07. October 2019

Freigeist-Fellowship of the Volkswagen foundation for Dr. Nichol Furey

The physicist will conduct research at IRIS Adlershof and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Picture: IRIS
Picture: IRIS

The mathematicial physicist Nichol Furey (University of Cambridge) has been awarded a Freigeist Fellowship by the Volkswagen Foundation.

These Fellowships are aimed at unusual and courageous lateral thinkers from all disciplines in the first four years following their doctorate. In order to become a Freigeist Fellow, the young researchers must not only possess outstanding specialist expertise, but also look beyond their own discipline and combine critical analytical skills with new perspectives and approaches.

At the IRIS Adlershof of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Ms. Furey will study a special number system, the octaves, and would like to prove that the behavior of elementary particles can be predicted using this system. Her project "In-depth Study into the Algebraic Structure of Elementary Particle Physics" explores the question of whether there is a mathematical logic behind the inner processes of elementary particle physics.

Further information: