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  • Executive Committee Member Thomas Schulthess wins 2019 Doron Prize

    MARVEL Executive Committee member and director of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre CSCS Thomas Schulthess has been awarded the 2019 Doron Prize for his work in high-performance computing. Schulthess, who is also professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of ETHZ and co-leader of MARVEL's High Performance Computing and Future Architectures project, will be given the award at a ceremony in Zug on 3 April. He is the second MARVEL member to win the award after Ursula Röthlisberger's recognition in 2016.

  • 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.  

  • NCCR MARVEL's Spaldin named foreign member of the U.S.'s National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

    NCCR MARVEL project leader Nicola Spaldin of ETHZ has been named a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering in the United States.  

  • 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!

  • Four postdoctoral/PhD positions in computational materials science at EPFL with Nicola Marzari

    Four positions are available at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with Prof. Nicola Marzari. These positions would typically be suited for a postdoctoral or PhD candidate; if the latter, an early (MSc) track record in electronic-structure simulations is required. One of these positions would also be appropriate for a research software engineer. 

  • Specialist Atomistic Simulation at Freudenberg Technology Innovation SE & Co. KG

    The Freudenberg Group, a global technology group with 48.000 employees in some 60 countries, develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments. The Corporate Function Freudenberg Technology Innovation SE & Co. KG has the task to strengthen the innovation power of the Freudenberg Group. For our department Tribology we are looking for a Specialist Atomistic Simulation (m/f/d).

  • Three open positions for computational materials research software engineers (AiiDA and Materials Cloud)

    Three positions for  research software engineers/computational materials scientists are available in the group of Prof. Nicola Marzari at  EPFL in Lausanne,  Switzerland, under the supervision of Dr. Giovanni Pizzi. 

  • 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.