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ICFOstepstone is being proposed as an evolution of the current PhD-programme, offering competitive fellowships, paired with dedicated training actions within the chosen research field as well as for acquiring transferable skills, implementing mobility-actions in form of compulsory secondments at partner institutions in academia and industry alike, aiming at an integrated PhD aligned with the objec ...
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Nanotube Mechanical Resonator, Spin, and Superfluidity (NaTuRe)

Start date: 01 Jan 2017, End date: 31 Dec 2021,

Mechanical resonators based on carbon nanotubes are truly exceptional sensors of mass and force. In the last years, my group revealed these outstanding figures of merit of nanotube resonators. Here, the project NaTuRe will take advantage of these sensing capabilities to study physical phenomena in fascinating regimes that have not been explored thus far. Specifically, I will address three directio ...
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This proposal sprang from European scientists in both academia and industry who identified a common challenge: setting up a training frame to educate the next generation of imagers in complex biological systems (healthy & pathological), so they are able to master all major aspects of this competitive field and bring important innovations to universities and companies.The long-term goal of any init ...
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ature has developed photosynthesis to power life. Networks of light harvesting antennas capture the sunlight to funnel the photonic energy towards reaction centres. Surprisingly, quantum coherences are observed in the energy transfer of photosynthetic complexes, even at room temperature.Does nature exploit quantum concepts? Does the coherence help to find an optimal path for robust or efficient tr ...
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ICFOstepstone is being proposed as an evolution of the current PhD-programme, offering competitive fellowships, paired with dedicated training actions within the chosen research field as well as for acquiring transferable skills, implementing mobility-actions in form of compulsory secondments at partner institutions in academia and industry alike, aiming at an integrated PhD aligned with the objec ...
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Quantum Optomechanics with a levitating nanoparticle (QnanoMECA)

Start date: 01 Oct 2015, End date: 30 Sep 2020,

Micro- and nano-mechanical oscillators with high quality (Q)-factors have gained much interest for their capability to sense very small forces. Recently, this interest has exponentially grown owing to their potential to push the current limits of experimental quantum physics and contribute to our further understanding of quantum effects with large objects. Despite recent advances in the design and ...
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Frontiers of Quantum Atom-Light Interactions (FoQAL)

Start date: 01 Mar 2015, End date: 29 Feb 2020,

FoQAL aims to completely re-define our ability to control light-matter interactions at the quantum level. This potential revolution will make use of cold atoms interfaced with nanophotonic systems, exploiting unique features such as control over the dimensionality and dispersion of light, the engineering of quantum vacuum forces, and strong optical fields and forces associated with light confined ...
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In this ambitious and multi-disciplinary proposal, we aim to develop new technologies that will allow us to visualize in single cells, in parallel and at the systems level, DNA, mRNAs and proteins with nanoscale resolution. We will refer to these novel technologies as the ‘CellViewer’: a unique cutting-edge high-throughput super-resolution (SR) microscopy approach (including new hardware and softw ...
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Laser and Ultrasound Co-Analyzer for thyroid nodules (LUCA)

Start date: 01 Feb 2016, End date: 31 Jan 2020,

This is a trans-disciplinary project that joins endocrinologists (“end-users”), radiologists (“end-users”), physicists who are experts in medical photonics, engineers who are experts in photonics and ultrasonics and the industry to work towards a concentrated goal - to produce a novel, point-of-care, low-cost, screening device that combines two photonics systems (near-infrared diffuse correlation ...
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Brain injury and trauma monitoring using advanced photonics (BitMap)

Start date: 01 Jan 2016, End date: 31 Dec 2019,

Our vision is to develop a suite of standardised non-invasive devices that will provide essential information about brain health in neurocritical care and neuromonitoring, with a particular emphasis on 1. traumatic brain injury: the “silent epidemic of the third millennium” and 2. hypoxia in newborn children. Survivors present permanent neurological conditions that have a profound impact on the qu ...
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LASERLAB-EUROPE is the European consortium of major national laser research infrastructures, covering advanced laser science and applications in most domains of research and technology, with particular emphasis on areas with high industrial and social impact, such as bio- and nanophotonics, material analyses, biology and medicine. Recently the field of advanced lasers has experienced remarkable ad ...
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High-Intensity Coherent Nonlinear Optics (HICONO)

Start date: 01 Oct 2015, End date: 30 Sep 2019,

Optical laser-based technologies are a key technology of the 21st century. Extension of the range of scientific and commercial laser applications requires a constant expansion of the accessible regimes of laser operation. Concepts from nonlinear optics, driven with ultra-fast lasers provide all means to achieve this goal. However, nonlinear optics typically suffer from low efficiencies, e.g. if hi ...
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Nanoscale Systems for Optical Quantum Technologies (NanOQTech)

Start date: 01 Oct 2016, End date: 30 Sep 2019,

Optical quantum technologies use light as a carrier of quantum information or to probe and control other quantum systems. They offer transformational advances in ultra-secure communication, sensing that surpasses classical limits, simulation of quantum systems and computation. To meet the high demands of these applications, systems with multiple quantum degrees of freedom that can be addressed by ...
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Master in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics

