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Adrien Waelchli presents his thesis in 180 seconds

Adrien Waelchli presents his thesis in 180 seconds

My Thesis in 180 seconds is back ! The University of Geneva is organizing for the 5th time the regional final of this competition. Eleven UNIGE doctoral students will present their research topic in 180 seconds, in clear and simple terms, to convince the jury and the public. Among them, Adrien Waelchli, doctoral student at…

Philippe Tückmantel received the Springer Theses prize

Philippe Tückmantel received the Springer Theses prize

Each year the Springer Thesis prize is awarded to a PhD work in order to recognise its scientific impact. The thesis of Philippe Tückmantel entitled “Scanning Probe Studies of Structural and Functional Properties of Ferroelectric Domains and Domain Walls”, supervised by Professor Patrycja Paruch was recognised by a Springer Theses prize and published in the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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