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Fostering breakthrough physics research

The INTERACTIONS project is a postdoctoral programme at the Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) within the University of Copenhagen committed to developing new research areas and projects in theoretical and mathematical physics. The programme offers young scientists’ opportunities to explore their own interests, leading to breakthrough research and employment under competitive salaries and high-quality work conditions. By providing training in a multidisciplinary approach, collaborations on an international level, and a supportive intellectual environment, the aim of INTERACTIONS is to establish NBIA as the leading European institution in theoretical and mathematical physics.


The Niels Bohr International Academy (NBIA) is a permanent research centre within University of Copenhagen. It functions as a primary venue for basic research in theoretical and mathematical physics, including the model description of physical systems and data. Constantly focusing on new developments, the NBIA spearheads the introduction of new research areas by attracting international, high-profiled young scientists working on brand-new topics. NBIA provides the unrestricted intellectual environment essential to enable curiosity-driven, breakthrough research by fostering a cross-disciplinary scientific culture. To this end, the NBIA endeavours to attract to Denmark the best and brightest international talent from all over the world, with total commitment to selecting the very best candidates, regardless of race, religion or gender. INTERACTIONS supports the ambitious goal of the NBIA is to become the leading European institution of its kind.

The idea behind the Niels Bohr International Academy is a throwback to the days when scientific breakthroughs resulted from close interactions between people driven by their own curiosity.

INTERACTIONS: With this application for an ambitious EU-supported programme called INTERACTIONS we aim to use the NBIA as a platform to enhance the internationalization and cross-fertilization among different subjects within theoretical physics and associated sciences for the benefit of Europe. Through this programme we will train some of the brightest theoretical physicists available from all over the world. We provide

• Exceptional opportunities to interact and collaborate with top international research environments
• Opportunities to develop independent research projects and create independent research groups
• Employment under world leading salary and work conditions
• Acquisition and sharpening of scientific and technical skills to strengthen fellow career opportunities


Net EU contribution
€ 2 427 480,00
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 2 427 480,00