Communication

  • NCCR MARVEL-led Swiss consortium wins ETH Board funding for ORD practices project

    A consortium led by Dr. Giovanni Pizzi, project leader of NCCR MARVEL’s Pillar 3, “Digital Infrastructure of Open Simulations and Data,” and Group leader of the “Materials Software and Data” group at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), has won funding of almost CHF1.3 million for a three-year project dubbed PREMISE: “Open and reproducible materials science research”.  

  • Michael Schüler brings spectroscopy experience to merge theory and experiment in NCCR MARVEL's phase III

    Michael Schüler has been assistant professor at the University of Fribourg, and group leader "Light-matter interactions" in the "Laboratory of Materials Simulations" at the Paul Scherrer Institute since September 2022. He joined NCCR MARVEL in phase III as group leader in the Continued Support, Advanced Simulation Methods.

  • Meet the #NCCRWomen PIs of MARVEL

    The #NCCRWomen are back. The campaign is relaunched with portraits and interviews of more women researchers in Switzerland and more exciting science. Meet them on Twitter and Instagram, starting with #NCCRWomen Principal Investigators of MARVEL, Clémence Corminboeuf, Sara Bonella, Ana Akrap, Sereina Riniker and Marta Gibert.

  • NCCR MARVEL Team Presents “Supercomputers for Science” at PSI’s Open Doors Day

    A team of NCCR MARVEL members participated in Paul Scherrer Institute’s “Tag der offenen Tür,” or Open Doors Day, on October 23rd, explaining magnons and phonons and the use of supercomputers to study them to children and adults alike. The event, hosted every five years, drew some 15,000 people.

  • Giovanni Pizzi starting new position as Materials Software and Data group leader at PSI

    Dr. Giovanni Pizzi, now senior researcher in the group of Nicola Marzari and project leader of NCCR MARVEL's Pillar 3, Digital Infrastructure of Open Simulations and Data, is starting a new position as head of the "Materials Software and Data" group of the Laboratory for Materials Simulations at the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI).

  • INSPIRE Potentials fellow Virginie de Mestral outlines highlights of program in new video

    INSPIRE Potentials fellow Virginie de Mestral, now PhD student in the group of Professor Mathieu Luisier at ETH Zurich, took a moment to explain the appeal of the program that empowers excellent women students to conduct a Master's research project in simulation and modeling in an NCCR MARVEL laboratory.  We encourage you to share the video, which is also available on our Twitter and LinkedIn accounts.

  • Professor Giuseppe Carleo brings expertise in quantum computing methods to NCCR MARVEL's phase III

    Giuseppe Carleo arrived at EPFL in September 2020 as assistant professor and is head of the Computational Quantum Science Laboratory in the School of Basic Sciences. He has joined NCCR MARVEL in phase III as project leader of the Bonus project Leveraging Quantum Computers and Algorithms for Materials Discovery.

  • World’s largest electronic-structure conference, drawing more than 1,200 researchers, kicks off at EPFL

    Psi-k 2022 will welcome from this Monday, August 22 more than 1,200 participants at the SwissTech Convention Center for the sixth edition of its general conference gathering the entire Psi-k community. This is a worldwide network of researchers self-organized into a charity and working on the advancement of first-principles computational materials science. Such success highlights the global impact of this burgeoning field, says Professor Nicola Marzari, head of Theory and simulation of materials at EPFL and Materials simulations at the Paul Scherrer Institute, and Chairperson of Psi-k 2022.   

  • Luisier wins SNSF Advanced Grant to develop simulation tools for nanoscale devices

    Mathieu Luisier, professor in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETHZ and project leader of the Continued Support, Advanced Simulation Methods at NCCR MARVEL, has won an Advanced Grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to continue the development of technology computer aided design (TCAD) tools that integrate the physics needed to design next-generation nanoscale devices.

  • A new INSPIRE Potentials fellow will join MARVEL for her Master's research project

    We are happy to announce that Arianna Cantarella (University of Parma) was granted an INSPIRE Potentials – MARVEL Master's Fellowship after the April 2022 call. She will join a MARVEL lab for a 6-month Master's research project — congratulations!

  • Newly released AiiDA v2.0 improves on performance and usability while maintaining a stable API

    The developers of AiiDA have released AiiDA v2.0. The culmination of more than two years of work, the update focused on re-designing the codebase to make it more performant, user-friendly and maintainable, with minimal changes to the API.

  • Mathematics workshops Maths en jeu for girls and boys at EPFL

    Registrations for the 2022-2023 edition of the mathematics workshops Maths en jeu open on 2 May 2022. These workshops are taking place at EPFL and target girls and boys 8 to 15 years old. They are part of the equal opportunities actions of the EPFL Science outreach department supported by MARVEL.