The power of data and how research impacts policy
How can financial crises be prevented? What policies and strategies are needed for the ideal handling of financial institutions and financial crises? Professor of Banking Steven Ongena is researching these global questions – also with the support of the ERC.
Research expedition into the cell nucleus
What controls our genes? What mechanisms ensure that they are switched on or off at the right moment? Chromatin biologist Raffaella Santoro from the University of Zurich is seeking answers to these questions with her ERC project. Protocol of a
How God became a lawgiver
How Konrad Schmid, Professor of Theology at the University of Zurich, researches the Hebrew Bible, what he discovers and why the findings from his ERC Project are of great significance far beyond theology. A report by Rolf Probala.
«I enjoy the mathematisation of complex problems»
Why he is fascinated by statistics and how he, with the financial support of an ERC Grant, develops mathematical methods that make the hidden connections in large data sets visible. That is what Peter Bühlmann, Professor of Mathematics at ETH
«This project is a matter of the heart»
Stefanie Walter, Professor for International Relations and Political Economy at the University of Zurich, investigates in an EU project how the withdrawal of individual states from international institutions, such as the disintegration of Britain from the EU, influences other states.
A cell and a football club have a lot in common
Rudolf Aebersold, Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich, is among the international pioneers of modern molecular biology. With his novel measurement methods of proteins, he has contributed decisively to a new perspective on the life processes within cells
The silent power of time
How the Japanologist Raji C. Steineck and his interdisciplinary team explore concepts of time in medieval Japan in a novel way and what we learn by this ERC project about our own perception of time.
Extensions of the human brain
Computational science – expanding the range of thinking. – What connects Aristotle to modern computing, why the digital age soon comes to an end and what will follow next. A visit to Petros Koumoutsakos.
Observing the brain at work
What Fritjof Helmchen detects when he observes living brains in action, what he dreams of and how he managed to become part of the NIH BRAIN Initiative. – An interview with Fritjof Helmchen, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of
A Passion for Film Colors
What fascinates Barbara Flückiger about film color, what research she intends to carry out with her ERC Advanced Grant and what special challenges she faces as a humanities scholar. – An interview with Barbara Flückiger, Professor of Film Studies at