03 August 2008 Prof. Lewenstein awarded an ERC Advanced Grant

Prof. Maciej Lewenstein

The grant supports ambitious projects by scientists that are leaders in their fields. The aim of the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Investigator Grants, issued this year for the first time, is to promote pioneering research in Europe by top-level scientists. Maciej Lewenstein, ICFO group leader and ICREA professor, has been awarded one of the grants for his QUAGATUA (Quantum Gauge Theories and Ultra Cold Atoms) Project.

He is one of the 105 successful candidates among 997 applicants in the Physical Sciences and Engineering Domain. The European Research Council is a new research funding body created under the EU\'s 7th Framework Programme for Research. This year ERC has awarded the first Advanced Grants consisting of up to € 3.5 million per grant for a period of up to 5 years.