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  • Mentoring the marginalized: thoughts by Shobhana Narasimhan

    A huge and frequently unaddressed problem in science and academia is that people feel that they are faced with the task of climbing a huge mountain, all by oneself. Mentors can be the sherpas who lend a helping hand and share some of the burden, so that one no longer feels quite so alone. Shobhana Narasimhan, Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India – and member of the SNSF's MARVEL Review Panel – shares her thoughts on the matter.

  • EPFL Excellence in Engineering summer internship program: applications open!

    The application portal for the 2022 edition of the E3 EPFL Excellence in Engineering summer internship program is now open. The program is organized by the School of Engineering of EPFL and offers an intensive research training opportunity to Bachelor and Master students from all around the world, with various scientific backgrounds.

  • Coding club for girls all around Switzerland

    MARVEL supports the Coding club for girls, a project initiated by the EPFL Science Outreach Department (SPS) with the support of the Federal Office for Gender Equality. It offers free coding workshops for girls 11 to 16 years old organized in French, German and Italian throughout Switzerland.

  • #NCCRWomen in school — a researcher in my classroom

    Meet the #NCCRWomen and invite a researcher in your classroom to exchange with her about who she is, what she does and why she is doing it. Open to the teachers of the high school level.

  • Postdoc position in the field of ab-initio GW+DMFT simulation (UniFR)

    Philipp Werner (UniFR) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in ab-initio simulations and/or strongly correlated electron systems, to work on a project related to GW+DMFT simulations of correlated materials. GW+DMFT is a parameter-free simulation approach which provides a consistent treatment of correlations and screening in solids. The plan is to extend this method into a widely usable ab-initio framework for the study of equilibrium and nonequilibrium properties of materials. 

  • Meet again the #NCCRWomen of MARVEL

    The #NCCRWomen campaign shows how women in Swiss research are changing the world! Meet Giuliana Materzanini, Miriam Pougin, Emiliana Fabbri, Jigyasa Nigam and Chiara Ricca, all researchers of the NCCR MARVEL.

  • American NSF invests in designing materials for the future

    The US National Science Foundation has announced a $65.3M investment in 37 new awards in the Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future program.

  • Two postdoctoral positions: Spectral properties on accelerated architectures (EPFL)

    Two positions for computational physicists/computer scientists are available at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Lausanne, Switzerland) in the group of Prof. Nicola Marzari. The positions are supported by the Swiss Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) and are renewable yearly; current funding is for 3 years each. If so desired, a possible working location at the Paul Scherrer Institute (Villigen) in the newly created Laboratory for Materials Simulations may be possible.

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Chiara Ricca, postdoc in computational chemistry

    "For me, doing research means never stopping learning and improving myself, all while contributing to a better future."

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Jigaysa Nigam, PhD student in physics

    "Be curious, don't be afraid to ask questions and challenge what you are told. Curiosity doesn't kill as opposed to the common saying, rather it empowers you to perceive beyond what is tangible."

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Emiliana Fabbri, senior researcher in materials science

    "My advice to young girls who want to pursue a scientific career: do it, because you can!"

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Miriam Pougin, PhD student in computational chemistry

    "Without research, no progress is possible. To change things, you have to understand them."