised by Professor Patrycja Paruch was recognised by a Springer Theses prize and published in the…

Ferroelectric nanodomains shed light on universal systems

Ferroelectric nanodomains shed light on universal systems

Earthquakes and avalanches may have devastating consequences, yet are hard to study, occurring only occasionally and often in poorly monitored regions. Fortunately, simpler systems with similar properties can sometimes be investigated efficiently and safely in the laboratory to yield generally applicable results in a phenomenon called universality. New research at the DQMP, University of Geneva…

MaNEP Summer internships 2021

MaNEP Summer internships 2021

The MaNEP Network offers summer internships to 3rd and 4th year students in physics. It is a unique opportunity to work for a month this summer in one of the top research teams affiliated to the MaNEP Network, while receiving a financial support. Interested ? Click here to see all the details and to contact the…

Nano-mapping phase transitions in electronic materials

Nano-mapping phase transitions in electronic materials

Scientists at EPFL and the University of Geneva have combined two powerful, cutting-edge techniques to uncover the physics behind an exotic phase transition that turns a metal into an insulator. The materials they looked at are rare-earth nickelates, which are of great interest for innovating new approaches in electronics. “Phase transitions” are a central phenomenon…

International Online Workshop “Electrons, Photons and Plasmons-2021

International Online Workshop “Electrons, Photons and Plasmons-2021

The International Workshop “Electrons, Photons and Plasmons-2021”, will be held online on March 10-12, 2021. The goal of this event is to bring together researchers working actively with STEM/EELS and SNOM in order to exchange on the recent progress in these methods and to discuss their possible symbiosis. This online event replaces the initially planned…

Iris Crassee receives InnoSciences Award

Iris Crassee receives InnoSciences Award

Dr. Iris Crassee has become laureate of the InnoSciences Award from the Science Innovation Hub of the Faculty of Sciences. This award supports selected projects by providing the laureates office and laboratory spaces in an academic/entrepreneurial environment. The project of Iris Crassee is to develop a new functionality to the RefFIT software, which is to…

Scrambled supersolids

Scrambled supersolids

Supersolids are fluid and solid at the same time. Physicists from Innsbruck and Geneva have for the first time investigated what happens when such a state is brought out of balance. They discovered a soft form of a solid of high interest for science. As the researchers led by Francesca Ferlaino and Thierry Giamarchi report…

Departure of Michele Filippone

Departure of Michele Filippone

After four years of collaboration in the group of Thierry Giamarchi as an Ambizione Fellow, Michele Filippone will leave the DQMP at the end of 2020. He will join the Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA) in Grenoble as a permanent researcher on the modelling of materials and devices for quantum information…

Record high-field superconductivity in MgB2: new perspectives for magnet technology

Record high-field superconductivity in MgB2: new perspectives for magnet technology

The quest for energy-efficient high-field magnets passes through the progress made on practical superconductors. Scientists from the Department of Quantum Matter Physics (UNIGE), the Laboratory of Advanced Technology – LTA (UNIGE, HES-SO Genève), and the Laboratoire des Champs Magnétiques Intenses of Grenoble (F) have recently shed light on the mechanisms that enhance the upper critical…

Jose Ferradas Troitino received the Best Student Paper Price in Materials and the Victor Keilin Memorial Award at ASC2020

Jose Ferradas Troitino received the Best Student Paper Price in Materials and the Victor Keilin Memorial Award at ASC2020

Jose Ferradas Troitino, PhD student in the group of Prof. Carmine Senatore with a position funded by CERN, was awarded with the Best Student Paper Price in the category Materials and the Victor Keilin Memorial Award at the Applied Superconductivity Conference(ASC2020), which is the most important event in the field of superconductivity and its applications…

9th MaNEP Winter School postponed

9th MaNEP Winter School postponed

The recent surge of COVID-19 propagation in Switzerland and Europe makes it impossible to maintain the Saas-Fee school as originally planned in January 2021. After considering different options, the organizers, program committee, and MaNEP board members have decided to postpone the school by one year, tentatively keeping the scientific program unchanged. The option of an…

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