Dr. Maria Rodriguez, leader of a Minerva research group at the AEI, has been appointed member of the Elisabeth Schiemann Kolleg. This is an honor conferred usually to five new members every year.
Professor Hermann Nicolai, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), has received one of the prestigious Advanced Grants of the European Research Council (ERC).
This meeting at Ringberg Castle aims to explore frontier issues in cosmology, especially the connections with black hole and gravitational wave physics, as well as the theoretical challenges of combining gravity and quantum theory in order to gain an understanding of the big bang.
Dr. Michal Heller will receive the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s Sofja Kovalevskaja Award. Using the 1.65 million Euro to establish a new research group at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute), he will examine the possibility that our three-dimensional world may actually be a hologram. Dr. Heller will begin work at the Albert Einstein Institute in December 2016.
The Faculty Senate of Chalmers University of Technology will bestow the degree Doctor of Technology on Prof Dr Hermann Nicolai, director at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI). The ceremony for conferring the doctor's degree will take place on Saturday, May 14th 2016 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
For “his pioneering work on the renormalization of tensor field theories and his discovery of their generic asymptotic freedom”, Dr. Joseph Ben Geloun has been awarded the Young Scientist Prize in Mathematical Physics 2015-2017 of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.