Research
ERC-Grants

European Research Council (ERC)

The funding programmes of the European Research Council (ERC) offer excellent opportunities for cutting-edge research across all scientific fields.  The ERC aims to reward innovative proposals by placing emphasis on the quality of the idea rather than the research area. In particular, the ERC promotes basic and visionary research where scientific excellence is the key criterion for selection. With a project budget of 1.5-2.5 million euros and a duration of up to 5 years, the ERC grants represent an attractive funding and an award for excellence.

The Research Department of Leibniz Universität Hannover supports researchers of the faculty intensively with the application.

These outstanding researchers have innovative or unconventional research ideas and were/are supported by an ERC Grant:


CURRENT ERC STARTING GRANTS

Elementary Quantum Dot Networks Enabled by On-Chip Nano-Optomechanical Systems (QD-NOMS)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Fei Ding
Institute of Solid State Physics

Project period: 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2021
Project description at CORDIS

Quantum Logic Enabled Test of Discrete Symmetries (QLEDS)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Christian Ospelkaus
Institute of Quantum Optics

Project period: 01.09.2013 - 31.08.2018
Project extension until 28.02.2020
Project description at CORDIS


EXPIRED ERC STARTING GRANTS

Arithmetic of Algebraic Surfaces (SURFARI)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Matthias Schütt
Institute of Algebraic Geometry

Project period: 01.10.2011 - 30.09.2016
Project description at CORDIS

Quantum Field Theory, the Variational Principle, and Continuous Matrix Product States (QFTCMPS)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Tobias Osborne
Institute of Theoretical Physics

Project period: 01.08.2011 - 31.07.2016
Project description at CORDIS

Polar Molecules: From Ultracold Chemistry to Novel Quantum Phases (Polar)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Silke Ospelkaus
Institute of Quantum Optics

Project period: 01.02.2011 - 31.01.2016
Project description at CORDIS


EXPIRED ERC ADVANCED GRANT

Discrete Quantum Simulator (DQSIM)

Contact: Prof. Dr. Reinhard Werner
Institute of Theoretical Physics

Project period: 01.04.2012 - 31.03.2017
Project Description at CORDIS
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