The observed expansion of our universe suggests that it is filled by a substance known as dark energy. Thomas Grimm propose that its mysterious properties can only be understood by using a quantum theory of gravity. This leads to a new description for the evolution of our universe.
The Vici grant is a personal grant for outstanding, senior researchers who have successfully demonstrated the ability to develop their own innovative lines of research. Vici researchers are among the top ten percent in their research field. They have also proven their ability to coach young researchers. Vici laureates are allowed to put together their own research centre.