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  • IBM's RXN for Chemistry project team wins 2022 Sandmeyer award

    The 'RXN for Chemistry' project team from IBM Research Zurich has won the 2022 edition of the Sandmeyer award, which is presented annually to a team or an individual for outstanding work in the field of industrial or applied chemistry. Congratulations to the team!

  • Joint tenure-track professorship in computational physics: light/matter interactions or non-equilibrium quantum dynamics (UniFR/PSI/MARVEL)

    The Faculty of Science and Medicine of the University of Fribourg and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) jointly invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Computational Physics in the Department of Physics, and in the Scientific Computing, Theory and Data Division of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). The selected candidate must have an outstanding record of successful independent research in the field of light/matter interactions or non-equilibrium quantum dynamics. She/he is expected to build synergies with the Department of Physics in Fribourg and with the Paul Scherer Institute (PSI) and its various large-scale research facilities, in particular the Swiss Free Electron Laser. The candidate is expected to develop a vigorous, internationally recognized research program that is supported by a significant amount of external funding, and to lead the research activities of a group of graduate students/postgraduate researchers.

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

    We are happy to announce that Virginie De Mestral (EPFL), Nataliya Paulish (EPFL) and Mie Engelbrecht Jensen (DTU) were granted INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowships after the October 2021 call. The three women will join MARVEL labs for a 6-month Master's research project — congratulations!

  • U.S. presents Materials Genome Initiative strategic plan

    The Materials Genome Initiative was launched in 2011 to accelerate the discovery, design, development, and deployment of new materials by harnessing the power of data and computational tools in concert with experiment. The U.S. National Science and Technology Council has prepared the 2021 Materials Genome Initiative Strategic Plan, which updates and replaces the previous plan and reflects the significant advances that have been made over the past ten years. 

  • #NCCRWomen — a look back at the campaign

    What an intense 8 months it has been for the #NCCRWomen! More than 100 researchers from all fields of science introduced who they are, what they do and why they do it.

  • Group leader, Materials Software and Data - PSI/MARVEL

    Within its new research division Scientific Computing, Theory and Data, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is establishing a number of laboratories dedicated to the development and application of the computational and data capabilities that can support and enhance the activities of PSI. The Laboratory for Materials Simulations, directed by Professor Nicola Marzari, and in close collaboration with MARVEL, will be hosting three groups aimed at developing, integrating and disseminating in the PSI community and the scientific community at large the computational capabilities required to understand, predict, and characterize materials studied at PSI with photons, neutrons, muons and electrons.PSI is looking for a group leader for the group on "Materials Software and Data".

  • Two young MARVEL scientists win EPFL research project prizes

    Congratulations to former MARVEL members Antimo Marrazzo and Pablo Piaggi on winning the Prof. René Wasserman and IBM Research awards for work on novel materials and entropy, respectively! 

  • Giulia Galli wins the 2022 Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics

    Prof. Giulia Galli (University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory), chair of MARVEL's Scientific Advisory Board, has been awarded the Aneesur Rahman Prize, which recognizes outstanding achievement in computational physics research.

  • Mentoring the marginalized: thoughts by Shobhana Narasimhan

    A huge and frequently unaddressed problem in science and academia is that people feel that they are faced with the task of climbing a huge mountain, all by oneself. Mentors can be the sherpas who lend a helping hand and share some of the burden, so that one no longer feels quite so alone. Shobhana Narasimhan, Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India – and member of the SNSF's MARVEL Review Panel – shares her thoughts on the matter.

  • EPFL Excellence in Engineering summer internship program: applications open!

    The application portal for the 2022 edition of the E3 EPFL Excellence in Engineering summer internship program is now open. The program is organized by the School of Engineering of EPFL and offers an intensive research training opportunity to Bachelor and Master students from all around the world, with various scientific backgrounds.

  • Coding club for girls all around Switzerland

    MARVEL supports the Coding club for girls, a project initiated by the EPFL Science Outreach Department (SPS) with the support of the Federal Office for Gender Equality. It offers free coding workshops for girls 11 to 16 years old organized in French, German and Italian throughout Switzerland.

  • #NCCRWomen in school — a researcher in my classroom

    Meet the #NCCRWomen and invite a researcher in your classroom to exchange with her about who she is, what she does and why she is doing it. Open to the teachers of the high school level.