Simon Baier

ESPRIT grant within Quantum Austria research initiative

I have received an ESPRIT grant by the Austrian Science Fund within the research initiative Quantum Austria.

The CoolQuanD project will allow us to build a setup for studying levitated mesoscopic diamonds that host quantum spins – an experimental platform that could bridge the gap between the classical and the quantum world.

I look forward to three exciting years where we want to actively control the internal and external temperature of trapped diamonds under high vacuum environments. The project will be hosted within the Quantum Interface Group of my mentor Prof. Tracy Northup.

My ESPRIT project is among the first projects that got funded within the Quantum Austria research initiative.