European Research Council 10 years celebration

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Dr Ian Campbell

GOD, WAR AND RELIGION
The focus of War and the Supernatural in Early Modern Europe is on two groups of 16th and 17th century intellectuals: Protestant Calvinists and Catholic Franciscans

By making writings on religious war and religious peace available for the first time, historians are analysing the causes and effects of religious war in early modern Europe.

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Professor Cathy Craig

Professor Cathy Craig

CONTROL OVER MOVEMENT
How does the brain use information from the surrounding environment to make decisions about action?

Professor Cathy Craig is helping develop innovative ways of helping people with impaired movement and how virtual environments can enhance performance in sport and health.

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Professor Stephen Smartt

THE RIDDLE OF RARE SUPERNOVAE
In the last decade researchers have become aware of ultraluminous supernovae.

Investigating these elusive, super-bright stellar events, Stephen Smart leads a team to test the world’s leading models for high-luminosity supernova explosions.

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Professor Caroline Malone, professor for the School of Natural and Built Environment

Professor Caroline Malone

UNLOCKING AN ANCIENT CIVILISATION
Professor Caroline Malone is the principle investigator on the remarkable FRAGSUS project studying how population and environment interact over time.

To tell the story she uses Queen’s cutting-edge palaeoecological-archaeological facilities including the specialist 14CHRONO laboratory.

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European Research Council

AT THE FRONTIER OF KNOWLEDGE

The European Research Council (ERC) was set up by the EU in 2007 to fund excellent scientists and their most creative ideas.

It supports cutting-edge research in all fields, and helps Europe keep and attract the best researchers of any nationality.

Today, the ERC is a key component of Horizon 2020, the EU’s programme for Research and Innovation.

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Research impact

Tackling some of the greatest global issues of our age

Making a global impact through excellence in research and innovation is central to what we do at Queen’s.

It is our purpose and responsibility to take on major global challenges, and to find answers that will help to build a better society.

Research at Queen's