Andreas Ekström together with the prize committee
​From the left: Professor Hideyuki Sakai, Chairman of the prize ceremony, Professor Bruce McKellar, President of IUPAP, Andreas Ekström, prize winner, Professor Alinka Lépine-Szily, Chair of the IUPAP Commission on nuclear physics.
​Photo: Organizers of the International Nuclear Physics Conference 2016

Andreas Ekström awarded the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize

Congratulations to Andreas Ekström, Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics at Chalmers, who earlier this week was awarded the prestigious Young Scientist Prize in nuclear physics. The prize is granted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP).

​— It is an honor to receive such a fine prize. It is an international recognition and it means that the work that my colleagues and I do will have even further impact. Already one hour after my presentation I had made two new professional contacts, says a happy Andreas Ekström, after the ceremony.

The prize was presented on Wednesday September 14th at the International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2016) in Adelaide, Australia.

— It was especially fun to stand before my colleagues and the gathered research community in nuclear physics and give a plenary lecture.

Andreas Ekström was awarded the prize with the following motivation:
For his groundbreaking contributions in the optimization of nuclear interactions from chiral effective field theory using advanced physical and mathematical tools in quantifying the theoretical uncertainties. This has allowed accurate ab initio many-body calculations in the areas of nuclear structure and reactions, reproducing for the first time both nuclear binding energies and radii in higher precision and giving realistic saturation properties of nuclear matter.”

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Text: Anna Wallin

Published: Wed 14 Sep 2016.