MOQS - MOlecular Quantum Simulations

FMF_EU_Horizon2020_stara shema

Project: MOQS

Title: MOlecular Quantum Simulations

Period: 1. 11. 2020 - 30. 10. 2024

Leading organization: Universite de Strasbourg

Participating organization: University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics), Universitat des Saarlandes, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, IBM research GMBH, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, HQS Quantum Simulations GmbH, Universita degli studi dell'Aquila

Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Ruder Boskovic institute

Principal investigator UL FMF: Tomaž Prosen

Research activity: Physics (Quantum technology and quantum devices)

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Project description:

The European Training Network (ETN) »MOQS - Molecular Quantum Simulations« provides an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral doctoral training of 15 early-stage researchers. The consortium of 8 academic, 2 non-academic beneficiaries, and 4 partner organisations has the expertise to prepare ESRs in the multiple disciplines required for the emerging field of quantum simulations of molecular structure and dynamics, at the crossroad of chemistry, solid-state and quantum optical physics, computer science, quantum information and quantum control. These are required for a large variety of possible industrial (e.g. catalysis-on-demand and drug design) as well as scientific (e.g., fully ab-initio and complete quantum mechanical description of complex molecular reactions) applications, requiring new scientific insight, new cross- disciplinary training courses and future experts. Thus, MOQS’s research and training network will (i) address the need for a boost in quantum technologies through research on quantum simulations of molecular structure and dynamics, with potential mid-term impact on the chemical and pharmaceutical industries (ii) educate and train the future generation of quantum scientists specifically qualified in the application of quantum physics to technological and industrial needs. Its results will be widely communicated towards the scientific and non-scientific audience. MOQS has built-in mechanisms for shaping the future of doctoral training in quantum science.

»This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 955479«