In collaboration with the University of Geneva

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.

Oleg Yazyev

Oleg Yazyev is professor at the Institute of Theoretical Physics at ETHZ. Within MARVEL, he is a group leader in Vertical Project 1. Read more

  • A breakthrough on Weyl semimetals

    It is not often that materials science ventures into the territory of particle physics — but with the study of Weyl semimetals, it does. In Weyl semimetals, energy bands cross at pairs of points at the Fermi level, and the low-energy excitations near these crossing points fulfil the Weyl equation. In other words, thanks to their unusual band topology, Weyl semimetals realize Weyl fermions as quasiparticles. This is exciting news for fundamental physics: Weyl fermions have been predicted in 1929 but remain elusive in high energy experiments. Weyl semi-metals allow us to study these fundamental particles and their exotic physics in condensed matter.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — May 2017

    May 11 2017 at EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the seventh MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday May 11, 2017, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Piero Gasparotto (EPFL, COSMO) gives a presentation on 'title to be announced' and Ariadni Boziki (EPFL, LCBC) on 'A polarizable model for molecular dynamics simulations of organic-inorganic halide perovskites'. The seminar is facilitated by Sandip De.

  • AiiDA tutorial — May 2017

    from 29 to May 31 2017 at EPFL, Lausanne

    A MARVEL/MaX/Psi-k Tutorial on high-throughput computations: general methods and applications using AiiDA will be held on May 29 to 31, 2017 at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland).