The fifth round of ESQ Discovery grants have been awarded

The Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science & Technology is funding six innovative research projects by altogether one million euros.

The ESQ Discovery Programme was advertised nationally for the fifth time, asking for applications for innovative research projects including radically new ideas and high-risk projects.

Six researchers won the highly competitive fifth round of ESQ Discovery Projects, which will allow them to do high-profile research at TU Wien (Vienna University of Technology), the University of Innsbruck, and the University of Vienna for a maximum of 12 months. The projects are funded by a maximum of € 100,000 each.





Our winners of the fifth round of ESQ Grants for Discovery Proposals are:

Project leader

ESQ host

Project title

Thorsten Schumm

Schumm/ TU Wien

AcThor-Actinium approach to nuclear spectroscopy in 229Thorium

Stefan Walser

Blatt/ Uni Innsbruck

SDEF Spectroscopy - State-dependent force spectroscopy for trapped ions

Aisling Johnson

Aspelmeyer/ Uni Wien

Large coherence of a levitated nanosphere by mechanical squeezing

Russell Bisset

Ferlaino/ Uni Innsbruck

Bulk supersolids in dipolar mixtures

Robert Peterson

Walther / Uni Wien

Using Entanglement to Measure Earth's Rotation

Hannes Pichler

Pichler / Uni Innsbruck

Quantum State Characterization via Quench Dynamics

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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