In collaboration with the University of Bern

Welcome on board

The goal of the NCCR-MARVEL is to radically transform and accelerate invention and discovery in science and technology, and especially to transform and accelerate the design and discovery of novel materials in order to achieve improved properties and performance, or to witness the emergence of original physical properties. We will achieve this goal by exploiting the predictive accuracy that quantum-mechanical simulations have now reached for realistic, complex systems, the treasure trove of ever-increasing computational power ideally suited to intrinsically parallel problems, and the powerful synergies arising with the computer science of heterogeneous data management, data mining, and machine learning.

Alexander Hampel

PhD student in the group of Nicola Spaldin Read more

  • Michele Ceriotti has been awarded the C10 Young Scientist Award 2018

    Michele Ceriotti, MARVEL group leader and head of the laboratory for Computational Science and Modeling at EPFL, has been awarded the C10 Young Scientist Award for 2018 "for his work on the development of novel and original algorithms to extend the scope and accuracy of molecular dynamics simulations, and to rationalize and predict the structure-property relations in complex materials".

  • Michele Parrinello wins the 2017 Dreyfus Prize

    Michele Parrinello, MARVEL group leader and professor of computational sciences at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, has been awarded the 2017 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences. He is honored "for his groundbreaking developments of molecular dynamics simulation methodology and associated landmark studies of chemical, material, and biomolecular systems".

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — November 2017

    November 9 2017 at EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the tenth MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday November 9, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Bingqing Cheng (EPFL, COSMO) gives a presentation on 'title to be announced' and Jose A. Flores-Livas (University of Basel) on 'Computational screening of useful hole-electron dopants in SnO2'. The seminar is facilitated by Francesco Ambrosio.

  • MARVEL ACCES Seminar — W. Craig Carter

    November 10 2017 at EPFL, ME B3 31

    On Friday November 10, 2017 at 12:15, Prof. W. Craig Carter from MIT and invited professor at EPFL will give a MARVEL ACCES Seminar entitled What is — and what isn’t — computational thinking?  And, why and how should universities include it in curricula, in the framework of the 2017 ACCES Visualisation Contest. The seminar will take place at EPFL, in room ME B3 31.

  • Almost famous, a woman behind the codes

    November 15 2017 at EPFL, Auditorium CO1

    Many of the breakthroughs of the early days of simulation would not have been possible without skilled  programmers who translated new scientific ideas into efficient codes that would run without errors on the supercomputers of the 1950s and 1960s. CECAM and NCCR MARVEL have the pleasure to invite you on Wednesday November 15 at 17:30 to meet a truly outstanding representative of the first  generation of coders: Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen.