Research Platforms

Nano-Norms-Nature

The Research Platform Nano-Norms-Nature brings together scientists from geosciences, ethics and law in order to explore recent developments in nanoscience using an interdisciplinary approach. Its work is based on interdisciplinary standards and focuses on the nano-nature interface.

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Testing quantum and gravity interface with single photons (TURIS)

The research platform "Testing quantum and gravity interface with single photons" (TURIS) started in 2017 on the initiative of the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy (Speaker: Philip Walther, Vice-speaker: João Alves). It aims to realize the first experiments that probe the interface between quantum mechanics and general relativity at the level of individual quanta. The researchers will use single photons as an ideally suited quantum system to investigate the influence of gravity and non-inertial motion on interference effects. Based on the experimental insights they will design and perform preliminary tests for future experiments that aim to use satellites for enhancing these fundamental effects.

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Vienna Metabolomics Center (VIME)

The Vienna Metabolomics Center (VIME) represents a multidisciplinary platform for comprehensive experimental and theoretical metabolomics analysis. The VIME research consortium comprises internationally renowned laboratories at the University of Vienna that are located at various faculties such as the Faculty of Life Sciences, the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy.

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Research Platforms

For the advancement of especially innovative research areas and interdisciplinary research projects, the implementation of Research Platforms as organisational units between the faculties is possible. The research projects supported by using this instrument are to open new perspectives, and to enable new opportunities in scientifically already well-established fields.

Web page on research platforms at the University of Vienna