The Wallenberg Foundations
Wallenberg Academy Fellows, the career program for young researchers launched by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in 2012, provides long-term funding for young, promising researchers from all academic fields.
Many of the University’s younger researchers are Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Here you can read about them and their research.
Wallenberg Academy Fellows at Stockholm University.
How much geometry can be generated by mathematical groups?
Since mathematicians discovered group theory in the early 1800s, it has proven a powerful tool and a unifying language in many branches of mathematics. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Wushi Goldring will now investigate whether group theory plays a larger role in geometry than was previously thought.
Can an unconditional cash transfer combat poverty?
Unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) provide poor families with a substantial one-off payment to use for what they decide is best. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Johannes Haushofer has previously shown that UCTs have a significant positive effect on the recipients. He will now study their long-term effects.
Mapping the energy technology of life at molecular level
Cells use chemical energy to power vital processes such as metabolism, cell growth and adaptation to changes in the environment. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Ville Kaila is making detailed studies of energy conversion in cells, and one aim is to be able to recreate these natural processes and produce sustainable solar fuels.
Chemical fingerprints reveal the history of the Milky Way
In the atmosphere of every star there is a chemical fingerprint of the gas cloud that once created it. Wallenberg Academy Fellow Karin Lind use advanced computer simulations to map the chemical composition of hundreds of thousands of the oldest stars in the Milky Way. In this way she can draw conclusions of how the stars developed in the galaxy’s childhood.
Previous Wallenberg Academy Fellows
Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2017
- Rike Stelkens: Does evolution move faster thanks to hybrids?
- Jiayin Yuan: Tailor-made carbon membranes may boost energy production
- Johanna Rickne: Gender, careers, and democratic representation
- Dan Petersen: The geometry of abstract space
- Claudia Mohr: How do manmade emissions affect the clouds?
- Maria Hermanns: The hunt for new and exotic materials
- Stefano Bonetti: Exploring the terra incognita of the quantum world
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Last updated: July 6, 2022
Source: Office for Research, Engagement and Innovation Services