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Scanning near-field optical microscopy of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures

Scanning near-field optical microscopy of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures

The interface between LaAlO3 and SrTiO3 hosts a conducting two dimensional electron system with many interesting properties. Since its discovery in 2004, this system has been intensively studied but there are still several open questions mainly related to the presence of local modulations of the electronic properties. Visualizing these effects remains challenging as it requires…

On-demand control of terahertz and infrared waves

On-demand control of terahertz and infrared waves

Researchers from the University of Geneva and the University of Manchester have confirmed experimentally the theory of very strong magneto-optical resonance in graphene. The ability to control infrared and terahertz waves using magnetic or electric fields is one of the great challenges in physics that could revolutionise opto-electronics, telecommunications and medical diagnostics. A theory from…

A family of finite-temperature electronic phase transitions in graphene multilayers

A family of finite-temperature electronic phase transitions in graphene multilayers

The discovery of graphene –a single crystalline sheet of carbon atoms– represents a true breakthrough because not only showcases the amazing level of material control that has been reached, but also it has enabled the observation of a plethora of fascinating physical phenomena. It has been appreciated since the very first days that graphene layers…

Jennifer Fowlie obtained a Subside tremplin

Jennifer Fowlie obtained a Subside tremplin

Congratulations to Jennifer Fowlie in the group of Jean-Marc Triscone at UNIGE who obtained a Subside tremplin. This sudside allows female researchers from the University of Geneva wishing to pursue an academic career, to release them from their academic duties during a defined period in order for them to focus on their own scientific research,…

Philippe Jacquod nominated professor

Philippe Jacquod nominated professor

Welcome to Philippe Jacquod who has been nominated professor at the DQMP. Philippe Jacquod is a physicist from the ETHZ. He obtained a PhD in natural sciences from the University of Neuchâtel. He made post-doctoral researches at Yale and Leiden Universities and was a full professor in theoretical physics at the University of Arizona, in…

Electrification and superconductivity: the next paradigm of road transport ? – DQMP Seminar

Electrification and superconductivity: the next paradigm of road transport ? – DQMP Seminar

The electrification of road transport promises higher power efficiency combined with the opportunity of using energy from renewable sources. Fuel cell technology is expected to provide solutions to the issues of the electric vehicles currently on the market, mainly related to the limited range of autonomy and the battery charging time. The Swiss company Green…

Professor Antoine Georges awarded an Honoris causa

Professor Antoine Georges awarded an Honoris causa

Professor Antoine Georges has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Sherbrooke. His main achievement is the discovery, with Gabriel Kotliar (Rutgers University), of the dynamical mean-field theory. This new tool introduces time into the study of correlations and allows to treat the electronic structure of materials as never before. More information

Quantum Magnets under Pressure

Quantum Magnets under Pressure

Quantum magnets have evolved over the past decade into systems of large interest in fundamental and, increasingly, in applied physics. Their exceptional properties, including non-magnetic ground states, fractionalised excitations and topological order, have become candidate resources for quantum information and computing. Application in spintronic devices are possible if spin interactions can be controlled. It has long been known that…

Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons

Ultracold atoms used to verify 1963 prediction about 1D electrons

Physicists from Rice University and the University of Geneva have verified a key prediction from a 55-year-old theory about one-dimensional electronics that is increasingly relevant thanks to Silicon Valley’s inexorable quest for miniaturization. “Chipmakers have been shrinking feature sizes on microchips for decades, and device physicists are now exploring the use of nanowires and nanotubes…

Haijing Zhang receives the M2S-2018 Best Poster Award

Haijing Zhang receives the M2S-2018 Best Poster Award

Haijing Zhang has received the M2S-2018 Best Poster Award in Beijing, for her poster entitled “Tunnelling spectroscopy of gate-induced superconductivity in MoS2”. 5 Best Poster Prize winners have been selected out of 429 posters. Haijing, post-doc in the group of Alberto Morpurgo, is working on the study of 2D materials including gate induced superconductivity in…

The DQMP at the European Vacuum Conference

The DQMP at the European Vacuum Conference

Geneva hosted the European Vacuum Conference EVC-15, from June 17 to 22, 2018. During the conference, visitors could discover and explore superconductivity through DQMP’s Flywheel which allows to store energy to be used later according to the needs. As well as SUPRA100, a piece of art using superconductivity, created by the swiss artist Etienne Krähenbühl…

Night of the Science  July 7-8, 2018

Night of the Science July 7-8, 2018

  The Night of the Science will take place in Geneva from July 7 to 8 on the theme “Tout un art?”. The DQMP with the Section of Physics and the Physiscope are delighted to make you discover the many facets of physics during this popular event at La Perle du Lac. Matter surrounds us,…

MaNEP summer internships 2018

MaNEP summer internships 2018

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…

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