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November 2012

  • [12.10.17] This spring all employees were asked to fill out a questionnaire about the working environment at the university. The answers have now been analysed and the results are presented here. On Wednesday the 31st of October we will have a general department meeting where I would like to discuss these results.
  • [12.10.09] The Faculty are accepting nominations for Honorary Doctorats for 2013. Deadline is the 19th of November, but please contact me as soon as possible if you have a nomination.

October 2012

  • [12.09.05] Finally the Faculty Board has decided to overturn their previous decision to merge the Physics Department and the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics.
  • [12.09.11] The Faculty has announced a new docent course starting in December. (Course and announcement in Swedish)
  • [12.09.30] The Wallenberg foundation are accepting applications to grants for Projects of high scientific potential. Letters of intents must be sent to the faculty before the 19th of October. Please let me know as soon as possible if you intend to apply. More information about the handling of this application by the university here (in Swedish).
  • [12.05.17] The University is accepting nominations to a number of pedagogical prizes. Deadline September 21st. See announcement (in Swedish) for details.
  • [12.08.23] The Swedish Institute has announced scholarships and travel grants for promoting cooperation in the Baltic region. More information here.

September 2012

  • [12.09.06] There is an information meeting about ERC Advanced and Synergy Grants in "Röda rummet", ecology buildning at 14:15 on the 28th of September. Contact Forsknngsservice if you want to go.
  • [12.09.03] The Science Faculty has called for applications to its travel and research grants. Deadline is the 21st oc September.

August 2012

  • [12.08.20] eSSENCE invites Letters of Interest in the area of e-Science research. Deadline August 31. More information here.
  • [12.04.02] The Wallenberg foundation have called for applications for funding of nationally important infrastructure. The final deadline is 1st of September. Applications should be submitted to Forskningsservice before the 13th of May according to these instructions (in Swedish).

June 2012

  • [12.04.11] The Research Service group is arranging a seminar on Postdoc funding on the 8th of May. See announcement for details.
  • [12.03.28] Five years ago the departments performed a so-called SWOT analysis (Strengths - Weaknesses - Opportunities - Threats). Now these should be updated. The board will appoint a small group to do the actual work, but anyone may contact me to give their input. The previous analysis are here: TF, Astro.

May 2012

  • [12.03.15] Plant Link invites ‘seed money’ proposals for new collaborative research projects. Deadline is May 7th. See announcement for details.
  • [12.05.03] The Pufendorf Institute and the LMK foundation are arranging an ''idéforum'' for young researchers. The number of places are very limited, but if you are interested you should contact the Prefekt.

April 2012

  • [12.03.08] The University is accepting nominations for Visiting chair in Hedda Andersson’s name. Deadline is April 30th. See announcement for details.
  • [12.03.28] The faculty are inviting applications to the Sandblom fund before the 30th of April. See announcement (in Swedish) for details.
  • [12.02.17] On February 27th, the University will send out a survey to all employees. The responses will highlight areas for development within human resources policy. The plan is for a survey to be carried out once every three years in future. More information here
  • [12.03.12] Mathworks are organizing a seminar together with LUNARC on March the 27nd entitled "Speeding Up MATLAB at Lund University". See registration page for more details.
  • [12.04.10] Anyone applying to VR this year should contact me well in advance to arrange for the signing of Appendix S. Note that this can be signed either by me or by Sofia. Remember to also fill in the full-costing spread sheets to get the correct overhead for the application (one for Astronomy and one for Theoretical Physics
  • [12.02.13] The Royal Physiographic Society are accepting applications for grants from the Per-Eric och Ulla Schybergs foundation. Deadline is the 31st of March. Mor information and application forms are available here (in Swedish).

March 2012

  • [12.02.20] The University has a draft for its new equal opportunity policy (in Swedish). If you have any comments, you can give them to me (before 12.03.13) and I'll forward them to the faculty.
  • [12.02.28] The faculty is accepting nominations for the Oscar II award for best PhD thesis. Deadline is 22nd of March.
  • [12.02.16] On March the 5th there will be a special Vice Chancellor seminar on personnel policy. See program (in Swedish)
  • [12.02.15] Wolfram Research Europe Ltd. will give a seminar and tutorial on Mathematica 8 in Lund on Tuesday the 28th of February. More information here
  • [12.02.06] The Foundation BLANCEFLOR Boncompagni-Ludovisi, née Bildt awards stipends for postdocs. Next deadline is on the first of March.
  • [12.01.10] The deadlines for ERC Advanced Grants and Synergy Grants are the 18th of February and 25th of January respectively. However there are also internal University deadlines to allow for the administration to supply relevant documents, as outlined here. You will need a Statement of Commitment from the prefekt, and here are the submission forms for the Adnvanced Grant and Synergy Grant respectively with some university related information filled out.
  • [12.01.10] Regarding the move of the faculty office to the astronomy building, the faculty has agreed to the floor plan favored by our department. Next step is that proper blueprints are to be drawn up, followed by a tendering process. During the rest of this year, Sven Huldt will be in charge of clearing out the ground floor and parts of the basement, in preparation for the construction work. A lot of stuff will be thrown away, so it is important that you contact Sven if you know about stuff that must be saved.
  • [12.02.02] COMPUTE will have its kick-off meeting in Lundmarksalen on Friday the 2nd of March. See the COMPUTE home page for registration and further information.

