(Bits-Chips.nl) The European Research Council (ERC) have awarded Starting Grants to early-career researchers at Delft University of Technology. Tim Hugo, Taminiau and Menno Veldhorst have landed the funding for their respective proposals “A quantum network for distributed quantum computation” and “Quantum information transfer between hole spins and topological states”. Daan Brinks is receiving a Starting Grant for his project, entitled “Multi-photon voltage imaging”. The funding will help them build their own teams and conduct pioneering research.
In the 2019 round, the ERC has awarded 408 Starting Grants to researchers from 51 nationalities. The winners have two to seven years of experience since completion of their PhD (or equivalent degree) and a scientific track record showing great promise in the fields of physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, and social sciences and humanities.