18 May — 12 Jun 2020
Left to right: Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Thors Hans Hansson, Frank Wilczek, John Wettlaufer, Niels Obers, Anders Karlhede and Jan Conrad.
The program, announced at the end of 2019, has been described as "Computation for physics, physics for computation", and will allow Nordita to set up two internationally competitive research groups in the broader fields of Quantum Information, and Complex Dynamical Networks. The application was spearheaded by the collective efforts of Frank Wilczek, John Wettlaufer, Anders Karlhede and Hans Hansson, and strongly supported by the Stockholm University leadership.
The six year grant, dubbed "WINQ" (Wallenberg Initiative for Networks and Quanta), is for 95 MSEK, with a possibility to be prolonged another 4 years with 80 MSEK, totalling 175 MSEK. It will strengthen the strategic contributions already made by the Foundation in the fields of artificial intelligence (WASP) and quantum technology (WAQCT).
Read more in the press release of Stockholm University.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nordita employees (researchers and administrative staff) are currently working as much as possible from home. This policy is in effect until at least May 10 and will be updated accordingly depending on how the situation develops. All individual visits to Nordita have been cancelled until at least middle of May. All scientific programs and conferences up to and including June are cancelled or postponed, and we are currently considering the status of the scientific events beyond that time.
Meanwhile, we have started numerous seminar and lecture series via zoom-links. Announcements for these can be found via the AlbaNova Indico System.
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5 May 2020