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Stephane Francois, researcher at Applied Physics, Luleå University of Technology. View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Article on gravitation receives award

Physicists Johan Hansson and Stephane Francois at Luleå University of Technology have received the Honorable Mention Award by the Gravity Research Foundation. The award is given for their article, which deals with how to test quantum gravity.

– I am very happy for this honorary appointment, especially in view of the fact that so many world-famous physicists have been praised by the foundation over the years. It is a recognition that the research we conduct at Luleå University of Technology if of high quality, which gives further motivation and inspiration, says Johan Hansson, Professor of Applied Physics at Luleå University of Technology.

The Gravity Research Foundation is a prestigious foundation that started 1948 in the United States, which the task of increasing understanding of gravity, which is today the least understood force fundamentally. Each year, the Foundation praises five articles and also gives other works a honorable mention, the Honorable Mention Award, as in this case.

– Our article is about showing experiments that can measure quantum gravity behavior. A possible solution is to set up a macroscopic system at the base level to appear as a single atom. Then you investigate how changes take place via gravity interaction with another system. No one has previously been able to show how test quantum gravity by using existing technology, says Stephane Francois, reserarcher at Applied Physics, Luleå University of Technology.

The article is titled Testing Quantum Gravity and can be read through the link below.

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Francois, Stephane - Lecturer

Organization: Applied Physics, Material Science, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 492083
Johan Hansson

Hansson, Johan - Professor

Organization: Applied Physics, Material Science, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 491072
Room: E161 - Luleå»

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