Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2019

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in 2019 in total 640 million SEK in project grants for 2018 to 20 research projects which where assessed to hold the highest international standards and have the opportunity to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy was fellow applicant in one of these projects that was granted 28 million SEK during five years.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2018

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in 2018 in total 640 million SEK in project grants for 2018 to 22 research projects which where assessed to hold the highest international standards and have the opportunity to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy was main applicant in two and fellow applicant in one of these projects that was granted in total 78.5 million SEK during five years.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2017

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in 2017 in total 560 million SEK in project grants for 2017 to 18 research projects which where assessed to hold the highest international standards and have the opportunity to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy was fellow applicant in one of these projects that was granted 35.2 million SEK during five years.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2015

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in 2015 in total 759 million SEK in project grants for 2015 to 25 research projects which where assessed to hold the highest international standards and have the opportunity to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy was main applicant in one of these projects that was granted 34 million SEK during five years.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2014

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in 2014 in total 810 million SEK in project grants for 2014 to 24 research projects which where assessed to hold the highest international standards and have the opportunity to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy was fellow applicant in one of these projects that was granted 35 million SEK during five years.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2013

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in 2013 in total 770 million SEK in project grants for 2013 to 27 research projects which where assessed to hold the highest international standards and have the opportunity to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy was fellow applicant in two of these projects that was granted in total 61.87 million SEK during five years.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2012

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in 2012 more than 700 million SEK in project grants for 2012 to 25 research projects which where assessed to hold the highest international standards and have the opportunity to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy was main applicant in two of these projects that was granted in total 60.4 million SEK during five years.

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Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2011

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in 2011 in total 752 million SEK in project grants for 2011 to 26 research projects which where assessed to hold the highest international standards and have the opportunity to lead to future scientific breakthroughs. The Department of Physics and Astronomy was fellow applicant in two of these projects that was granted in total 77.3 million SEK during five years.

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Wallenberg Scholar

Wallenberg Scholar 2019

Nikolai Piskunov, Astronomy and Space Physics, was appointed on March 24, 2019 to Wallenberg Scholar.

Nikolai Piskunov is one of six researchers at Uppsala University who have been appointed to Wallenberg Scholars by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and have been granted 18 million SEK each during five years.

Nikolai Piskunov is Professor of Observational Astrophysics. In his research he studies Earth-like planets in other solar systems. In the new project he will search for molecules necessary for life and planetary systems similar to our own.

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Wallenberg Scholar 2010

Olle Eriksson, Materials Theory, was appointed 2010 to Wallenberg Scholar.

Olle Eriksson is Professor of Theoretical Magnetism.

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Wallenberg Academy Fellow

Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2016

Karin Schönning and Agnese Bissi were appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellows within the discipline natural science on December 1, 2016. Karin Schönning, at the Division of Nuclear Physics, and Agnese Bissi at the Division of Theoretical Physics.

Project description: Constraining Conformal Field Theories

Karin Schönning: ”A painstaking physics puzzle – gaining a clearer picture of Big Bang”

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Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2015

Monica Guica: Gravity, black holes and holograms


Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2014

Annica Black-Schaffer: Superconductors for the quantum computers of the future


Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2013

Henrik Johansson: Studying the double-copy nature of gravity