Welcome to MoSaiQC!
.The European Innovative Training Network MoSaiQC, short for "Modular Systems for Advanced Integrated Quantum Clocks", is training 15 PhD candidates (also called Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in this context) to become experts on optical atomic clocks. Together we develop the physics and technology needed to make new and better quantum clocks
MoSaiQC consists of ten academia and industry partners of the European Quantum Flagship consortium iqClock and three further partners to provide a unique training experience for Early-Stage (PhD) Researchers. The iqClock consortium is developing an integrated optical clock and a new type of optical atomic clock, superradiant clocks. The ESR projects will take place in the laboratories and research centers of iqClock and the ESRs will develop Modular Systems for advanced integrated Quantum Clocks (MoSaiQC), such as advanced atomic sources, lightweight integrated atomics chambers, high-finesse cavities, flexible laser systems, resilient frequency stabilisation systems, modeling tools, and more. These systems go beyond what is currently developed in iqClock, but will immediate be used to advance the iqClock project. The ESRs are working within the iqClock teams, giving them hands-on experience not only with the specific systems they develop, but with entire optical clocks. Half-year secondments and visits of ESRs to other partners will broaden the horizon of the ESRs and give them exposure to the application of optical clocks.
The ESRs will work on cutting edge projects developing new types of clocks or clocks with high integration and thereby acquire a wide range of skills from the foundations of ultracold atom quantum measurement devices (quantum mechanics, atomic physics, quantum optics), over engineering (laser systems, vacuum, electronics, software) to applications (search for changes in fundamental constants, gravitational wave detection, geology, network synchronization, navigation,...). After their PhD, the ESRs will be able to make significant contributions in academia, industry and society. The training material developed by MoSaiQC will be publicly available and thereby advance the education of further students. Read more...
On this website, you will find our latest news, an overview of the ESR (PhD) projects, a more detailed description of the partner institutes and industries that make the project possible and the preliminary results. If you want to know more about MoSaiQC, don't hesitate to contact us!
18 November 2020 - Introduction meeting of ESRs
On 18 November, the first online meeting with the appointed Early Stage Researchers was held to get to know each other. Judith Kreukels, Projectmanager at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), provided a general introduction to ITNs and the MoSaiQC project. Prof. Florian Schreck from the Faculty of Science at the UvA elaborated on the topic of industry clocks. Markus Gellesch, research fellow at the University of Birmingham, introduced the topic of super radiant clocks. Over the next months a series of webinars will be held in which the ESRs present their master thesis.
1 November 2020 - Welcome Mehrdad Zarei !
Mehrdad Zarei has started working as Early-Stage Researcher at the Nicolaus Copernicus University as of November 2020. He will work on the autonomous frequency stabilisations in a superradiant clock. He monitors and controls systems that will allow for automatic and unattended operation of a superradiant optical clock. The solutions developed within this task require new hardware for automatic control and re-locking of laser and cavities systems and adjustment of optics, as well as software for automatic scheduling of procedures that currently require human intervention. Welcome Mehrdad!
1 September 2020 -
Welcome to two new Early Stage Researchers !
This month two ESRs have joined MoSaiQC. We would like to welcome Anna Bychek at the University of Innsbruck and Camila Beli Silva at the University of Amsterdam
Anna (below,second left) will work on optical forces and dipole-dipole interaction in a superradiant optical clock and Camila (above,left) will work on high finesse cavities for strong atom-light interaction.