Twinning in non-Gaussian Physics for Quantum Technology

Project description

European cooperation to boost research in non-Gaussian physics

The EU-funded NONGAUSS project will allow scientists from the Palacký University Olomouc in the Czech Republic to focus on the poorly explored area of theoretical non-Gaussian quantum physics. To that end, they will cooperate with research teams from the Sorbonne University in Paris and the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby. The complementary laboratories will cover the spectrum of modern optical, atomic, mechanical and solid-state experiments in quantum technology. The programme will include workshops, summer schools, expert visits and presentations at international conferences. Early-stage and senior researchers will also formulate new proposals, prepare reviews and apply for EU research grants and fellowships.

Objective

The NONGAUSS project aims at enhancing the research profile of the Department of Optics of Palacky University (UP) in Olomouc in modern quantum science, intensifying networking with top Quantum Technology laboratories, broadening the applicability of theoretical non-Gaussian quantum physics in experiments, disseminate outcomes to quantum community and communicate about Quantum Technology to general public and young generation. Through the intensified individual training of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), postdocs and also academic staff in the modern experimental tools and methods of quantum technology (see Section 1.2 and WP1), not yet available in the Czech Republic, NONGAUSS will eliminate the main bottleneck of the expanding theory group in Olomouc and increase its impact within EU.
The project partners, excellent foreign experimental teams at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Sorbonne Université (SU) in Paris and the Danish Technical University (DTU) in Lyngby, will provide the required complementary expertise and in close collaboration with UP form a clear scientific strategy to significantly strengthen the tools and methods of non-Gaussian quantum technology (see Section 1.3). These complementary laboratories belonging to a network of EU quantum technology labs will cover the full spectrum of modern optical, atomic, mechanical and solid-state experiments in quantum technology. The NONGAUSS project will combine this training process (WP1) with extensive networking, workshops, summer schools (WP2), expert visits and presentations at international conferences and colloquia (WP3) with knowledge transfer for management & administration of research (WP1), dissemination to broad quantum community and communication to general public focused to young generation and policymakers (WP4). The project will contribute to new experimental proposals, prepare publicly available reviews, and stimulate submission of new EU research grant applications and fellowships.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics

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Topic(s)

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-2020-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO V OLOMOUCI

Address:
Krizkovskeho 8
771 47 Olomouc
Czechia

Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU contribution: € 559 625

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Participants (2)

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution: € 170 000

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution: € 170 000