Romanian researcher dr. Alida Iulia Gabor from the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj has received 1.5 million euros for her project. This grant is sponsored by the European Union and will be used to develop a new technique of dating glacial periods and global warming periods for a 2,5 million years period.
The objective of the project is to find out precise details about past climate changes, thus offering information to researchers that want to understand the climate behaviour in the present. The new technique will test samples from all over the world and will include optical and spectroscopic methods.
Carlos Moedas, who leads the European commission for research, science and innovation said that European researchers that show talent should be encouraged to stay in Europe. This grant will guarantee that their ideas will develop here where they have the freedom and safety to develop their career.
Last year, the European council for research has given away grants worth of 429 million euros for 291 researches in a programme called “Starting grants”.