Two heads of center, two Niels Bohr Professors, a former head of center, and a group leader from a DNRF center have been granted six of the 13 new Semper Ardens grants from the Carlsberg Foundation.
Last Friday, the Carlsberg Foundation announced 13 new recipients of the Semper Ardens Research Project grants. Six of the recipients are or have been affiliated with the Danish National Research Foundation. Semper Ardens means “passionate, always burning,” and the grants are given to passionate researchers with particularly visionary ideas.
According to the Carlsberg Foundation’s press release, what characterizes the 13 research projects is: “The research projects represent the highest scientific level and have the potential to create groundbreaking results. All grant recipients are internationally recognized top researchers with a connection to the Danish research environment.”
The six recipients of the Semper Ardens grants who are or have been affiliated with the DNRF are:
- Martin Bizzarro (head of center at the DNRF Center of Excellence STARPLAN) has received 13.95 million DKK for the project: THE FORMATION HISTORY AND EARLY HABITABILITY OF MARS – DID LIFE IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM FIRST OCCUR ON MARS?
- Dan Zahavi (head of the former DNRF Center of Excellence CfS) has received 14.58 million DKK for the project: WHO ARE WE?
- Matthew Collins (Niels Bohr Professor) has received 10.69 million DKK for the project: ArchHives: BIOMOLECULAR RECORDS FROM MEDIVAL BEESWAX
- Troels Skrydstrup (head of center at the DNRF Center of Excellence CADIAC) has received 7,45 million DKK for the project: THE SCIENCE OF CLEAVING STRONG CHEMICAL BONDS
- M. Thomas Pius Gilbert Gilbert (head of the Gilbert Group at the DNRF Center of Excellence Center for GeoGenetics) has received 11.66 million DKK for the project: THE POPULATION GENOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE SECOND PLAGUE PANDEMIC
- Thomas Pohl (Niels Bohr Professor) has received 15.22 million DKK for the project: QUANTUM CONTROL OF LIGHT