Michele Parrinello wins the 2017 Dreyfus Prize
Michele Parrinello, MARVEL group leader and professor of computational sciences at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, has been awarded the 2017 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences. He is honored "for his groundbreaking developments of molecular dynamics simulation methodology and associated landmark studies of chemical, material, and biomolecular systems".
Summer 2017: Materials science and chemistry for young girls and boys
The EPFL Science Outreach Department has organised this summer two camps on materials science and chemistry with the support of the MARVEL.
First step towards scientific independence for two MARVEL members!
In mid-August 2017, MARVEL members Marco Gibertini (EPFL) and Vladimir Rybkin (University of Zurich) were both awarded an Ambizione grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
MaX Prize Call is open! Apply before September 30, 2017
MaX - Materials at the Exascale — European Centre of Excellence on materials research via HPC and HTC towards the exascale — will award the MAX PRIZE FOR FRONTIER HPC APPLICATIONS IN MATERIALS RESEARCH – 2017 to recognize frontier research, performed anywhere in the world, that is enabled by enabled by Quantum ESPRESSO, SIESTA, Fleur, Yambo, AiiDA, and/or contributes to their advancement.
Piz Daint in third position of the TOP500 list of most powerful computers
The 49th edition of the TOP500 list of the 500 known most powerful commercially available computer systems was released on June 19, 2017. The new number 3 supercomputer, after two Chinese systems, is the upgraded Piz Daint supercomputer installed at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS). It is also catching up the sixth position in the Green500 list ranking the top 500 supercomputers in the world by energy efficiency.
More than 90% participants would recommend colleagues to attend a similar tutorial using AiiDA
The aim of the tutorial held at EPFL, Lausanne, on 29-31 May 2017 was to introduce 37 young researchers and more experienced practitioners to high-throughput computing (HTC). The programme included hands-on tutorials based on the open-source high-throughput platform AiiDA, complemented by four invited keynote talks to overview the diverse application fields of HTC.
Nicola Spaldin has been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
On 5 May 2017, Nicola Spaldin, MARVEL group leader and professor of Material Theory at ETH Zurich, has been elected as Fellows of the Royal Society for her outstanding contributions to science, in particular in the field of multiferroics.
Diamants, alu, caoutchouc, ils sont fous ces matériaux in autumn 2017
MARVEL and EPFL Science outreach department announce a new edition of the science workshop Diamants, alu, caoutchouc, ils sont fous ces matériaux, an initiative of the equal opportunities actions targeted at young girls and taking place at EPFL.
Fifteen AiiDA developers meet in the Swiss Alps and successfully improve the informatics platform
Fifteen developers successfully contributed to improve the AiiDA informatics platform during one coding week taking place in the Swiss Alps in early December 2016. About half of the participants were core AiiDA developers, the other participants were programmers motivated to contribute to AiiDA.
Sandra Luber receives the 2017 Clara Immerwahr Award
Dr. Sandra Luber, MARVEL member in computational chemistry and materials science at the University of Zurich, has been granted the Clara Immerwahr Award 2017 for her outstanding research contributions to the field of catalysis.
Nicola Spaldin receives the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards
Professor Nicola Spaldin, group leader in MARVEL, and professor of Material Theory at ETH Zurich, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards “for her groundbreaking multidisciplinary work predicting, describing and creating new materials that have switchable magnetic and ferroelectric properties.”
Equal opportunity activites for young girls at EPFL in 2017
MARVEL and EPFL Science outreach department announce two initiatives of the equal opportunities actions targeted at young girls and taking place at EPFL.