Professor Radu Coldea (Walter Stern Fellow, Professor and Tutorial Fellow in Physics) and Professor Çigdem Issever (Tutorial Fellow in Physics) have both been separately awarded Advanced Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). These prestigious grants provide research funding of up to €2.5 M for a period of 5 years, and are awarded to 'established, exceptional leaders in terms of originality and significance of their research contributions'.
Professor Coldea is receiving funding for research into emergent properties of correlated electrons in novel quantum materials. His grant title is ‘Emergence from Quantum Frustration and Topology’. A full abstract can be read here.
Professor Issever’s research relates to how elementary particles acquire mass and why, and will address the origins of the electroweak symmetry breaking mechanism. The title of her proposal is ‘Uncovering the Origins of Mass: Discovery of the di-Higgs Process and Constraints on the Higgs Self-Coupling’. A full abstract can be found here.