The six programmes awarded funding are the winners in a heavy competition that started last spring with 22 proposals submitted for the Vrije FOM-programma's. The research groups will work in areas where Dutch physics has a superb international record and there is a clear scientific and societal interest. This varies from research to fundamental questions about the universe not being answered by the Standard Model to research about variability in behaviour of multi-cellular organisms.
In these Youtube movies the programme leaders shed a light on their research within this programme.
- Higgs as a probe and portal
Programme leader: Prof.dr. Eric Laenen (Nikhef), YouTube film
- Two-dimensional semiconductor crystals
Programme leader: Prof.dr. Harold Zandvliet (MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology, UT), YouTube film
- Exciting exchange
Programme leader: Prof.dr. Theo Rasing (RU), YouTube film
- Magnon spintronics
Programme leader: Dr Rembert Duine (UU), YouTube film
- Observing the big bang: the quantum universe and its imprint on the sky
Programme leader: Prof.dr. Ana Achúcarro (LEI), YouTube film
- The signal is the noise: seeking physical origins of fluctuation in organism-scale behaviour
Programme leader: Dr. Tom Shimizu (AMOLF), YouTube film.