About ESQ

ESQ is an Austria-wide

  • Postdoc Programme to support the integration of incoming experienced researchers
  • Discovery Programme that shall allow exploring highly innovative research beyond any traditional thinking.

ESQ is

  • The ESQ PostDoc Programme has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801110. 


ESQ groups are

  • Working at the forefront of both experimental and theoretical research
  • Focused on the foundations of quantum physics and quantum optics
  • Exploring emerging technologies around quantum computing, simulation, many-body physics, communication, sensing and metrology
  • Studying systems as diverse as photons, ultra-cold atoms and molecules, trapped ions, nanodiamonds, superconductors, clusters and biomolecules, levitated nanoparticles, nanomechanical devices and hybrid quantum systems. 


About Innsbruck and Vienna

The city of Vienna lies at the geographical heart of Europe. It regularly tops the Quality of Living Rankings and offers a rich cultural programme. The University of Vienna is one of the oldest and largest universities of Europe and with 175 degree programmes, 47 university continuing education training programmes and about 94,000 students, it is the largest and most diverse educational institution in Austria.

Innsbruck is the capital city of Tyrol in western Austria and the fifth-largest city in Austria. It offers diverse cultural events, world-famous attractions, genuine hospitality, modern lifestyle and sporting flair. Innsbruck is an internationally renowned winter sports centre. The University of Innsbruck is embedded in a world-wide network of partner universities and fosters border-crossing research and teaching co-operations.



ESQ office
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
Mag.ª Isabelle Walters
Boltzmanngasse 5
1090 Vienna