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Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
National Institute for Nuclear Physics

Catalina Curceanu, a researcher of the National Laboratories of Frascati, has been awarded one of the twenty grants provided by the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi), with the project “Events, as we see them: experimental test of the collapse models as a solution of the measurement-problem”. The research programme proposed by Curceanu was selected as part of an international call with the theme The Physics of ‘What Happens’. FQXi, in fact, has the objective of catalysing, supporting and disseminating research on the issues of fundamental physics and cosmology, in particular on the new frontiers and innovative ideas which, although part of a deep understanding of reality, would find it hard to be supported by traditional sources of funding. “The news of the victory of my project, selected among 240 from all over the world, makes me proud and happy, - said Curceanu - and I am also aware that we need to do a great job to live up to the expectations”. “This result was possible also thanks to the INFN and the context in which I work, i.e. the field of basic research, as well as to the Enrico Fermi Centre (Museo Storico della Fisica e Centro Ricerche Enrico Fermi) with which I have worked to develop feasibility studies of the proposal which then won the grant: now we just have to work to obtain major progress toward a deeper understanding of the marvellous universe to which we belong!”, concluded Curceanu with enthusiasm.

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