We will be welcoming Camila Correa at GRAPPA, who, together with 166 young researchers have been granted a Veni grant. The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to 166 highly promising young scientists. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.
Dr Camila Correa (Leiden University) will conduct her research within GRAPPA on: Do dark matter particles interact with each other? The nature of dark matter is a great unsolved mystery. The proposed research project will use state-of-the-art simulations to analyse signatures of forces between dark matter particles on galaxies colliding, filling a major gap in our understanding of dark matter.