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Unconventional pairing in ultracold Fermi gases (UpFermi)

Start date: Oct 1, 2014, End date: Sep 30, 2019,

We explore unconventional ways how ultracold fermions pair and form collective quantum phases exhibiting long-range order, such as superfluidity and magnetically order. Specifically, we plan to realize and study pairing with orbital angular momentum and pairing induced by long-range interaction. Besides the fundamental interest in unravelling unconventional pairing mechanisms and the interplay bet ...
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Light-sensitive channel proteins have attracted much attention as functional molecules, as they possess unique conformations and functions depending on their respective irradiation states. Embedding these proteins in heterogeneous cellular frameworks enabled to gain light-control of cellular and in particular neuronal behaviour. However to date, optogenetic solutions that address endogenous, intra ...
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The discovery of a new particle, compatible with the Higgs boson, at the Large Hadron Collider, marked a major triumph of the Standard Model of particle physics. However, many fundamental questions remain and direct or indirect evidence of new physics can be probed with the large number of proton-proton collision data, collected in 2011 and 2012 at 7 and 8 TeV centre-of-mass energy.With this propo ...
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"Bose-Einstein condensation, the macroscopic ground state occupation of a system of bosonic particles below a critical temperature, has in the last two decades been observed in cold atomic gases and in solid-state physics quasiparticles. The perhaps most widely known example of a bosonic gas, photons in blackbody radiation, however exhibits no Bose-Einstein condensation, because the particle numbe ...
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Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications (OPERAs)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: Nov 30, 2017,

Human use and exploitation of the biosphere is increasing at such a pace and scale that the sustainability of major ecosystems is threatened, and may not be able to continue to function in ways that are vital to the existence of humanity. Re-framing environmental resource use has led to the emergence of the concepts of ecosystem services (ES) and natural capital (NC). This discourse indicates not ...
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Cold Molecular Ions at the Quantum Limit (COMIQ)

Start date: Nov 1, 2013, End date: Oct 31, 2017,

"COMIQ (COld Molecular Ions at the Quantum limit)will investigate how cooling, trapping, and control techniques applied molecular ion can expand the realm of quantum technology, enhance precision meaurements on molecular systems and lead to chemistry at the ultracold quantum limit."
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IMAging GEnetics for MENtal Disorders (IMAGEMEND)

Start date: Oct 1, 2013, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

"Mental disorders are leading causes of disability, absence from work and premature retirement in Europe. While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities are broadly available and a vast research literature exists, few neuroimaging applications have reached clinical practice in psychiatry. A major problem is that mental illnesses are currently diagnosed as discrete entities defined clinically. I ...
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Algorithms beyond the Worst Case (BeyondWorstCase)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Sep 30, 2017,

For many optimization problems that arise in logistics, information retrieval, and other contexts the classical theory of algorithms has lost its grip on reality because it is based on a pessimistic worst-case perspective, in which the performance of an algorithm is solely measured by its behavior on the worst possible input. This does not take into consideration that worst-case inputs are often r ...
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Part handling during the assembly stages in the automotive industry is the only task with automation levels below 30% due to the variability of the production and to the diversity of suppliers and parts. The full automation of such task will not only have a huge impact in the automotive industry but will also act as a cornerstone in the development of advanced mobile robotic manipulators capable o ...
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Moduli spaces of local G-shtukas (G-SHTUKAS)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Feb 28, 2017,

This project provides a novel approach to the local Langlands programme via a comprehensive investigation of local G-shtukas and their moduli spaces and the exploitation of their relations to Shimura varieties.Local G-shtukas are generalisations to arbitrary reductive groups of the local analogue of Drinfeld shtukas. They also are the function field counterpart of p-divisible groups. Hence moduli ...
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Tumor Infiltrating Myeloid Cell Compartment (TIMCC)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

"The ITN TIMCC brings together eight expert teams from different disciplines within Immunology, Genetics and Oncology, to provide substantive and methodological training in the analysis of the role of the Tumor Infiltrating Myeloid Cell Compartment (TIMCC) of the innate immune system. Leukocytes recruited to (pre)malignant tissues are mainly myeloid cells. They can either prevent or functionally c ...
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Globular clusters (GCs) are the oldest stellar systems in the Galaxy and can be regarded as fossils from the violent epoch of Galaxy formation. The lifetimes of their very low mass main sequence stars (VLMMSSs) and brown dwarfs (BDs) are much longer than the age of the Galaxy, and thus samples of the VLMMSSs and BDs in GCs can provide us with important insights into the earliest stages of star for ...
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Each year more than 63,000 new cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed in the European Union. Approx. 50% of all patients have metastasized renal cell cancer (mRCC) at presentation or develop metastases during follow-up. 5-year relative survival of mRCC has been extremely poor: between 5 and 10%. In the past few years, so-called targeted therapies that suppress angiogenesis have changed the clinical ...
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Marine organisms, in particular sponges and their associated microorganisms, are an inexhaustible source of novel bioactive (lead) compounds for biomedical application. Industrial exploitation of this natural resource using traditional approaches is, however, hampered, with a few exceptions, by unsolvable supply problems - despite of numerous efforts in the past. Therefore, there is, very likely, ...
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Harvesting Dynamic 3D Worlds from Commodity Sensor Clouds (Harvest4D)

