News

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Emiliana Fabbri, senior researcher in materials science

    "My advice to young girls who want to pursue a scientific career: do it, because you can!"

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Miriam Pougin, PhD student in computational chemistry

    "Without research, no progress is possible. To change things, you have to understand them."

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet Giuliana Materzanini, postdoc in computational materials science

    "If you want to become what you truly are, I don't just think it's important to believe in it, I think it's the only thing to do!" 

  • Joint Faculty Position in Mathematics & Materials (EPFL)

    The School of Basic Sciences and the School of Engineering at EPFL seek to appoint a Tenure Track Assistant Professor or a Tenured Associate Professor jointly between the Institute of Mathematics and the Institute of Materials. We have a keen interest in outstanding candidates whose research is dedicated to the development of mathematical theory (analytical, geometrical, numerical, computational/algorithmic, topological) underpinning the description of materials. Ideal candidates would have a strong interdisciplinary breadth rather than focus on specific subfields. Indicative fields of interest include, but are not restricted to, multi-scale modelling, topological properties of materials, metamaterials, soft matter, efficient and accurate electronic-structure algorithms, statistical mechanics of emergent phenomena, numerical methods for very high dimensional problems, theory of data-driven algorithms applied to materials discovery.

  • Assistant professor of physics, artificial intelligence for quantum materials and quantum information science

    As part of a campus-wide artificial intelligence (AI) faculty hiring initiative at the University of Florida (UF), the Department of Physics has an opening for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in artificial intelligence for quantum materials and quantum information science to begin on August 16, 2022. We seek highly qualified candidates from all areas of computational quantum materials and quantum information sciences, with demonstrated experience in developing, implementing or applying AI algorithms on modern platforms such as GPU. 

  • Professor in Physics of Imaging (EPFL) / Head of Mathematics and Physics of Imaging (PSI)

    The School of Basic Sciences of EPFL and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) invite applications for a tenured professor at EPFL who will also be Leader of a new group at PSI devoted to advancing new physical and mathematical methods for imaging at PSI. The holder of this joint EPFL-PSI position will develop new imaging paradigms inspired by disciplines ranging from quantum technologies to data science to fully exploit the new high brilliance X-ray sources SLS 2.0 and SwissFEL.

  • The #NCCRWomen are back!

    After a summer break the #NCCRWomen campaign continues with new portraits showing how women in Swiss research are changing the world!

  • Head, Laboratory for Simulation and Modeling (PSI) / Full Professor, Applied Computational Mathematics (EPFL)

    The Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), Switzerland’s largest research institute for natural and engineering sciences, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) are jointly seeking to appoint a dynamic personality with strategic thinking abilities as Head of the Laboratory for Simulation and Modeling (LSM) at PSI, and as tenured Full Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at EPFL. This is a full-time position.

  • #NCCRWomen — Meet three PhD students from NCCR MUST

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of women obtaining the right to vote in Switzerland, the 22 active NCCRs have joined forces in a campaign showing how in these 50 years women have come to occupy a central place in research in almost all scientific fields. During this campaign, these female researchers will be showing you who they are, what they do and why they are doing it.

  • A new collaboration points to the future of data

    In collaboration with MARVEL and EPFL, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is officially expanding its own focus areas and establishing a new research division: Scientific Computing, Theory, and Data. Here researchers will increasingly focus on the development of new computer and data technology and its use in science. The new research division is PSI's sixth, joining five previously established divisions: Biology and Chemistry; Research with Neutrons and Muons; Nuclear Energy and Safety; Energy and Environment; and Photon Science.

  • Three new INSPIRE Potentials fellows will join MARVEL for their Master's research projects

    We are happy to announce that Nanchen Dongfang (UZH), Emma Lumiaro (Aalto University) and Mathilde Franckel (ECPM, Strasbourg) were granted INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships after the April 2021 call. The three women will join MARVEL labs for a 6-month Master's research project — congratulations!

  • Comprehensive electronic-structure methods review featured in Nature Materials

    Nicola Marzari, head of the Theory and Simulation of Materials laboratory at EFPL and director of NCCR MARVEL, has just published a review of electronic-structure methods as an “Insight” piece in Nature Materials. The article, written with Andrea Ferretti of CNR–Instituto Nanoscienze and Chris Wolverton of Northwestern University, provides an overview of these methods, discusses their application to the prediction of materials properties, and examines different strategies used to target the broader goals of materials design and discovery. Looking ahead, the authors consider emerging challenges in the predictive accuracy of the calculations, and in addressing the real-life complexity of materials and devices. They also stress the importance of the computational infrastructures that support such research, and how the planning for funding these and the supporting career models is only just beginning to emerge.