ERC Synergy Grants for Laserlab Researchers

In 2012, the European Research Council introduced the Synergy Grant, which is intended to enable researchers from different backgrounds and locations to combine their skills and resources in multidisciplinary projects with a maximum funding of 15 million euros for six years.

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2012

One of the lucky teams includes MPQ professor Immanuel Bloch, who, together with his distinguished colleagues Peter Zoller (University of Innsbruck), Ehud Altman (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) and Jean Dalibard (Collège de France), will use a Synergy Grant of 10 million euros to take the field of quantum technology to the next level.
The highly counterintuitive laws of quantum mechanics govern the microscopic world, as well as the collective behaviour of matter at low temperatures. The unique properties of such ‘quantum matter’ not only allow deeper understanding of the nature of quantum mechanics, but will also lead to revolutionary new quantum technologies. For example, much progress has already been made in the fields of superconductive materials, ultraprecise measurements, and basic quantum computers.
MPQ team
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