INFN: Catalina Curceanu awarded by Templeton Foundation
Catalina Curceanu, a researcher from the National Laboratories of Frascati (LNF) of the National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), is among the winners of the call for proposals “Science and the Big Question” by John Templeton Foundation, aimed to fund the best international research projects focused on the big scientific questions.
The project – coordinated by Catalina Curceanu and U.S researcher Oscar W. Greenberg from the University of Maryland – was one of the 30 winners selected from a list of 950 participants. The study will be carried out for an overall period of 33 months and will focus on the Pauli exclusion principle, one of the pillars of quantum physics and our understanding of matter.
"I am very happy with this important and prestigious award", commented Catalina Curceanu, "which will enable me to get a better understanding of the origins of one of the cornerstones of modern science, the Pauli exclusion principle, by carrying out experimental activities in one of the most fascinating labs worldwide: the INFN National Laboratories of Gran Sasso", concluded the researcher.