ECAP member Manuel Meyer wins ERC grant

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Manuel Meyer, winner of a Starting Grant from the European Research Commission.

Congratulations to Manuel Meyer for winning a Starting Grant from the European Research Commission on “Searching for axion and axion-like-particle dark matter in the laboratory and with high-energy astrophysical observations”. Manuel will start his group at the University of Hamburg in June 2021 and we will continue to collaborate closely.

The grant will enable Manuel to start a dedicated research group which will search for hypothetical axions and axion-like particles. Such particles are predicted in certain theories of particle physics and could explain several unresolved questions in particle physics and cosmology. For example, they are candidates to explain the mysterious dark matter. Manuel Meyer’s team will search for axions by contributing to dedicated laboratory experiments and by searching for their signatures with astrophysical observations.

Read more on Manuel’s Homepage.