Dr. Manuela Vecchi
Kapteyn Astronomical Institute
has been awarded an ENW-KLEIN-1 grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) worth EUR 300,000. The grant is for her project ‘
Cosmic ray antideuterons as a probe for new physics’.
Vecchi focusses on l ight anti-atomic nuclei from space. So far, light anti-atomic nuclei, such as anti-deuterium, have never been detected in cosmic radiation. The detection of these antiparticles is, however, within the reach of the AMS-02 experiment (2011-2024) which involves the collection of data on board the International Space Station. The measurement of flux from anti-atomic nuclei is a particularly promising method for studying antimatter and dark matter accurately.
The ENW-KLEIN grant offers researchers the opportunity to establish scientific innovations that can form the basis for the research themes of the future. In this round, fifteen applications have been awarded by the board of the NWO. More information about this round is available on the
Four researchers of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) have received an ENW-XS grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). These grants are awarded to encourage curiosity-driven and bold...
EIC Pathfinder grants are intended to support research teams in investigating or developing an emerging breakthrough technology.
What is special about these grants is that they come under the Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness branch of Horizon Europe. This means that the technological application has already been considered.
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