Promotion to Associate Professor
The University of Basel has promoted Prof. Martino Poggio from Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics to Associate Professor. The promotion came after 5 years as an Assistant Professor and was based on both internal and expert external evaluations of Prof. Poggio’s work. The promotion goes into effect on the 1st of January 2014. This favorable evaluation is the result of the hard work and dedication to excellence of all our group members and represents a success for the entire team.
Farewell Party for Dr. Fei Xue
Dr. Fei Xue has been an essential member of our group since December of 2009. On Sunday the 15th, Fei invited friends and colleagues to a farewell lunch in Lörrach. Fei’s early work in setting up the lab as well as his involvement in nearly every research project has been crucial to our success. While we are sad to lose such an important member, we wish Fei the best of luck in his new adventure as a Principal Investigator at the High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HMFL) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Hefei, China. There, he will be setting up and leading his own lab. We look forward to collaborating on research projects with Dr. Xue in the future. Thanks for everything, Fei, and congratulations on the new position!
Group in SNI News
This month SNI News, the monthly news magazine of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), features our group. Their cover story dicusses our group’s research and highlights our most recent results. They also run a short feature introducing our new SNI Ph.D. student, Davide Cadeddu. The SNI is a important supporter of our work and excellent scientific resource for our group.
QSIT Site Visit
The third site visit of the NCCR Quantum Science and Technology (QSIT) took place at ETH Zürich on December 2nd and 3rd. The presentations to an evaluation committee included a session of talks and posters by student researchers on the 2nd (program). From our lab post-doc Hari Solanki presented a poster on the last three years of our work in QSIT. Prof. Poggio gave the overview talk for the first project, entitled Quantum Sensing, of the four projects proposed for the second phase of QSIT. Thank you to the director of the NCCR Prof. Klaus Ensslin, to the co-director Prof. Richard Warburton, and to the chief administrator Ilona Blatter for their hard work organizing the review.