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  • Three ERC Advanced Grants to Stockholm University 2017-03-23 Frank Wilczek, professor at the Department of Physics and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Johan Rockström, Professor of Environmental Science and Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre and David Strömberg at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES). These three professors at Stockholm University will receive prestigious ERC Advanced Grants.
  • VR Grant for research on gravitational waves 2017-03-23 Ariel Goobar, Department of Physics, has been awarded the new Research Environment Grant (bidrag till forskningsmiljöer) from the Swedish Research Council (VR). It’s a six year grant of around 21.5 million SEK (2.4 million USD) for a project on gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation.
  • Your sense of smell can predict risk of death 2017-03-22 A decreased sense of smell is correlated with an increased risk of death, a new psychology study from Stockholm University shows. The connection is independent from other health variables like age, gender and dementia.
  • Chemistry professor Xiaodong Zou inducted to IVA 2017-03-13 The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) has elected eight new members. One of the new members is Xiaodong Zou in the Chemical Engineering division.
  • Researchers at Stockholm University have high mobility and impact 2017-03-10 A report sponsored by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education has found that researchers at Stockholm University are highly mobile – researching and publishing internationally and nationally to produce highly cited, impactful research.
  • Julia Uddén receives the prize from Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson. Photo: Emma Burendahl Promising young neurolinguistic researcher wins prize 2017-03-08 Julia Uddén is one of two researchers to win this year’s L’Oréal-Unesco ‘For Women in Science’ Prize. Her research in language and psychology focuses on why some people are better at communicating than others.
  • Marmat Nekoro Baltic Sea Future moves forward 2017-03-10 The congress Baltic Sea Future has gathered people from all over the Baltic region to share thoughts and ideas, experiences and solutions.
  • Water molecules artwork, Photo: Laguna Design UIG Understanding the microcosm - one electron at a time 2017-03-03 Researchers in Atomic and Chemical Physics study the fundamental nature of matter in a recursive process of theory and experimentation. Profs Eva Lindroth and Anders Nilsson describe their work to uncover the forces that bind and break.
  • Abacus, Photo: Gusto Images UIG When counting isn’t enough – creating a more equal society 2017-02-24 The profile area Normativity, Law & Ethics analyses inequalities in society and the ethical considerations, laws and policies that work to perpetuate or alleviate them. Dr Eva Wittbom talks about her research on how the ideals of equality are translated into practice.
  • Photo: Jana Weiss High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats 2017-02-24 A study from Stockholm University has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.
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