News

  • 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 women will join the lab of Jürg Hutter at UZH for a 6-month Master's research project.

  • Two open positions for computational materials scientist/software scientists on data and services

    Two positions for computational materials scientists/software scientists are available at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland) in the group of Prof. Nicola Marzari.

  • 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.

  • Foresight Institute Awards Feynman Theory Prize to Anatole von Lilienfeld

    Anatole von Lilienfeld, MARVEL group leader and head of a research group in the Chemistry Department of the University of Basel, was awarded the Feynman Theory Prize by the Foresight Institute on 23 May 2018 for introducing innovative new ways to accelerate QM quality predictions across materials compound space by multiple orders of magnitude.

  • 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".

  • IBM Research Forschungspreis 2017 awarded to master student in Jürg Hutter's group

    Corina Keller, a student in Jürg Hutter's group at the University of Zurich, is awarded the IBM Research Forschungspreis for her MSc Thesis entitled “Simulation of Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy Images". She will receive the prize from the president of the University next week during the Dies Academicus.

  • Computational biophysics postdoctoral position @University of California Riverside

    One post-doctoral position is available in the group of Dr. Giulia Palermo at the University of California Riverside (UCR) in computational biophysics. 

  • 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.  

  • Former MARVEL postdoc Giulia Palermo nominated Assistant Professor at University of California Riverside

    Giulia Palermo is a computational biophysicist with expertise in molecular simulations. She was an early post-doctoral scientist in the NCCR MARVEL affiliated group of Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger at EPFL from 2014 until 2016, where she earned expertise in ab-initio molecular dynamics (MD) methods and in their application to biological systems.