Start date: Jun 1, 2013, End date: May 31, 2016,

The current acquisition pipeline for visual models of 3D worlds is based on a paradigm of planning a goal-oriented acquisition - sampling on site - processing. The digital model of an artifact (an object, a building, up to an entire city) is produced by planning a specific scanning campaign, carefully selecting the (often costly) acquisition devices, performing the on-site acquisition at the requi ...
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Cancer is hallmarked by multiple genetic aberrations that lead to a functional derangement of cellular signalling networks. Embryonal tumours (ETs) comprising neuroblastoma, medulloblastoma and Ewing sarcoma, occur early in life, and thus may reveal pathogenetically relevant lesions clearer than adulthood tumours which carry passenger mutations accumulated during life. ASSET will exploit this fact ...
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Simulators and Interfaces with Quantum Systems (SIQS)

Start date: May 1, 2013, End date: Apr 30, 2016,

The overarching goal of our project is to develop systems based on direct and deterministic interactions between individual quantum entities, which by involving large-scale entanglement can outperform classical systems in a series of relevant applications.We plan to achieve that by improving technologies from atomic, molecular and optical physics as well as from solid-state physics, and by develop ...
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The ability to detect pathogenic cells is essential for many applications in clinical diagnostics. Great attention has been focused on the field during the last decade, stressing the importance of an early and unequivocal detection of certain diseases for a successful diagnosis and thus, a favourable treatment and prognosis. To achieve this, molecular tools are required that unambiguously recognis ...
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Nanomachines based on interlocked DNA architectures (DNA Machines)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Feb 29, 2016,

DNA-nanotechnology has created different topologies, including replicable ones, nanomachines, patterns, logic gates, or algorithmic assemblies. Interlocked double-stranded (ds) DNA-architectures like catenanes or rotaxanes, wherein individual components can be set in motion in a controlled manner have not been accessible. These molecules represent long-sought devices for nanorobotics and nanomecha ...
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PLANT AND FOOD BIOSECURITY (PLANTFOODSEC)

Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Jan 31, 2016,

This project will focus on biological threats having the capacity to affect and damage agriculture, infect plants and ultimately affect the food and feed at any stage in the food supply chain.Traditional thinking and planning regarding bioterrorism has focused primarily on humans as the primary target. If the perpetrator’s objectives can be met solely through the creation of human illness, death a ...
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"TALENT is a 4-year multi-site training network aiming at career development of young researchers on design, construction, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of innovative radiation hard detector modules and novel scientific instruments. TALENT provides, to 15 ESRs and 2 ERs, training for deep understanding of the complexity of scientific instrument building from theoretical design until ind ...
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Sparse and Low Rank Recovery (SPALORA)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

Compressive sensing is a novel field in signal processing at the interface of applied mathematics, electrical engineering and computer science, which caught significant interest over the past five years. It provides a fundamentally new approach to signal acquisition and processing that has large potential for many applications. Compressive sensing (sparse recovery) predicts the surprising phenomen ...
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As public sector information data sources and initiatives have proliferated over the last years, linking and combining datasets has become one of the major topics for information managers of SMEs. Due to the massive growth of available data, conventional methods of data integration are bound to fail while the complexity of processes within organizations ask for more agile options to link and mash- ...
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An impressive variety of motile and morphogenetic processes are driven by site-directed polarized asssembly of actin filaments. In the past ten years, breathtaking advances coming from cell biology, cell biophysics, and biochemistry have brought insight into the molecular bases for production of force and movement by site-directed actin polymerization. Yet, we do not know, with the detail sufficie ...
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Darchen in Tibet is a small town situated at the foot of the holy mountain Kailas, which lies near the source of five of Asia’s most significant rivers. The town has been expanding steadily over the last decade through the growing influx of pilgrims and tourists, which is expected to increase exponentially in the next few years. Concomitant economic growth is causing significant lifestyle changes ...
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Advanced European Infrastructures for Detectors at Accelerators (AIDA)

Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Jan 31, 2015,

AIDA (http://cern.ch/aida) addresses the upgrade, improvement and integration of key research infrastructures in Europe, developing advanced detector technologies for future particle accelerators, as well as transnational access to facilities that provide these research infrastructures.In line with the European Strategy for Particle Physics, AIDA targets the infrastructures needed for R&D, prototy ...
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Study of Strongly Interacting Matter (HADRONPHYSICS3)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

