Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Project Grants 2022

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation granted in total SEK 700 million in project grants for 2022 to 23 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 and fellow applicant in one of these projects that was granted SEK 61,3 million during five years.

Harnessing Orbital Angular Momentum for Novel Orbital Electronics

Main applicant: Peter Oppeneer, Division of Materials Theory, Uppsala University
Fellow applicants: Mahmoud Abdel-Hafiez and Venkata Kamalakar Mutta, X-ray Photon Science, Jan Rusz, Materials Theory, Uppsala University and Johan Åkerman, University of Gothenburg
Grant amount: SEK 36 100 000 SEK during five years
Financier: Project grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
Project description Harnessing Orbital Angular Momentum for Novel Orbital Electronics

Light-matter Interaction in the Ultrafast Regime

Main applicant: Anna Delin, KTH
Fellow applicants: Hermann Dürr, FREIA, Olle Eriksson, Materials Theory, Uppsala University and Olof Karis, X-ray Photon Science, Uppsala University and MAX IV
Grant amount: SEK 25 200 000 SEK during five years
Financier: Project grant from the 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.

Dynamic Quantum Matter

Main applicant: Professor Alexander Balatsky, Stockholm University
Fellow applicants: Annica Black-Schaffer, Materials Theory, Emil Bergholtz (SU), Jens Bardarson (KTH), Stefano Bonetti (SU)
Project title: Dynamic Quantum Matter
Grant amount: 28 000 000 SEK during five years
Project description Dynamic Quantum Matter

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.

Olle ErikssonDynamic Phenomena of Magnetic Materials

Main applicant: Olle Eriksson, Division of Materials Theory
Fellow applicants: Erik Sjöqvist, Division of Materials Theory and Anna Delin, KTH and Division of Materials Theory
Project title: Dynamic Phenomena of Magnetic Materials
Grant amount: 22 200 000 SEK during five years
Project description Dynamic Phenomena of Magnetic Materials


Henrik JohanssonFrom Scattering Amplitudes to Gravitational Waves

Main applicant: Henrik Johansson, Division of Theoretical Physics
Project title: From Scattering Amplitudes to Gravitational Waves
Grant amount: 19 100 000 SEK during five years
Project description From Scattering Amplitudes to Gravitational Waves


Paul BarklemProbing charge- and mass-transfer reactions on the atomic level

Main applicant: Henrik Cederquist, Stockholm University
Fellow applicant: Paul Barklem, Division of Astronomy and Space Physics
Project title: Probing charge- and mass-transfer reactions on the atomic level
Grant amount: 37 200 000 SEK during five years

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.

Elin Bergeås KuutmannSolving the Higgs Fine-Tuning Problem with Top Partners

Project title: Solving the Higgs Fine-Tuning Problem with Top Partners
Main applicant: Sara Strandberg, Stockholm University
Fellow applicant: Elin Bergeås Kuutmann, Division of High Energy Physics
Grant amount: 35.2 million SEK during five years
Project description Solving the Higgs Fine-Tuning Problem with Top Partners​

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.

Joseph MinahanExact Results in Gauge and String Theories

Main applicant: Joseph Minahan, Division of Theoretical Physics
Project title: Exact Results in Gauge and String Theories
Grant amount: 34 000 000 SEK during five years

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.

Maxim Zabzine and Tobias EkholmGeometry and Physics

Main applicant: Tobias Ekholm, Uppsala University
Fellow applicant: Maxim Zabzine, Division of Theoretical Physics
Project title: Geometry and Physics
Grant amount: 35 000 000 SEK during five years

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.

The new Milky Way

Main applicant: Sofia Feltzing, Lund University
Fellow applicant: Paul Barklem, Division of Astronomy and Space Physics
Andreas Korn, Division of Astronomy and Space Physics
Nikolai Piskunov, Division of Astronomy and Space Physics
Project title: The new Milky Way
Grant amount: 34 000 000 SEK during five years


Olle ErikssonStrong field physics and new states of matter

Main applicant: Patrick Norman, Linköping University
Fellow applicant: Olle Eriksson, Division of Materials Theory
Project title: Strong field physics and new states of matter
Grant amount: 27 900 000 SEK during five years

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.

Spin dynamics and magnonics

Main applicant: Olle ErikssonOlle Eriksson, Division of Materials Theory
Project title: Spin dynamics and magnonics
Grant amount: 37 400 000 SEK during five years


Nikolai PiskunovCharacterization of the Earth-sized exoplanets

Main applicant: Nikolai Piskunov, Division of Astronomy and Space Physics
Project title: Characterization of the Earth-sized exoplanets
Grant amount: 23 000 000 SEK during five years

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.

Photon science and x-ray lasers

Main applicant: Janos Hajdu, Uppsala University
Fellow applicant: Joseph Nordgren, Division of Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics
Raimund Feifel, Division of Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics​
Project title: Photon science and x-ray lasers
Grant amount: 36 500 000 SEK during five years


Olle ErikssonThe Swedish graphene initiative

Main applicant: Mikael Fogelström, Chalmers
Fellow applicant: Olle Eriksson, Division of Materials Theory
Project title: The Swedish graphene initiative
Grant amount: 40 800 000 SEK during five years

Wallenberg Scholar

Wallenberg Scholar 2021

Karin Schönning, Nuclear Physics, was appointed 2021 to Wallenberg Scholar.

Karin Schönning is Professor of physics, specialising in experimental hadron physics.

Read more about Karin Schönning's research

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.

Read more about Nikolai Piskunov's research

Wallenberg Scholar 2010

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

Olle Eriksson is Professor of Theoretical Magnetism.

Read more about Olle Eriksson's research

Wallenberg Academy Fellows

Wallenberg Academy Fellow 2023

Thomas Nordlander was appointed Wallenberg Academy Fellow within the discipline natural science on November 29, 2023.

Project description Spectrum from ancient stars could rewrite the history of the universe

Read more about the Wallenberg Academy Fellow of 2023

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.

Agnese BissiWallenberg Academy Fellow Agnese Bissi

Agnese Bissi, at the Division of Theoretical Physics, studies and classifies quantum field theories and explores how they can describe phenomena among cold atoms close to the absolute zero.

Project description: Constraining Conformal Field Theories


Karin SchönningWallenberg Academy Fellow Karin Schönning

Karin Schönning at the Division of Nuclear Physics works in her project with experiments at facilities for high energy physics to try to reveal the secrets of the strong force.

Read more about Karin Schönning's project Hyperons shedding light on great mysteries of the universe

Wallenberg Academy Fellow 2015

Monica Guica: Gravity, black holes and holograms

Wallenberg Academy Fellow 2014

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

Wallenberg Academy Fellow 2013

Henrik Johansson: Studying the double-copy nature of gravity

Last modified: 2023-11-30