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Prof. Dr. Peter Hommelhoff, Chair of Laser Physics at FAU, has received an ERC Advanced Grant. The grant provides funding of 2.5 million euros over five years. The funded project aims to develop minute particle accelerators using photon chips. Research in this field will enable innovation in imaging methods and materials analysis, allow new approaches in medical radiation therapies and help to answer fundamental questions in quantum physics.

Their judgement has a major influence on German economic policy: The council of five economic experts known as ‘die fünf Wirtschaftsweisen’ assesses macroeconomic developments in the Federal Republic of Germany, helping political bodies to make informed decisions on economic policy issues. The economist Prof. Dr. Veronika Grimm from FAU has now been appointed as a new member of the council.