Two fellows of Jesus College, Prof Tim Palmer and Prof Raymond Pierrehumbert, have both been awarded prestigious Advanced Research grants from the European Research Council.  The funding will support their research programmes over the next five years.  The ERC grants, funded by the EU programme Horizon 2020, give freedom to scientists to follow their best ideas and make a real difference in science and beyond. Prof Palmer's research concerns the improvement of weather and climate simulations, whereas Prof Pierrehumbert will study the atmospheres of exoplanets.