2020 Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties

Basic research and applications

Les Diablerets

Aug. 31st – Sept. 2nd, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 situation and to the Swiss regulations, the SWM 2020 meeting is cancelled. It is our intention to hold the meeting in 2021, updated information will be posted this autumn.

The 2020 Swiss Workshop on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties is the thirteenth edition of a series of Swiss Workshops organized by MaNEP, formerly the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) on Materials with Novel Electronic Properties and now a Network at the Swiss level.

The meeting will bring together researchers working in Switzerland in the field of Materials with Novel Electronic Properties. The workshop is to act as a forum promoting research and applications in this area.

SWM 2020 will include the following topics:

  • Superconductivity
  • Oxide interfaces
  • Quantum magnetism
  • Topological phases of matter
  • 2D materials
  • Nanomagnetism
  • Multiferroics
  • Out of equilibrium physics
  • Applications
The workshop is open to all scientists, engineers and students interested in these fields and gathers MaNEP Network members. It provides an outstanding scientific forum to share the last developments and offers networking opportunities.

Contact: swm@manep.ch

Invited speakers

Mitali Banerjee (EPFL, Lausanne)
Agnès Barthelemy (CNRS/Thales, Palaiseau)
Nicholas Butch (NIST, Gaithersburg)
Dmitri Efetov (ICFO, Barcelona)
Sebastian Goennenwein (TU Dresden)
Russel Hemley (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Harold Hwang (Stanford, USA)
Steve Johnson (ETH Zürich)
Karyn Le Hur (CPhT/CNRS, Palaiseau)
Kin Fai Mak (Cornell, USA)
Martin Mourigal (Georgia Tech, USA)
Katja Nowack* (Cornell, USA)
Romain Sibille  (PSI, Villigen)
Jeff Tallon (Wellington, New Zealand)

* To be confirmed

Apply before Mon, June 15, 2020

Workshop location

The workshop will be held at the Congress-Center at Les Diablerets, in the Canton of Vaud. The participants will be lodged at the Eurotel Victoria and in nearby hotels. The Eurotel Victoria and the Congress-Center are about 10 minutes walk from the train station "Les Diablerets".

Eurotel Victoria
Chemin du Vernex, 3
CH-1865 Les Diablerets
Phone: +41 24 492 3721
Fax: +41 24 492 2371

E-mail: lesdiablerets@eurotel-victoria.ch
Website: www.eurotel-victoria.ch

Reaching Les Diablerets

Les Diablerets can be reached conveniently by car or by train. If you come by car, take the highway to Aigle and then follow signs to Les Diablerets. If you come by train, change train in Aigle and take the mountain train Aigle - Le Sépey - Les Diablerets. The Eurotel Victoria and the Congress-Center are about 10 minutes walk from the train station "Les Diablerets".
From Zurich and Geneva airports there are train connections to Les Diablerets. Check the Swiss Railway SBB-CFF-FFS website for time departures.

Program committee

Frédéric Mila (EPFL-Lausanne) Chair
Gabriel Aeppli (PSI)
Felix Baumberger (UNI-Genève)
Christian Bernhard (UNI-Fribourg)
Laszlo Forro (EPFL-Lausanne)
Pietro Gambardella (ETH-Zürich)
Thierry Giamarchi (UNI-Genève)
Laura Heydermann (PSI/ETH-Zürich)
Philip Moll (EPFL-Lausanne)
Christopher Mudry (PSI)
Titus Neupert (UNI-Zurich)
Katja Pomjakushina (PSI)
Christian Rüegg (PSI/UNI-Genève)
Carmine Senatore (UNI-Genève)
Manfred Sigrist (ETH-Zürich)
Jean-Marc Triscone (UNI-Genève)

Organization committee

Alberto Morpurgo Chair
Adriana Bonito Aleman
Pierre Bouillot
Pascal Cugni
Greg Manfrini
Dragana Pantelic
Christophe Schwarz
Natacha Triscone

Contact information

MaNEP Switzerland Network
24, Quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH – 1211 Geneva 4
Phone: +41 (0)22 379 30 64
E-mail: swm@manep.ch