Prof. Dr. Dieter Weiss, Chair of Experimental and Applied Physics at the University of Regensburg, receives a 2.5 million euros ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). This will finance the project "Probing Majorana quasi-particles and ballistic spin momentum locking in topolocical insulator nanostructures" over a period of five years. "I am very pleased with the decision of the ERC. The award once again shows the internationally recognized research strength and excellence of our physics. My special congratulations to Prof. Weiss for another great success ", says Prof. Dr. Udo Hebel, President of the University of Regensburg.