New TRR 306 coming 01.01.2021

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We are happy to anounce that the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) will fund a new Collaborative Research Centre Transregio TRR 306 QuCoLiMa (Quantum Cooperativity of Light and Matter). Starting in January 2021, the researchers participating in the TRR 306 will be investigating the quantum collective behaviour of physical systems at the interface of quantum optics and condensed matter. ‘The purpose of this research programme is to contribute to shaping the new research field of many-body physics of quantum cooperative light-matter’, emphasise the speaker of the TRR 306, Prof. Dr. Joachim von Zanthier, Professorship for Experimental Physics, and the vice speaker, Prof. Dr. Kai Phillip Schmidt, Professorship for Theoretical Physics. The team of 29 researchers in TRR 306 hope to gain a better understanding of how cooperative behaviour develops in quantum systems and how it can be controlled. The findings could be used for applications in quantum engineering such as improved sensors, secure communication, or quantum computers. In addition to FAU, the universities of Saarbrücken, Mainz, Linz, and Jena, TU Kaiserslautern, the Max-Planck Institute for the Science of Light, and the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg are involved in the project, while Forschungszentrum Jülich is contributing its quantum computer resources.