24 June 2024

It has been announced that the European Research Council (ERC), as part of the additional funding of the ERC Advanced Grant 2023, will fund the research of Prof. Karol Życzkowski from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science at the Jagiellonian University, who has been awarded over 2.25 million Euros for his project entitled ‘Typical and Atypical structures in quantum theory’ (TAtypic).

The ERC Advanced Grant is one of the most prestigious grant competitions in Europe, in which experienced researchers with an established track record apply for grants for ambitious research projects. The results obtained during the implementation of such projects often lead to scientific breakthroughs.

Professor Życzkowski‘s TAtypic project is concerned with quantum mechanics and, in particular, with structures that may be relevant to the development of quantum information theory and quantum technologies. The main objective of the project is to investigate the properties of typical quantum states and channels and to identify distinguished structures with extreme properties useful for quantum information processing.

Besides the JU Institute of Physics, Prof. Karol Życzkowski also works at the Centre for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and serves as the President of the Kraków Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the 2023-2026 term. He has been a Humboldt Fellow at the University of Essen (1989–1990) and a senior Fulbright Fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park (1997-98). In 2004-2005 he ran a research project at the Perimeter Institute, Waterloo (Ontario). Since 2014 he has topped the list of living Jagiellonian University researchers included in the ranking of world’s Top 2% researchers by Elsevier and Stanford University.


Source: Jagiellonian University in Kraków 



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