“Challenging the Limits of the Quantum World”

29. Feb 2008  — A research team at the University of Vienna was able to convince both the scientific referees and the jury to fund their project “Challenging the Limits of the Quantum World”, which was initiated by Professor Anton Zeilinger.


“Challenging the Limits of the Quantum World”


A boost for quantum sciences at the University of Vienna:
Funding for a physics infrastructure proposal has been granted

The Austrian minister of science, Dr. Johannes Hahn, announced on Feb. 28th 2008, that a number of innovative research infrastructure projects in Austria were selected for funding.

A research team at the University of Vienna was able to convince both the scientific referees and the jury to fund their project “Challenging the Limits of the Quantum World”, which was initiated by Professor Anton Zeilinger.

Under this common theme, the research groups headed by Prof. Markus Arndt, Prof. Thomas Pichler, Prof. Peter Franz Rogl and Prof. Anton Zeilinger will focus on exploring quantum effects in new size, complexity and temperature regimes.

The projects include:

- Cluster interferometry with the aim of extending the size of individual objects exhibiting quantum interference well into the mesoscopic domain (Arndt).

- In situ spectroscopy of nanosystems with the aim at developing functional lowdimensional materials with tunable quantum properties (Pichler).

- Theoretical and electron-microscopical investigation of new phases of matter like parityviolating superconductors and development of novel materials (Rogl).

- Entanglement of ultra-cold atomic ensembles and micromechanical systems to
establish quantum phenomena for multi-atom and macroscopic systems (Zeilinger).

Press release by the Austrian Ministry of Science