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Prof. Karol Życzkowski has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant for his research in quantum mechanics. The ERC Advanced Grant was awarded to a researcher working in Poland for the thirteenth time. 

Prof. Karol Życzkowski from the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science at the Jagiellonian University has received funding of EUR 2.25 million for his project “Typical and Atypical structures in quantum theory (TAtypic)”. His research focuses on quantum mechanics, particularly structures that may be crucial for the development of quantum information theory and quantum technologies. The main objective of the project is to investigate the properties of typical quantum states and quantum channels, and to identify distinguished structures with extreme properties useful for quantum information processing.  

The ERC Advanced Grant is a competition, in which experienced researchers with an established track record and experience in managing a research team can apply for grants of up to EUR 2,5 million for ambitions research projects to be performed over a period of up to 5 years. The first decisions in the ERC Advanced Grant 2023 were made in April. Prof. Życzkowski has received funding for his project as part of the additional funding of the ERC Advanced Grant 2023.

Prof. Karol Życzkowski works at the Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Jagiellonian University and at the Centre for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and serves as the President of the Krakow Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. You can find out more about his scientific achievements on the website of the Jagiellonian University. He is a winner of numerous NCN calls, e.g. he performs a DQUANT project “Quantum computing and dissipative quantum chaos” in collaboration with researchers from Portugal, Slovenia, Germany and Norway funded under the international QuantERA Call 2021.

ERC Advanced Grants

1829 proposals have been submitted to the ERC Advanced Grants 2023. Following the first decisions made in April, granting was awarded to 255 proposals (i.e., 13.9 %). Nearly EUR 652 million was awarded in total.

Due to the UK’s association to Horizon Europe in January 2024, the European Commission has contributed additional funds to the budget of the European Research Council which allowed the ERC to fund 48 more Advanced Grants this year.

Twelve researchers working in Poland have received the ERC Advanced Grants so far. In April, grants were awarded to Grażyna Jurkowlaniec, Emanuel Gull and Thomas Skotnicki.

Polish winners of all ERC calls