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  • Low-carbon transition at least cost to society

    Low-carbon transition at least cost to society

    How ERC grantee Natalia Fabra and her team in Spain shuttles between the lab and policy makers’ cabinets to make future EU electricity market work both for the people and for the climate. It was an April day in 2021 when Natalia Fabra, Professor of...
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    Hashtags activism and real-world change

    Far from being disengaged from politics, young people have found a political outlet in social media. Such activism is happening both online and offline as political messages are becoming increasingly visual, says ERC grantee Eeva Luhtakallio. She is...
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    Are climate goals going up in smoke?

    Amid soaring energy prices, people across the northern hemisphere are scrambling to find ways to keep warm as the chilly autumn evenings draw-in. Wood-burning appliances and pellet stoves may seem like a good way of keeping energy bills down, but...
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    The health impact of food additives

    Whilst enhancing taste and appearance, some additives in our food may be having a negative impact on our bodies. ERC grantee Mathilde Touvier is disentangling mixtures of chemicals in ultra-processed food to understand how they may increase risk for...
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    Putting an end to bullying

    Bullying can have a damaging effect on children’s health and wellbeing. Attempts to prevent such aggressive behaviour in schools have not always been successful. ERC grantee Christina Salmivalli is unravelling the factors at play in persistent...
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    Roma history beyond marginalization

    As Europe’s largest minority group, the Roma have lived through the continent’s history but often receive a marginal position in historical accounts. ERC grantee Elena Marushiakova is set to change this. Through detailed archival research in Central...
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    Bio-based architecture for sustainable living

    Construction contributes significantly to global emissions while it requires a large share of already diminishing resources like metals and fossil fuels. In search of more sustainable building models, ERC grantee Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen is exploring...
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    Unearthing the social network of trees

    Beneath forest floors, a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria connects trees and plants to one another and nourishes the forest. This subterranean network plays a crucial role in limiting the effects of climate change, although much...
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    A new acoustic paradigm for cities

    Architecture and urban design have traditionally tended to focus on what we see rather than what we hear. When sound is taken into account, it tends to be viewed as a problem to be dealt with through noise control. Reducing noise is certainly...
  • Cover image of Uncovering medieval stories held in parchment

    Uncovering medieval stories held in parchment

    When medieval scribes sat down to preserve the records of their day, they often wrote on parchment – a paper-like material made from animal skins. A long time valuable source for textual scholars, the parchments have now gone beyond the humanities...