Last week, Fermilab Theory Group scientist Andreas Kronfeld was offered a Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship at the Technical University of Munich Institute for Advanced Study.
The three-year fellowship is awarded to outstanding international scientists who intend to explore innovative, high-risk topics in their scientific research areas together with a TUM research group. The fellowship program is one of the so-called excellence initiatives, begun in 2006, sponsored by the German federal and state governments.
The fellowship supports research activities and one Ph.D. student.
As a Hans Fischer senior fellow, Kronfeld will spend nine months of the next three years at TUM. He and his host, Nora Brambilla of the TUM Physics Department, have planned a research program to apply effective field theories and lattice gauge theory to further the understanding of QCD and other strongly coupled systems.