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Cooperativity in Highly Excited Rydberg Ensembles - Control and Entanglement

Objective

"The central goal of the ""COHERENCE"" network is the training of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Experienced Researchers (ERs) to the highest level of international excellence within the rapidly growing field of electronically highly excited (Rydberg) gases and aggregates. The systems range from single atoms to large mesoscopic ensembles with full control over motional and internal degrees of freedom. Recent scientific progress has primarily been made by a number of European experimental and theoretical groups which are all assembled within the network. The field of Rydberg gases is at the crossroads between various scientific areas, including condensed matter physics, biophysics, molecular physics, quantum optics and quantum information, surface science, plasma physics, and laser technology. As perspective applications of Rydberg systems are already in sight, two optics and laser development companies have joined the network delivering technological expertise and in-depth training in business matters.

The elaborate and well-structured training programme includes a schedule of workshops, schools, and conferences. The training will be strongly focused on the individual researchers by assigning each of them an international Thesis Advisory Board and by designing Individual Career Development Plans. Based on the interdisciplinary character of the research, the training content will include a blend of broad scientific, technological, and complimentary skills providing excellent perspectives for successful careers in both academia and industry. ESRs will also profit from the extensive exchage programme among the participating teams based on cotutelles, short- and long-term secondments. The ""COHERENCE"" network will thus ensure that Europe maintains the leading role within an important area of research and will stimulate transformation of the generated knowledge into new technologies."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 853 272
Administrative Contact
Verena Schultz-Coulon (Dr.)

Participants (12)

UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 447 712
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tilman Pfau (Prof.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 301 024
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ilona Auguszt (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 380 427
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wendy Harle (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 264 895
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephen Conway (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 514 879
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michèle Saumon (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 240 655
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Dijkers (Mr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 285 085
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Klaus Moelmer (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 341 747
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kurt Habitzel (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 242 118
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frédéric Merkt (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 244 167
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesca Usala (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 229 580
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
María Dolores Suárez Ortega (Prof.)
TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 381
Address
Lochhamer Schlag 19
82166 Graefelfing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wilhelm Kaenders (Dr.)