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Newsletter - November 1, 2018

Dear MARVEL'ers,

Please find below our latest newsletter, with all the news, highlights,  feature stories, and events that are related to the MARVEL community.

 If you have something to contribute, 
please contact us at info@nccr-marvel.ch

Highlights and features

Enhancing disorder to create order

Considering how it can unexpectedly screw up almost anything, from Napoleon’s military campaign to your medical treatment, it would be nice to be able to control polymorphism: to have a way to predict whether a substance has polymorphs, and if so, which polymorphs form under which conditions. In a recent paper, MARVEL researchers Pablo Piaggi and Michele Parrinello set out to understand the phenomenon.

The Science Behind Modeling Materials at the Atomic Scale

There’s a lot of mystique around quantum mechanics, but it’s actually very simple, says Nicola Marzari, director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) MARVEL, a center for the computational design and discovery of novel materials.

New Convex Hull Framework Provides More Efficient Means of Identifying Synthsizable Materials Candidates

EPFL Professor and NCCR MARVEL researcher Michele Ceriotti and colleagues at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have developed a computational method to more efficiently identify materials candidates that are likely synthesizable.  

Read MARVEL Highlights here.

Top News

Oleg Yazyev wins a Latsis University Prize

NCCR MARVEL’s Professor Oleg Yazyev, who holds the Chair of Computational Condensed Matter Physics C3MP at EPFL, has been awarded a Prix Latsis universitaire 2018 for his work in the computer simulation of two-dimensional and topological materials. 

Join MARVEL at the EPFL Science Festival!

EPFL Scientastic 2018

Nov 10, 2018, 10:00 until Nov 11, 2018, 17:00

The 2018 edition of Scientastic, the EPFL Science Festival, being held on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November, will bring you to the heart of the digital world: MARVEL will be part of the adventure.

MARVEL Junior Seminars

MARVEL Junior Seminar — November 2018

Nov 08, 2018, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, ELA2

Welcome to the 19th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Thursday November 8, 2018, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room ELA2. Daniele Ongari (EPFL, LSMO) gives a presentation on 'AiiDA for gas adsorption in nanoporous materials' and Francesco Nattino (EPFL, THEOS) on 'Continuum models of the electrochemical diffuse layer in electronic-structure calculations'. The seminar is chaired by Kun-Han Lin.

INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships

Simran Kumari

Read Simran Kumari's testimonial.
The INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships are developed to empower excellent female students to pursue a career in a field of science where women are still strongly underrepresente. They consist of a 6-month 12'000 CHF fellowship (+ 500 CHF for travel + separate coverage of tuition fees and medical insurance (for non EU participants)). The yearly application deadlines are on 15 April and 15 October.

To extend publicity and to encourage more female students to apply, we count on you to broadcast this information. All the information is available on http://nccr-marvel.ch/inspire.

Did you miss previous MARVEL Distinguished Lectures? Check the LEARN section on materialscloud.org to watch them. 

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