Published on 29 October 2018

The ERC has announced the names of 7 winning projects of the ERC Synergy call 2018, which include 3 French research teams from Université Paris-Saclay!

The European Research Council (ERC) announced on October 23, 2018 the names of the 27 projects and 88 winning teams of the Synergy Grants call 2018. With seven of the 27 winning projects expected to be funded, France is positioned behind Germany and the United Kingdom.

These 7 winning projects bring together 14 French teams, with 3 belonging to Université Paris-Saclay. These 3 teams are involved in 2 projects (CEA press release):

  • project WHOLE SUN (Untangling the complex physical mechanisms behind our eruptive star and its twins) coordinated by CEA Saclay (Allan-Sacha BRUN) with Max-Planck Society, University of Oslo, and the University of Saint Andrews as partners ;
  • project ReNewQuantum (Recursive and Exact New Quantum Theory) coordinated by the University of Aarhus in Denmark, and with as partners 2 French teams from CEA Saclay (Bertrand EYNARD) and IHES (Maxim KONTSEVICH), and a Swiss team from the University of Geneva.

Université Paris-Saclay has an active policy to support researchers wishing to participate in the Horizon2020 program. It is in this context that the WHOLE SUN project benefited from the ERC support organized and financed by Université Paris-Saclay.

The objective of the ERC Synergy Grant call is to finance exploratory research projects with a maximum duration of 6 years and a maximum budget of 10 million euros. This call is for teams of two to four researchers and their teams to jointly conduct ambitious research projects, regardless of career advancement. For more information on Synergy visit the ERC website.