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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…

The Laboratory of Advanced Technology receives the UNIGE innovation medal

The Laboratory of Advanced Technology receives the UNIGE innovation medal

The Laboratory of Advanced Technology received the Innovation Medal from the University of Geneva (UNIGE). During the Dies Academicus ceremony on the 9th of October 2020, Christoph Renner, Gilles Triscone, Jérémie Teyssier and Nicolas Stucki received the medal from the Rector. This distinction crowns a creative initiative that grew out of the NCCR MaNEP, and…

Making disorder for an ideal battery

Making disorder for an ideal battery

Manufacturing safer, more powerful batteries that use geopolitically stable resources requires solid electrolytes and replacing lithium with sodium. A chemical solution is now being offered to battery developers. The lithium batteries that power our electronic devices and electric vehicles have a number of drawbacks. The electrolyte – the medium that enables electrons and positive charges to…

Superconductivity with a twist explained

Superconductivity with a twist explained

Physicists have revealed what makes magic angle graphene so special. This is a key step elucidating the mystery behind superconductivity in this recently discovered material with potential for technological breakthroughs. Magic-angle materials represent a surprising recent physics discovery in double layers of graphene, the two-dimensional material made of carbon atoms in a hexagonal pattern. When…

Full or associate professor in oxide interface physics

Full or associate professor in oxide interface physics

FULL OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN OXIDE INTERFACE 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 the forefront of electronic materials. Notable current activities include 2D van der Waals materials, oxide interfaces and the physics of strongly…

RTS1 CQFD Les cartes postales de l’invisible: la physique – interview of Prof. Christoph Renner

RTS1 CQFD Les cartes postales de l’invisible: la physique – interview of Prof. Christoph Renner

Objects, beings, phenomena that reveal the intimacy of the world around us. So many invisible territories that science is regularly confronted with. Huma Khamis takes you on a journey of discovery of invisible science. Plunge into invisible physics with Christoph Renner, professor of experimental physics at DQMP, University of Geneva. Listen to the interview

Artificial materials for more efficient electronics

Artificial materials for more efficient electronics

The discovery of an unprecedented physical effect in a new artificial material marks a significant milestone in the lengthy process of developing “made-to-order” materials and more energy-efficient electronics. We are surrounded by electronic devices. Transistors are used to power telephones, computers, televisions, hi-fi systems and game consoles as well as cars, airplanes and the like….

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