Past events

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — June 2020

    Jun 26, 2020, from 14:00 until 15:00, Zoom

    We are delighted to announce that the MARVEL Junior Seminar series is continuing in videoconferencing mode (even though pizza and cakes will have to wait for now!). We are therefore pleased to propose the 33rd MARVEL Junior Seminar: Sara Fiore (Integrated Systems Laboratory, ETHZ) and Augustin Bussy (Dept. of Chemistry, UZH) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Giuliana Materzanini.

  • CECAM Webinars - The importance of being H.P.C. Earnest

    Jun 18, 2020, 15:00 until Jul 16, 2020, 17:00, Online

    CECAM organizes a new series of webinars exploring the relevance of HPC as an enabler of leading-edge simulation and modeling. Entitled "The importance of being H.P.C. Earnest",  the series will focus on the science made possible by combining state-of-the-art methods with optimal exploitation of supercomputing resources.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — May 2020

    May 29, 2020, from 14:00 until 15:00, Zoom

    While we sadly cannot host MARVEL Junior Seminars in person for the time being, nor interact in the auditorium and around pizza and cakes (but we’ll hopefully be back soon!), we would like to continue the MARVEL Junior Seminar series in videoconferencing mode for the time being.We are therefore pleased to announce the 32nd MARVEL Junior Seminar: Sophie Beck (Materials Theory Laboratory, ETHZ) and Ravi Yadav (C3MP, EPFL) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Stefano Falletta.

  • MARVEL site visit 2020

    Apr 23, 2020, 9:00 until Apr 24, 2020, 18:00, EPFL

    Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the MARVEL Site Visit will take place in a much reduced format. The Review Panel — international board of evaluation of the NCCR MARVEL — will conduct its evaluation based on the projects' written scientific report and on presentation videos of the main projects. 

  • Fireside chats for lockdown times: a gentle introduction to density-functional theory

    Apr 15, 2020, 15:00 until Apr 17, 2020, 17:00, online

    Density-functional theory has become a very popular and very powerful approach to the calculation from first-principles of the properties of molecules and materials. In these three talks, Nicola Marzari will provide a gentle introduction to the fundamentals of density-functional theory, to the calculations that can be done with modern, open-source codes such as Quantum ESPRESSO, and to its capabilities and limits.

  • [CANCELED] — Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2020

    Mar 30, 2020, from 18:00 until 20:00, EPFL, Forum Rolex

    Due to event restrictions linked to the coronavirus, the Ig Nobel Award Tour Show 2020 at EPFL is canceled, which we greatly regret.

  • [CANCELED] — MARVEL Junior Seminar — March 2020

    Mar 27, 2020, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Due to event restrictions linked to the coronavirus, the March Junior Seminar is canceled, which we greatly regret.

  • International Women’s Day — Shoot for the Moon

    Mar 05, 2020, from 17:30 until 21:30, EPFL, Forum Rolex

    EPFL Alumni and EPFL's Equal Opportunities Office invite you on the occasion of International Women’s Day, which will officially take place a few days later, to celebrate women of science and set off with them to conquer space on Thursday 5 March at the Forum Rolex. MARVEL will be present.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — February 2020

    Feb 21, 2020, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 31st MARVEL Junior Seminar on Friday February 21, 2020, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Benjamin Helfrecht (COSMO, EPFL) and Yawei Li (CSEA, EPFL) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Kristians Cernevics.

  • AI & Gender: A Practical Human Rights Toolbox

    Feb 13, 2020, from 10:00 until 14:00, EPFL, Room BI AO 448

    On Feb 13, 2020, the Digital Humanities Institute in collaboration with the Equal Opportunities Office  at EPFL will host a 3-hour practical, agile and interactive workshop "AI & Gender: A Human Rights Toolbox" for students on the EPFL Campus.

  • Panel Discussion: "Scientific research in industry: What you want to know"

    Feb 06, 2020, from 16:30 until 18:00, CM4, EPFL

    A PhD or post-doc?  You are probably considering  a possible career in industry but don't know much about research in industry. So, on February 6, the NCCR MARVEL will host a panel discussion to help you learn more. Participation is free of charge, but, for organizational purposes and because of limited space, we ask that you register by Monday, 3 February, 2020 using this form. 

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — January 2020

    Jan 17, 2020, from 12:15 until 13:30, EPFL, MED 0 1418

    Welcome to the 30th MARVEL Junior Seminar on Friday January 17, 2020, 12:15 pm, EPFL, room MED 0 1418. Veronika Jurásková (LCMD, EPFL) and Iurii Timrov (THEOS, EPFL) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Maria Fumanal.