Communication

  • Equal opportunity activities for young girls and boys at EPFL in 2019

    MARVEL and EPFL's Science outreach department announce three equal opportunity initiatives targeting girls and boys. They will take place at EPFL in 2019.

  • Corminboeuf Awarded ERC Consolidator Grant for Work in Photoswitchable Catalysis

    The European Research Council announced that 291 top scientists across Europe have been named as the recipients of its Consolidator Grant competition. MARVEL member Professor Clémence Corminboeuf is among them.  

  • Marzari, Spaldin, Yazyev Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List

    Annual list from Clarivate Analytics identifies researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.

  • EPFL's Science Fair "Scientastic" Draws 17'000 Visitors to Stands Including MARVEL's

    Some 17'000 visitors took part in the fifth edition of EPFL’s science fair Scientastic on 10 and 11 November.  The theme of the fair was “digitalization at your fingertips” and presenters, including NCCR MARVEL, tackled the question of how to make digitalization easy to understand through a series of demonstrations, displays, talks and workshops. This was the fifth edition of EPFL’s science fair – the next will be held in Sion (Valais) on 18–19 May 2019. Some pictures from the MARVEL stand are below: all photo credits to NCCR MARVEL.

  • Artwork Honoring IMX's Women Faculty Now on Permanent Display

    An installation sponsored by NCCR MARVEL and EPFL's Institute of Materials now inspires those passing through the entry hall of building MX on the EPFL campus.   

  • MARVEL Members Part of Team Awarded 14-Million Euro 2018 Synergy Grant

    Gabriel Aeppli, professor at the Paul Scherrer Institute and a member of MARVEL's Scientific Advisory Board and Nicola Spaldin, professor at ETH Zurich and a MARVEL Group Leader, are part of a team that have been awarded a 2018 ERC Synergy Grant for their project "HERO" — Hidden, Entangling and Resonating Orders.   

  • Materials Science Day — "Very interesting: top rate presentations and good discussions"

    More than 50 people from the materials science scene in Switzerland gathered in Bern on Thursday, 4 October to learn about ongoing CCMX and NCCR MARVEL projects and network. The second Materials Science day featured both experimental and modelling approaches to current challenges in materials science. 

  • COMDI 2018 was a success!

    Attracting more than 170 participants, the first edition of the International Workshop on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials (COMDI 2018) held on September 10-12 at the SwissTech Convention Center was a success!

  • High school students tackle materials simulation

    MARVEL and EPFL have organized the first edition of a  two-week summer camp for high school students destined to graduate next year, in which 13 of them could learn the basics of programming to study materials.

  • Looking for the organizing committee of the 2019 MARVEL Junior Retreat!

    Would you like to organize the fifth MARVEL Junior Retreat next summer? Read about the 2018 retreat that took place in Fieschertal, Valais and get a taste of this special event!

  • When pressure lets you tune your charge density

    In a study published in Angewandte Chemie, MARVEL members report on the increased stability of tin nitride under compression.

  • The inventor 2.0: the evolution from the stone age to new materials

    On Thursday, 20 September, Nicola Marzari, director of NCCR MARVEL, spoke on Il Giardino Di Albert, a show on Swiss radio station Rete Due. Dealing with both major issues that directly affect our daily lives (pollution, allergies, food) and laboratory research (medicines, new discoveries, inventions), it encourages popular debate on some fundamental themes of society.