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Freigeist Fellowship for Hannah Williams

Why a young scientist is on the search of the Optimal Movement Theory

Grant and Award Announcement

University of Konstanz

“Movement is a fundamental but complex phenomenon, and we are still a long way from being able to predict when and where animals decide to move and how they make these decisions”, says movement ecologist Hannah Williams. To decipher the riddle the researcher from the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior receives a Freigeist fellowship of the Volkswagen Foundation. Williams will conduct her studies at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour (CASCB) at the University of Konstanz. The aim of the Freigeist initiative is to offer researchers the freedom for creative thinking, whilst at the same time providing security and a dedicated research team for at least 5 years. Her fellowship is granted with 1,6 million.

Read an interview with awardee Hannah Williams and learn more about her project "Optimal Movement Theory: Perceiving Energies for Efficient Movement" and its goals under:


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