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Wallenberg Academy Fellows

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 Swedish and foreign researchers from all academic fields. 

Wushi Goldring, Matematiska institutionen. Foto: Markus Marcetic © Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse/Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien.

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.

Johannes Haushofer

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.

Ville Kaila

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.

Karin Lind

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.