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d-Wave vortex core

d-Wave vortex core

  Magnetic vortices in superconductors are singular objects at the center of which the superconducting Cooper pairs are locally destroyed. As a consequence, the electronic excitations in their cores are expected to be fundamentally different from the ones occurring in the electronic superfluid surrounding the vortices. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) is the ideal tool to…

Geneva Physics in the top 20 of the Shanghai ranking

Geneva Physics in the top 20 of the Shanghai ranking

The Physics Section of the University of Geneva has a great tradition of excellence both in its research, as evidenced by the growing number of scientific publications, and in its teaching. In addition, the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to researchers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, from the Department of Astronomy, proving indisputably…

Jose Ferradas – 2021 recipient of the IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity

Jose Ferradas – 2021 recipient of the IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity

Jose Ferradas, PhD student in the group of Prof. Carmine Senatore with a position funded by CERN, is one of the six recipients of the 2021 IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity, with his research on the mechanical behavior of Nb3Sn-based accelerator magnets during a quench discharge. The IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC)…

Quantum Matter Agora – August 30th – September 1st

Quantum Matter Agora – August 30th – September 1st

The first Quantum Matter Agora will be held in Les Diablerets, Switzerland, from August 30th to September 1st, 2021. This 3-day meeting organized by the Department of Quantum Matter Physics of the University of Geneva aims at gathering all PhD students, postdocs and senior scientists working in DQMP to discuss on-going research, share ideas on…

In the spotlight of ESRF – a new tool to enhance wire performance

In the spotlight of ESRF – a new tool to enhance wire performance

Nb3Sn is the superconducting material selected to take the place of Nb-Ti as the next step in accelerator magnet technology. In particular, the development of Nb3Sn-based magnets capable of providing 16 T dipolar fields is an indispensable technological breakthrough needed for the 100 TeV energy-frontier targeted by the Future Circular Collider (FCC) at CERN. The…

Van der Waals materials Workshop – June 24th 2021

Van der Waals materials Workshop – June 24th 2021

The second MaNEP Van der Waals materials workshop will be held online on June 24th, 2021 from 12h45 to 17h. The registration is now open. Please fill the online form before Monday 21st June, 2021. The Van der Waals materials workshop series’ main purpose is to keep each other informed of the latest Swiss developments…

A physics perspective on wound healing

A physics perspective on wound healing

Scientists from UNIGE and UZH have used a statistical physics approach to identify the lengthscales of key intercellular interactions which govern tissue healing.   In material physics understanding how systems interact across the interfaces separating them is of central interest. But can physical models clarify similar concepts in living systems, such as cells? Physicists at…

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…

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