CP3’s Matin Mojaza second in Danish Research Project of the Year Award

December 2, 2013

Left to right: Theoretical physicists and collaborators Xing-Gang Wu, Stan Brodsky and Matin Mojaza. (Courtesy Matin Mojaza)Matin Mojaza, together with colleagues Stanley J. Brodsky from Stanford University and Xing-Gang Wu from Chongqing University, win second place in the competition for Danish Research Project of the Year. They share the honor with with a research project on the cause of migraine.

Mojaza, Brodsky and Wu have developed a mathematical technique that can help theoretical physicists predict the result of experiments in which quarks – the constituents of nuclei – collide.

The winner of the prize is a research project conducted by a team of Danish and German scientists led by associate professor Matthias Arenz from the University of Copenhagen that has managed to reduce the need for the expensive platinum metal in a car’s catalytic converter – a project that moves the hydrogen car significantly closer to mass-production.

Since Matin Mojaza’s research project was a close runner-up, and because of its wide appeal and immediate relevance, the project will receive an honorable mention today at a ceremony at the Technical University of Denmark.

Read about the research team’s project here, and in English here. The method is described further in an article in the journal Physical Review Letters.

Originally nominated for the prize were a total of 55 researchers and research teams, among which science news site Videnskab.dk’s editorial board nominated 10 candidates for the readers of Videnskab.dk to vote for all through November.