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Online Physics Seminar:Collisions of monopoles and disclinations in nematics
Event date: Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Webex
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Pawel Pieranski,Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France, invited by Prof. Anupam Sengupta.

  News & Events

Physics Seminar: Protein Energy Landscapes seen by Neutron Scattering
Event date: Wednesday, 03 April 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg - Bâtiment des Sciences BSC 1.03
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Gerald Kneller invited by Professor Andreas Michels
Adaptive algorithm for sampling large deviation functions
Event date: Monday, 08 April 2019
Hour:  13:00 17:00
Place:  Bâtiment des Sciences Room BS 004
Speaker: Gregoire FERRE invited by Professor Massimiliano Esposito
Physics Colloquium: Orderly Self-Assembling and Mechanochemically Disassembling Materials for Catalysis
Event date: Thursday, 11 April 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg - Bâtiment des Sciences 2.04
Speaker: Dr. Pit Losch invited by the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit
Physics Colloquium: When electrons meet light: attosecond coherent control of matter waves for low-dimensional phonics
Event date: Friday, 12 April 2019
Hour:  4:00 6:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, BSC 2.04
Speaker: Dr. Gianmaria Vanacore - invited by Professor Ludger Wirtz
Physics Colloquium: Auxetic Liquid Crystal Elastomers - a bit of a stretch !
Event date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  BSC 2.04
Speaker: Prof. Helen Gleeson invited by Professor Jan Lagerwall
Physics Seminar: Advanced Materials from Anisotropic Nanomaterial Dispersions
Event date: Thursday, 02 May 2019
Hour:  13:00 15:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Room 1.03
Speaker:  Talk by Dr. Virginia A. Davis
General Assembly : Doctoral Programme in Physics and Materials Science
Event date: Friday, 03 May 2019
Hour:  14:00 16:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir - room 3.040
Phd Defense: Self-Organizing Cellulose Nanocrystals: From the fundamental physical chemistry of self-assembly to the preparation of functional films
Event date: Friday, 03 May 2019
Hour:  14:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Room BSC 2.01
Speaker: Camila Honorato under Supervision of Prof. Jan Lagerwall
Physics Seminar: Frontiers of Multiscale Modeling in Biophysics
Event date: Tuesday, 07 May 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Prof. Cecilia Clementi, Rice University, Houston, Texas, invited by Prof. Tkatchenko
Physics Colloquium: Machine Learning for Molecular Dynamics and Statistical Mechanics
Event date: Wednesday, 08 May 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  BSC 2.04
Speaker: Prof. Frank Noé invited by Professor Alexandre Tkatchenko
PhD defence : Optical investigation of voltage losses in high-efficiency Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin-film solar cells
Event date: Thursday, 09 May 2019
Hour:  14:00 16:00
Place:  Maison des Sciences Humaines LISER conference room - 2nd floor room 1.090-2.240
Speaker: Max Wolter, under the supervision of Prof. Susanne Siebentritt
Physics Seminar : Strong and smart shape memory polymer fibers
Event date: Friday, 10 May 2019
Hour:  10:00 11:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Dr. Philippe Poulin, invited by Prof. Giusy Scalia
Physics Seminar : Aligned carbon nanotube assemblies for high-performance CNT applications including Space Elevator
Event date: Monday, 13 May 2019
Hour:  10:00 11:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Prof. Yoku Inoue, invited by Prof. Giusy Scalia
Physics Seminar : Acoustic Metasurfaces
Event date: Monday, 13 May 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Prof. John Roy Sambles, invited by Prof. Giusy Scalia
Physics Colloquium: Geometry, defects and motion in active matte
Event date: Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  BSC 2.04
Speaker: Prof. Luca Giomi invited by Professor Anupam Sengupta
Physics Colloquium : Machine Learning Approaches for an Atomistic Understanding of Amorphous Functional Materials
Event date: Monday, 20 May 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsbeg Bâtiment des Sciences Room 2.04
Speaker: Dr. Volker L. Deringer, invited by PHYMS RU
Physics Colloquium: Cation mutation in hybrid perovskites: solubility limits and phase stabilizing effects
Event date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Maison du Savoir Room 3.530
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Susan Schorr invited by Professor Susanne Siebentritt
Physics beyond physics: secondary school teachers meet researchers
Physics beyond physics
Published on Tuesday, 28 May 2019
On 6 May 2019, the Scienteens Lab organised an afternoon of training for Luxembourgish teachers on Limpertsberg campus. Titled “Physics beyond physics: From liquid crystal-enabled design to microbe...
