Past events

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — June 2024

    Jun 07, 2024, from 12:15 until 13:15, Coviz2 (MED 2 1124), EPFL + Zoom

    The MARVEL Junior Seminars aim to intensify interactions between the MARVEL Junior scientists belonging to different research groups – this is held in hybrid mode, in order to maintain in-person contacts and allow off-campus attendees to follow the seminars remotely! We are pleased to propose the 60th MARVEL Junior Seminar: Edan Bainglass and Marnick Bercx (Materials Software and Data Group, PSI) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Sanggyu Chong (Laboratory of computational science and modelling, EPFL).

  • CECAM-MARVEL Classics in molecular and materials modelling: Bill Jorgensen and Shoshana Wodak

    Jun 05, 2024, from 15:00 until 17:30, Online + BCH 2103, EPFL

    Bill Jorgensen (Yale University) and Shoshana Wodak (the Flemish Free University of Brussels) will give a joint lecture on "Methods for computational biology and drug discovery", in what will be the tenth event in the series "Classics in molecular and materials modelling" hosted by CECAM and MARVEL.

  • Female lunch event with Shoshana Wodak

    Jun 04, 2024, from 12:15 until 13:15, EPFL

    A lunch event with Shoshana Wodak, a pioneer of computational studies of proteins is organized at EPFL for the female students and postdocs on Tuesday 4 June at 12:15. 

  • CECAM Psi-k research conference — Electronic-structure simulations for large-scale facilities: Opportunities, challenges, and roadmaps

    May 28, 2024, 14:00 until May 31, 2024, 17:00, Online (+CECAM HQ, EPFL, upon application)

    The 2024 CECAM Psi-k research conference will be streamed openly in webinar mode to anyone interested, with no registration required. (Participation is also possible on site at the CECAM headquarters at EPFL upon application – registration now closed).

  • MARVEL seminar: "AI guided materials discovery of van der Waals magnets" (Trevor David Rhone)

    May 23, 2024, from 16:00 until 17:00, MED 2 1124 (Coviz2), EPFL

    This MARVEL seminar will be given by Trevor David Rhone, Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY, USA). He will be giving a presentation entitled: "AI guided materials discovery of van der Waals magnets".

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — May 2024

    May 17, 2024, from 12:15 until 13:15, Coviz2 (MED 2 1124), EPFL + Zoom

    The MARVEL Junior Seminars aim to intensify interactions between the MARVEL Junior scientists belonging to different research groups – this is held in hybrid mode, in order to maintain in-person contacts and allow off-campus attendees to follow the seminars remotely! We are pleased to propose the 59th MARVEL Junior Seminar: Raymond Amador (nanotech@surfaces, Empa) and Enrico Di Lucente (THEOS, EPFL) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Manuel Rudolph (Lab. of quantum information and computation, EPFL).

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Massimiliano Di Ventra

    May 02, 2024, from 15:00 until 16:15, Zoom + MED 2 1124 (EPFL)

    The 37th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture will be given by Prof. Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of California, San Diego. He will be presenting a lecture entitled: "MemComputing: when memory becomes a computing tool".

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — April 2024

    Apr 26, 2024, from 12:15 until 13:15, Coviz2 (MED 2 1124), EPFL + Zoom

    The MARVEL Junior Seminars aim to intensify interactions between the MARVEL Junior scientists belonging to different research groups – this is held in hybrid mode, in order to maintain in-person contacts and allow off-campus attendees to follow the seminars remotely! We are pleased to propose the 58th MARVEL Junior Seminar: Marija Stojkovic (THEOS, EPFL) and Gian Gentinetta (CQSL, EPFL) will present their research. 

  • CECAM-MARVEL Mary Ann Mansigh series: Science writing and science editing - from journals to journalism

    Apr 23, 2024, from 15:00 until 18:30, BCH2103, EPFL + online

    CECAM and MARVEL present a new event in our Mary Ann Mansigh Conversation series. In a discussion with Nature Physics editor Nina Meinzer and former Nature/Chemistry World news editor Mark Peplow, we will explore how scientific editing and scientific journalism work, how they are being transformed by new technologies, how young scientists can learn to better interact with editors and writers - or become editors and writers themselves. 

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Dominika Zgid

    Apr 18, 2024, from 15:00 until 16:15, Zoom

    The 36th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture will be given by Prof. Dominika Zgid, University of Michigan. She will be presenting a lecture entitled: "Ab-initio Green’s functions methods for molecules and solids. What accuracy can we reach?" 

  • Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2024

    Apr 16, 2024, from 18:30 until 20:30, EPFL Forum Rolex + online

    On Tuesday April 16, after a 5-year break, with the support of the NCCR MARVEL, EPFL will welcome for the fifth time the Ig Nobel Award Tour Show, with Marc Abrahams and the Ig Nobel Prize winners Chris Moulin, Damien Bouffard and Minna Lyons. We will be talking about people who habitually stay up late, about sexual activity of anchovies, or about repeating a single word many, many, many, many, many, many, many times. A great evening ahead!

  • MARVEL site visit 2024

    Mar 18, 2024, 13:30 until Mar 19, 2024, 17:00, Coviz2 (MED 2 1124), EPFL + Zoom

    The Site Visit for MARVEL year 10 will take place on March 18-19, 2024. At this occasion, the Review Panel — international board of evaluation of the NCCR MARVEL — will meet the members of the project. This year, the event will be held online and take place over 2 afternoons.  We invite everyone on the EPFL campus – and in particular the speakers – to come to EPFL room Coviz2 (MED 2 1124) to attend the event together. For each project, the progress will be presented via an overview of the project leader as well as two junior presentations.