Vici grants for two leading TU Delft researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded two TU Delft researchers a Vici grant of up to 1.5 million euros. This will enable them to develop an innovative line of research and further expand their own research group for a period of five years. Vici is one of the largest personal scientific grants in the Netherlands and is aimed at advanced researchers.
TU Delft’s Vici laureates:
Mathematical foundations for equations with noise
Prof. dr. ir. Mark Chrisitaan Veraar, EEMCS/DIAM
Differential equations with noise are used in the mathematical modelling of many applications, including climate models and brain models. Currently, insufficient analytical understanding of these equations prevents them from being solved efficiently. This research provides new insights and methods on the areas of solvability and long-time behaviour of these models.
Quantum gets heavy
Prof. Dr. Gary Steele, AS/QN
Combining quantum mechanics and gravity is a fundamental challenge in physics, which has been experimentally inaccessible to date. In this project, we will use superconducting electromechanics to create large quantum superpositions with unprecedented mass, providing a unique experimental test of quantum mechanics under the influence of general relativity.
The Vici grant, together with the Veni and Vidi grants, is part of the NWO Talent Programme. Vici is aimed at senior researchers who have demonstrated the ability to successfully develop their own innovative line of research. In doing so, they have supervised young researchers. Researchers who are awarded a Vici grant further develop their research group, often in anticipation of a structural professorial position, if they do not already have one.
Please read the press release of NWO.