The NONGAUSS project aims at enhancing the research profile of the Department of Optics of Palacký 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, disseminating outcomes to the quantum community, and communicating news in quantum technology to the general public and younger generations.
Through intensified individual training of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), postdocs and also academic staff will be trained in modern experimental tools and methods of quantum technology (see Training) not yet available in the Czech Republic. At the same time, training of administration & management staff for preparation and coordination of the EU project NONGAUSS will eliminate the main bottleneck of the expanding theory group in Olomouc and increase its impact within the EU.
The project partners, excellent foreign experimental teams at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Sorbonne Université (SU) in Paris, and Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (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.
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 the broader quantum community, and communication to the general public focused on the younger generation and policymakers (WP4).
The project will upgrade the theoretical ideas of the UP team to experimental proposals, prepare publicly available surveys, and stimulate submission of new EU research grant applications and fellowships for ESRs and postdocs. Through these comprehensive joint activities, NONGAUSS will simultaneously strengthen the significance of quantum non-Gaussian physics in quantum technology, increase integration of this field and the UP team in the EU Flagship on Quantum Technologies, and attract the fruitful attention of younger generations and policymakers.