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Christian Rüegg appointed new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute

Christian Rüegg appointed new Director of the Paul Scherrer Institute

On 27 November 2019, at the recommendation of the ETH Board, the Federal Council has appointed Christian Rüegg as the new director of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. The 43-year-old will take over from Thierry Strässle, who has headed the institute on an interim basis since the beginning of the year. Christian Rüegg is currently…

Claribel Dominguez obtains the iWOE26 poster prize

Claribel Dominguez obtains the iWOE26 poster prize

Claribel Dominguez, in the group of Prof. Jean-Marc Triscone (UNIGE), currently working on the exciting field of “oxide interface physics”, received the iWOE26 poster prize for her research “Engineering electronic coupling of metal-insulator phases at SmNiO3/NdNiO3 interfaces”. Nowadays, interfaces between different compounds are a recognized playground to manipulate the electronic phases of transition metal oxides. In…

Antoine Georges received the APS Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

Antoine Georges received the APS Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

The American Physical Society has awarded its 2020 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics to Antoine Georges “for the development of the Dynamical Mean Field Theory as a tool for the computation of properties of strongly correlated materials.” Antoine Georges is a Professor at the Department of Quantum Matter Physics of the University of Geneva…

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…

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

Dirk van der Marel named « APS outstanding referee »

Dirk van der Marel named « APS outstanding referee »

Congratulations to Dirk van der Marel who has been named APS “Outstanding Referee”. The American Physical Society (APS) has selected 147 Outstanding Referees for 2018 that have demonstrated exceptional work in the assessment of manuscripts published in the Physical Review journals. A full list of the Outstanding Referees is available online. This highly selective Outstanding…

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…

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…

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…

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