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Federico Tonielli Award

Federico Tonielli was a PhD student at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in June 2020 at the age of 27. He was a passionate character, a cosmopolitan person and an aspiring young scientist.


The award is established in his memory to enable scientific travel of a talented PhD or Master student in our Faculty. It consists of a grant of 1500 EUR in total. The successful candidate is selected by a committee consisting of representatives of the Dean’s Office and the Institute for Theoretical Physics.

The application documents consist of a letter of motivation for the trip, a CV, a brief description of the doctoral project or Master's thesis and a letter of recommendation from the supervisor.

The documents should be sent as a pdf document by email to Christine Benn (c.benn@uni-koeln) by May 1, 2024.