Astrid Eichhorn is Associate Professor at CP3-Origins, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). In her research, Astrid explores the fundamental building blocks of nature. She investigates what the fundamental building blocks of matter, as well as the fundamental building blocks of space and time, are. Taking both together, she aims at constructing a quantum theory of gravity and matter. In her research, Astrid confronts a central challenge of quantum-gravity research, namely finding ways of testing quantum theories of gravity and matter. She has developed an idea, how the microscopic quantum physics of gravity and matter, at scales of about 10^{-35} m, leaves detectable imprints in the properties of elementary particles at much larger scales, where they can be tested by particle accelerators. In addition, she has developed a new approach to using black-hole images to constrain (quantum) theories of gravity.

The prize committee will select a winner, who will be announced at an award ceremony at the KIF Annual Meeting on November 16th, 2022 taking place at Hotel Nyborg Strand, Østerøvej 2, 5800 Nyborg.

The winner will be notified in writing in advance and invited to give a talk following the ceremony.

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