The platform MAP incorporates societies and scientifique bodies dedicated to the areas of mathematics, astronomy and physics. It supports the organisations’ activities and coordinates and promotes research and education in the field of mathematics, astronomy and physics.

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Anna Fontcuberta is appointed new President of EPFL

On March 27 the Swiss Federal Council appointed Anna Fontcuberta i Morral as new President of EPFL. Fontcuberta is also a member of the Swiss Quantum Commission, which is part of SCNAT's Platform MAP.

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral
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Professor Fontcuberta will succeed Martin Vetterli on January 1, 2025, after a transition period of 9 months.

Fontcuberta is a member of the Swiss Quantum Commission on behalf of SCNAT. Our warmest congratulations!

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral is a physicists and material scientist specialized in semiconductor physics. She obtained her PhD in 2001 from the Ecole Polythecnique in Pailaiseau, France; before joining EPFL in 2008 she was visiting scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, where she co-founded the company Aonex Technologies, and she lead a team at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

The nomination of Professor Fontcuberta is a historical decision because she will be the first woman to lead EPFL since its foundation in 1855.