Dr Gianmassimo Tasinato receives mobility grant

Dr Gianmassimo Tasinato*, Department of Physics, has won a short-term mobility grant from the *Mexican Academy of Sciences* (MAS) to develop a project in conjunction with Drs Gustavo Niz and Javier Chagoya, working at the Physics Department, University of Guanajuato (Leon), Mexico.

Gianmassimo TasinatoThe award covered the costs of a three week scientific visit to the Physics Department in Leon, Mexico, to work on a project on cosmology. The project aim was to study novel methods, based on strong coupling, to screen long range forces associated with  fields that possibly source present day cosmic acceleration. Besides cosmology, our working group also explored the possibility to apply our findings to other fields of physics, as  quantum field theory and condensed matter.

The MAS short-term Mobility Grants provide the opportunity for early career and established researchers based in the UK to establish and develop new collaborations with Mexican counterparts. The awards cover the costs towards subsistence, research and travel expenses.