Climate scientist Sonia Seneviratne from ETH Zurich is currently working on three concurrent Horizon 2020 research projects, and two more will be launched by Horizon Europe in autumn. In addition, she has taken a leading position in two of the
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 do asylum policies affect the subsequent integration of refugees and how to design an asylum process to promote integration? Dominik Hangartner, Professor of Public Policy at ETH Zurich, uses an ERC project to find practicable solutions. Rolf Probala met
Wind turbines provide more than one third of renewable energy throughout Europe. However, so far, their maintenance has been expensive and their lifespan rather short. Eleni Chatzi, Professor of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring at ETH Zurich, developed a series of
Referenda regarding controversial topics such as the burqa ban are his specialty: Daniel Moeckli, Professor of Public Law with a focus on International and Comparative Law at the University of Zurich, explores the limits of direct democracy with an ERC
The mathematician Jean-Pierre Bourguignon was President of the European Research Council ERC from 2014 to 2019. In July last year, he was asked to return to office as President on an interim basis. In this interview with Rolf Probala, he
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
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.