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Generous ERC grant gives boost to Christian Haffner’s research on quantum computers

24.01.2022 10:42

Branco Weiss Fellow Christian Haffner is among 397 early-career researchers who won one of the first European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants under the EU’s new R&I programme Horizon Europe. Haffner’s project is titled “Quantum electro-optic amplifiers for the next generation quantum and supercomputers”. The grant amounts to approximately 2 million euros for five years and will boost his research on quantum- and supercomputers at imec in Leuven, Belgium.

The ERC, set up by the European Union in 2007, is the premier European funding organization for excellent frontier research. It funds creative researchers of any nationality and age, to run projects based across Europe. The total sum of Starting Gants given for 2021 amounts to 619 million euros with an average of 1.5 million euros per accepted project. Starting Grants are given to ambitious younger researchers to enable them to launch their own projects, form their teams and pursue their best ideas.

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