Toekenningen 2012


Nederlab - Laboratory for research on the patterns of change in the Dutch language and culture Prof. dr. H.J. (Hans) Bennis, Meertens Instituut (KNAW) 
Nederlab's goal is to enable scholars in the humanities to find answers to new, longitudinal research questions. For this purpose Nederlab aims at setting up a user-friendly tool-enriched web interface, allowing researchers to simultaneously search and analyze the digital historical texts made available by scientific libraries and institutions, at text and metadata level. 
De NWO-bijdrage is 2.048.000 euro.

Advanced Virgo - Probing the dynamics of spacetime 
Prof. dr. J.F.J. (Jo) van den Brand, Nikhef (NWO) 
Advanced Virgo is a high-tech project that employs laser interferometry to detect the gravitational waves – ripples in the fabric of spacetime – that were predicted by Einstein. The French-Italian-Dutch collaboration will use these detections to probe the fundamental nature of gravity and the history and future of the Universe. 
De NWO-bijdrage is 2.000.000 euro.

Brain matters: Development of the Netherlands Psychiatric Tissue Program (NPTP) 
Dr. I. (Inge) Huitinga, NIN (KNAW) 
Het doel van deze investeringssubsidie is het opzetten van een nationale infrastructuur om hersenweefsel van patiënten met psychiatrische hersenziekten te verzamelen ten behoeve van (inter)nationaal wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar de oorzaken van deze hersenaandoeningen. Momenteel is geen of te weinig hersenweefsel beschikbaar van mensen met schizofrenie, depressie, autisme, dwangstoornis, bipolaire stoornis, ADHD en posttraumatische stressstoornis. 
De NWO-bijdrage is 3.450.000 euro.

National Atom Probe Facility 
Prof. dr. P.M. (Paul) Koenraad, TU/e 
Modern science studies materials atom by atom; modern technology creates complex nanostructures and materials that owe their functionality to a well-designed arrangement of atoms. Atom Probe Tomography is a revolutionary new imaging technique to unravel the 3D chemical composition of materials and nanostructures at the atomic-scale. 
De NWO-bijdrage is 1.569.000 euro.

NanoAccess - integrated facility for thin-film engineering & in-situ nano-lab 
Prof. dr. B. (Bert) Koopmans, TU/e 
NanoAccess provides researchers access to the future world of nano-devices by means of a unique facility for fabrication, manipulation and characterization down to atomic scale. Research will range from writing three-dimensional structures with an electronic nano-pen to fundamental research paving the way to tomorrow’s electronic society and sustainable energy supply. 
De NWO-bijdrage is 1.950.000 euro.

LARMOR: A Multipurpose Polarised Neutron Instrument For Looking into Materials 
Prof. dr. C. (Katia) Pappas, TUD 
LARMOR will be a unique neutron microscope for very high-resolution measurements of the position and mobility of atoms and molecules in the bulk of materials. It will be situated at the world-leading UK neutron source ISIS and Dutch scientists will have guaranteed, rapid and direct access to it. 
De NWO-bijdrage is 2.335.000 euro.

A facility for high-field paramagnetic NMR 
Prof. dr. M. (Marcellus) Ubbink, UL 
Een faciliteit zal worden opgezet om gespecialiseerde kennis te delen op het gebied paramagnetische kernspinresonantie, waarbij de sterke interactie tussen ongepaarde elektronen en atoomkernen wordt gebruikt om te gaan begrijpen hoe de beweeglijkheid van enzymen de werking ervan dicteert. Een zeer sterke magneet vormt het centrum van de faciliteit. 
De NWO-bijdrage is 2.163.000 euro.