Three of the new groups are International Research Training Groups that cooperate closely with foreign universities in France and India.
The DFG will provide approximately 45 million euros during the initial 4.5-year funding period, including a programme allowance for indirect project costs. In addition to establishing the twelve new collaborations, the Grants Committee also approved the continuation of 19 existing Research Training Groups. The DFG now funds 219 Research Training Groups, 55 of which are international.
The new Research Training Groups are as follows (listed in alphabetical order by host university):
RTG 1632 "Experimental and Constructive Algebra" follows the fundamental idea of also investigating algebraic questions at an experimental level. The participating researchers will be using computational algebraic methods to approach difficult and abstract objects and problems arising in the fields of both pure and applied mathematics. In this way, significant theoretical results and innovative algorithmic methods for mathematics and possible applications will be gained.
(Host university: RWTH Aachen; Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Gabriele Nebe)
Comprehensive research on multichromophoric systems will be the focus of RTG 1640 "Photophysics of Synthetic and Biological Multichromophoric Systems". Such systems are, for example, significant in photosynthesis, the development of organic solar cells or in general molecular electronics. Apart from their relevance to application, these systems are also of interest because they shed light upon fundamental questions concerning the physics and chemistry of condensed matter. In order to achieve systematic progress in this field, a combination of concepts, experience and methodological
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