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.
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Anna Lindström and Monika Lopez of the Department of Culture and Communication applied earlier this year for funding for an initiative in an issue relating to refugees. The funding was granted, and the “Tomorrow’s Nobel laureates” project was born.
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Thomas Lunner’s research has given improved hearing to millions of people with impaired hearing. He has been chosen as one of this year’s Alumni of the Year.
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Martin Hultman, who works with environmental history and the history of ideas, is organising the world’s first conference on climate change denial.
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.
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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.
Last updated: Thu Dec 01 13:59:42 CET 2016