February 2012

  • [12.01.26] Every year the University has to report on International Mobility to Statistics Sweden (SCB). For this purpose the department has to fill in these forms. I need all researchers and PhD supervisors to supply me with relevant information about local personnel that has spent periods of at least one month (two weeks for PhD students) abroad, or outside people who have spent corresponding time periods with us. I need this information before the 7th of February.
  • [11.12.27] The faculty has issued new rules for accepting PhD students financed by external stipends (in Swedish) here is the form to be used (in Swedish) if you want to accept such students.
  • [11.12.27] Univeristy employees are obliged to report any secondary employment (bisyssla) every year. More information.
  • [12.01.10] The University has called for nominations for the Peter Honeth Administrative Prize (in Swedish). Deadline is the 10th of February.
  • [12.01.12] The deadline for the next round of applications to the Crafoord Foundation is on the 2nd of February. See their web page for further information.

January 2012

  • [11.11.23] The faculty has announced the next round of research infrastructure grants. See announcement and policy for how applications are handled (in Swedish).
  • On Thursday the 19th of January, the new Deans of the faculty will visit the department. A preliminary program for the visit can be found here. Note that all are welcome to the open part of the visit in Lundmarksalen, but that the presentations will be in Swedish.
  • The University is looking for a new pro-Vice Chancellor (the old one has defected to Uppsala). If you are interested, check out the instructions here (in Swedish).
  • The University is working on a strategic plan for collaboration with Arfrican Universities. If you have any collaboration with people from/in Africa, you might want to look into this. More information (in Swedish)

December 2011

  • There is a suggestion for a new matrix of responsibilities for the teaching at the department. Please read it and see if you have any comments before the board meeting on Thursday the 17th of November.
  • Wallenberg Academy Fellows. Information about the call and about the nomination procedure at the faculty is here (in Swedish, note however that the nominations should be written in English). The deadline for sending nominations to the faculty is December 2nd. These nominations should be rated by the department, which is why they should be sent to me at least one week before.
  • The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters calls for nominations for the Kavli Prize 2012.
  • The University has issued new rules for the cost of meals and gifts and stuff, payed for by the department. Here is the Vice chancellors decision and a summary (both in Swedish).
  • The University has issued a new Equal opportunity and diversity policy (in Swedish).
  • The University has come up with a suggestion for a new strategic plan. The university wants comments on this suggestion from the faculties. If you have comments, please send them to me before the 21st of November, and I'll summarize your opinions to the faculty.
  • The Faculty of Science offers the employees full health examinations in 2011. This applies to all employees, also PhD students and postdocs. There are still many time slots available, so please take this opportunity to get a check-up. (more information)

November 2011

  • The Faculty of science is arranging an introduction meeting for new employees on the 10th of November. See invitation for further information (both invitation and the meeting are sadly only in Swedish).
  • If you have suggestions for Honorary Doctorates 2012, you should contact the prefekt. For more information consult the invitation from the faculty (in Swedish)
  • On Wednesday the 9th of November at 13:00 in Lundmarksalen there will be an open hearing with Sven Stafström, the secretary of the science and technology section of the Science Council (VR). See invitation (in Swedish).
  • The University is organizing a seminar on interdisciplinary research on the 14th of November see invitation (in Swedish) for further information
  • The faculty has issued new guidelines (in Swedish) for regulating teaching and administrative duties for PhD students.
  • The University regularly publish a newsletter on environmental issues. here is the latest one (in Swedish). Previous ones can be found here.
  • The eSSENCE strategic research program for e-science (see info in Swedish here) is inviting letters of interest for new projects relating to e-science. See announcement.

October 2011

  • The deadline for the next round of applications to KAW (Knut och Alice Wallenbergs Stiftelse) is in February. But already now the University has specified a plan for how the applications should be handled internally in the University. Details are found here (in Swedish). Note that the letters of intent should be sent to the faculty for ranking before the 20th of October.
  • STINT has announced a number of stipends for "Excellence in teaching" for going to a university abroad as a guest teacher during the fall term of 2012. The faculty can nominate at most two candidates and need suggestion before September 19th. Contact me if you are interested. The official announcement is here (in Swedish).

