ERC Advanced Grant
Established research group leaders are to be funded by the European Research Council with the ERC Advanced Grant for a period of 5 years if they have distinguished themselves with significant research achievements over the last decade. Thus projects with high scientific potential receive support.
ERC Advanced Grants at the MIN Faculty
Prof. Dr. Roland Wiesendanger (Start 2019)
ERC Advanced Grant for the project: ADMIRE (Atomic-Scale Design of Majorana States and their Innovative Real-space Exploration)
Prof. Dr. Roland Wiesendanger (Department of Physics) is receiving a grant of almost 2.5 million euros over a period of five years to research a new concept in quantum computing based on magnetic atomic chains applied to superconducting surfaces and a type of particle called the Majorana particle.
Prof. Dr. Stephan Rosswog (Start 2022)
ERC Advanced Grant for the project: INSPIRATION - From inspiral to kilonova
Prof. Dr. Stephan Rosswog (Department of Physic) is receiving a grant of 2.5 million euros over a period of five years for his research on the physics of neutron stars orbiting each other and colliding. Neutron stars form when stars of a certain mass reach the end of their life cycle. Prof. Rosswog simulates those events using Supercomputers.
Recently expired ERC Advanced Grants
Prof. Dr. Roman Schnabel (2014 - 2019)
ERC Advanced Grant for the project "MassQ (Massive-Object Quantum Physics)"
Prof. Dr. Roman Schnabel (Department of Physics) investigated the entanglement of mirrors suspended as pendulums with his grant. The experiment is intended to show that quantum physics does not only refer to the microcosm.
MassQ received 1,5 million euros for five years in funding.
Prof. Dr. Roland Wiesendanger (2014 - 2018)
ERC Advanced Grant for the project: ASTONISH (Atomic-scale STudies Of the Nature of and conditions for Inducing Superconductivity at High-temperatures)
Prof. Dr. Roland Wiesendanger (Department of Physics) received 2 million euros for five years for his project investigating fundamental aspects of high-temperature superconductivity with the visionary goal of developing new materials for loss-free electric currents at room temperature.
Prof. Dr. R. J. Dwayne Miller (2012 - 2017)
SUREPIRL (Picosecond Infrared Laser for Scarfree Surgery with Preservation of the Tissue Structure and Recognition of Tissue Type and Boundaries).
This ERC Advanced Grant explored picosecond infrared lasers (PIRL) for use in minimally invasive surgery.
These precise laser scalpels have been developed into surgical and diagnostic instruments that are designed to leave no scar tissue after surgery.
Prof. Dr. R. J. Dwayne Miller (Department of Physics) received 2.5 million euros over five years for the research project, which was carried out jointly with the UKE hospital.