Physics and technology funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Physics and technology funding from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
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The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded SEK 640m (~€61.7m) of physics and technology funding to research projects.

The physics and technology funding has been awarded to benefit Sweden and are given to international researchers. Peter Wallenberg Jr., the Chairman of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, said: “These grants have been awarded to promising and exciting projects at the forefront of international research. The Foundation supports long-term basic research that benefits Sweden, and gives researchers complete freedom to formulate and test their hypotheses. Funding applications are evaluated by the foremost international researchers in each field.”

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation has awarded the sum to 22 different research projects, many of which are in the physics and technology fields. The other fields for funding are medicine and the natural sciences.

Physics and technology funding

Some of the research projects include:

• “Novel transient states in quantum matter”
• “From scattering amplitudes to gravitational waves”
•  “Unlocking the full-dimensional fiber capacity”
• “Hydrogen peroxide, fuel and energy technology for the future”
• “From scattering amplitudes to gravitational waves”

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation state their aim as ‘To benefit Sweden by supporting Swedish basic research and education, primarily in medicine, technology and the natural sciences. This is achieved by awarding grants to excellent researchers and projects.’

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation is the largest private funder of research in Sweden and has awarded SEK 25 bn in grants since it was established. The foundation says: ‘Research today is increasingly complex and global. Obtaining new knowledge requires collaboration between outstanding researchers, across national borders. Internationalization is a guiding principle—not just at Swedish universities, but also around the world. Exchanges between researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates are ever more important. Swedish research benefits from bringing in skills from other countries just as much as from researchers and students from Swedish universities who participate in research teams and educational settings abroad.’

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