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Advances in the study of the properties of superconducting materials

Advances in the study of the properties of superconducting materials

In a superconductor, the electrons experience very peculiar interactions whose most surprising effect is a total loss of electrical resistance. These materials are therefore promising for future applications, especially since some of them work at the temperature of liquid nitrogen. The mechanism behind these exceptional properties remains mysterious, though. Studying these materials when they are…

Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research

Patrycja Paruch receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research

Congratulations to Patrycja Paruch who receives the iWOE-24 Oxide Electronics Prize for Excellency in Research ! Patrycja is awarded for “contributions to the understanding of the physics of domain walls in ferroelectrics – in particular for her work on domain wall creep, studies of domain wall roughness, and her discovery of conductivity at domain walls…

THE HIGGS BOSON and our life

THE HIGGS BOSON and our life

To open the semester, the University of Geneva is pleased to invite the Director-General of CERN, Fabiola Gianotti. During this conference, she will discuss the importance of this discovery, together with the main strands of CERN’s mission: scientific research, technological innovation, training and education, and peaceful collaboration of scientists from all over the world. THE…

INNOGAP – Proof-of-Principle Fund

INNOGAP – Proof-of-Principle Fund

Unitec created the INNOGAP proof-of-principle fund to help researchers at UNIGE and HUG to move their research discoveries toward practical implementation. The INNOGAP fund increases the value of their inventions, improves the chances of realizing societal benefits of research and enhance UNIGE’s and HUG’s ability to license them to existing or newly created companies. Every…

SPS annual meeting – public lecture by Thierry Courvoisier

SPS annual meeting – public lecture by Thierry Courvoisier

During the SPS annual meeting taking place 21-25 August in Geneva, the astrophysicist Thierry Courvoisier will give a public lecture ” De la place de la science dans la société “. Do not miss his talk on Thursday 24 August at 20:00, CICG Room 2, Geneva. You can attend this lecture even if you are not…

Antoine Georges to lead new Center for Computational Quantum Physics

Antoine Georges to lead new Center for Computational Quantum Physics

Antoine Georges, professor at the DQMP, at the Collège de France and at the Ecole Polytechnique has been appointed director of the new Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ), in the Simons foundation’s new Flatiron Institute, in New York. This new center will develop the concepts, algorithms and computational tools needed to handle many-body quantum…

MaNEP summer internships 2017

MaNEP summer internships 2017

The MaNEP Network offers summer internships for 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…

TOF-SIMS : a revolution for chemical surface analysis

TOF-SIMS : a revolution for chemical surface analysis

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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…

Towards mastering terahertz waves ?

Towards mastering terahertz waves ?

The terahertz waves span frequency ranges between the infrared spectrum (used, for example, for night vision) and gigahertz waves (which find their application, among other, in Wi-Fi connections). Terahertz waves allow for the detection of materials that are undetectable at other frequencies. However, the use of these waves is severely limited by the absence of…

Elastic properties revealed by thermal diffuse x-ray scattering

Elastic properties revealed by thermal diffuse x-ray scattering

High-precision measurements of thermal diffuse x-ray scattering revealed that the full elasticity tensor can accurately be obtained in a single crystal diffraction experiment. The new method opens the perspective to determine elastic properties together with crystal structure under the same experimental conditions. The results published in Physical Review Letters show, that absolute values can be…

Electromagnon dispersion probed by inelastic X-ray scattering in LiCrO2

Electromagnon dispersion probed by inelastic X-ray scattering in LiCrO2

Lattice vibrations (phonons) in crystals are typically weakly interacting with the electronic degrees of freedom, such as charge and spin fluctuations. Researchers in the team of Prof. Rüegg (DQMP, University of Geneva and LNS, Paul Scherrer Institute) together with collaborators from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Japan and the USA discovered an unexpectedly strong…

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