Physics Seminar: Feedback Control with Minimum Directed Information
Event date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 0.04
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Henrik Sandberg invited by Prof. Massimiliano Esposito
Physics Colloquium: Coherent Coulom drag effect in double quantum dots
Event date: Monday, 03 June 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  BSC 1.03
Speaker: Dr Rosa Lopez invited by Professor Massimiliano Esposito
Physics Seminar: Why one can never get bored of optics - investigations of soft materials with optical methods
Event date: Tuesday, 04 June 2019
Hour:  13:30 14:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Room BSC 1.04
Speaker: Talk by Prof. Irena Drevenšek Olenik invited by Prof. Jan Lagerwall
Physics Seminar: Microbial response to surfaces in aquatic environments
Event date: Thursday, 06 June 2019
Hour:  14:00 16:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: BSC 0.04
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Grossart invited by Prof. Anupam Sengupta
First PHYMS Workshop of the Physics and Materials Science Research Unit
Event date: Thursday, 13 June 2019
Hour:  8:45 17:30
Place:  Bâtiment des Sciences - Room 0.03
Speaker: RU PHYMS members
Physics Colloquium: Rescuing the kinetic properties of coarse-grained simulation models
Event date: Monday, 24 June 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Bâtiment des Sciences Room BSC 1.04
Speaker: Dr. Joseph F. RUDZINSKI invited by PHYMS RU
Physics Colloquium: Talk by Dr. Etienne FODOR invited by RU PHYMS
Event date: Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Bâtiment des Sciences BSC 1.04
Physics Colloquium : Disease Ecology: Physics point of view
Event date: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Dr. Fakhteh Ghanbarnejad, invited by Prof. Massimiliano Esposito
Physics Seminar: The biochemical Szilard engine with applications to inference and computing
Event date: Thursday, 18 July 2019
Hour:  11:00 12:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences - room 2.04
Speaker: Dr. Rory BRITTAIN invited by Prof. Massimiliano ESPOSITO
Physics Seminar : Mesoscale fluctuational electrodynamics: modeling and bounds, from molecules to continuous media
Event date: Friday, 19 July 2019
Hour:  14:00 15:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences - room 0.03
Speaker: Mr. Prashanth Venkataram, invited by Prof. Alexandre TKATCHENKO
Physics Seminar : Molecular mechanics models for biomolecular simulations:accuracy and transferability
Event date: Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences - room 2.04
Speaker: Associate Professor Sameer Varma, invited by Prof. Alexandre TKATCHENKO
Physics Colloquium : The Colorful Palette of 2D-Materials:Defects, Shapes, and Growth
Event date: Friday, 26 July 2019
Hour:  14:00 16:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences - room 2.04
Speaker: Professor Boris I. Yakobson, invited by Prof. Alexandre TKATCHENKO
Physics Seminar : Role of Topological Phases in Quantum Molecular Dynamics
Event date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Hour:  11:00 12:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences - room 2.04
Speaker: Associate Professor Artur Izmaylov, invited by Prof. Alexandre TKATCHENKO
Physics Colloquium: Geometric phases and the separation of the world
Event date: Tuesday, 20 August 2019
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences Room 0.03
Speaker: Prof. Sir Michael Berry, invited by Prof. Alexandre Tkatchenko
Phd Defense: First-principles high-throughput study of linear and nonlinear optical materials
Event date: Friday, 30 August 2019
Hour:  14:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Room BSC 0.03
Speaker: Francesco NACCARATO under joint supervision of Prof. Ludger Wirtz (University of Luxembourg) and Prof. Gian-Marco Rignanese (UCL Louvain)
PhD Defence: Thermodynamics and Aggregation Kinetics of Lysozyme-Derived Peptides
Event date: Monday, 02 September 2019
Hour:  13:30 15:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Room BSC 0.04
Speaker: Ali Asghar HAKAMI ZANJANI under joint supervision of Dr. Josh Berryman (University of Luxembourg) and Prof. Dr. Tanja Schilling (University of Freiburg/Germany)
Portes Ouvertes Luxembourg: visit our labs in physics and engineering
Portes ouvertes
Event date: Sunday, 22 September 2019
Hour:  10:00 18:00
Place:  Physics: Campus Limpertsberg, 162a, avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg Engineering: Campus Kirchberg, 6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359 Luxembourg
Physics Seminar: A chemical view on artificial energy transduction
Event date: Monday, 23 September 2019
Hour:  11:00 12:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 1.04
Speaker: Dr. Giulio Ragazzon invited by Prof. Massimiliano ESPOSITO
Portes Ouvertes Luxembourg: more than 400 visitors!
