These Helmholtz International Research Groups will receive funding of up to €50,000 per year from the Association for the next three years and the same amount from the foreign partner institutions.
The pilot project was very well received by the researchers: 79 groups applied, of which eight were chosen in the first selection round and seven in the second.
Complex research topics can no longer be tackled alone. The international exchange of knowledge and the shared use of infrastructure is a great asset in advancing scientific progress. The Helmholtz Association therefore constantly expands its cooperation with international partners. Helmholtz researchers already have a long and successful working relationship with partners in China and Russia, and the Helmholtz International Research Groups now allow the Association to work on joint research projects with partner institutions the world over that are not restricted to certain topics.
The programme is an effective means for the participating Helmholtz Centres to consolidate existing contacts and set up new partnerships. Young researchers in particular stand to benefit by gaining valuable first experience of international teamwork.
The following Helmholtz International Research Groups were established at the beginning of this year:1. Helmholtz International Research Group on the aerodynamic performance of joined-wing single aisle aircrafts:
Dr Frederik Blumrich, German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Dr Daniel New Tze How / Björn Nagel, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.2. Non-classical nanophotonic circuits for ultrafast single photon manipulation on chip:
Dr Wolfram Pernice, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Dr Alexander Korneev, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russia.3. Geodynamic evolution of the Neuquén Andes: Implications for geo-resources:
Dr Kerstin Krellenberg, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), and Dr Felipe Link, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Chile.6. Dopant mapping and side wall characterization of III-V semiconductor nanowires for solar cell applications by scanning tunnelling microscopy:
Prof. Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Forschungszentrum Jülich, and Dr Bruno Grandidier, Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, France.7. Role of BMP signalling in neonatal chronic lung disease:
Prof. Anette-Gabriele Ziegler, Helmholtz Zentrum München – German Research Center for Environmental Health, and Prof. Ramnik Xavier, The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, US.9. Metabolism and Neurodegeneration:
Prof. Dirk Wagner / Dr Susanne Liebner, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam – German Research Centre for Geosciences – GFZ, and Prof. Mette M. Svenning, University of Tromsø, Norway.11. Helmholtz-Argentina Joint Research Group on Astroparticle Physics:
Andreas Müller, German Aerospace Center (DLR), and Prof. Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa, University of Alberta, Canada.14. Scalable kinetic plasma simulation methods:
Prof. Ingrid Ott, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, and Prof. Robin Cowan, University of Strasbourg, France.
The Helmholtz Association contributes to solving major challenges facing society, science and the economy with top scientific achievements in six research fields: Energy; Earth and Environment; Health; Key Technologies; Structure of Matter; and Aeronautics, Space and Transport. With almost 36,000 employees in 18 research centres and an annual budget of approximately €3.8 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation. Its work follows in the tradition of the great natural scientist Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894).
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