September 2011

  • On Wednesday the 31st of August, the project group for the restructuring of how the University should be run in the future visited the faculty to present their suggestions (in Swedish). 8:00 in Lundmarksalen. More information is available on the project home page (in Swedish). The department had until September 6th to give comments on the suggestion to the faculty. Since there was no real consensus in the department I sent the following letter to the faculty.
  • The University has made an investigation about the future of the University library and the report is available here (in Danish!) The steering committee for the Physics and Astronomy library has written a statement (in Swedish) about its view of the conclusions of this investigation, and sent it to the faculty.

August 2011

  • The University has made a call for suggestions for female guest professors (In the name of Hedda Andersson). Details are available here (in Swedish).

June 2011

August 2010

  • The university has announced new equal-opportunity actions, including among other things money for female guest professors. See announcement (in Swedish).

July 2010

  • We welcome Mandana Shahroodi, who will be taking over a part of Guns old duties, and will replace Caroline during her parental leave.
  • The physics department history committee has produce a first report (in Swedish).

June 2010

  • The faculty has announced a call for suggestions (in Swedish) for reseach areas for three tenure-track assistant professors (Biträdande universitetsliktorer). Further details on the procedure for the department to rank suggestions has been sent out by mail to all staff.
  • On the 11th of June, there will be a meeting of the science faculty with Per Eriksson, our vice chancellor, to discuss the way money should be distributed for faculty-funded research. The meeting will be at 10:30 in Blå Hallen in the ecology building. All faculty employees are encouraged to come.
  • On the 10th of June, Vinnova will organize an informational meeting about the EU 7th framework program (see announcement in Swedish)
  • The University has issued a new policy about how to handle suspected cheating in research (see the document in Swedish).
  • An inquiry about the organization of the libraries at the faculty has been made by Per Möller. The result can be found here (in Swedish).
  • Nils Ryde has been editing a monthly newsletter for Astronomy with information about new visitors, meetings, dissertations, etc. This newsletter will now become department-wide, and everyone on both sides of Sölvegatan is encouraged to send information to ryde[at], who will continue as the editor.
  • The physics department has started a physics history group to present the history of the department for students (and others). Anyone who wants to contribute should read this message (in Swedish)

April 2010

  • We have announced a temporary position for handling economy at the department after Gun retires. (see announcement in Swedish).
  • We have announced a number of Summer stipends for female students, see the announcement for details (in Swedish).
  • The group investigating the IT services on University level (Samordnat IT-stöd) has produced a report. The faculty have until the 27/4 to comment. Here are the relevant documents (in Swedish)
  • VR will accept suggestions for subject areas for rådsforskartjänster (deadline: 3rd of May, see announcement in Swedish)
  • On Friday the 30th of April at 10:15, Patrik Sahlin will defend his PhD thesis Modelling the Development of Phyllotactic Patterns at the Shoot Apical Meristem of Arabidopsis thaliana, in Lundmarksalen.
  • The Faculty board for under graduate education has issued new guidelines for course evaluations (In Swedish)

March 2010

  • On Monday the 15th of March at 10:15, Pontus Melke will defend his PhD thesis Cell Signalling: A Systems approach, in lecture hall F, Theoretical Physics.
  • In weeks 8-11 I will try to have a half-hour meeting (medarbetarsamtal) with each and everyone in the Astronomy building to get to know people and see what worries, plans and dreams are out there. I have started to walk around in the building to book time slots.
  • Teachers and students can apply (before the 15th of March) to go to the U21 Summer School and Undergarduate Researc Conference. See instructions.
  • On the 17th of March, Linda Knutsson (Radiation Physics) will give her Docent lecture. See announcement
  • On the 19th of March, Jostein Kjaerandsen (Biology) will give her Docent lecture. See announcement
  • On the 23rd of March, Christoffer Johansson (Ecology) will give his Docent lecture. See announcement.
  • It is time for all teachers and professors to report any secondary employment (bisyssla) to the University. For those of you who have already done this after November 2008 and if there have been no changes since then you only need to send an email stating this to the personnel department (pers[at] and me (leif.lonnblad[at] All others need to fill out a form in English or Swedish and send it to me. See instructions in Swedish or contact me for further details.
  • Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien has announced a number of travel and research grants from Stiftelsen SLO-fonden see announcement at the KSLA home page (In Swedish only)
  • There are travel grants available from the Erasmus program and KAW, both with deadlines on the 15th of March.
  • On the 25th of March, Denis Céolin (Physics) will give his Docent lecture. See announcement
  • The new domain is now ready to be used. will get you to the old Theoretical Physics homepage (which will soon be converted into a common homepage). Also, you can use prefect[at] to send mail to me.

February 2010