Portes ouvertes luxembourg
Published on Tuesday, 24 September 2019
On 22 September 2019, the University of Luxembourg welcomed more than 400 visitors on Limpertsberg and Kirchberg campus sites to discover the laboratories for Physics and Engineering.
Physics Colloquium: Polarized neutrons and magnetism
Event date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Artem Goukassov, invited by Prof. Andreas Michels
PhD Defence: First-principles approaches to the description of indirect absorption and luminescence spectroscopy: exciton-phonon coupling in hexagonal boron nitride
Event date: Monday, 30 September 2019
Hour:  14:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limprtsberg Bâtiment des Sciences - BSC 2.01
Speaker: Fulvio Paleari, under the supervision of Prof. Ludger Wirtz
Physics Colloquium : Operando photoelectron spectroscopy for the characterization of solar cells
Event date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Hour:  15:00 16:00
Place:  Campus Belval Maison du Savoir – room 3.010
Speaker: Ass. Prof. Ute Cappel - Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm, invited by Prof. Susanne Siebentritt
Physics Colloquium: Nature’s amazing labyrinths: Bicontinuous phases in biology and material
Event date: Thursday, 03 October 2019
Hour:  10:00 12:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room 1.03
Speaker: Prof. Gerd Schröder Turk, Murdoch University in Perth, Invited by Prof. Ludger Wirtz
Physics Seminar: Ultrafast optoelectronics in materials with topological order
Event date: Thursday, 03 October 2019
Hour:  14:00 15:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 1.04
Speaker: Dr Christoph Kastl, invited by Professor Thomas Schmidt
Physics Seminar: Quantum spin Hall quantum point contacts
Event date: Wednesday, 09 October 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Room BSC 2.04
Speaker: Christoph Fleckenstein
Physics Colloquium: Lattice dynamics, phonons and mechanics in disordered and dissipative systems
Event date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Hour:  9:00 10:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room BS 0.04
Speaker: Prof. Alessio Zaccone, University of Milan, Invited by Physics Research Unit
Physics Colloquium: Non-equilibrium processes in biosystems: active membrane fluctuations and the formation of cell aggregates
Event date: Thursday, 10 October 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences –room BS 0.04
Speaker: Prof. Dmitry Fedosov, Institute of Complex Systems, Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany, Invited by Physics Research unit
Physics Seminar: The Physics of Bioemulsions
Event date: Friday, 11 October 2019
Hour:  10:00 11:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg BSC 0.15
Speaker: Talk by Elizabeth K.Mann
Ph.D. Defense: Liquid Metals and Liquid Crystals Subject to Flow: From Fundamental Fluid Physics to Functional Fibers
Event date: Friday, 11 October 2019
Hour:  14:00 16:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Room BSC 0.03
Speaker: Lawrence W. Honaker
PhD defense: Liquid Metals and Liquid Crystals Subject to Flow: From Fundamental Fluid Physics to Functional Fibers
Event date: Friday, 11 October 2019
Hour:  14:00 16:00
Place:  Limpertsberg Campus, 0.03
Speaker: Lawrence William HONAKER
Physics Colloquium: Recent research using polarized neutrons on some not-very-recent materials
Event date: Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Ross Stewart, invited by Prof. Andreas Michels
Surfing on waves in a one-dimensional quantum liquid
water
Published on Thursday, 17 October 2019
Physicists from the University of Luxembourg, together with international collaborators, have recently published an article in the internationally renowned journal Physical Review Letters. In this...
Physics Colloquium: Unraveling the potential of nanostructures in molecular detection: a modeling paradigm
Event date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Hour:  9:00 10:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room BS 1.03
Speaker: Prof. Maria Fyta, University of Stuttgart, Invited by Physics Research Unit
Physics Colloquium: Molecular simulations of biological interfaces: living dangerously out-of equilibrium
Event date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
Hour:  13:00 14:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences – room BS 1.03
Speaker: Prof. Stefano Vanni, University of Fribourg, Invited by Physics Research Unit
Alexandre Tkatchenko elected as American Physical Society Fellow
Alexandre Tkatchenko
Published on Monday, 21 October 2019
For the first time in Luxembourg, a physicist has been recognised by the American Physical Society (APS) for outstanding contributions to physics. Professor Alexandre Tkatchenko from the Physics an...
