5.7 million euros made available for leading research in astronomy, computer science and mathematics

14 May 2018

The NWO Domain Science Board has awarded TOP grants for 2017 to seven proposals from compartment 1, and five proposals from compartment 2. The TOP grants programme aims to strengthen or renew challenging and innovative lines of research. The competition intends to encourage proposals containing high-quality research questions of significant scientific urgency. Proposals must show demonstrable importance to astronomy, computer science and/or mathematics.

Grants

An overview of the seven TOP grants for exact sciences awarded from compartment 1 is given below (ordered alphabetically according to the main applicant).

Chemistry from clouds to planet-forming zones of disks with JWST-MIRI
Prof. dr. E.F. (Ewine) van Dishoeck, Leiden University

Accelerated Verification and Verified Acceleration
Prof. Jan Friso Groote, Eindhoven University of Technology

3D Mapping of the Magnetic Milky Way
Dr. Marijke Haverkorn van Rijsewijk, Radboud University Nijmegen

Duality for Interacting Particle Systems
Prof. Frank den Hollander, Leiden University

Geometry and arithmetic beyond Shimura varieties
Prof. Ben Moonen, Radboud University Nijmegen

Algebraic methods and structures in the theory of Frobenius manifolds and their applications
Prof. Sergey Shadrin, University of Amsterdam

Transparent Explanations for Predictive Analytics using Interactive Visualization
Prof. Jack van Wijk, Eindhoven University of Technology

An overview of the five TOP grants for exact sciences awarded from compartment 2 is given below (ordered alphabetically according to the main applicant).

Self-learning robots
Dr. Guido de Croon, Delft University of Technology

Complex network games: the scenario approach
Dr. Sergio Grammatico, Delft University of Technology

Moduli of sheaves on general type surfaces
Dr. Martinus Kool, Utrecht University

Variational methods for multiscale problems: The interplay of rigidity and anisotropic geometries
Dr. Carolin Kreisbeck, Utrecht University

Advanced Structures for Correct Communicating Software (ACCESS)
Dr. Jorge Andrés Pérez Parra, University of Groningen

Further information

Compartment 1 of the TOP grants for exact sciences is intended for senior researchers with a proven track record over the past 10 years in astronomy, computer science, mathematics, or a combination of these academic disciplines (multidisciplinary). This involves the allocation of funding for 2 to 3 temporary research positions.

Compartment 2 of the TOP grants for exact sciences is intended for young researchers who just starting their scientific careers and are among the best in their field. This involves the allocation of funding for 1 temporary research position.


Source: NWO