Please find below our latest newsletter, with news and events linked to the MARVEL community. This month, learn how the first-ever rare earth nickelate single crystals have been grown, leading to the first experimental evidence supporting the multiferroicity predicted in these materials. Read about a new approach to ab initio modelling of electron-phonon interactions in correlated materials, and learn how newly identified R-2 2D material may show promise in the development of spin-layer-locking spinFETs. Furthermore, you can find out more about the advantages of common interfaces for workflows that automatically compute material properties, and get acquainted with the OPTIMADE API, which enables seamless access and interoperability across materials databases.
As you know, the #NCCRWomen campaign has been proposing weekly portraits showing how women in Swiss research are changing the world. Next week, this is MARVEL's turn! Do not miss the video portraits of 5 women researchers in MARVEL, which will be released every day, starting September 27.
We are also excited to announce that MARVEL Distinguished Lectures, Junior Seminars and other events are back! We can already announce that the next Junior Seminar will take place on October 8, and that John Perdew (Temple University) will present a Distinguished Lecture on more-predictive density functionals, symmetry breaking, and strong correlation on November 15. More prominent lectures and events will be announced soon. Mark your calendars!