Thermodynamics 2.0: New thermodynamic framework for cells
Thermodynamics 2.0 Uni.lu
Published on Monday, 21 October 2019
Physicists at the University of Luxembourg have developed theoretical tools to analyse and optimise chemical engines ranging from simple chemical reaction networks to complex metabolic pathways.
FNR Award 2019 for physicist Riccardo Rao
Riccardo Rao
Published on Monday, 28 October 2019
Riccardo Rao, former doctoral candidate at the University of Luxembourg, received the 2019 FNR Award in the category Outstanding PhD Thesis for his project entitled Conservation Laws i...
Physics Seminar: Mobile impurity and Nonlinear Luttinger Liquid
Event date: Tuesday, 29 October 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg - BRB 2.12
Speaker: Dr. Oleksandr Gamayun, invited by Prof. Thomas Schmidt
Physics Colloquium: Local structure and configurational entropy in liquids
Event date: Wednesday, 06 November 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences - Room BS 0.04
Speaker: Dr. Francesco TURCI, invited by Dr. Matteo POLETTINI
Physics Seminar: Aggregation and coalescence of partially crystalline emulsion drops investigated using optical tweezers
Event date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Hour:  11:00 13:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 1.04
Speaker: Dr. Mariela Rodriguez Otazo, invited by Prof. Anupam Sengupta
PV Seminar : Nanoribbon antimony selenide solar cells
Event date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Hour:  14:00 15:00
Place:  Campus Belval Maison du Savoir – room 4.510
Speaker: Dr Jon Major, University of Liverpool, invited by Prof. Phillip Dale
Physics Colloquium:Stimuli-responsive and active soft matter
Event date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Hour:  9:00 10:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 1.03
Speaker: Dr. Andreas Menzel invited by Physics Research Unit.
Physics Colloquium:Quantum machine learning and perturbation theory for accelerated exploration of compound space
Event date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Hour:  13:00 14:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences - Room BSC 1.03
Speaker: Prof. Anatole Von Lilienfeld invited by Physics Research Unit
Award Ceremony of the European Solar Prize 2019
European Solar Prize
Event date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Hour:  13:30 19:30
Place:  Belval campus, Maison des Art et des Etudiants
AI algorithm can learn the laws of quantum mechanics
quantum chemistry
Published on Monday, 18 November 2019
An interdisciplinary team of chemists, physicists, and computer scientists from the University of Luxembourg, the University of Warwick and the Technical University of Berlin have developed a deep...
Physics Colloquium: Halide Perovskites: Is it all about the interfaces?
Event date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Hour:  15:30 17:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Philip Schulz, invited by Prof. Alex Redinger
The “Physics meets Biology” website is launched!
physics meets bio
Published on Thursday, 21 November 2019
Physicists and biologists from the University of Luxembourg have recently launched the "Physics meets Biology" website. This initiative combines expertise in condensed matter physics...
New opportunities for proteins identification using nanotechnology
Nico
Published on Friday, 22 November 2019
Physicists from the University of Luxembourg and their international research partners have reported a comprehensive perspective on how novel nanoscale tools called plasmonic nanopores might improv...
Physics Seminar: Emergence of phytoplankton patchiness at small scales in mild turbulence
Event date: Monday, 25 November 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 0.10
Speaker: Dr. Marco Mazza, invited by Prof. Anupam Sengupta
Physics Colloquium: Thermodynamics Meets Quantum Mechanics–Subtleties, Challenges, and Future developments
Event date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Joachim Ankerhold, invited by Prof. Thomas Schmidt
Physics Seminar : Out of equilibrium chemical network: Dissipation shapes selection
Event date: Friday, 29 November 2019
Hour:  11:00 12:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg BS 1.03
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Maria Busiello, Laboratory of Statistical Biophysics, EPFL, Lausanne - Invited by Prof. Massimiliano Esposito
Graduation Ceremony of the Saar-Lor-Lux Bachelor programme in Physics
Event date: Friday, 06 December 2019
Hour:  17:00 19:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsbert, Bâtiment des Sciences, Auditoire E01-004
Graduation Ceremony Saar-Lor-Lux Bachelor programme in physics
Physics
Event date: Friday, 06 December 2019
Hour:  17:00 19:00
Place:  Université du Luxembourg Campus Limpertsberg, auditoire BS 0.04 162a, avenue de la Faïencerie L-1511 Luxembourg
Physics Colloquium: Understanding Collective Phenomena in Molecular and Hybrid Crystals from First Principles
Event date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sicences, BSC 3.03
Speaker: Prof. Leeor KRONIK, invited by Prof. Alexandre TKATCHENKO
Physics Seminar: Entropy production bounds under Hamiltonian and rate matrix constraints
Event date: Thursday, 12 December 2019
Hour:  11:00 12:30
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg - Bâtiment des Sciences - Room BS 2.04
Speaker: Dr. Artemy KOLCHINSKY, invited by Prof. Massimiliano ESPOSITO
Surfing on Quantum Waves: protein folding revisited
water
Published on Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Two physicists from the University of Luxembourg have now unambiguously shown that quantum-mechanical wavelike interactions are indeed crucial even at the scale of natural biological processes.
