För två år sedan gick 3 400 forskare samman för det gemensamma uppropet The Quantum Manifesto. Syftet var att visa omvärlden att forskning om kvantmekanik är ytterst viktig. EU-kommissionen svarade på manifestet med att avsätta motsvarande cirka 10 miljarder kronor för just kvantmekanisk forskning. En del av dessa pengar tillfaller nu KTH.
During the last year Noa Vikman has been doing his diploma project at the research unit Materials and Nano Physics in Kista. In his work he developed a novel fabrication method for surface engineered gold nanoparticles that can sense arsenic in groundwater
"Testa and her team, including paper first author Francesca Pennacchietti, and colleagues at institutions in Russia and the US now present these probes, based on FusionRed, and a custom-built MoNaLISA microscopy platform, which stands for molecular nanoscale live imaging with sectioning ability."
The Gustafsson prize for young researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology and Uppsala University comprises a research grant totaling 2,5 million kronor, over 3 years. The maximum age of the recipients is 36 years old.
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.
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“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.