Funded ESQ Discovery Projects

Selection 2023

Detection of nonlocality in many-body systems via collective observables

Aloy Albert
(IQOQI Vienna)


How “solid” is a dipolar supersolid?


Thomas Bland
(University of Innsbruck)

Novel phases of quantum matter in driven kinetically constrained models

Pietro Brighi
(University of Vienna)

Optimal memory performance: a control-based thermodynamic approach

Mario A. Ciampini
(University of Vienna)

Levitation by Quantum Feedback Control

Salambô Dago
(University of Vienna)

Ultrastrong cavity optomechanics


Uroš Delić
(University of Vienna)

Reactive collisions between C2- and ultracold Rb towards the production of cold anions in an atom-ion hybrid trap

Katrin Erath-Dulitz
(University of Innsbruck)

Quantum theory at the macroscopic scale


Miguel Gallego
(University of Vienna)

Using self-organization of ultracold atoms in emerging quantum technologies


Ivor Kresic
(TU Vienna)

FiBBS: Fiber-Based Beam-Splitter for matter waves

Stephanie Manz
(TU Vienna)

Molecular Cavity QED: Toward Cavity-QED Chemistry

Farokh Mivehvar
(University of Innsbruck)

Quantum information extraction with multi-pass microscopy (QUIMP)

Maximilian Prüfer
(TU Vienna)

Quantum Ultra Broadband Entangled Light with Two-Dimensional
Materials (QUBELT)

Lee Rozema
(University of Vienna)

A universal source for levitated
optomechanics in high vacuum


Stephan Troyer
(University of Vienna)

Searching for the FFLO state in 1D spin-imbalanced Fermi gases

RuGway Wu
(ATI, TU Vienna)

Selection 2021

Bulk Supersolids In Dipolar Mixtures

Russell Bisset (University of Innsbruck)

Using Entanglement to Measure Earth's Rotation

Robert Peterson, Walther Group (University of Vienna)

AcThor-Actinium Approach to Nuclear Spectroscopy in 229Thorium

Thorsten Schumm (TU Wien)

Quantum State Characterization via Quench Dynamics

Hannes Pichler (University of Innsbruck)

SDEF: State-dependent Force Spectroscopy for Trapped Ions

Stefan Walser, Blatt Group (University of Innsbruck)

Large coherence of a levitated nanosphere by mechanical squeezing

Aisling Johnson, Aspelmeyer Group (University of  Vienna)

Selection 2020

A Source for Correlated Electron-Photon Pairs (CEPP)

Philipp Haslinger (TU Wien)

Dynamical Gauge Fields in the Waveguide-Quantum-Electrodynamical Framework

Farokh Mivehvar, Ritsch Group (University of Innsbruck)

Projective simulation with optical frequency combs: a continuous-variable approach on graph states

Fulvio Flamini, Briegel Group (University of Innsbruck)

Towards recoil-free measurements of trapped-ions: keeping the cat alive

Viktor Krutianskii, Lanyon Group (IQOQI Innsbruck)

Sympathetic detection and cooling of nanoparticles levitated in a Paul trap

Dmitriy Bykov, Northup Group (University of Innsbruck)

Time as a Thermodynamic Limit, Generic Clocks and Random Matrix Theory

Maximilian Lock, Huber Group (IQOQI Vienna)

Selection 2019

Quantum Klystron

Philipp Haslinger, Schmiedmayer Group (TU Wien)

Electrical Readout of Levitated Superconducting Particles (ELISA)

Michael Trupke, Aspelmeyer Group (University of Vienna)

Ion Trap Technology

Klemens Schüppert, Northup Group (University of Innsbruck)

Emergence of physical laws: From mathematical foundations to applications in many body physics

Marcus Huber (IQOQI Vienna) & Jörg Schmiedmayer (TU Wien)


Strong electric dipole moments provided by dysprosium atoms

Emil Kirilov, Grimm Group (University of Innsbruck)

Selection 2018

MicroTASC – Microwave Tuning of Atomic Scattering

Stefanie Manz & Thorsten Schumm (TU Wien)

Ultrastrong-coupling circuit QED for quantum chemistry simulations

Peter Rabl (TU Wien)

DIPVOR – Preparation and Investigation of Vortices in a dipolar quantum gas

Manfred Mark, Ferlaino Group (University of Innsbruck)

Blackbody radiation forces in levitated quantum optomechanics experiments

Nikolai Kiesel & Markus Aspelmeyer (University of Vienna)

Information-theoretic foundations of quantum particle statistics

Borivoje Dakic, Brukner Group (University of Vienna)

Selection 2017

Rotational Quantum-Optomechanics (ROTOQUOP)

Stefan Kuhn, Arndt Group (Unviersity of Vienna)

Emergent time - operationalism, quantum clocks and thermodynamics

Marcus Huber (IQOQI Vienna)

Mutually unbiased bases – the notorious case of dimension 6

Jessica Bavaresco, Huber Group (IQOQI Vienna)

Spins in Quantum Solids and Liquids. From Quantum Memory to Quantum Simulation

Jörg Schmiedmayer (TU Wien)


Coherent Preparation and Characterization of Quantized Surface-Bound States of Cold Atoms

Philipp Schneeweiß, Rauschenbeutel Group (TU Wien)

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801110.

ESQ has received funding from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).



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