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  • 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.

  • A novel quasi-one-dimensional topological insulator theoretically predicted and experimentally confirmed by the team of Oleg V. Yazyev

    MARVEL researchers in the group of Professor Oleg V. Yazyev at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of EPFL have theoretically predicted and experimentally confirmed, the  topological insulator behaviour of the beta-phase of  the  quasi-one-dimensional bismuth iodide, Bi4I4.

  • Type-II Weyl semimetals proposed by the team of Matthias Troyer

    A team of researchers of Professor Matthias Troyer, group leader in MARVEL, and professor for Computational Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich, propose the existence of a previously overlooked type of Weyl fermion.

  • Ursula Röthlisberger received the EuCheMS Lecture Award 2015

    Professor Ursula Röthlisberger, project leader in MARVEL, and head of the Laboratory of Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry at EPF, Lausanne, received the EuCheMS Lecture Award 2015.

  • Matthias Troyer wins 2016 APS Rahman Prize

    Professor Matthias Troyer, group leader in MARVEL, and professor for Computational Physics at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at ETH Zurich, has won the 2016 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics of the American Physical Society. 

  • Dirk van der Marel wins 2016 APS Isakson Prize

    Professor Dirk van der Marel, group leader in MARVEL, and professor at the Department of Quantum Matter Physics at the University of Geneva, has won the 2016 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids Recipient of the American Physical Society.