Project Activities

To enhance the scientific, technological & innovation capacity of UP by a comprehensive set of training &networking activities with 2research-intensive institutions –Danmarks Tekniske Universitet(DTU) and Sorbonne Université(SU). NONGAUSS will transfer experimental knowledge missing at UP from the experimental teams at a high-profile technical university (DTU) and excellent basic research laboratories (SU) via 20 short-term and 6 mid-term stays, training mainly for ESRs and postdocs, 10 expert visits from DTU and SU at UP, organization of 4 workshops, 3 joint summer schools, 20 conference attendances, 10 colloquia presentations, consultation about new ideas and applications, and via new dissemination and outreach activities (e.g., 3 Quantum Meetup Days, 3 Quantum Panels).

To raise the research profile of UP as well as the research profile of the academic staff, particularly Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). NONGAUSS will use short-term training of both ESRs and senior academic staff from UP at DTU and SU concluding with the preparation of 2 publicly available scientific surveys on quantum non-Gaussian physics. The organisation of twinning activities (e.g., training during stays, sessions, workshops, summer schools) will result in the preparation of 6 joint experimental proposals and 2 publicly available surveys and at least 18 publications in peer-reviewed journals (i.e., 6 papers annually).

To promote the involvement of Early-stage Researchers at UP, with a special focus on the promotion of gender equality among ESRs. ESRs are the key target group of the project (postdocs and academic staff are the next ones). ESRs will be systematically involved in training, networking, dissemination, outreach activities and management. Summer Schools are dedicated exclusively to ESRs. Gender equality among ESRs will be respected in the organisation all relevant NONGAUSS activities.

To outline a scientific strategy for stepping up and stimulating scientific excellence, Innovation capacity & research quality at UP by the partners (DTU and SU). NONGAUSS will transfer long-term knowledge about the development of strategies advancing scientific excellence, innovation capacity and research quality from senior staff at DTU and SU to senior staff at UP and partners at other R&D institutions in the Czech Republic.

To broaden and intensity arrangements for formulating new joint research projects involving UP in areas of non-Gaussian quantum physics. NONGAUSS will initiate and develop new joint experimental proposals for UP at the DTU and SU laboratories, applications for joint EU research grants between UP, DTU and SU (also involving other EU teams) and individual fellowships for ESRs in quantum non-Gaussian physics at DTU and SU.

To advance non-Gaussian quantum physics at UP to a new stage, by enlarging its scope & research partnership with DTU, SU and others. NONGAUSS will organise joint workshops and summer schools to increase the research partnership between UP, DTU and SU. The project will invite experts from DTU, SU and other laboratories in quantum technology to broaden the research directions in non-Gaussian physics at UP.

To upgrade the research management and administration skills of UP with an emphasis on proposal preparation, effective project leadership and dissemination & communication of research results by experienced DTU and SU partners. First, NONGAUSS will organise knowledge transfer relating to administration & research management from DTU and SU to UP in the form of on-site special training sessions given by experts of DTU and SU at UP. This topic will also be on the agenda of NONGAUSS networking events (e.g., workshops, summer schools) and also directly at DTU and SU (UP´s researchers will be involved in the project preparation during their mid-term stays at DTU and SU). Second, administration & research managers of UP will visit the relevant units at DTU and SU (WP1/T1.3) to improve their knowledge in preparation, management/coordination of international projects. NONGAUSS will introduce modern world-wide dissemination methods to experimental laboratories using advanced communication, e.g., by organising Quantum Meetups or Quantum Panels.