ERC Advanced Grant for Angel Rubio

Max Planck director from Hamburg receives EU funding of €2.5 million for basic research in theoretical chemistry

April 14, 2016

The European Research Council (ERC) has announced today the list of the 277 top researchers to be awarded with one of its prestigious Advanced Grants. In the current call, the European Union supports excellent research projects in the areas physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, and social sciences and humanities with a total funding of €647 million. A total of 1,953 proposals were handed in, of which about 14 per cent have been selected for funding.

The Hamburg-based researcher Angel Rubio is one of the awarded scientists. In his project “Quantum Spectroscopy: exploring new states of matter out of equilibrium” (QSpec-NewMat) – funded with €2.5 million – he and his groups in Hamburg and Spain plan to develop novel theoretical and computational tools allowing to understand and control quantum phenomena in complex molecular systems. The project starts on October 1, 2016 and runs for a period of five years.

About Angel Rubio:
Since August 2014, Prof. Angel Rubio is director at the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg. He is also Distinguished Professor at the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastián, Spain. For his work in the field of simulation and modeling of materials, nanostructures, and biomolecules he has received numerous scientific awards, among them in 2011 an ERC Advanced Grant and in 2014 the renowned Spanish Premio Rey Jaime I in the area of Basic Science. In 2014, he was elected Foreign Associate Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

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