The economic crisis in Europe has forced many countries to scale back financing for blue-sky research, making European Research Council (ERC) funding increasingly important, according to the ERC’s 4 000th grantee, Dr Manuel Arruebo, professor of chemical engineering at Zaragoza University in Spain.
A friendship struck up in the photocopying room of Trinity College Cambridge, in the UK, between two senior academics – one in the arts, and one in the sciences – has led to an innovative translation of science: a piece of music for a string quartet.
Professor François Englert, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, is receiving the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 on 10 December from the hands of King Carl Gustav of Sweden. He shares this award with the Scottish physicist Professor Peter Higgs. Horizon took part in a joint interview with Prof. Englert in Brussels. He answered questions on the future of physics, CERN, large particle accelerators, and … the rest of the universe.
Belgian Professor François Englert and British Professor Peter Higgs received the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013 for their work that led to the idea of a mass-giving particle, almost fifty years after they first published their theories.
The SESAME project aims to build the very first synchrotron particle accelerator in the Middle East. It just received EUR 5 million funding from the EU, and the new machine, which should be operational in 2016, is under construction in Jordan. It is an ambitious tool for science in the region… but also for peace.
Human-robot interactions tell us more about how our brains work.
Oil spills are one of the major risks.
Governments at COP24 should focus on building a global electricity grid, says Prof. Damien Ernst.