The grant, endowed with around 1.5 million euros, is the highest award for successful young scientists in Europe.
The European Research Council (ERC) supports pioneering research by outstanding scientists in Europe. The ERC Starting Grants provide successful young researchers with highly endowed project budgets. Theoretician Hannes Pichler was appointed in 2020 from the USA to the University of Innsbruck and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Science in Innsbruck. He now receives the prestigious grant from the European Research Council and will continue to advance his research on quantum many-body physics and quantum information processing.
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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).