Past events

  • CECAM-MARVEL Classics in molecular and materials modelling: Giorgio Parisi and Marc Mézard

    Nov 03, 2022, from 15:00 until 17:30, Online

    Giorgio Parisi (Università di Roma la Sapienza) and Marc Mézard (Università Bocconi Milano) will give a joint lecture on "Simulation methods for spin glasses with applications in optimization", in what will be the seventh event in the series "Classics in molecular and materials modelling" hosted by CECAM and MARVEL.

  • 2022 Young Researchers’ Meeting (YRM) of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility

    Sep 05, 2022, 9:00 until Sep 09, 2022, 18:00, Marseille, France

    MARVEL is supporting again this year the Young Researchers’ Meeting (YRM) of the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility. Registration is open for this 18th edition, which will be held in Marseille (France) from 5 to 9 September 2022. Deadline on 1st of July.

  • Psi-k conference

    Aug 22, 2022, 14:00 until Aug 25, 2022, 18:00, SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL

    Psi-k 2022 is the 6th general conference for the worldwide Psi-k community. Typically held every 5 years, this event is the largest worldwide in first-principles simulations. With more than 1000 participants attending the past 2010 and 2015 editions, it promises to be the most exciting, defining event in the field, offering an intense but enjoyable atmosphere, in addition to a chance to explore the beautiful region around Lausanne and Lake Geneva.  

  • Swiss Equivariant Machine Learning Workshop

    Jul 11, 2022, 9:00 until Jul 14, 2022, 17:00, CECAM, Lausanne

    Machine learning (ML) based atomistic models are often faced with the challenge of learning physical or chemical properties that have well-defined transformations (equivariance) under translation, rotation,  and reflections of the corresponding atomic structures. The last few years have seen significant progress on enhancing ML approaches by including symmetry preserving operations, which has led to noteworthy improvements in both the accuracy and data-efficiency of models predicting physical quantities.

  • 2022 Summer camp for high-school students

    Jun 27, 2022, 9:00 until Jul 01, 2022, 17:00, EPFL, Lausanne

    The 1-week camp entitled Des atomes aux ordinateurs, à la découverte de la programmation scientifique  is open to teenagers in the last two years of high-school, with no high-level in maths or physics prerequisite. A prior knowledge of the basics of programming is recommended. It is possible to acquire these notions independently if necessary (within 3-4 hours). Half of the seats are reserved for young women.

  • 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.