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Circuit and Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics

Objective

This network will bridge two very active disciplines in physics, namely the quantum electrodynamics of atoms or ions strongly interacting with light in resonators, and the emerging field of solid-state superconducting circuit quantum electrodynamics. Advanced techniques will be developed jointly with industry partners for the manipulation of a deterministic number of particles - atoms, ions or artificial atoms - with electromagnetic fields covering the microwave and the optical frequency spectrum. The interdisciplinary training of a new generation of young researchers will strengthen the European expertise in those fields, and will allow for a new discipline to emerge that combines single-atom control methods with superconductor micro-chip fabrication. The use of high-quality resonators, whether superconducting transmission lines or highly-reflecting mirrors, coupled to a controlled number of particles will open novel avenues to explore quantum dynamics via hitherto inaccessible physical mechanisms. These new control scenarii will be strengthened by the development of potentially marketable technologies of great multidisciplinary interest.

The network groups 10 research centres and 3 companies representing the cutting edge of research in the quantum electrodynamics of fundamental systems in Europe. The network will train 12 ESRs and 2 ERs, with focus on (i) establishing bonds between solid-state and quantum optics physics, (ii) strengthening the communication between theory and experiment, and, (iii) concretizing links between fundamental and applied research. Prominent scientists and industry leaders will contribute to the schools and workshops. Special attention will be given on developing complementary skills, such as communication, presentation, project planning and management.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics/quantum optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/superconductor

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

Klinik Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 462 149,18
Administrative Contact
Adelbert Piehler (Dr.)

Participants (12)

SZILARDTESTFIZIKAI ES OPTIKAI KUTATOINTEZETE - MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA

Participation ended

Hungary
EU contribution
€ 214 819
Address
Konkoly Thege M. Street 29-33
1525 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Domokos (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 530 297,89
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bodil Mølgaard (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
EU contribution
€ 235 084,30
Address
Innrain 52
6020 Innsbruck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helmut Ritsch (Prof.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 015,21
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dieter Meschede (Prof.)
WIGNER FIZIKAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Address
Konkoly Thege Miklos Ut 29-33
1121 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Domokos (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 246 392,31
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Liliane Flabbée (Ms.)
Menlo Systems GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 015,21
Address
Am Klopferspitz 19
82152 Martinsried
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronald Holzwarth (Dr.)
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 015,21
Address
Ganghoferstrasse 70 B
80339 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ingo Földvari (Mr.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 246 392,31
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Christophe Coste (Mr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 238 462,41
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andreas Wallraff (Prof.)
BAYERISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 015,21
Address
Alfons-goppel-strasse 11
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rudolf Gross (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 451 959,20
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Astrid Beascoa (Ms.)