To raise awareness of FNR-supported research in Luxembourg, the FNR returns with letzSCIENCE, the app where Luxembourg research topics can be discovered in augmented reality! The app now features 8 different AR experiences, each on a different topic. Get the free letzSCIENCE AR app now and start discovering science in augmented reality.
This measure serves to provide support for researchers who have fled the war in Ukraine. These persons should be employed at Luxembourg public research institutions in ongoing FNR projects for a maximum of 6 months based on requests for additional funding. Requests for additional funding are accepted continuously until 28 November 2022.
The FNR is pleased to share the newest podcast episode in the collaboration with Lëtzebuerger Journal. The ‘Mäin Element’ podcast series features researchers in Luxembourg talking about their lives and their passion for science, showing a glimpse of the people behind the science. The 15th episode features virologist Leslie Ogorzaly.
Save the date: The FNR is inviting all researchers in Luxembourg to ‘go back to school’ and inspire the next generation of researchers! “Chercheurs à l’école – Researchers go back to school” is your chance to interact and motivate future generations, and share the passion that got you into research in the first place. The 2023 edition takes place from Monday, 13 – Friday, 17 March. Registrations open on 9 January 2023.
When Eric Finn Schaanning was featured in Spotlight on Young Researchers in 2017, he had just defended his AFR PhD on fire sales and systemic risk in financial networks at Imperial College London. In 2017, Eric attended the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting and in 2018, won an FNR Award for his PhD thesis. 5 years after his PhD, we catch up with Eric, who has been working on cyber risks, financial and regulatory stress tests as well operational risk management – a career spanning Norway, Frankfurt and Zürich – and reflect on the value his PhD has added.
Current engineering systems have an issue: It is fragmented – process, Piping and structural design are carried out by separate teams and involves an error-prone exchange of data. A research collaboration involving public research and industry is tackling this issue by creating a unique central data hub of a plant to which all teams have access, with promising effects on efficiency.
For each edition of the annual two-week Alpbach Summer School, the FNR runs a Call for young science/engineering researchers/students with a connection to Luxembourg to attend. We spoke to participant Crisel Suarez about her experience of the 2022 edition, including how the mission her team developed was awarded “best competitive mission”, and learning what it is like to be a scientist, technician, and engineer in an ESA space mission.
A type of insect known as whitefly spreads plant viruses and has devastating effects on the vegetables that we depend on and thanks to climate change their negative impact on agriculture is set to increase in the future. Current methods to protect crops depend on delicate relationships between whiteflies and their natural enemies, our crops, and microbial communities, a delicate balance threatened by climate change. Researchers are working with a ‘climate in the lab’ to get a better understanding of what could happen, with the ultimate goal to generate solutions to protect food security.
Monday 27 February 2023 14:00 CET