27 September 2013 ERC Advanced Grant

Prof. Maciej Lewenstein

Prof. Maciej Lewenstein honoured for the 2nd time with ERC Grant for senior research leaders. ICREA Professor at ICFO, Maciej Lewenstein has been granted one of the 2013 European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator Grants to pursue his project: OSYRYS (Open SYstems RevISited: From Brownian motion to quantum simulators). In 2008, Prof. Lewenstein was awarded his first ERC Advanced Grant, which made possible the QUAGATUA (Quantum Gauge Theories and Ultra Cold Atoms) project.

In its sixth and last Advanced Grant competition under the EU\'s Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7), the European Research Council (ERC) awarded 284 senior research leaders from over 2400 applications received. The grantees were selected through peer review evaluation by 25 panels composed of renowned scientists from around the world. With up to € 3.5 million per grant and for a period of 5 years, the prestigious funding will enable these top researchers and their teams to pursue their most ground –breaking ideas in their respective fields of study.

Congratulations Maciej on this outstanding award!