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.
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.