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  • Fifteen AiiDA developers meet in the Swiss Alps and successfully improve the informatics platform

    Fifteen developers successfully contributed to improve the AiiDA informatics platform during one coding week taking place in the Swiss Alps in early December 2016. About half of the participants were core AiiDA developers, the other participants were programmers motivated to contribute to AiiDA.

  • Sandra Luber receives the 2017 Clara Immerwahr Award

    Dr. Sandra Luber, MARVEL member and project group leader in computational chemistry and materials science at the University of Zurich, has been granted the Clara Immerwahr Award 2017 for her outstanding research contributions to the field of catalysis.

  • Nicola Spaldin receives the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards

    Professor Nicola Spaldin, group leader in MARVEL, and professor of Material Theory at ETH Zurich, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards “for her groundbreaking multidisciplinary work predicting, describing and creating new materials that have switchable magnetic and ferroelectric properties.”

  • Equal opportunity actions for young girls at EPFL in 2017

    MARVEL and EPFL Science outreach department announce two initiatives of the equal opportunities actions targeted at young girls and taking place at EPFL.

  • 7th MaNEP winter school on Quantum Materials at the Nanoscale

    The 2017 MaNEP Winter School will take place in Saas Fee from January 8 to 13 2017. It combines introductory courses with more specialized lectures in the field of correlated quantum matter.

  • Artificial intelligence helps in the discovery of new materials

    With the help of artificial intelligence, MARVEL chemists from the group of Prof. Anatole von Lilienfeld at the University of Basel have computed the characteristics of about two million crystals made up of four chemical elements. The researchers were able to identify 90 previously unknown thermodynamically stable crystals that can be regarded as new materials. 

  • Elusive quasiparticle discovered in diphosphide materials

    A team of MARVEL researchers of both the group of Prof. Oleg Yazyev at EPFL and the group of Prof. Matthias Troyer at ETHZ have predicted the existence of Weyl fermions in two Weyl semimetals, molybdenum diphosphide and tungsten diphosphide. The scientists used a high-throughput computational method screening a large database of existing materials, performing electronic-structure computations for each candidate.

  • New particle could form the basis of energy-saving electronics

    The Weyl fermion, just discovered in the past year, moves through materials practically without resistance. Now MARVEL researchers at PSI (group of Ming Shi) and EPFL (group of Oleg Yazyev) are showing how it could be put to use in electronic components. 

  • MaX software scientist/engineer @ EPFL

    An open position for a software scientist/engineer is available at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) in the group of Prof. Nicola Marzari, supported by the H2020 Centre of Excellence MaX on "Materials Design at the eXascale", and in close collaboration with the NCCR MARVEL.

  • MARVEL was present at the 4th ASESMA school

    The 4th African School on "Electronic Structure Methods and Applications", ASESMA-2016, took place at Accra, Ghana, from June 13 to 24, 2016.

  • Best poster award in materials science at PASC 2016 conference for Sandip De

    Sandip De, a MARVEL postdoc in the group of Michele Ceriotti at EPFL, won the best poster award in materials science at PASC 2016 conference held from June 8 to 10, 2016 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Ursula Röthlisberger received the Doron Prize 2016

    Professor Ursula Röthlisberger, project leader in MARVEL, and head of the Laboratory of Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry at EPF, Lausanne, received the Doron Prize 2016.