NCCR MARVEL / CECAM team win EPFL Open Science Fund award
A team made up of Giovanni Pizzi from NCCR MARVEL and Sara Bonella and Ignacio Pagonabarraga from the Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM) won an EPFL Open Science Fund to build an open, collaborative online hub to host simulation and data-analysis tools. The project — called OSSCAR (Open Software Services for Classrooms and Research) — will effectively create an open-science environment that offers software tools as easy-to-use services requiring little or no setup time.
Mathematics workshops Maths en jeu for girls and boys at EPFL
Registrations for the 2019-2020 edition of the mathematics workshops Maths en jeu open on 4 Feb 2019. These workshops are taking place at EPFL and target girls and boys 8 to 15 years old. They are part of the equal opportunities actions of the EPFL Science outreach department supported by MARVEL.
Five new INSPIRE Potentials fellows will join MARVEL for 6-month research projects
We are happy to announce that Tara Niamh Tosic (EPFL, Switzerland), Julieta Trapé (National University of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina), Sinjini Bhattacharjee (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India), Maria Syzgantseva (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia) and Chiara Devescovi (Sacred Heart Catholic University, Brescia, Italy) were granted INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships after the October 2018 call. All five women will join MARVEL labs in the coming months -- congratulations!
NCCR MARVEL PIs win swissuniversities grant to scale up computational open science platform Materials Cloud
A team of NCCR MARVEL PIs has won a swissuniversities P-5 grant to further develop the Materials Cloud web platform for Computational Open Science. The project will ultimately allow users to autonomously contribute hundreds of different data entries in the different sections without having to interact with one of the platform maintainers.
SNSF awards NCCR MARVEL a second tranche of 18 Million CHF
The Swiss National Science Foundation has awarded MARVEL full funding of 18 million Swiss francs for its second phase, which will run until April 2022.
Five MARVEL members to give invited talks at American Physical Society's annual meeting
Two MARVEL postdocs and three PIs will give invited talks at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society, being held March 4- 8 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Equal opportunity activities for young girls and boys at EPFL in 2019
MARVEL and EPFL's Science outreach department announce three equal opportunity initiatives targeting girls and boys. They will take place at EPFL in 2019.
Marzari, Spaldin, Yazyev Named in Global Highly Cited Researchers 2018 List
Annual list from Clarivate Analytics identifies researchers with multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year.
EPFL's Science Fair "Scientastic" Draws 17'000 Visitors to Stands Including MARVEL's
Some 17'000 visitors took part in the fifth edition of EPFL’s science fair Scientastic on 10 and 11 November. The theme of the fair was “digitalization at your fingertips” and presenters, including NCCR MARVEL, tackled the question of how to make digitalization easy to understand through a series of demonstrations, displays, talks and workshops. This was the fifth edition of EPFL’s science fair – the next will be held in Sion (Valais) on 18–19 May 2019. Some pictures from the MARVEL stand are below: all photo credits to NCCR MARVEL.
Artwork Honoring IMX's Women Faculty Now on Permanent Display
An installation sponsored by NCCR MARVEL and EPFL's Institute of Materials now inspires those passing through the entry hall of building MX on the EPFL campus.
MARVEL Members Part of Team Awarded 14-Million Euro 2018 Synergy Grant
Gabriel Aeppli, professor at the Paul Scherrer Institute and a member of MARVEL's Scientific Advisory Board and Nicola Spaldin, professor at ETH Zurich and a MARVEL Group Leader, are part of a team that have been awarded a 2018 ERC Synergy Grant for their project "HERO" — Hidden, Entangling and Resonating Orders.
Materials Science Day — "Very interesting: top rate presentations and good discussions"
More than 50 people from the materials science scene in Switzerland gathered in Bern on Thursday, 4 October to learn about ongoing CCMX and NCCR MARVEL projects and network. The second Materials Science day featured both experimental and modelling approaches to current challenges in materials science.