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Quantum Control of Gravity with Levitated Mechanics

QuCoM will explore the intricate interplay between quantum mechanics and gravity within a parameter range accessible for cost-effective table-top experiments. The project will achieve this by suspending sub millimetre-sized particles in carefully designed optical and magnetic traps. These suspended particles will then be used to detect gravitational forces in an unprecedented mass regime, opening new avenues in experimental physics. Additionally, QuCoM will investigate the fascinating realm of quantum superpositions, addressing scenarios where such masses are quantum mechanically delocalized in space. Supported by a substantial grant of 2.3 million Euros, the project is poised to address some of the most prominent theoretical proposals that combine quantum physics and gravity in nonstandard ways. By rigorously assessing the limits of validity of these proposals and further constraining the values of their parameters, QuCoM aims to make significant contributions to our understanding of the fundamental principles governing the universe.
QuCoM will explore the intricate interplay between quantum mechanics and gravity within a parameter range accessible for cost-effective table-top experiments. The project will achieve this by suspending sub millimetre-sized particles in carefully designed optical and magnetic traps. These suspended particles will then be used to detect gravitational forces in an unprecedented mass regime, opening new avenues in experimental physics. Additionally, QuCoM will investigate the fascinating realm of quantum superpositions, addressing scenarios where such masses are quantum mechanically delocalized in space. Supported by a substantial grant of 2.3 million Euros, the project is poised to address some of the most prominent theoretical proposals that combine quantum physics and gravity in nonstandard ways. By rigorously assessing the limits of validity of these proposals and further constraining the values of their parameters, QuCoM aims to make significant contributions to our understanding of the fundamental principles governing the universe.
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10/9/2024 – 12/9/2024 – Fundamental Problems in Quantum Physics 2024
University of Trieste, IT 10/9/2024 - 12/7/2024 Fourth school on quantum foundations dedicated to Prof. GianCarlo Ghirardi. Quantum Mechanic is extremely successful in predicting experimental results and has a vast…
Tjerk Oosterkamp interviewed in NRC Handelsblad
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02/7/2024 – 04/7/2024 – A look at the interface between gravity and quantum theory – 2024 edition
Hotel Marcora - San Vito di Cadore, IT 02/7/2024 - 04/7/2024 The workshop will gather young researchers working on topics at the interface between gravity and quantum mechanics. The topics…
Foundations of Quantum Mechanics
Event: Quantum - NEST Speaker: Angelo Bassi Place: Ettore Majorana Foundation - Erice Date: 24-28 June 2024 

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Laneve, Alessandro; McAleese, Hannah; Paternostro, Mauro

A scheme for multipartite entanglement distribution via separable carriers Journal Article

In: New J. Phys., vol. 24, no. 12, 2022, ISSN: 1367-2630.

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Vinante, Andrea; Timberlake, Chris; Ulbricht, Hendrik

Levitated Micromagnets in Superconducting Traps: A New Platform for Tabletop Fundamental Physics Experiments Journal Article

In: Entropy, vol. 24, no. 11, 2022, ISSN: 1099-4300.

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Brown, Jonathon; Paternostro, Mauro; Ferraro, Alessandro

Optimal quantum control via genetic algorithms for quantum state engineering in driven-resonator mediated networks preprint

2022.

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Donadi, Sandro; Ferialdi, Luca; Bassi, Angelo

Collapse dynamics are diffusive preprint

2022.

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Irene Spagnul
ispagnul@units.it
Department of Physics
University of Trieste

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Horizon Europe Programme under GA 101046973

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