Physics Colloquium: Image Scanning Microscopy and Metal Induced Energy Transfer: Enhancing Microscopy Resolution in All Directions
Event date: Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg: Bâtiment des Sciences – room 2.04
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jörg Enderlein invited by Prof. Anupam Sengupta
Physics Colloquium - Universal dynamics across a phase transition: from condensed matter to quantum computing
Event date: Monday, 06 January 2020
Hour:  9:00 10:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg 162a, avenue de la Faïencerie L-1511 Luxembourg Bâtiment des Sciences – room BS 1.03
Speaker: Talk by Prof. Adolfo Del Campo invited by Physics and Materials Science Department
Physics Colloquium- Superradiance of two-dimensional molecular aggregates
Event date: Monday, 06 January 2020
Hour:  13:00 14:00
Place:  Limpertsberg Campus 162a, avenue de la Faïencerie L-1511 Luxembourg Bâtiment des Sciences – room BS 1.03
Speaker: Talk by Dr. Alexander Eisfeld invited by Physics and Materials Science Department
Taming ultrafast electrons with light
Light
Published on Thursday, 09 January 2020
Physicists from the University of Luxembourg together with European researchers have exploited light to control the motion of electrons in a metallic nanocircuit. This could have major implications...
Physics Seminar: Stochastic thermodynamics with hidden degrees of freedom
Event date: Monday, 13 January 2020
Hour:  11:00 12:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, Room BS 2.04
Speaker: Jannik EHRICH, Invited by Prof. Massimiliano ESPOSITO
Photonics Online Meetup (POM)
Event date: Monday, 13 January 2020
Hour:  20:00 14-01 | 1:00
Place:  Live-streaming Campus Limpertsberg, BSC 1.03
Speaker: Prof. Mete Atature, University of Cambridge - Prof. Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania - Prof. Mercedeh Khajavikhan CREOL, Florida
Physics Seminar: Tracking microscale nematic flows with small angle X-ray scattering
Event date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Hour:  15:00 16:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences- room 0.07
Speaker: Dr. Paul Steffen invited by Prof. Anupam Sengupta
Big Data at the Nanoscale
nano
Published on Wednesday, 22 January 2020
An international team of scientists, including physicists from the University of Luxembourg, have reported a comprehensive view-point on how machine learning approaches can be used in Nanoscience t...
1.2 million euros to explore information, irreversibility and energy
FQXi
Published on Monday, 27 January 2020
Prof. Massimiliano Esposito from the University of Luxembourg together with international scientists have been awarded a large grant from the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) to explore...
Physics Seminar: Real Time Path Integral Approaches to Dynamics and Eigenstates of Quantum Particles
Event date: Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Hour:  11:00 12:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, Room BS 1.04
Speaker: Prof. Tapio RANTALA, invited by Prof. Alexandre TKATCHENKO
How a surface treatment improves the inside of a solar cell
Solarncells
Published on Monday, 03 February 2020
In the frame of the European project Sharc25, physicists from the University of Luxembourg with European experts have succeeded in explaining the recent efficiency improvements in thin film solar c...
Physics Colloquium:"On the mechanics of a Volvox embryo turning itself inside out"
Event date: Wednesday, 05 February 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences – room BSC 0.03
Speaker: Dr. Pierre Haas,University of Cambridge
Physics Colloquium: Speaker Mohan SRINIVASARAO invited by Prof. Jan Lagerwall
Event date: Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  cb bsc 1.03
Speaker: Mohan SRINIVASARAO
Physics Colloquium: Quasiparticle approach to molecules rotating in quantum solvents
Event date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Hour:  4:00 5:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, Room BSC 2.01
Speaker: Professor Mikhail Lemeshko, invited by Professor Alexandre TKATCHENKO
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions: award for physicist Irvine Ong
Published on Friday, 28 February 2020
Irvine Ong, postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Luxembourg has been recently awarded the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship from the E...
