Dr. Jakša Vučičević awarded by the Science Fund for excellence in research

25. March 2024.

The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia awarded Dr. Jakša Vučičević, a researcher at the Institute of Physics Belgrade, an award for excellence in research. The awarding ceremony was held at the Yugoslav Drama Theater on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at the “Science Changes the World” event, a part of the five-year anniversary celebration.

Awards were given to researchers for their outstanding contribution to science through Science Fund projects, and were awarded in eight categories.

Dr. Jakša Vučičević’s project Key2SM (Cold Atoms, Hubbard Model and Holography: The Key to Strange Metals) was financed in 2020 within the first call of the Science Fund’s Program for Excellent Projects of Young Researchers (PROMIS). Two years later, Dr. Vučičević won a prestigious grant from the European Research Council (ERC), the third in the history of Serbian science.

The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia was established in 2019 with the aim of providing support to scientific and research activities by financing projects through public calls. As stated on the Fund’s website, 11 programs have been opened so far, within which 497 projects have been approved.

Photo: The Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia