Compression may cool
An international research team from Innsbruck and Geneva has developed a new thermometry method to measure temperatures for low-dimensional quantum gases. With this method it was found that compressing a gas may lead to cooling. The results on this counterintuitive phenomenon have just been...
Innovative materials to combat bacteria
A UNIGE team is developing new alloys with bactericidal properties to combat antibiotic-resistant germs.
International Workshop Electrons, Photons and Plasmons 2024
The International Workshop “Electrons, Photons and Plasmons, 2024” will take place in presence on June 10-12 in Nyon, Switzerland.
Connecting oxide electronics and long-wavelength nanophotonics
It is known since 2004 that a boundary (interface) between LaAlO3 and SrTiO3, which are both insulating oxide materials, hosts an electrically conducting two-dimensional electron system (2DES). It is also known that two-dimensional electron systems support plasmon-polaritons, which are peculiar...
RefFIT wins a Venture Kick’s grant
150,000 CHF for faster, easier analysis of spectroscopic data in materials science.
Preparing for the era of quantum technologies
Quantum breakthroughs are opening up enormous horizons. In this race between science and diplomacy, Geneva holds a key role.
Clémentine Thibault received the “Best Presentation award” at the IWOE29
Clémentine Thibault, PhD in the UNIGE’s group of Oxides Interfaces Physics received the “Best Presentation award” for her poster : “Coupling oxygen octahedra rotation in orthorhombic perovskite heterostructures: The LaVO3/DyScO3 case” at the International Workshop on Oxide...
What’s so super about superconductivity?
John Letzing, a journalist at the World Economic Forum, recently sat down with Prof. Carmine Senatore to discuss the fascinating realm of superconducting technologies. While the scientific community initially buzzed with excitement over claims of achieving room-temperature superconductivity,...
The Magic of Disorder and Correlations conference
We are glad to announce the conference The Magic of Disorder and Correlations, from 17th to 19th January 2024, to be held at the University of Geneva.
A digital stamp for contactless certification
The combination of a high-precision marking technique, developed by a UNIGE spin-off, and a tamper-proof digital certification system enables any valuable object to be authenticated and tracked.
Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate in Physics (2010) Konstantin Novoselev
Special Guest Public Lecture by Konstantin Novoselev « New Approaches in Materials Design », 5 October, 2023 at 18:00, UNIGE, Uni Dufour, U300
A meeting of the International Energy Agency on High Temperature Superconductors at Villa Hardt
The Executive Committee (ExCo) of the International Energy Agency’s Technology Collaboration Program on High Temperature Superconductors (IEA HTS TCP) convened in Geneva, Switzerland for a three-day meeting from Monday, September 18th, to Wednesday, September 20th. The HTS TCP’s mission is to...
Francesco Lonardo received the Best Student Award at the MT-28 conference
Francesco Lonardo, PhD student in the group of Applied Superconductivity was one of the recipients of the Best Student Award at the 28th International Magnet Technology Conference (MT-28). The work of Francesco on the “Influence of the heat treatment on the layer-JC of internal-Sn Nb3Sn wires...
Gianmarco Bovone – 2023 recipient of the Jan Evetts Award
Gianmarco Bovone, Postdoc in the UNIGE's group of Applied Superconductivity is one of the three recipients of the 2023 Jan Evetts Award at the EUCAS 2023 conference. This award recognizes excellent work published in Superconductivity Science and Technology by early career researchers. Gianmarco...
Carlota Pereira – 2023 recipient of the IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity
Carlota Pereira Carlos, PhD student in the group of Applied Superconductivity at UNIGE with a position funded by CERN, is one of the recipients of the 2022 IEEE CSC Graduate Study Fellowship in Applied Superconductivity, with her research on the development of high-performance Nb thin film...
Carmine Senatore maps superconductivity technologies for the World Economic Forum
Professor at the Faculty of Science, Carmine Senatore is the first UNIGE expert to collaborate with the World Economic Forum on a "transformation map". His mission: to raise the profile of superconducting technologies in economic and political circles.
A laser light bends the motion of atoms
An international research team explains the microscopic origin of the Hall effect: the study, published in Science, is coordinated by the University of Florence in collaboration with LENS, CNR and the universities of Geneva and Grenoble (CEA - CNRS - UGA). Bending the motion of atoms with laser...
Stabilization of microdomains through matter exchange
Cells are considered the fundamental units of life, each surrounded by a fluid membrane. These membranes not only protect the cells but also display captivating patterns on their surfaces, which can be involved in the communication between different cells or between a cell and its environment. The ...