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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."

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)

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UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 447 712

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 301 024

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 380 427

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 264 895

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 514 879

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 240 655

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 285 085

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 341 747

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 242 118

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 244 167

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 229 580

TOPTICA PHOTONICS AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 225 381

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265031

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2011

  • End date

    31 August 2015

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 570 942

  • EU contribution

    € 4 570 942

Coordinated by:

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany