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Ultracold Quantum Matter

Obiettivo

Quantum mechanics is the basis of our understanding of the microscopic world. It is also central to the collective behaviour of matter at low temperatures, leading to unique properties that defy our classical intuition. The comprehension of such ‘quantum matter’ and the ability to master it using a newly developing set of ‘quantum technologies’ is not only of fundamental interest but holds the promise of revolutionizing material and information science as well as metrology. Our aim is to take this interdisciplinary research field to a qualitatively new level, by taking advantage of the most recent spectacular advances in the control of ultracold atomic and molecular systems. To this end, we have gathered a team of PIs with well-recognized and complementary expertise in the domains of quantum optics, atomic and condensed matter physics, and information science.

Our project is structured around three grand challenges: (i) Produce, understand and classify novel states of matter, including strongly correlated and topological quantum phases, and establish connections with simulation of field theories; (ii) Explore novel aspects of many-body dynamics, identify its universal regimes, and implement new classes of dissipative evolution; (iii) Engineer quantum matter to propose and implement new paradigms for information processing. We believe that only a joint effort, combining experimental tools beyond the state-of-the-art and novel theoretical approaches, will allow us to reach these outstanding goals. An essential element of the project, which will embody the synergy between the different perspectives brought by the PIs, will be the joint construction of an experiment employing transformative technologies. Our overall research program will allow us to address key questions on the nature of quantum matter and its potential high impact applications.

Campo scientifico

  • /scienze naturali/scienze fisiche/fisica quantistica/ottica quantistica
  • /scienze sociali/media e comunicazione/scienze dell'informazione
  • /scienze naturali/scienze fisiche/fisica della materia condensata

Invito a presentare proposte

ERC-2012-SyG
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Meccanismo di finanziamento

ERC-SyG - Synergy grant

Primo ricercatore principale

Immanuel Felix Bloch (Prof.)

Istituzione ospitante

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Indirizzo
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germania
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 3 740 200

Beneficiari (5)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 3 740 200
Indirizzo
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE

Partecipazione conclusa

Israele
Contributo UE
€ 383 902,05
Indirizzo
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Talia Tzahor (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 2 851 800
Indirizzo
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Louis Avigdor (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Contributo UE
€ 1 916 800
Indirizzo
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Kurt Habitzel (Dr.)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
Stati Uniti
Contributo UE
€ 934 577,95
Indirizzo
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Sabina Gafarova (Ms.)