Four SB scientists win Ambizione Grants



Four scientists with EPFL’s School of Basic Scientists have been awarded Ambizione Grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Ambizione grants are given to young researchers “who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution.” As such, the Grants aim to promote researchers in and out of Switzerland, as well as researchers working as non-professorial teaching staff at higher education institutions.

This year, four researchers with EPFL’s School of Basic Sciences have been awarded Ambizione Grants:

  • Elisabeth Agoritsas. Project: Field-theoretical approaches for the plasticity in sheared amorphous materials.
  • Michel De Cian. Project: Probing right-handed currents in quark flavour physics.
  • Mohammad Hossein Gorgi. Project: General-purpose low-variance continuous stochastic processes for gases and plasmas.
  • Yash Lodha. Project: Amenability, geometric group theory and low dimensional dynamics.

Full list of winners (PDF)