New Position for Nina Schneider

Nina Schneider (Alumna /Dept. of History and Sociology) has accepted a position at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research in Duisburg. There she works on the project “Child Labour Opponents in Global Perspective, 1888-1940”.

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ERC-Award for Daniele Brida

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a Consolidator Grant for Laser Imaging Research to Daniele Brida (Associated Fellow/Dept. of Physics).

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Thomas Böttcher combats infectious bacteria

Chemists Thomas Böttcher and Michaela Prothiwa inhibit the biosynthesis of a bacterial signal and, as a result, block the infectious properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the most common germ found in health care facilities.

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Zukunftskolleg Goes Europe: Six Successfull Years with Marie Curie

After six years, the Marie Curie COFUND Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Programme (henceforth ZIF-MC), funded by the EU with € 6.24 million, has ended. At the launch of the programme in 2012, the aim of the Zukunftskolleg and its ZIF-MC Programme was to be established as a permanently leading centre for the training and promotion of top-level early career researchers in Europe. As the various indicators show, the Zukunftskolleg succeeded in its ambitious goal.

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First Two Research Visits Awarded

Jolle Jolles (Postdoctoral Fellow/Dept. of Biology) and Yonatan Gez (Martin Buber Society/Dept. of History and Sociology) are the first winners of a research visit at the Zukunftskolleg.

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Lecturer Position for Leila Whitley

Leila Whitley (Postdoctoral Fellow/Dept. of Literature) has accepted a position as Lecturer in Critical Gender Studies at the University of California, San Diego, starting in winter term 2018/19.

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Environment Award 2018 for Denis Gebauer

Denis Gebauer (Research Fellow / Dept. of Chemistry) is this year’s winner of the Environment Award funded by the LBS Landesbausparkasse Südwest (state home loans and savings bank). The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros.

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4 Mentorships and 8 Independent Research Grants awarded

Congratulations to the winners of the Mentorship and the Independent Research Grant Programme! In its meeting on 13 June, the Executive Committee decided on the final applications within the two calls for support measures (application deadline was on 23 May, early applications were considered preferentially in the EC meeting on 2 May).

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Professorship for Daniele Brida

We congratulate Daniele Brida, who will be Professor of Physics at the University of Luxembourg from 1 July 2018. Daniele joined the Zukunftskolleg in April 2013 as a 5-year Research Fellow.

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Zukunftskolleg joined NetIAS

The Zukunftskolleg is now a member of NetIAS (Network of European Institutes for Advanced Study). The network brings together 23 Institutes for Advanced Study across Europe. Researchers affiliated with member institutions are eligible to apply for a Research Visit at the Zukunftskolleg.

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Senior Fellow Mark Dykman at the Zukunftskolleg

We welcome Mark Dykman to the Zukunftskolleg. He was invited as Senior Fellow by Gianluca Rastelli (Research Fellow / Dept.of Physics). Mark Dykman is a Professor in Condensed Matter Physics at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Michigan State University, USA. Gianluca decribes him as “one of the most outstanding theorists in the field of quantum condensed matter physics.”

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Mentorship and Independent Research Grant winners

In its meeting on 2 May, the Executive Committee decided on the applications within two calls for support measures: the Mentorship Programme and the Independent Research Grant.

Further the EC welcomed a new member: Carolin Antos-Kuby (Research Fellow/Dept. of Philosophy).

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