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Balzan Prize 2022 goes to ERC grantee for her groundbreaking work on the science of ice and climate

The ERC, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the premier European funding organisation that stimulates investigator-driven frontier research in Europe through competitive funding across all fields, on the basis of scientific excellence.

Professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen from University Copenhagen who received an Advanced Grant in 2009, has won the 2022 Balzan Prize in the category “Glaciation and Ice-Sheet Dynamics”. In her ERC-funded research, she used radio echo sounding data together with ice flow models to map the water under the ice and to understand how water influences the evolution of the Greenland ice sheet.

She will share the prize with Professor Johannes Oerlemans from Utrecht University.

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