Using electrons to predict Earth’s surface evolution

Senior Researcher Mayank Jain has received the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for research that will use cutting edge physics to ultimately enable us to determine how the Earth’s surface has evolved in the recent past. This insight is crucial for predicting the effect of human activity and climate change on our landscapes to inform us on sustainable land-use practices.

Man in laboratory.
Senior Researcher Mayank Jain has received a EUR 3 mio. Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to fund a five year research project. Photo: Mikal Schlosser

FaCts about the grant

The European Research Council, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the premier European funding organization for excellent frontier research. Every year, it selects and funds the very best, creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based in Europe.

The ERC offers four core grant schemes: Starting, Consolidator, Advanced and Synergy Grants. The Advanced Grant is given to active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years who need funding to carry out ground-breaking, high-risk projects.

For more information go to the ERC website