Physics Colloquium:The versatility of polyelemental perovskite compositions
Event date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg , room BSC 0.03
Speaker: Professor Michael Saliba,Technical University of Darmstadt, invited by Professor Daniele Brida and Dr. Nicolò Maccaferri
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions: award for physicist Daniel Barragan
Barragan
Published on Monday, 30 March 2020
Daniel Barragan-Yani, postdoctoral researcher within the Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Luxembourg, has recently been awarded a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship f...
Engineering meets Quantum Mechanics
Lezard
Published on Friday, 03 April 2020
In an interdisciplinary collaboration between computational engineers and physicists from the University of Luxembourg, published in Nature Communications, a method combining quantum and conti...
New Bachelors in Engineering, Medicine, Physics and Mathematics
Nouveaux Bachelors Uni.lu
Published on Wednesday, 15 April 2020
The University of Luxembourg will launch four new Bachelor programmes – in engineering, medicine, physics and mathematics - starting in September 2020.
Doctoral research in law and physics boosted by PRIDE Grants
Pride Grant
Published on Tuesday, 21 April 2020
The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) has awarded two PRIDE Grants to the University of Luxembourg. The grants will support the research work of 27 PhD candidates and represent a total financ...
Progress for Alzheimer and Parkinson‘s treatments
Amyloid
Published on Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Physicists from the University of Luxembourg together with scientists from Australia, China and Switzerland have recently studied amyloid diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's by using a part...
Physics Colloquium: Speaker Francesca SERRA invited by Professor Jan Lagerwall
Event date: Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg BSC 0.03
Speaker: Francesca SERRA
CANCELLED // Physics Colloquium : Multi-microscopy of defects in nitride semiconductors
Event date: Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Belval Maison du Savoir - room 3.370
Speaker: Talk by Prof. Rachel Oliver, Invited by Prof. Susanne Siebentritt
Webex Physics Colloquium: Conflicts and synergies between individuality and collective behavior
Event date: Monday, 18 May 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Speaker: Associate Professor Thierry Emonet, invited by Professor Massimiliano ESPOSITO
[Article series] The experts behind Luxembourg's COVID-19 fight
Anupam
Published on Friday, 22 May 2020
Anupam Sengupta, Professor within the Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Luxembourg, is principal investigator of the COVID-19 research project "V-SIDE: Virus-Sur...
Virtual Chalcogenide Photovoltaic Conference 2020
pv
Event date: Monday, 25 May 2020
Hour:  8:30 28-05 | 17:00
CANCELLED // Physics Colloquium:Levitons:on-demand electrons for Electron Quantum Optics
Event date: Wednesday, 27 May 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Speaker: Dr. Christian Glattli,CEA Saclay, Université Paris-Saclay, France, invited by Prof. Thomas Schmidt
[Article series] The experts behind Luxembourg's COVID-19 fight
Alexandre Tkatchenko
Published on Monday, 22 June 2020
Alexandre Tkatchenko is the principal investigator of a large international consortium of physicists, chemists, mathematicians and computer scientists, aiming to investigate the fundamental mechani...
Academic promotions announced
Published on Friday, 26 June 2020
The University of Luxembourg is pleased to announce the following academic promotions.
PhD Defense : Optical Defect Spectroscopy in CuInS2 Thin Films and Solar Cells
Event date: Monday, 29 June 2020
Hour:  14:00 16:00
Place:  Campus Belval - Virtual PhD Thesis Defense
Speaker: Alberto Lomuscio, under the supervision of Prof. Susanne Siebentritt
A step forward towards photonic circuits with metamaterials
Ultrafast
Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2020
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg and their international research partners have recently reported how a special kind of artificial materials, called epsilon-near-zero metamaterials<...
Towards a new way of producing solar cells?
Solar cells
Published on Monday, 20 July 2020
Physicists from the University of Luxembourg together with international scientists have investigated the oxidation process of solar cell materials whose results could change the current way of pro...
Webex PV Seminar : CIGSe Based Solar Cells and Beyond
Event date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Hour:  14:00 15:00
Place:  Webex
Speaker: Dr. Manjusha Chugh - University of Paderborn - Germany, Invited by Prof. Susanne Siebentritt
Physicists pin down the pay off between speed and entropy
Dissipation
Published on Thursday, 27 August 2020
Researchers Massimiliano Esposito and Gianmaria Falasco from the Department of Physics and Materials Science at the University of Luxembourg have developed a valuable tool to manipulate non-equilib...
