The fourth round of ESQ applications have been awarded

The Erwin Schrödinger Center for Quantum Science & Technology is again funding five young researchers as well as seven

innovative research projects.

Five more ESQ fellowship grants funded by the Research Ministry as well as the European Commission could now be awarded.

ESQ has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 801110 and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).

Five young researchers won the international and highly competitive third round of ESQ Fellowships, which will allow them to do high-profile research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), TU Wien or the University of Innsbruck for two years each.

At the same time the ESQ Discovery Programme was again advertised nationally asking for applications for innovative research projects including radically new ideas and high-risk projects.

Seven researchers won the highly competitive fourth round of ESQ Discovery Projects, which will allow them to do high-profile research at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and the University of Vienna for a maximum of 12 months. The projects that range from research in optomechanics and generic clocks to quantum electrodynamics are funded by a maximum of € 100,000 each.


Our winners of the fourth round of ESQ Postdoc Grants (2020) are:



ESQ Host

Matthew Norcia

University of Colorado, Boulder

IQOQI Innsbruck (Ferlaino)

Marco Túlio Quintino

University of Tokyo

IQOQI Vienna (Brukner)

Matthias Bock

Saarland University

IQOQI Innsbruck (Roos)

Gonzalo Manzano

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Thrieste

IQOQI Vienna (Brukner)

Claire Edmunds

University of Sydney

Univ. Innsbruck (Blatt)


Our winners of the fourth round of ESQ Discovery Projects (2020) are:

Project leader

Project title

ESQ Host

Dmitry Bykov

Sympathetic detection and cooling of nanoparticles levitated in a Paul trap

Univ. Innsbruck

Fulvio Flamini

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

Univ. Innsbruck

Maximilian Lock

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


Viktor Krutianskii

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

Univ. Innsbruck

Philipp Haslinger

A Source for Correlated Electron-Photon Pairs  (CEPP)

TU Wien

Farokh Mivehvar

Dynamical Gauge Fields in the Waveguide-Quantum-Electrodynamical Framework

Univ. Innsbruck

Sarah Margaretha Bayer-Skoff

Quantum Light: a spectrally-tuneable source of entangled photons from quantum emitters in hexagonal Boron Nitride at room temperature

TU Wien




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