Start date: 15 Sep 2015, End date: 14 Sep 2019,

Objective The Europhotonics Master programme aims at giving an extensive two‐year teaching program focusing on advanced research and applied topics in Optics/Photonics and related fields. Course durationTwo years (120 ECTS)Brief DescriptionThe Europhotonics Master covers one of the most expanding fields in physics and material sciences, dealing with the control, manipulation and monitoring of ligh ...
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The development of methods to isolate and generate human stem cells along with technology to selectively differentiate them into specific cell and tissue types has excited many with the promise of the ability to study human cell function and utilise them for regeneration in disease and trauma. However, to date, attempts to develop regenerative brain and central nervous system therapies have been d ...
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The social and economic challenges of ageing populations and chronic disease can only be met by translation of biomedical discoveries to new, innovative and cost effective treatments. The ESFRI Biological and Medical Research Infrastructures (BMS RI) underpin every step in this process; effectively joining scientific capabilities and shared services will transform the understanding of biological m ...
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PHABLABS 4.0 aims to integrate photonics in a durable way into the rapidly expanding ecosystem of European Fab Labs and Makerslabs, resulting in a larger and better skilled photonics workforce with superior innovation capacity to achieve a lasting, positive impact on the next revolution in digitization. Combining the forces of top experts from 13 European photonics institutes and STEM-oriented org ...
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Laser Multiplexed Biosensor (GLAM)

Start date: 01 May 2015, End date: 30 Apr 2019,

Differential cancer diagnosis takes place daily in clinical settings for a better monitoring of patient responses to existing treatments. However outcome of this diagnosis is today still poor. Moreover, current technology to measure biomarker levels is expensive and sophisticated.Most cancer biomarker analysis use blood or biological tissues as the main source of material. These biopsies must be a ...
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Single-Emitter Quantum Optics and Optomechanics (SEQOO)

Start date: 01 Apr 2016, End date: 31 Mar 2019,

The main goal of SEQOO is to realize hybrid quantum systems based on NV-centers in diamond and nanomechanical oscillators.Hybrid quantum systems combine two or more physical systems (e.g. spins, photons, phonons), with the goal of harnessing the advantages and strengths of the different systems in order to better explore new phenomena and potentially bring about novel quantum technologies. While s ...
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Light-Atom Interactions in Nanophotonic Structures (LANTERN)

Start date: 01 Apr 2016, End date: 31 Mar 2019,

In recent years, tremendous progress has been made to interface cold atoms with nano-photonic systems, with the motivation of scaling down and transferring ideas from macroscopic platforms, such as cavity QED in Fabry-Perot cavities. However, little attention has been devoted to identifying completely new paradigms for light-matter interactions, which take full advantage of the ability to control ...
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Quantum simulations of insulators and conductors (QUIC)

Start date: 01 Mar 2015, End date: 28 Feb 2019,

It is now accepted that the conducting or insulating nature of matter is based on various separate ingredients (e.g. disorder, interactions, band filling, dimensionality, topology, etc.). However, their complex interplay is still beyond our understanding because experiments are very difficult and numerical calculations are often inefficient, even for supercomputers. In QUIC we want to achieve a br ...
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ICFONest+ Advanced Postdoctoral Program (ICFONestPLUS)

Start date: 01 Jan 2014, End date: 31 Dec 2018,

The goal of ICFONest+ is to provide outstanding young researchers with high level research training, within the INCOMING trans-national mobility scheme. To achieve this ICFO offers to the Fellows its state-of-the-art facilities and resources, and also its outstanding research environment where collaborations and knowledge sharing can thrive, and different fields converge. We believe such an enviro ...
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The Process Industries require a high degree of automation, monitoring, and advanced simulation and control for their often complex manufacturing processes and operations. Emphasis is on continuous or batch production, mixing, reaction and separation of materials of higher value. Indeed, increased globalisation and competition are drivers for process analytical technologies (PAT) that enable seaml ...
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"This proposal concerns open systems, i.e. systems interacting with the environment, and their fundamental role in natural sciences. The main objectives are: i) to develop theory of Brownian motion for molecules in biological environments; ii) to adapt classical many-body open systems such as kinetic or/and diffusion-aggregation models to the quantum domain; iii) to develop theory of open systems ...
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Quantum Information Theory with black BOXes (QITBOX)

