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A holistic approach to understand Earth formation

Project description

The origin of Earth as a habitable planet

Despite several models having been formulated in recent decades, the fundamental question of how Earth formed, with the properties that made it a habitable planet, remains unsolved. All proposed models have only been tested against a limited number of constraints (sometimes different constraints for different models, with no common intersection). The EU-funded HolyEarth project’s goal is to solve this difficulty with a holistic approach, which consists in considering the largest set of available observational constraints to identify a unique scenario which, for the first time, simultaneously satisfies all these constraints in a self-consistent way and places the formation of Earth in the context of a cosmic evolution towards stars and planets.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-ADG
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Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 854 875

Beneficiaries (2)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 854 875
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 645 125
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments