European Research Council

ERC Advanced Grants 2019

Susanne Höfner, Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at Uppsala University has been granted an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of 2 456 383 Euro (about 27 million SEK) for the project EXWINGS (EXplaining the WINds of cool Giant and Supergiant stars with global 3D models). In the project, winds from red giant stars and supergiants will be explained with new global 3D computer simulations.

Project description EXWINGS

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Susanne Höfner

ERC Synergy Grants 2019

Olle Eriksson, Professor of theoretical magnetism at Uppsala University, has by the European Research Council (ERC) been granted a Synergy Grant of 80 million SEK.

The grant finances the multinational project “Ultrafast dynamics of correlated electrons in solids, FASTCORR”, which will be conducted in co-operation with researchers at Universität Hamburg (D) and Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (NL).

Project description Ultrafast dynamics of correlated electrons in solids

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Olle Eriksson

ERC Starting Grants 2019

Karin Lind, Astronomy and Space Physics, has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant for 2019 from the European Research Council.

Karin Lind is awarded the ERC Starting Grant for the project “Multi-dimensional analysis of the metal-poor Galaxy”.

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ERC Starting Grants 2018

Oliver Schlotterer has has been awarded the ERC Starting Grant for 2018 from the European Research Council. He is at the present active at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam, Germany and will move his activity to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Uppsala University in connection with the ERC-grant.

Oliver Schlotterer is awarded the ERC Starting Grant for the project “UNISCAMP, The unity of scattering amplitudes: gauge theory, gravity, strings and number theory”.

ERC Starting Grants 2017

Annica Black-Schaffer and Adrian Kantian, Materials Theory, are awarded the 2017 ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council.

Annica Black-Schaffer is granted funds for the project “New mechanisms and materials for odd-frequency superconductivity” and Adrian Kantian for the project “D-electrons coupled to dissipation: a novel approach for understanding and engineering superconducting materials and devices”.

ERC Starting Grants 2015

Monica Guica, Theoretical Physics, has received grants for the project “Emergent spacetime and maximally spinning black holes”.

Monica Guica's research is about black holes in cosmos. Black holes are some of the most fascinating objects which we can observe in the sky. But what they tell us on a deep theoretical level is that the two theories we use to describe the world – the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics – are incompatible with each other. The solution to this problem is believed to be holography. Monica Guica is going to examine how holography works in reality by finding holograms of black holes in the sky.

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Monica Guica