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New ERC Grant for LMU

München, 02/23/2015

An LMU physicist has obtained a Consolidator Grant, worth 2 million euros, from the European Research Council (ERC).

Dr. Peter Baum

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded one of its Consolidator Grants to LMU physicist Dr. Peter Baum. The award is worth 2 million euros, and will be disbursed over a period of five years.

Peter Baum heads the research group in Ultrafast Electron Diffraction based at LMU's Institute of Experimental Physics and Laser Physics (which is directed by Professor Ferenc Krausz). The ERC Consolidator Grant will be used for studies designed to explore and characterize ultrafast motions of electrons in atomic systems with unprecedented temporal and spatial resolution with aid of ultrashort electron pulses.

Peter Baum studied Physics at LMU. Following postdoctoral stints at Vienna University and at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he returned to his alma mater as a Research Group Leader in 2008.

ERC grants are awarded solely on the basis of the scientific excellence of the researcher and the research proposal. The Council’s Consolidator Grants enable gifted young scientists who have already published innovative work to extend their investigations further.

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