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EU-funded researchers are applying analytical methods originally devised for problems in statistical physics to understand a range of complex systems from transport networks and electricity grids to quantum computers and even classical mythology.
Published: 3 May 2019
Published: 29 April 2019
How do people behave in a world connected by technology? What mechanisms shape the actions and reactions of large groups? And how could they be explored through controlled experiments? EU-funded researchers have generated new knowledge to inform the development of a behaviour simulator.
Published: 5 April 2019
EU-funded researchers are using mathematical models to improve water management in Africa. Their aim is to balance the water, energy and food needs of communities in a sustainable way while allowing for economic development.
Published: 18 March 2019
How do groups of people solve problems? What behaviours and gestures precede a successful solution? And can artificial intelligence learn to interpret - and assist - collaborative problem-solving? An EU-funded project has sought answers to these intriguing questions, opening up a new direction in gesture studies.
Published: 8 March 2019
Free movement of persons is a fundamental principle of the European Union, but intra-EU transit comes with economic, social and political challenges. The EU-funded REMINDER project is investigating public opinion and the impact of free movement - helping to inform EU policy.
Published: 21 February 2019
Researchers studied Southeast Asian integration processes at national and regional levels in the hope of better understanding the dynamics of difference and, with that, new pathways to inclusion in various social, historical, ethno-cultural, political and geographical contexts. The conclusion: Europe has a lot to offer (and gain from) Southeast Asia in terms experience and lessons learned on social integration and diversity.
Published: 29 January 2019
Women with disabilities have more difficulties than their male counterparts in finding employment and joining in community life. The EU-funded RISEWISE project is working to identify clear directions for research towards improving the social and economic integration of disabled women.
Published: 29 January 2019
Open science and new technology, which make research findings freely available to everyone, have revolutionised academic research. An EU-funded project has proposed solutions and recommendations to ensure scientific discoveries are communicated as widely as possibly for the benefit of other researchers, industry and society as a whole.
Published: 15 January 2019
Bringing a language back from the brink is not just a way to preserve cultural diversity. It is also an investment in a more inclusive society where a wider variety of citizens can thrive. EU-funded researchers are pioneering new approaches and techniques.
Published: 8 January 2019