Awards

Annual Event 2022 – A short review

A big “thank you” to all our speakers, chairs and participants at the Annual Event 2022 and congratulations to the winners of the Best Talk and Best Poster Awards.  Josh Zuber from the Quantum Sensing Lab of Prof. Patrick Maletinsky (Department of Physics, University of Basel) reeceiced the best talk award. The prize for the […]

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Nadine Leisgang and Thomas Karg win SPS Awards for their PhD theses

The Swiss Physical Society (SPS) awards prizes to young physicists for outstanding research in the early stages of their careers. In 2022, two former PhD students of the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute have received such a prestigious award: A highly light-absorbent and tunable material Nadine Leisgang has won the SPS Award in […]

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Superconducting metamaterial for analog quantum simulation – Vera Weibel studies an artificial material with special properties

Vera Weibel wrote her prizewinning master’s thesis at EPFL under Professor Pasquale Scarlino, having studied a superconducting metamaterial — an artificial material with properties that do not occur in nature. A material of this kind could potentially be used to prevent losses in quantum systems. Researchers around the world are searching for artificial materials with […]

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Precise data on tiny magnets – Mathias Claus has developed a sensor that can be used to analyze the magnetism of tiny magnet

For his prizewinning master’s project in Professor Martino Poggio’s group at the Department of Physics of the University of Basel, Mathias Claus developed a torsion rocker that can be used to study the magnetization of tiny magnets in precise detail. His project was so successful that he began a doctoral dissertation immediately after his master’s […]

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ERC Consolidator Grants for SNI members

Theoretical foundations for future quantum technologies The project of Professor Jelena Klinovaja addresses challenges in the field of topological quantum matter. So-called topological qubits could be suitable to reliably encode information for a quantum computer and overcome the shortcomings of conventional qubits. Jelena Klinovaja is researching new methods to induce and selectively modify topological phases. […]

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Forgotten data: A dry subject presented in an exciting way awarded the Prix Média

Simone Pengue has won the 2021 “Prix Média Newcomer” from the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences for his documentary on lost data. Simone is a PhD student in the research group of Argovia professor Roderick Lim. In addition to his own research, he is passionate about explaining science in a vivid and entertaining way. […]

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Swiss MNT Start-up Prize – Encouraging award for young start-up anavo medical

At the Swiss NanoConvention, the young start-up anavo medical was awarded the Nanotechnology Start-up Prize from the Swiss MNT Network. Co-founder Dr. Tino Matter studied nanosciences in Basel, and in 2018 he won the prize for the best master’s thesis in nanosciences at the University of Basel. Tino had already worked with bioactive nanoparticles for […]

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Excellent – Prizes for outstanding doctoral students

PhD students from the SNI network have been awarded prizes at various conferences for their outstanding publications. PhD Awards for Thomas Karg and Nadine Leisgang At the Swiss NanoConvention Online 2021, former SNI PhD student Dr. Thomas Karg was presented with the Swiss MNT PhD Award — which is sponsored by IBM Research — for […]

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to our PhD student Pooja Thakkar who won the Shoulders-Gray-Spindt award at the 34th Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference for her paper “Voltage-controlled three-electron-beam interference by a three-element Boersch phase shifter with top and bottom shielding electrodes”. In this work Pooja contributed to the goal to manipulate electron waves to realize a novel electron diffraction imaging method. The […]

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Congratulations!

At the Swiss NanoConvention Online 2021, our former SNI PhD student Dr. Thomas Karg received the Swiss MNT PhD Award sponsored by IBM Research for his outstanding publication “Light-mediated strong coupling between a mechanical oscillator and atomic spins 1 meter apart“. Thomas completed his dissertation in the laboratory of Professor Philipp Treutlein at the Department […]

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