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Irene Cucchi presents her thesis … in comics

Irene Cucchi presents her thesis … in comics

Irene Cucchi successfully defended her thesis at the DQMP, UNIGE. For several years, she has been conducting research in a new field of materials physics, at the crossroads of two major advances in condensed matter physics: the discovery of two-dimensional crystals and the discovery of topological insulators. In order to share part of her PhD…

Carmine Senatore appointed Swiss Delegate to an International Energy Agency’s programme on Superconductors

Carmine Senatore appointed Swiss Delegate to an International Energy Agency’s programme on Superconductors

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) appointed Prof. Carmine Senatore, UNIGE, as Swiss Delegate to the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP). The High Temperature Superconductivity Technology Collaborative Program (HTS TCP) mission is to evaluate the status of and analyzing the prospects for the electric power sector’s use of…

9th MaNEP Winter School on non-equilibrium and topological aspects of condensed matter

9th MaNEP Winter School on non-equilibrium and topological aspects of condensed matter

January 10 to 15, 2021 in Saas-Fee, Switzerland The 2021 MaNEP Winter School combines introductory courses with more specialized lectures in the field of correlated quantum matter. The school aims at a broad introduction to contemporary topics in condensed matter physics. This year’s special focus is on non-equilibrium and topological aspects of condensed matter, as…

A breach in the “standard model” of quantum matter

A breach in the “standard model” of quantum matter

Professor Dirk van der Marel’s team from the Department of Quantum Matter Physics (DQMP) of Geneva University recently discovered a whole new effect in a magnetic material with a chemical composition of Nd2Ir2O7. At absolute zero (-273.15 degrees Celsius), this material is insulating but by increasing its temperature it becomes an electrical conductor. More precisely,…

Lihuan Sun obtained a Subside tremplin

Lihuan Sun obtained a Subside tremplin

Lihuan Sun in the group of Christoph Renner, UNIGE obtained a Subside tremplin. She is Post-doctorant in spin orbit interactions on graphene/transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) heterostructures using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Spectroscopy (STS). This subside allows female researchers from the University of Geneva wishing to pursue an academic career, to release them from their…

Matteo Alessandrini’s group, Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Carmine Senatore’s group, DQMP awarded financial support by Innosuisse

Matteo Alessandrini’s group, Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Carmine Senatore’s group, DQMP awarded financial support by Innosuisse

Matteo Alessandrini’s group at Bruker BioSpin and Prof. Senatore’s group at DQMP, University of Geneva have been recently awarded financial support by Innosuisse for a 3 years project. The project will start in September 2020. The title of the project is “HTS superconducting joints for NMR magnets”. This project aims to develop superconducting HTS joints made for application…

Crystallography helps to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Crystallography helps to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus

The crystal structure of a drug tested against Covid-19 was solved using Fox computer program, developed in the Laboratory of crystallography at the Department of quantum matter physics (DQMP), UNIGE. Recently, a team of researchers from the Illinois Institute of Technology, North Central College and the International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD) has reported the…

The DQMP prepares solutions

The DQMP prepares solutions

To provide all UNIGE’s services in hydro-alcoholic solution, the team of Raphaël Maion, Head of the Science STEPS department, is working hard with the Chimiscope and with collaborators from the Department of Organic Chemistry and the Department of Quantum Matter Physics to prepare, under optimal conditions, the weekly production of 1200L of the famous disinfectant…

The LTA contributes to the research on the Covid-19

The LTA contributes to the research on the Covid-19

To achieve optimal virus detection – such as the Covid-19 – using surface plasmon resonance (SPR), a leading SPR manufacturer is relying on glass prisms with a high-quality gold thin film sensor custom grown in the LTA laboratory (Fig.1).    Optical biosensors based on SPR – a high sensitive optical method of analysis – enable…

Faculty opening in material synthesis

Faculty opening in material synthesis

The Faculty of Science at the University of Geneva, Switzerland has an opening for a position as Full, Associate or Assistant professor (tenure track) in quantum matter physics   The Department of Quantum Matter Physics (DQMP) at the University of Geneva offers a highly dynamic and stimulating environment and is renowned for its research at…

MaNEP Summer internships 2020

MaNEP Summer internships 2020

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…

Creating custom light using 2D materials

Creating custom light using 2D materials

Researchers from UNIGE and the University of Manchester have discovered structures based on two-dimensional materials that emit tailor-made light in any colour you could wish for. Finding new semi-conductor materials that emit light is essential for developing a wide range of electronic devices. But making artificial structures that emit light tailored to our specific needs…

International Workshop “Electrons, Photons and Plasmons-2020”

International Workshop “Electrons, Photons and Plasmons-2020”

The International Workshop “Electrons, Photons and Plasmons-2020” will be held on June 3-5, 2020 in Nyon, Switzerland. The goal of this event is to bring together the 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. If you and/or your…

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