Sculpting quantum materials for the electronics of the future
An international team led by the UNIGE has developed a quantum material in which the fabric of space inhabited by electrons can …
The Physics Section
The Physics Section at the University of Geneva provides a lively environment where students, lecturers and researchers meet on a daily basis and work closely together.
The level of research and teaching in the Physics Section is excellent, and is highly competitive in Switzerland, Europe and across the world. UNIGE is currently in 60th position worldwide (out of 20,000) in the University of Shanghai’s classification (2021), and the physics Section as a standalone is ranked in 18th place. Thanks to the outstanding quality of research at world level, the university offers a highly international and open environment, where the atmosphere is conducive to discussion and debate and generating innovative ideas. Our research priorities are centred around four main directions: theoretical physics, particle physics, quantum materials and quantum applications.
As a leading university, the UNIGE and the Section are naturally very committed to their teaching mission. We are constantly adjusting and improving our methods and teaching to meet today's most demanding and innovative standards. The Section remains on a human scale with a particularly favourable student body ratio and a very available teaching staff. The Physics Students' Association is also very active and provides a dynamic environment for exchanges.
In today's society, which is becoming increasingly technological, it is essential that science be shared, especially in a country like Switzerland where the voice of every citizen counts in the political decisions and major orientations of the country. In 2007, the Physics Section therefore created a laboratory-theatre of scientific discovery, the Physiscope. The Athena programme, which allows post-compulsory secondary school students to discover student life by attending university courses and getting a head start on their studies, was also recently set up.
Agenda of the Physics section
Quantum Scattering Amplitudes for Classical Gravity
Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stueckelberg
Zero Modes from Massive Fermions and Axion Strings
In recent years, there has been renewed interest in the physics of axion strings since they naturally arise in axion models and can have a dramatic impact on cosmological observations. It is well-known that axion strings superconduct since massless…
Ecole de Physique / Room 234
- Conférence - débat
Flat Club - Jean-Marc Triscone
2D systems at oxide interfaces Jean-Marc Triscone, UNIGE In this talk, I will illustrate through two examples how electronic and structural couplings at oxide interfaces can lead to exciting novel properties and 2D systems [1,2]. A striking example…
Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stueckelberg Pizza: 12:00, Start discussion: 12:30
05.06.2023 12:30 – 14:30 / Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stueckelberg
SéminaireZero Modes from Massive Fermions and Axion StringsMore information
09.06.2023 11:50 – 12:50 / Ecole de Physique / Room 234
Conférence - débatFlat Club - Jean-Marc TrisconeMore information
09.06.2023 12:00 – 14:00 / Ecole de Physique / Auditoire Stueckelberg Pizza: 12:00, Start discussion: 12:30