Communication

  • Two MARVEL members on editorial board of new open access journal Machine Learning: Science and Technology

    Machine Learning: Science and Technology (MLST), a new open access journal devoted to the application and development of machine learning for the sciences, has named two NCCR MARVEL members to its editorial board. Prof. Anatole von Lilienfeld of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Basel and project leader of MARVEL Incubator Project 2 has been named Editor-in-Chief. Prof. Clémence Corminboeuf, professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering at EPFL and part of MARVEL's Executive Committee, has been named to the editorial board. The journal is now open for submissions.

  • MARVEL Summer Camp students “had a lot of fun, while working and learning new things”

    This year’s Summer Camp “Des atomes aux ordinateurs” at EPFL attracted 21 high school students — 10 women and 11 men — for a full week of lectures, exercises and lab visits built around the theme of scientific programming. With motivations ranging from a general desire to learn more about EPFL overall to a passion for the chemical properties of different materials, students came from the Romandie and other parts of Switzerland — as well as France, the U.S. and even Hong Kong — to deepen their knowledge of the programming language Python. 

  • MARVEL students have "absolutely amazing" experience at the Many Electron Collaboration Summer School

    Five PhD students involved in NCCR MARVEL projects recently travelled to the 2019 Many Electron Collaboration Summer School held at the Simons Foundation in New York. The students spent a week attending lectures on topics ranging from Many Body Physics to Topological Quantum Chemistry to Machine Learning Methods. Participant Sara Fiore, a PhD student at ETH Zurich summarizes their experience, and each of the students gives his or her own take on the school below.

  • Nicola Spaldin named lead editor of Physical Review Research

    Professor Nicola Spaldin of ETH Zürich and project leader of MARVEL Design & Discovery Project 5 has been appointed Lead Editor of Physical Review Research, the new fully open access, multidisciplinary American Physical Society journal being introduced this year. 

  • MARVEL's Clémence Corminboeuf interviewed as part of Nature Chemistry's 10-year celebrations

    To mark the occasion of Nature Chemistry turning 10 years old, the publication asked scientists working in different areas of chemistry to tell them what they thought the most exciting, interesting or challenging aspects related to the development of their main field of research will be. Clémence Corminboeuf,  a member of MARVEL's executive committee as well as professor and head of EPFL's Laboratory for Computational Molecular Design, was asked to give her thoughts on computational chemistry. 

  • NCCR MARVEL acknowledges International Women's Day 2019

    International Women's Day on March 8, is a day of celebration, acknowledging the social, economic, cultural, political and scientific achievements of women. It is also a day of strikes and activism, serving to highlight deficiencies that still exist and to demand the progress that must still be achieved in advocating and ensuring the rights of women and accelerating better gender balance in all areas of life.  

  • Two papers from NCCR MARVEL researchers make JCP Editor's Choice 2018 list

    NCCR MARVEL director Nicola Marzari and Anatole von Lilienfeld, project leader of Incubator Project 2, were both cited in the Journal of Chemical Physics's Editor's Choice 2018 list, a selection of the JCP articles presenting significant and definitive research in experimental and theoretical areas of the field.  

  • NCCR MARVEL / CECAM team win EPFL Open Science Fund award

    A team made up of Giovanni Pizzi from NCCR MARVEL and Sara Bonella and Ignacio Pagonabarraga from the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM) won an EPFL Open Science Fund to build an open, collaborative online hub to host simulation and data-analysis tools. The project — called OSSCAR (Open Software Services for Classrooms and Research) — will effectively create an open-science environment that offers software tools as easy-to-use services requiring little or no setup time. 

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

    Registrations for the 2019-2020 edition of the mathematics workshops Maths en jeu open on 4 Feb 2019. 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.

  • Five new INSPIRE Potentials fellows will join MARVEL for 6-month research projects

    We are happy to announce that Tara Niamh Tosic (EPFL, Switzerland), Julieta Trapé (National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina), Sinjini Bhattacharjee (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India), Maria Syzgantseva (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) and Chiara Devescovi (Sacred Heart Catholic University, Brescia, Italy) were granted INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships after the October 2018 call. All five women will join MARVEL labs in the coming months -- congratulations!

  • NCCR MARVEL PIs win swissuniversities grant to scale up computational open science platform Materials Cloud

    A team of NCCR MARVEL PIs has won a swissuniversities P-5 grant to further develop the Materials Cloud web platform for Computational Open Science. The project will ultimately allow users to autonomously contribute hundreds of different data entries in the different sections without having to interact with one of the platform maintainers. 

  • SNSF awards NCCR MARVEL a second tranche of 18 Million CHF

    The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded MARVEL full funding of 18 million Swiss francs for its second phase, which will run until April 2022.