In collaboration with ETHZ

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.

Maryam Taherinejad

postdoc in the group of Nicola Spaldin Read more

  • Piz Daint in third position of the TOP500 list of most powerful computers

    The 49th edition of the TOP500 list of the 500 known most powerful commercially available computer systems was released on June 19, 2017. The new number 3 supercomputer, after two Chinese systems, is the upgraded Piz Daint supercomputer installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). It is also catching up the sixth position in the Green500 list ranking the top 500 supercomputers in the world by energy efficiency.

  • A new tool for discovering nanoporous materials

    In their paper Quantifying similarity of pore-geometry in nanoporous materials, Prof. Berend Smit and his MARVEL team present a mathematical method for describing and comparing pore shape in nanoporous materials. For nanoporous materials, pore shape is as important a determinant of performance as chemical composition. However, an effective method to quantify similarity of pore geometry had been lacking so far. 

  • MARVEL Junior Retreat 2017

    from 3 to July 6 2017 at Hotel Paladina, near Lugano

    The third MARVEL Junior Retreat is organized from July 3 to 6, 2017, @  Hotel Paladina in Pura-Lugano. Registration deadline: May 21, 2017.

  • CP2K User Tutorial 2017

    from 12 to July 14 2017 at UZH, Zurich

    The CP2K User Tutorial 2017 on “Advanced ab-initio MD methods” will be held on July 12-14, 2017 at University of Zurich (Campus Irchel). The goal of this CP2K tutorial is to provide to experienced researchers and students in the field of molecular simulations a survey of the most relevant computational MD tools implemented within the CP2K program package.

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Steven G. Louie

    July 21 2017 at EPFL, MXF1

    Friday July 21, 2017, 11:15 am, EPFL, Room MXF1Prof.  Steven G. Louie (University of California at Berkeley), The Fascinating Quantum World of Two-dimensional Materials: Interaction and Topological Effects