Start date: 01 Jan 2014, End date: 31 Dec 2018,

"With QITBOX we aim to develop a novel device-independent framework for quantum information processing. In this framework, devices are seen as black boxes that only receive inputs and produce outputs. Our main objective is to understand what can and cannot be done for information processing using only the observed correlations among the devices. We will structure our effort along three main resear ...
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The mid-infrared (mid-IR) wavelength range is an emerging and important new topic for frontier research. Its general importance relates to a multitude of mid-IR industrial and biomedical sensor applications. Chemical finger prints of most complex molecules such as those found in food, tissue or catalytic compounds all have vibrational spectra in the mid-IR, thus identifiable through mid-IR spectro ...
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NANOPTO aims at developing novel physicochemical routes to obtain a semiconductor matrix embedding dispersed quantum-dots (dots-in-matrix) starting from colloidal nanocrystals.In recent years, a multitude of different semiconductor materials have been synthesized and studied to increase the performance of current technologies or to develop new and attractive applications. As a first-order approxi ...
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"Intracellular transport plays a key role in many cellular processes. Cells rely on a well-regulated, two-way transport system that consists of molecular motors and cytoskeletal filaments for their correct functioning. In nerve cells, breakdown of transport is tightly linked to neurodegenerative diseases.Understanding what goes wrong with intracellular transport during disease requires knowledge o ...
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"The project “Exploring magnetic quantum phase transitions with ultra-cold Fermi gases” (MAG-QUPT) aims at developing a novel platform for the experimental exploration of quantum phase transitions and quantum critical phenomena using ultra-cold atomic gases. As envisioned by R. Feynman in 1982, and successfully demonstrated in the last years, these systems can be used to emulate fundamental quantu ...
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The proposed project will deploy for the first time a new imaging cytometer platform capable of detecting minute quantity of micro-organisms in industrial and environmental waters. The platform is based on the integration of proprietary technologies available to the consortium partners: an automatic water concentration cartridge combined with a microfluidic cell will provide an adequate sample to ...
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Recently, it has become evident that the spatial organization of chromatin within nuclei is a key factor that can regulate gene silencing and expression. This organization is particularly important in pluripotent stem cells that differentiate into all cell types of the body through chromatin remodelling coupled to altered gene expression. Therapeutic use of these cells demands precise control over ...
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Quantum-Enhanced Optical Magnetometers (QUTEMAG)

Start date: 01 Apr 2016, End date: 31 Mar 2018,

During the past ten years tools from Quantum Optics such as quantum-non-demolition (QND) measurements and squeezed light have emerged as powerful means to control quantum states of matter, perform ultra-sensitive measurements, and enhance physical systems beyond their classical limits. At the same time optical magnetometers developed within the discipline of Atomic Physics have established themse ...
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Novel Inroads into Many-Body Quantum Systems (NIMBqUS)

Start date: 01 Apr 2016, End date: 31 Mar 2018,

NIMBqUS addresses the need for improving the theoretical understanding of interacting quantum many-body systems caused by recent breakthroughs in the area of quantum simulators.It takes on this challenge on three different levels:1) It will unleash the power of semidefinite programming for finding ground states of quantum systems by both producing a user friendly open source software library that ...
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Graphene-based disruptive technologies (GrapheneCore1)

Start date: 01 Apr 2016, End date: 31 Mar 2018,

This project is the second in the series of EC-financed parts of the Graphene Flagship. The Graphene Flagship is a 10 year research and innovation endeavour with a total project cost of 1,000,000,000 euros, funded jointly by the European Commission and member states and associated countries. The first part of the Flagship was a 30-month Collaborative Project, Coordination and Support Action (CP-CS ...
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The diagnosis and management of acute Sepsis is a critical area where fast and accurate results can translate into life changing health outcomes for individuals. The overall aim of RAIS is to develop a new point-of-care label-free microarray platform and validate it for quantifying levels of specific Sepsis’ biomarkers. The approach uses a novel interferometric technique ultimately capable of prov ...
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ACTPHAST is a unique "one-stop-shop" European access centre for photonics innovation solutions and technology support (Access CenTre for PHotonics innovAtion Solutions and Technology support). ACTPHAST will support and accelerate the innovation capacity of European SMEs by providing them with direct access to the expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of Europe's leading photonics research cent ...
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Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, has attracted enormous attention in diverse areas of applied and fundamental physics. Due to its unique crystal structure, charge carriers have an effective mass of zero and a very high mobility, even at room temperature. While graphene-based devices have an enormous potential for high-speed electronics, graphene has recently been recognized as a photoni ...
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The general objective of the project is to understand the photophysical processes in light harvesting complexes in the vicinity of optical antennas and particularly, the impact of quantum coherence on efficiency and directionality of ultrafast energy transport in photosynthesis.Purple bacteria is an organism that most effectively transforms solar energy into chemical one. Light harvesting complex ...
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Exploring Photon-photon Interactions with Cold Rydberg Atoms (EPICA)

Start date: 01 Sep 2015, End date: 31 Aug 2017,

"The requirements for the basic building blocks of Quantum Information Processing (QIP) are sometimes contradictory:one must seek components that are immune to interactions to preserve their fragile quantum properties, and, at the same time, to have strong, controllable interactions to perform operations on the quantum information they carry.Different implementations using atomic, solid state or p ...
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Interfacing quantum optics with nanotechnology could boost the prospects for the integration of scalable quantum information technologies. Quantum information processing is a key future technology that promises superior communication and computing performance beyond classical information. Any candidate to realize its full potential will require solid-state coherent units with long-range interactio ...
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