RefFIT winner of the Venture startup competition
RefFIT is one of the three winners of the Venture startup competition of 2022 in the ICT category. RefFit delivers disruptive software for the material industry to efficiently analyze spectroscopy data.
Innovative cutting tools for high-tech alloys
The Department of Quantum Matter Physics (DQMP) has just been awarded a major INNOSUISSE grant for an initiative launched with the Geneva-based company Eskenazi SA, a leader in the manufacture of cutting tools for microtechnology. Founded in 1916 by Marcel Eskenazi, this company is distinguished...
Professor Andrea Caviglia awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant
Andrea Caviglia, full professor at the Department of Quantum Matter physics, UNIGE, has been recognized for the excellence of his work with an ERC Consolidator Grant providing 2 million euros over five years for the QED Materials project - Quantum Electrodynamics of materials.
Correlated Matter and Light conference 2022
The CML 2022 will talke place in Geneva from September 7th to 9th. The scope of this conference is defined broadly as physics and spectroscopy of correlated quantum matter. It will be represented, in particular, by the topics: electron correlations, superconductivity, charge-spin-lattice...
MaNEP SWM 2022
The new edition of the Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties will take place in Les Diablerets from August 29th to 31st, 2022.
A new electrolyte for greener and safer batteries
A UNIGE team has developed a new material that improves the performance of solid-state sodium batteries, a less dangerous and more durable alternative to lithium.
Welcome to Fabian von Rohr, Associate Professor
Welcome to Fabian von Rohr, who joins DQMP this month as associate professor.Fabian is an expert in the synthesis and growth of quantum materials and will head a new laboratory for materials discovery at DQMP.
Welcome to Andrea Caviglia, Full Professor
Welcome to Andrea Caviglia, full professor at DQMP since January 2022.
Driving ferroelectric domain walls towards greater roughness
Ferroelectric domain walls show thermally activated creep and progressively roughen when driven from the edges of planar electrodes, potentially limiting racetrack memory applications in thin films. This research is published in Applied Physics Letters.
Prof. Fabian von Rohr receives the Ruzicka Prize 2021
Prof. Fabian von Rohr received the Ruzicka Prize 2021 the for his work on the discovery of quantum materials by combining chemical and physical design principles. The award ceremony took place on November 18.
New perspectives in the physics of electronic orders
The charge density wave order is a fascinating electronic phase that appears in some metallic crystals below a critical temperature. It combines a periodic distortion of the atomic lattice and a redistribution of the electronic charge to a standing-wave arrangement. These modulations form new...
Inauguration of the Scienscope
The Scienscope of the Faculty of Science at Université de Genève was inaugurated on October 5th, 2021. It consists of seven new spaces dedicated to the discovery of the sciences taught and studied in the Faculty.
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
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...