Neutron scattering provides new insights into nanoparticles
Neutron scattering provides new insights into nanoparticles
Published on Friday, 11 September 2020
Researchers from the University of Luxembourg, the University of Salamanca and from General Numerics Research Lab in Germany have investigated the spin structure of nanoparticles. Their findings ha...
Using Machine Learning to combat the Coronavirus
Covid
Published on Monday, 14 September 2020
The intensive binding of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein on human host cells appears to be a significant factor in the virus’s high infectiousness. A joint team of researchers from the University of L...
Webex PV Seminar: Epitaxial CIGS solar cells on GaAs, grown by MBE
Event date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Hour:  14:00 15:00
Place:  WEBEX (Campus Belval)
Speaker: Dr. Jiro Nishinaga, Senior Research Scientist at AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Tsukuba, Japan, Invited by Prof. Susanne Siebentritt
Cellulose: an ever-present material with remarkable properties
crystal
Published on Wednesday, 07 October 2020
Physicists from the University of Luxembourg have recently made significant steps forward in resolving some of the outstanding research questions about cellulose. Their findings have been published...
POSTPONED- New date TBC - International Conference on Sensors and Energy Harversters, organized by MASSENA candidates
Event date: Thursday, 15 October 2020
Hour:  9:00 16-10 | 18:00
Place:  Sport Hotel Leweck
Innovative use of machine learning for discoveries in chemistry
Published on Friday, 16 October 2020
Prof. Alexandre Tkatchenko and his research team at the University of Luxembourg have been awarded grants totalling 500,000 euros to conduct research in the emerging field of machine learning metho...
New Professor in Physics of Active Matter
Etienne Fodor
Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Etienne Fodor has recently joined the University of Luxembourg as Professor in Physics of Active Matter. 
PhD Thesis Defense: Problems in Nonequilibrium Fluctuations Across Scales: a path integral approach
Event date: Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Hour:  14:00 16:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, Bâtiment des Sciences, BS 0.03
Speaker: Tommaso COSSETTO, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Massimiliano ESPOSITO
Nanoscience Global Lecture
Nano Letters
Event date: Friday, 23 October 2020
Hour:  16:00 18:00
Place:  Online
Thesis Defense: Van der Waals Dispersion Interactions in Biomolecular Systems: Quantum-Mechanical Insights and Methodological Advances
Event date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020
Hour:  15:00 17:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, BS 0.03, a WebEx session is also scheduled
Speaker: Martin STOEHR, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Alexandre TKATCHENKO
Two University professors on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list
Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Professors Stéphane Bordas and Alexandre Tkatchenko from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine have been ranked among the world’s most influential academics on the “Highly Cited Researche...
Physics meets Biology Webinar:
Event date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  webex
Speaker: Talk by Prof. Noel CLARK,University of Colorado, at Boulder (invited by Prof. Jan Lagerwall)
Thesis Defense: Pressure Sensing with Nematic Liquid Crystal and Carbon Nanotube Networks
Event date: Tuesday, 15 December 2020
Hour:  10:00 12:00
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg, BSC 0.03, a WebEx session is also scheduled
Speaker: Meenu MURALI, under the supervision of Dr. Giusy Scalia
Physics meets Biology Webinar
Event date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Webinar
Speaker: Dr. Nazim BOUATTA, invited by Prof. Massimiliano ESPOSITO
New ERC grant to develop novel chemical discovery platform
Published on Thursday, 07 January 2021
Alexandre Tkatchenko, professor of theoretical chemical physics at the University of Luxembourg, has been awarded a Proof-of-Concept grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to develop a nove...
Modifying molecular interactions by squeezing molecules
Published on Monday, 11 January 2021
In a paper published in Nature Communications on 08 January 2021, the Theoretical Chemical Physics group, from the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DPhyMS) at the University of Luxembou...
Excellent Doctoral Thesis Awards 2020 in science
Best doctorates
Published on Friday, 22 January 2021
The Doctoral School of Science and Engineering (DSSE) at the University of Luxembourg has recently awarded nine doctoral candidates for their outstanding doctoral thesis. The research topics includ...
