SEK 10 million for physics researchers
Igor Abrikosov, professor of Theoretical Physics at LiU, is one of eight researchers to receive a grant as part of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research “Successful Research Leaders” programme. This equates to SEK 10 million over the next five years.
His project “Quantum theory for atomistic materials design” aims at developing new simulation tools that can be used to develop new materials with strategic potential.
The project covers both skills development and skills transference. It deals with such things as predicting new materials and phenomena, and creating user-friendly software for simulation and visualisation.
The programme, run by Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, is a continuance of “Future Research Leaders”. The idea is to give groups of researchers the opportunity to develop further, thus promoting innovative research at Swedish institutions of higher education. The grant recipients will be given SEK 10 million each over a five-year period starting in January 2012:
- Igor Abrikosov, LiU
- Ernest Arenas, Karolinska institutet (KI)
- Johan Ericson, KI
- Kristina Höök, Swedish Institute of Computer Science
- Richard Neutze, Göteborg University (GU)
- Lars-Erik Wernersson, Lund University
- Juleen Zierath, KI
- Johan Åkerman, GU.
Engineering students Sabina Nordén and Sofie Folkesson took a year off university to renovate a school in Guatemala – using PET bottles.
Dörte Bernhard and Tove Mattsson from the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning got it just right when they organised a World Café for 60 students of teaching and 30 students taking the accelerated course for those newly arrived in Sweden.
“Why do we laugh at men in dresses?” This was one of the questions that Ann-Christine Ruuth asked the audience at a packed lecture that was part of Linköping’s Rainbow Week.
Thousands of students are making a pilgrimage to the Saab Arena for “Kalas”, Sweden’s largest event for new students.
His exchange year in South America turned out to be quite different from what LiU student Simon Alzén had expected. He can be seen this autumn in the American hit series “Narcos”.
Excitement about the future – and a celebration right now. That was the mood at this year’s Farewell Ceremony for Linköping University’s international master’s students.
Sofie Abrahamson, lecturer at the Department of Culture and Communication, has involved herself in the case of Syed Latif, who was deported after getting a job through the wrong channels.
This year’s Commencement Ceremony in the De Geer Hall combined stately ritual with serious partying.
Master’s student Rebecka Le Moine is in India right now to study tigers on behalf of the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Anders Jidesjö, Department of Thematic Studies, is research coordinator for the Kunskapslänken national programme, which has been nominated for a UNESCO-Japan prize for sustainable development.
A lot of takeout and evenings were consumed before this year’s race car was ready for the prestigious track at Silverstone.
Last updated: 2016-10-17