Mats Persson awarded with Science Price
Göran Gustafsson foundation's grand price for Research at Uppsala University and KTH. Mats Persson is awarded for developing his research in the field of engineering physics at KTH as a young promising researcher. The 3-years grant amounts to SEK 2 750 000.
About the Göran Gustafsson Foundation for Research at Uppsala University and KTH foundation:
Göran Gustafsson (1919 – 2003) was born in the far north of Sweden, in a small village 50 kilometers outside of Gällivare. He became a successful businessman, notably in real estate. The sale of buildings created an economic basis for Göran Gustafsson’s donations to two foundations that promote basic scientific research in the fields of biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics and medicine. Through these donations, Göran’s vision was to provide Swedish researchers with the prerequisite conditions for competing with the best researchers in the world. The two foundations support active researchers.
In 1986 Göran Gustafsson created a foundation to support basic research in the field of medicine at Uppsala University and in the field of engineering physics at both the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Uppsala University. The Göran Gustafsson Foundation for Research at Uppsala University and KTH started with a donation of 136 million Swedish SEK and currently Awards 14 million crowns in grants annually.