Communication

  • Materials Cloud as recommended repository of Nature Research's Scientific Data

    We are very pleased to announce a collaboration between Materials Cloud and the Nature Research data journal Scientific Data. Materials Cloud is now a recommended repository of Scientific Data.

  • Feedback from the latest AiiDA tutorial in Bologna

    Another AiiDA tutorial, sponsored by PRACE and the H2020 MaX Centre of Excellence, was organized in collaboration with the Italian CINECA supercomputer centre, who hosted the event. The tutorial took place between May 29 and June 1, 2018, at CINECA Bologna (Italy).

  • Quantum chains in graphene nanoribbons

    Empa researchers, members of the NCCR MARVEL, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and other partners, have achieved a breakthrough that could in future be used for precise nanotransistors or – in the distant future – possibly even quantum computers, as the team reports in the current issue of the scientific journal "Nature".

  • Two new INSPIRE Potentials fellows will join MARVEL for their Master's research projects

    We are happy to announce that Charlotte Müller (UZH, CH) and Maria Bilichenko (Oles Honchar Dnipro National University, UA) have been granted an INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowship at the April 2018 call. Both will join the lab of Jürg Hutter at UZH for a 6-month Master's research project.

  • Welcome to phase II!

    We have just received today the good news from the SNSF informing us that the SNSF Research Council has approved our full proposal and the continuation of the NCCR MARVEL in phase II.

  • EPFL and Solvay team up on an atomic-scale modeling project

    EPFL — through the National Centre of Competence in Research MARVEL — recently signed an agreement with the firm Solvay. The aim of this partnership is to use quantum modeling to gain greater insight into physical and chemical phenomena and predict innovative materials and composites with a promising range of properties.

  • New materials to rethink the world

    As part of the "Science and us, 6 Mondays to talk about the future" series, the Teatro Eliseo in Rome, on 7 May 2018, welcomed Nicola Marzari, director of MARVEL, for a talk entitled "New materials to rethink the world".

  • Almost famous, a woman behind the codes - watch the recorded film

    Watch the videos made during this event! On November 15, 2017, CECAM and NCCR MARVEL invited a truly outstanding representative of the first generation of coders, Mary Ann Mansigh Karlsen, to share her recollections of those pioneering efforts.  

  • Join users and developers’ meetings to improve AiiDA functionalities!

    Are you interested in participating in AiiDA related meetings in the future, and in receiving news and announcements pertaining to AiiDA? Make sure to subscribe to the AiiDA user mailing list!

  • The ACCES visualization contest rewarded digital projects presented in images

    Representing digital data visually was the challenge of the 2017 ACCES visualization contest, whose award ceremony took place on February 26, 2018. The projects of this second edition, on the theme of computational thinking, were exhibited at EPFL until 21 March and are still visible on the ACCES website.

  • Launch of the EMMC-CSA open forum

    The European Materials Modelling Council Coordination and Support Action (EMMC-CSA) working group for Professional Software Deployment is excited to launch a new open forum Stack Exchange site dedicated to Software for Materials Modelling, for the European modelling community and International colleagues.

  • Flexibility Grants: The SNSF support for researchers with families

    Simpler, more generously funded and open to more researchers: Flexibility Grants replace 120% Support Grants as of 1st January 2018.