Past events

  • First-Principles Modelling of Defects in Solids - Workshop

    Jun 13, 2022, 9:30 until Jun 15, 2022, 17:45, ETHZ

    The workshop will take place June 13-15, 2022 at ETH in Zurich. Apart from scientific concerns, the event aims to address environmental issues as well, and the utmost will be done to mitigate the impact of the workshop on the environment.

  • MARVEL Distinguished Lecture — Alán Aspuru-Guzik

    May 31, 2022, from 16:00 until 17:15, Zoom

    The 31st NCCR MARVEL Distinguished Lecture will be given by Prof. Alán Aspuru-Guzik, professor of chemistry and computer science at the University of Toronto, and entitled: "There is no time for science as usual: Materials Acceleration Platforms".

  • CECAM-MARVEL Mary Ann Mansigh series: Erich Wimmer

    May 05, 2022, from 15:00 until 17:00, BCH2103, EPFL (registration required) + online

    CECAM and MARVEL present the third installment of our Mary Ann Mansigh Conversation series and invite you to meet Erich Wimmer who will be addressing the fascination and industrial value of materials modeling.

  • MARVEL phase 3 kickoff event

    Apr 29, 2022, from 9:00 until 14:00, CECAM headquarters at EPFL

    With phase 3 officially starting this coming May, MARVEL phase 3 PIs are invited to the MARVEL phase 3 kickoff event on Friday April 29, 2022 (morning + lunch), at the CECAM headquarters at EPFL.

  • MARVEL phase 2 closing event

    Apr 28, 2022, from 9:00 until 18:00, SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL

    The phase 2 of MARVEL is coming to a close, officially at the end of April. In order to give a proper conclusion to this phase and celebrate the achievements of all groups — and especially since we had to resort to virtual meetings since 2020! —  MARVEL members and all interested, are invited to the in-person MARVEL phase 2 closing event on Thursday April 28, 2022 at the SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL.

  • 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.