Research Platforms

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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The Challenge of Urban Futures: governing the complexities in European cities

New from January 2020 on; Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy, Faculty of Computer Science; Head: Yuri Kazepov

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Research Platforms

Research platforms are a successful tool for interdisciplinary research cooperation projects. The establishment of research platforms is initiated by academics and research groups of various disciplines and faculties that can submit their applications in the course of calls for proposals. The applications are evaluated by international experts. Applications from all subject areas are taken into consideration. Research platforms address academic questions that can only be studied from an interdisciplinary perspective. Thus, the underlying goal is the promotion of especially innovative, interdisciplinary research projects.

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