Grant winners - 12 June 2014

June 12, 2014

Arts and Humanities Research Council

A project looking at Michael Drayton’s 15,000-line topographical poem from the 17th century, Poly-Olbion

CLiC Dickens: characterisation in the representation of speech and body language from a corpus stylistic perspective


National Institute for Health Research

Health Technology Assessment Programme

Randomised placebo-controlled trial of adrenaline for out of hospital cardiac arrest

Early versus delayed surgery for congenital hip dysplasia

Reducing alcohol consumption in obese men: development and feasibility testing of a complex community-based intervention

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme

Evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of BSL (British Sign Language) IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Computational inference of biopathway dynamics and structures

Characterisation of electron transport in a bacterial nano-wire protein through high-performance computing and experimentation

Development of automated parallel CO2 supercritical fluid chromatography for use in continuous flow chemical synthesis

In detail

European Research Council

Award winner: Mark Sullivan
Institution: University of Southampton
Value: €1.97 million (£1.6 million)

Supernova: Physics and Cosmology in the Next Decade

With the aim of furthering our understanding of dark energy, this project will attempt to analyse supernovae, the violent thermonuclear explosions from dying stars, to make measurements of this mysterious and unknown force. In particular, the researchers plan to study a new and rare form of supernova explosion that may allow them to make measurements in the very distant Universe. At the same time, they also want to understand the physics of the exploding stars better. The project is due to start this month and will be undertaken by a team of three postdoctoral researchers and two postgraduate students. The grant will provide five years of confirmed funding.

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