• 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.

  • Mathematics workshops Maths en jeu for girls and boys at EPFL

    Registrations for the 2018-2019 edition of the mathematics workshops Maths en jeu open on 1st Feb 2018. These workshops are taking place at EPFL and target girls and boys 8 to 15 years old. They are part of the equal opportunities actions of the EPFL Science outreach department supported by MARVEL.

  • Workshops programme REGARD 2018 for female researchers

    The REGARD programme offers workshops for young female academics and for women professors of the universities of French-speaking Switzerland. The programme for 2018 is now available.

  • Materials Cloud is online!

    Materials Cloud is a web platform conceived to assist Materials Scientists in the life-cycle of their computational projects. It was recently released and all public sections of Materials Cloud are now available on

  • Young researchers realize that engaging in outreach activities can be both useful and rewarding

    Thibault Sohier and Rico Häuselmann, two young researchers active in the MARVEL group headed by Nicola Marzari, contribute to the success of EPFL’s visit to two high schools in Fribourg on October 31, 2017.

  • Download the Quantum Mobile Virtual Machine based on Ubuntu Linux with a collection of quantum simulation codes

    Quantum Mobile may be useful for exercises in physics, chemistry and materials science courses, for running quantum simulations without any setup, for experimenting with new codes, but also for managing production simulations on external supercomputers through AiiDA —Automated Interactive Infrastructure and Database for Computational Science.

  • Looking for the organizing committee of the 2018 MARVEL Junior Retreat!

    Would you like to organize the fourth MARVEL Junior Retreat next summer? Read about the 2017 retreat that took place in Magliaso, Ticino and get a taste of this special event!

  • AiiDA developers meet again in the Swiss Alps to successfully improve the informatics platform

    Sixteen developers contributed to improve the AiiDA informatics platform during the second Coding in the Alps week taking place in Leukerbad on October 16-20, 2017. Let's hear them explain their work in a video.

  • What is computational thinking? Watch Craig Carter’s seminar at EPFL

    On November 10, 2017 Prof. W. Craig Carter from MIT, currently an invited professor at EPFL, gave a MARVEL ACCES Seminar entitled ''What is — and what isn’t — computational thinking? And, why and how should universities include it in curricula?''

  • Equal opportunity actions for young girls and boys at EPFL in 2018

    MARVEL and EPFL Science outreach department announce four initiatives of the equal opportunities actions targeted at young girls and boys and taking place at EPFL in 2018.

  • Apply for the Psi-k Volker Heine Young Investigator Award!

    Young computational science researchers are invited to put themselves forward for the Psi-k Volker Heine Young Investigator Award 2018.  The deadline for applying is December 1, 2017.