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It is rare that two of the highly competitive ERC Starting Grants are awarded in one year to members of one research group (group Extragalactic Astrophysics led by Prof. Marcus Brüggen). Annalisa Bonafede is a Junior Professor at the Observatory since 2014 and she received the grant for her proposal " Deciphering RAdio NOn-thermal Emission on the Largest scales (DRANOEL). Within this proposal, she will investigate the origin of mysterious radio emission from galaxy clusters using radio telescopes such as the Low Frequency Array (LOFAR). Dr. Vazza received his grant for the proposal "The Magnetised Cosmic Web (MAGCOW)". He will study the origin of cosmic magnetic fields using a combination of sophisticated computer...