KTH, in collaboration with Scientific American, celebrated the Nobel week with two webcast discussions about the Nobel prize in chemistry and physics, respectively. Prof. Gunnar Björk and the APHYS Ph.D. student Katarina Stensson had an almost hour-long discussion about The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the instrument that finally detected gravitational waves. This observation rendered some of the instrument’s inceptors and chief scientists the Nobel prize in physics for 2017.
This year, the advisory committee of the school has chosen the topic of Quantum Photonic Technologies. The School will give to young students and researchers an excellent opportunity to attend a series of lectures on the foundations of the field as will as state of the art of current technologies. The lectures will be held by internationally recognized experts and will cover both fundamental aspects and applications. The students will have the opportunity to interact efficiently, exchange their knowledge, and importantly, discuss and learn directly from international experts in the field.
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
“for substantial contributions to the development of novel applications of structured nonlinear optical materials and service to the optics community, particularly the OSA” (Engineering and Science Research)
Tiny optical fibers may help to make future cancer diagnosis and treatment more effective. This is the hope of researchers in a project on multifunctional fibers. Among other things, the team is examining how fiber optics can be used for medical purposes inside the body
Nu är det klart att Knut och Alice Wallenbergs stiftelse (KAW) finansierar ett nytt forskningscentrum som KTH är en del av. Chalmers står som koordinator för centret som har ytterligare två noder, en på KTH och en vid Lunds Universitet. Forskarna ska arbeta med kvantteknologi och centrets totala budget är 950 miljoner kronor över en tioårsperiod.
For the first time, the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is supporting a multi-year research project with Algeria. The new activity will develop an innovative detection system to help in the fight against terrorism while engaging key partners in practical cooperation.
Five young top researchers is awarded million prize!
The Göran Gustsafsson prize is one of the most prestigious scientific prizes among young researchers in Sweden. This years five prize winners sharing almost 24 million Swedish kronor and are awarded for their eminent research in the fields of mathematic, physics, chemistry, molecular biology and medicine (The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences).