ERC Proof of Concept Grant for Tim Langen

Congrat­u­la­tions to IQST Early Career Researcher Tim Langen from the Univer­sity of Stuttgart, who has been awarded a presti­gious Proof of Concept (PoC) grant by the European Research Council (ERC) for his research project MiniAtomQ.

For Langen, the PoC grant will enable the explo­ration of minia­tur­ized devices for single-atom quantum technolo­gies. The scien­tific and techno­log­i­cal basis for this work is laid in Langen’s ERC Start­ing project NEWMAT, in which he and his team work estab­lish a new exper­i­men­tal platform to study the proper­ties of supersolids.

Langen is one 90 grantees of the final ERC PoC funding round of 2022. Only holders of ERC main grants (Start­ing, Consol­ida­tor, Advanced or Synergy) are eligi­ble to compete for PoC grants, which provide a lump sum of 150.000 Euro to help researchers to bridge the gap between the discov­er­ies stemming from their frontier research and the practi­cal appli­ca­tion of the findings.

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