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Tobias Ekholm awarded grant for the project “Geometry and Physics”

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Tobias Ekholm awarded grant for the project “Geometry and Physics”

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has granted SEK 810 million to 24 research projects that have the possibility of leading to new scientific breakthroughs. Among them Deputy Director Tobias Ekholm, professor at Uppsala University, together with Maxim Zabzine, professor of physics, has been awarded a grant of SEK 35 131 000 for a five-year project "Geometry and Physics".

The research program will operate in an area between physics and mathematics where quantum field theory, string theory and symplectic geometry will be key areas.

In the press realease Peter Wallenberg Jr., Vice Chairman of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation says

"It is always pleasing for the Board to grant project applications of high scientific quality.

The Foundation applies a strict peer-review procedure and the applications are assessed by the foremost international researchers in their respective fields. This way, the Board ensures that the grants go to the scientifically most excellent projects".