The Project promotes the access to five European Research Infrastructures, and it is structured into nine Networking Activities, plus the Management of the Consortium, and fourteen Joint Research Activities.The Project will profit of the success of the previous HadronPhysics project in FP6 and the current HadronPhysics2 in FP7, and originates from the initiative of more than 2.500 European scienti ...
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Mathematical Aspects of Quantum Dynamics (MAQD)

Start date: Dec 1, 2009, End date: Nov 30, 2014,

The main goal of this proposal is to reacha better mathematical understanding ofthe dynamics of quantum mechanicalsystems. In particular I plan to workon the following three projects alongthis direction. A. Effective EvolutionEquations for Macroscopic Systems.The derivation of effective evolutionequations from first principle microscopictheories is a fundamental task of statisticalmechanics. I hav ...
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Exploring hybrid quantum systems of ultracold atoms and ions (Atomion)

Start date: Oct 1, 2009, End date: Sep 30, 2014,

We propose to investigate hybrid quantum systems composed of ultracold atoms and ions. The mutual interaction of the cold neutral atoms and the trapped ion offers a wealth of interesting new physical problems. They span from ultracold quantum chemistry over new concepts for quantum information processing to genuine quantum many-body physics. We plan to explore aspects of quantum chemistry with ult ...
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This project is about setting up a Europe-wide network for professionals and academics in the area of Primary Science Education. The aim is to provide training and professional support to teachers to help them use Inquiry based learning in Science in schools. The platform at European level will network professionals as well as support the organisation of training courses. It also recognises teache ...
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European Research Ethics Committees’ Network (EURECNET)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

EURECNET is a network that brings together national REC associations, networks or comparable initiatives but also other bodies relevant in the field of research involving human participants like National Ethics Councils and the European Commission’s ethical review system. Such a network forms the infrastructural basis to promote awareness of specific working practices of RECs across Europe, to enh ...
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GEOSS interoperability for Weather, Ocean and Water (GEOWOW)

Start date: Sep 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

GEOWOW (GEOSS Interoperability for Weather, Ocean and Water) is the responds to call ENV.2011.4.1.3-1 Inter-operable integration of shared Earth Observations in the Global Context.The objectives of GEOWOW are to:• Propose and validate a distributed architectural model federating Earth observation and other Earth Science data holdings, including specific communities’ infrastructures, and put this m ...
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Movement is vital to all living organisms, from the transport of single molecules in cells to the movement of entire organisms. Sarcomeres are the smallest cellular unit behind the operation of skeletal and heart muscles. Furthermore, dysfunctional sarcomeres are responsible for a long list of diseases that reduce the quality of life and burden the health care sector throughout the world. Understa ...
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Science and mathematics education is important for Europe. Creativity and innovation are equally recognised as important, and their strengthening in and through education as a vital priority. Importantly, also, creativity holds a strong position in early childhood. The Creative Little Scientists project constitutes a timely contribution to a better understanding, at the European level, of the pote ...
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"The design of effective and targeted CAP measures relies on a proper assessment of the impacts of EU policy changes and market developments on farmers and the whole economy. Uncertainty, instability and price volatility that relentlessly reshape agricultural markets today, call upon the development of new modelling tools able to scrutinise all relevant dynamics while also remaining easy to use an ...
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"IQ-FRESHLABEL will develop two novel innovative intelligent labels. One will monitor the time and temperature of frozen products, the other also the oxygen content in modified atmosphere packed fresh food. Controlling post production life cycle of food is important element of food supply chain. Improper handling of product during transport, storage and in households results in quality defects, in ...
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This project analyzes the distribution, origin, determinants and consequences of human preferences. Preferences are key building blocks of any economic model and fundamentally determine human behavior both at an individual and a country wide level. Four particularly important types of preferences, which will be studied in this research project, are risk preferences, time preferences, social prefer ...
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European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development (ECHORD)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

Description Strengthening the knowledge transfer between scientific research and industry in robotics and stimulating their cooperation In Europe the robotics industry is strong, but still fragmented and dispersed. The objective of ECHORD is to provide new opportunities for coordinated and target- ...
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Palm harvest impacts in tropical forests (PALMS)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

"Tropical forests harbour thousands of useful plants which are harvested and used in subsistence economies or traded in local, regional or international markets. The effect on the ecosystem is little known, and the forests’ resilience is badly understod. Palms are the most useful group of plants in tropical American forests and we will study the effect of extraction and trade of palms on forest in ...
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"NATURA 2000, an endeavour in the spirit of the Convention of Biological Diversity (Rio, 1992), is one of the success stories among pan-European initiatives and one of the world‘s most effective legal instruments concerning biodiversity and nature conservation.The EU Habitats Directive (council directive 92/43/ECC) requires a standardised monitoring of the habitat types and a reporting every six y ...
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