The University’s £2m “supercomputer”, known as Viper, played a pivotal role in securing the second grant for Hull.
The project – backed by the Horizon programme’s ‘Integrating Research Infrastructures of European Interest’ funding pool – focuses on bringing together the expertise and facilities of institutions and businesses across the continent.
With knowledge exchange at its core, it aims to improve our understanding of science by increasing the amount of information shared between experts across the world.
“This project is all about linking together different groups who are currently working in isolation, who require information and data which already exists elsewhere,” Prof. Gibson said.
“For example, my interest lies in the chemical elements which our Galaxy, stars, and planets, are made up of, and how the distribution of those elements may or may not lead to the develop of complex life elsewhere.
“In order to probe these challenges, I am dependent on the complementary skills of nuclear and stellar physics, which is where the expertise of my Hull co-investigators, Drs Marco Pignatari and Richard Stancliffe, lead the world.
“Our infrastructure grant will support researchers, students, and facilitate outreach across schools and colleges in the region.”