Jörg Schmiedmeyer has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to investigate principle of emergence in quantum physics.
Jörg Schmiedmayer from the Atominstitut at the TU Wien has been working on experiments that provide new insights into the fundamental properties of the quantum world. ERC Advanced Grant by the European Research Council (ERC) is one of the most highly endowed and prestigious grants in the European research landscape. Prof. Schmiedmayer will investigate principle of emergence in quantum physics. According to this principle, the interaction of many individual parts in a system can give rise to completely new phenomena, i.e. the whole is more than the sum of its parts. This principle is particularly important in quantum physics.
For Jörg Schmiedmayer, this is already the second such grant: he already received an ERC Advanced Grant in 2013.
For more information about the awarded research, please read the article (in German): ERC-Grant für Jörg Schmiedmayer (31.03.2023), TU Wien Website https://www.tuwien.at/phy/ati/news/erc-grant-fuer-joerg-schmiedmayer-1
The European Research Council (ERC) is one of the leading European funding organizations, which focuses on supporting all disciplines of remarkable research. ERC Advanced Grant is awarded to established, leading principal investigator who wants long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project.