ERC Advanced Grants (AdG)


Francois Renard

Break-Through Rocks

Project duration: 2022-2026

Grant agreement ID: 101019628

Call ID: ERC-2020-ADG

BREAK will investigate whether the deformation in Earth’s crust localises onto faults that may, either rupture rapidly producing earthquakes, or undergo slow aseismic slip. Specifically, it will provide the first quantitative laboratory observations of the full displacement field in rocks before and during fault slip and separate the aseismic and seismic components of it.


Bjørn Jamtveit

Disequilibirum metamorphism of stressed lithosphere

Project duration: 2015-2021

Grant agreement ID: 669972

Call ID: ERC-ADG-2014

The overarching goal of the project is to provide the first quantitative physics-based model of disequilibrium metamorphism that properly connects fluid-rock interactions at the micro and nano-meter scale to lithosphere scale stresses.


Ragnar Winther

Finite Element Exterior Calculus and Applications

Project duration: 2014-2019

Grant agreement ID: 339643

Call ID: ERC-2013-ADG

The present project will be devoted to further development of the foundations of FEEC (finite element exterior calculus), and to direct or indirect use of FEEC in specific applications.

Final Report Summary


Andreas Max Kääb

Global Glacier Mass Continuity

Project duration: 2013-2019

Grant agreement ID: 320816

Call ID: ERC-2012-ADG

The project will derive and analyse glacier thickness changes using satellite laser and radar altimetry, and satellite-derived and other digital elevation models, enabling several major steps forward in glacier and Earth science.

Final Report Summary


Barbara Bramanti

The medieval plagues: ecology, transmission modalities and routes of the infections

Project duration: 2013-2018

Grant agreement ID: 324249

Call ID: ERC-2012-ADG

The results of this project will not only settle century-old controversies by giving us valuable information about the past, but also furnish a paradigm for understanding the modality of serious plague epidemics in Europe; past, present, and future

Final Report Summary


Mats Carlsson

Physics of the Solar Chromosphere

Project duration: 2012-2016

Grant agreement ID: 291058

Call ID: ERC-2011-ADG

CHROMPHYS aims at a breakthrough in our understanding of the solar chromosphere by combining the development of sophisticated radiation-magnetohydrodynamic simulations with observations from the upcoming NASA SMEX mission Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS).

Final Report Summary


Trond Helge Torsvik

Beyond Plate Tectonics

Project duration: 2011-2016

Grant agreement ID: 267631

Call ID: ERC-2010-AdG

The aim of this project is to provide a novel global subduction reference frame, to be used to unravel links between the surface and deep Earth.

Final Report Summary


Trygve Helgaker

Ab-initio adiabatic-connection curves for density-functional analysis and construction

Project duration: 2011-2016

Grant agreement ID: 267683

Call ID: ERC-2010-AdG

This project proposes a new approach to density-functional analysis and construction, which will be particularly important in cases where little experimental information is available - for understanding and modelling the behaviour of the exchange correlation functional in electromagnetic fields.

Final Report Summary


Bernt Øksendal

Innovations in Stochastic Analysis and Applications with emphasis on Stochastic Control and Information

Project duration: 2011-2016

Grant agreement ID: 267683

Call ID: ERC-2010-AdG

The main purpose of this project is to establish a research environment which enhances the creation of new ideas and methods in the research of stochastic analysis and its applications. 

Final Report Summary