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Five new grants within Horizon 2020 to Stockholm University

Stockholm University has been granted funding for five new EU projects within the Horizon 2020 framework program. The research projects will, among other things, study string theory, microplastics and land management in southern Africa.

Stockholms universitet. Foto: Ingmarie Andersson
Photo: Ingmarie Andersson


The project “Advanced Methodologies for Next Generation Large Scale CMB Polarization Analysis” (CMB-INFLATE) receives € 1,140,800 to build a community of scientists dedicated to development of innovative analyses of large angular scale cosmic microwave background data, an observable that probes the time-evolution of the universe.
The total contribution from the EU to Stockholm University is 55,200 euros.
Responsible researcher at Stockholm University is Jón Gudmundsson, researcher at the Department of Physics. The project is coordinated by the Université de Paris and the consortium includes nine partners from six countries (France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Norway and the United Kingdom).
The project receives EU-funding from Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions-Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MSCA-RISE) and will run for 48 months starting on October 1, 2021.

The project “Foundation of Nonrelativistic String Theory and Its Applications to Holography” (NRST) receives 191,852.16 euros to study a self-contained corner in string theory that treats space and time differently and has a nonrelativistic spectrum.
Responsible researchers are Niels Obers, professor at Nordita, and Ziqi Yan, postdoctoral fellow.
The project receives EU-funding from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – Standard European Fellowships and will run for 24 months starting in September 2022.

The project “Nonlinear Optomechanics for Verification, Utility and Sensing” (NOVUS) receives EUR 203,852.16 to develop theoretical tools for modeling nonlinear quantum optomechanical systems, which will pave the way for a number of application-oriented and fundamental studies that have thus far been unavailable. Responsible researchers at Stockholm University are Igor Pikovski, Physics, and Sofia Qvarfort, postdoctoral fellow.
The project receives EU-funding from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – Standard European Fellowships and will run for 24 months with a preliminary project start on August 1, 2021.

The project “Plastic litter in macrophyte system: environmental fate and ecological implications” (SCRAP) receives 191,852.16 euros to conduct a systematic study to understand the multiple interactions between the key components in a coastal habitat exposed to plastic littering.
Responsible researchers at Stockholm University are Elena Gorokhova, professor at the Department of Environmental Science, and Hoi Shing Lo, postdoctoral fellow.
The project receives EU-funding from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – Standard European Fellowships and will run for 24 months starting on September 1, 2022.

The project “Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Tools for understanding Land Governance” (InSiTe-LandGov) receives EUR 265,957.44 to study, among other things, how land management affects environmental degradation and poverty in southern Africa.
Responsible researchers are Tim Daw, Stockholm Resilience Center, and Geoff Wells, postdoctoral fellow.
The project receives EU-funding from Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships – Global Fellowships and will last for 36 months starting on April 1, 2022.