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Primeur weekly 2019-03-11

Focus

Interview with EuroHPC JU interim executive director Gustav Kalbe ...

Quantum computing

9,1 million euro for trinational quantum research ...

IBM achieves highest quantum volume to date and establishes roadmap for reaching quantum advantage ...

Microsoft Quantum Team is announcing the Microsoft Quantum Network ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory upgrades to D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer ...

New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Hyperion Research invites submissions for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards ...

Optalysys launches world's first commercial optical processing system, the FT:X 2000 ...

SDSC's Research Data Services to host first U.S. GO FAIR Office ...

Intel to support the Irish Centre for High End Computing on new collaborative quantum computing project ...

New simulation methods to visualise quantum effects in superfluid fermions ...

Middleware

International team to organize 2019 survey of MPI usages ...

Energy Laboratory chooses Qumulo's file storage for its computational science centre ...

Hardware

Mellanox showcases live system demonstrations of LinkX 200G & 400G cables and transceivers at OFC 2019 ...

Alan D. George named Interim Director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

ScaleMP and AMD announce strategic collaboration for scale-up EPYC servers ...

NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox for $6,9 billion ...

Air Force Research Laboratory introduces new sharable supercomputing capability for classified research ...

Applications

High CO2 levels can destabilize marine layer clouds ...

Using supercomputers to checkmate cancer ...

Revealing the role of neutron stars in gravitational wave discoveries ...

UC San Diego scientists computationally model chemical realities of water ...

TACC assists in massive data collection effort in lung development to help premature babies ...

New AI tool revolutionizes process for matching cancer patients with clinical trials ...

Raph Hix models the inner workings of supernovae on the world’s most powerful supercomputers ...

EPFL researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear ...

The Cloud

Oracle participates in National Science Foundation Cloud for scientific research project ...

9,1 million euro for trinational quantum research


Prof. Dr. Guido Pupillo (left), scientific director of QUSTEC, talking to doctoral students. Photo: Catherine Schröder / Université de Strasbourg.
7 Mar 2019 Freiburg - The project "Quantum Science and Technologies at the European Campus" (QUSTEC) has been selected by the European Commission as a joint international and interdisciplinary doctoral programme in quantum sciences and technologies. Led by Eucor - the European Campus, it will bring together the Universities of Basel, Freiburg and Strasbourg, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and IBM Research Zurich. Together, they provide 39 doctoral candidates a training experience in this key emerging area. The programme is funded for a five-year period with a total amount of 9.1 million euro. In addition to 4.2 million euro from the European Union, there is co-financing from the participating partner organisations as well as from Santander through its own Santander Universities division, the world's largest private sponsor of higher education, according to a UNESCO study. The QUSTEC project has been launched with the support of the Franco-German University.

QUSTEC aims to address some of the grand challenges in Quantum Science today: The principles of quantum mechanics, which govern physics, chemistry, material science and computing at the atomic scale have already led to a wave of new technologies. In new applications, quantum technologies provide a massive leap that can be a decisive factor for many European industries and markets in the 21st century. The programme QUSTEC contributes to this through a highly international structured four-years doctoral training programme and research initiative that traverses all main domains of Quantum Science. The young researchers can choose between the participating locations and collaborate with industrial partners from the Upper Rhine and surrounding regions. The project strengthens the focus of Eucor - the European Campus in its strategic priority area "Quantum Science and Technologies".

"Quantum science is an interdisciplinary field that can lead to new technologies precisely because of the multitude of perspectives", stated Prof. Dr. Guido Pupillo of the University of Strasbourg, scientific director of the programme. "We would like to bring young researchers from all over the world to the Upper Rhine in order to perform fundamental research and to work on applications, such as new, secure communication networks, more precise sensors, the development of new quantum materials and prototype quantum computers."

QUSTEC is co-financed by the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie "COFUND" programme. This is the first time that a project submitted by the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Eucor - the European Campus has been approved by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 research programme. In 2015, the five universities in the Upper Rhine region founded the first EGTC, which is supported solely by universities. "The approval confirms our strategy and our concept. The universities of the European Campus are strong, where they complement each other in terms of content, and where they can act more strongly together on an European and global level", stated Prof. Dr. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, President of Eucor - the European Campus and rector at the University of Freiburg. "I am very pleased about the success of the scientists involved, which simultaneously proves that we can open up new opportunities for cross-border research activities through our common legal personality."

Source: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

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Primeur weekly 2019-03-11

Focus

Interview with EuroHPC JU interim executive director Gustav Kalbe ...

Quantum computing

9,1 million euro for trinational quantum research ...

IBM achieves highest quantum volume to date and establishes roadmap for reaching quantum advantage ...

Microsoft Quantum Team is announcing the Microsoft Quantum Network ...

Los Alamos National Laboratory upgrades to D-Wave 2000Q quantum computer ...

New hurdle cleared in race toward quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

Hyperion Research invites submissions for HPC Innovation Excellence Awards ...

Optalysys launches world's first commercial optical processing system, the FT:X 2000 ...

SDSC's Research Data Services to host first U.S. GO FAIR Office ...

Intel to support the Irish Centre for High End Computing on new collaborative quantum computing project ...

New simulation methods to visualise quantum effects in superfluid fermions ...

Middleware

International team to organize 2019 survey of MPI usages ...

Energy Laboratory chooses Qumulo's file storage for its computational science centre ...

Hardware

Mellanox showcases live system demonstrations of LinkX 200G & 400G cables and transceivers at OFC 2019 ...

Alan D. George named Interim Director of the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center ...

ScaleMP and AMD announce strategic collaboration for scale-up EPYC servers ...

NVIDIA to acquire Mellanox for $6,9 billion ...

Air Force Research Laboratory introduces new sharable supercomputing capability for classified research ...

Applications

High CO2 levels can destabilize marine layer clouds ...

Using supercomputers to checkmate cancer ...

Revealing the role of neutron stars in gravitational wave discoveries ...

UC San Diego scientists computationally model chemical realities of water ...

TACC assists in massive data collection effort in lung development to help premature babies ...

New AI tool revolutionizes process for matching cancer patients with clinical trials ...

Raph Hix models the inner workings of supernovae on the world’s most powerful supercomputers ...

EPFL researchers simulate the process of adhesive wear ...

The Cloud

Oracle participates in National Science Foundation Cloud for scientific research project ...