Welcome to MoSaiQC!
The European Innovative Training Network MoSaiQC, short for "Modular Systems for Advanced Integrated Quantum Clocks", is training 16 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 nine 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!
22 November 2023 - MoSaiQC ESR Anna Bychek was awarded the "For Women in Science" scholarship. This 25 000 euro fellowship from the "For Women in Science" funding program (a collaboration between L'Oréal Austria and the Austrian Commission for UNESCO and the Austrian Academy of Sciences). Anna will use this money to complete her PhD work at UIBK. Congratulations, Anna!
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15 September 2023 - The MoSaiQC Autumn School on Quantum Optics, Cold Atoms and Laser Technologies took place at TU Vienna this week. MoSaiQC ESRs and other participants enjoyed scientific lectures, a poster session, trainings and teambuilding activities. Thank you everyone for participating and shout-out to Georgy Kazakov and ESRs Swadheen and Anna for making this happen!
11-14 September 2023 - MoSaiQC Autumn School on Quantum Optics, Cold Atoms and Laser Technologies will take place in Vienna! For more information, please click here.