Virtual PhD Thesis Defense : Tight-binding perspective on excitons in hexagonal boron nitride
Event date: Friday, 22 January 2021
Hour:  10:00 11:45
Place:  Campus Limpertsberg BSC 0.03 and WEBEX link
Speaker: PhD student Thomas Galvani, under the supervison of Professor Ludger Wirtz
Physics meets Biology online Colloquium
Event date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Webex
Speaker: Dr. Philippe NGHE, Associate Professor ESPCI, invited by Prof. Massimiliano ESPOSITO
Surviving turbulent times: lessons from the phytoplankton
Turbulence
Published on Tuesday, 02 February 2021
Physicists from the University of Luxembourg, together with scientists from Sweden, Israel and Switzerland, have established mechanistic links between physiological stress and migratory behaviour i...
Webinar: Ultraprecise computations for small molecules
Event date: Thursday, 04 February 2021
Hour:  11:00 12:00
Place:  Webinar
Speaker: Dr. Edit Matyus, invited by Prof. Alexandre Tkatchenko
Virtual Master Thesis Defense: Multimode behavior in the Raman spectra of (Mo,W)S2 alloys
Event date: Friday, 05 February 2021
Hour:  13:00 14:30
Place:  Webex Link
Speaker: Muralidhar Nalabothula, Supervisor Prof. Ludger Wirtz
Two researchers reinforce the quantum physics team
Adolfo and Aurelia
Published on Wednesday, 10 February 2021
As of January 2021, Professor Adolfo del Campo and Dr. Aurélia Chenu have joined the Department of Physics and Materials Science (DphyMS) at the University of Luxembourg to establish the “Quantum S...
Physics meets Biology online Colloquium
Event date: Monday, 22 February 2021
Hour:  15:00 16:00
Place:  Webinar
Speaker: Dr. Pierre RONCERAY, invited by Assistant Prof. Étienne FODOR
Online Energy Seminar: Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future?
Event date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Hour:  17:00 19:00
Speaker: Dr. Pit Losch, Advisor - Renewable Energies, Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning - Dr. Florian Ausfelder, Team Leader - Energy, DECHEMA - Dr. Gaston Trauffler, Head of Industrial Policy - FEDIL
1 million Euros for black holes made from semimetals
Published on Wednesday, 03 March 2021
Semimetals are a class of materials which share features known from both metals and semiconductors. In recent years, it was found that the electrons flowing in certain novel – so-called “topologica...
Advancing diagnosis and therapy: Exploring the cancer microbiome
Published on Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Six new interdisciplinary research projects have received multi-year funding in the context of the Audacity funding instrument of the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies.
Online Physics Colloquium: Rare earth ions as local probes and novel (mixed-anionic) hydrides
Event date: Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Webex
Speaker: Prof. Nathalie Kunkel, University of Göttingen and Technical University of Munich, invited by Prof. Susanne Siebentritt
Quantum Science & Technology Seminar
Event date: Tuesday, 06 April 2021
Hour:  11:45 12:45
Place:  Online Seminar: Zoom
Speaker: Professor Tomaž PROSEN, Invited by Dr. Aurelia CHENU, Research Scientist
Joint Virtual Workshop on Soft Matter Physics and Self-Assembly and Panel Discussion on the Life of a PhD Candidate
Event date: Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Hour:  8:50 13:00
Place:  Webex link
Speaker: Jan Lagerwall,Johanna Bruckner,Irvine Ong,Kirsten Harth,Yong Geng
Online Physics Seminar:Collisions of monopoles and disclinations in nematics
Event date: Tuesday, 20 April 2021
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Webex
Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Pawel Pieranski,Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France, invited by Prof. Anupam Sengupta.
Online Physics Colloquium:Quantum parameter estimation - from fundamentals to applications
Event date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  Webex link
Speaker: Dr. Manuel Gessner, invited by Prof. Thomas Schmidt
Physics Colloquium: Driving phase transition in ceramics: an overlooked asset for energy applications
Event date: Wednesday, 09 June 2021
Hour:  16:00 17:00
Place:  campus Limpertsberg Bâtiment des Sciences amphi BS 0.03
Speaker: Prof. Emmanuel Defay, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, invited by Prof. Susanne Siebentritt
Energy Seminar: Flexibility for the Energy System of the Future
Ferdi Löhndorf
Event date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Hour:  17:00 18:30
Speaker: Prof. Ferdi Schüth, Director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung
DyProSo 2021: International Symposium on Dynamical Properties of Solids
Limpertsberg
Event date: Sunday, 05 September 2021
Hour:  9:00 09-09 | 18:00
Place:  University of Luxembourg Campus Limpertsberg 162a rue de la Faïencerie Luxembourg.