Past events

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Garnet Chan

    Apr 05, 2022, from 17:00 until 18:15, Zoom

    The 30th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture will be given by Prof. Garnet Chan, professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology. He will be discussing the possibility of exponential quantum advantage in quantum chemistry.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — March 2022

    Mar 25, 2022, from 14:00 until 15:15, Zoom

    The MARVEL Junior Seminars aim to intensify interactions between the MARVEL Junior scientists belonging to different research groups. The MARVEL Junior Seminar series is now held in videoconferencing mode. We are pleased to propose the 49th MARVEL Junior Seminar: Rose K. Cersonsky (COSMO, EPFL) and Julia Linke (PSI) will present their research. 

  • Fix the leaky pipeline! — Kickoff event 2022

    Mar 15, 2022, from 9:00 until 12:00, Online

    Fix the leaky pipeline! — Kickoff event 2022 will take place online on Tuesday, 15 March 2022.

  • Open Software Services for Classroom and Research (OSSCAR)

    Mar 09, 2022, from 14:30 until 16:00, Online

    OSSCAR — Open Software Services for Classroom and Research — is a new online educational resource for scientific disciplines. It is a project funded by the EPFL Open Science Fund and is developed in collaboration between CECAM and MARVEL. OSSCAR provides a platform to develop, deploy, access and share material for teaching and learning in the form of web applications. Content relates to specific topics and illustrates them via interactive Jupyter notebooks that include bespoke and interactive visualization tools. Contributions from the community are invited (and easy to implement for teachers)! If you wish to learn more about this project, join us on March 9 at 14:30 (CET) for an online OSSCAR presentation.

  • IMX Seminar Series - Computational tools for the ab-initio design of advanced structural materials

    Mar 07, 2022, from 13:15 until 14:15, Online

    This lecture by Prof. Anirudh Raju Natarajan, Laboratory of materials design and simulation, EPFL, will be held on Zoom.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — February 2022

    Feb 25, 2022, from 14:00 until 15:15, Zoom

    The MARVEL Junior Seminars aim to intensify interactions between the MARVEL Junior scientists belonging to different research groups. The MARVEL Junior Seminar series is now held in videoconferencing mode. We are pleased to propose the 48th MARVEL Junior Seminar: Francesco Libbi (THEOS, EPFL) and Anna Hehn (University of Zurich) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Michele Kotiuga (EPFL).

  • From women's eyes

    Feb 11, 2022, from 15:00 until 17:00, Online

    "In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared February 11 as the International day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015” (from the UN website). CECAM will mark this important occasion with a special afternoon dedicated to women who contributed to our field… and by proposing an unusual tool to encourage (also) young girls to consider a scientific path.

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Sharon Glotzer

    Feb 08, 2022, from 16:00 until 17:15, Zoom

    The 29th NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture will be given by Prof. Sharon Glotzer, department chair of chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, entitled "A theory of entropic bonding".

  • MADICES workshop 2022

    Feb 07, 2022, 14:00 until Feb 09, 2022, 16:30, Online

    This CECAM workshop is devoted to machine-actionable data interoperability for chemical sciences (MADICES): bridging experiments, simulations, and machine learning for spectral data. Developers, scientists, and data specialists will be brought together to discuss the hurdles and opportunities of data interoperability in the context of the chemical and materials sciences. We will strive for general technical recommendations, with X-ray absorption spectroscopy as the prototype use case.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — January 2022

    Jan 28, 2022, from 14:00 until 15:15, Zoom

    The MARVEL Junior Seminar series is continuing in videoconferencing mode. We are therefore pleased to propose the 47th MARVEL Junior Seminar: Marta Brzezińska (C3MP, EPFL) and Lorenzo Monacelli (THEOS, EPFL) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Sara Fiore (ETHZ).

  • CECAM-MARVEL Classics in molecular and materials modelling: Rex Godby, Lucia Reining and Steven Louie

    Jan 18, 2022, from 16:00 until 19:00, Online

    Rex Godby, Lucia Reining and Steven Louie will give a joint lecture in what will be the sixth event in the series "Classics in molecular and materials modelling" hosted by CECAM and MARVEL. Their joint lecture will address ab initio studies of electronic excitations using many-body perturbation theory.

  • MARVEL Junior Seminar — December 2021

    Dec 10, 2021, from 14:00 until 15:15, Zoom

    The MARVEL Junior Seminar series is continuing in videoconferencing mode. We are therefore pleased to propose the 46th MARVEL Junior Seminar: Kevin Jablonka (EPFL) and Stepan Tsirkin (UZH) will present their research. The seminar will be chaired by Kristians Cernevics.