Second ERC-Grant for Professor Jörg Wrachtrup

May 3, 2017 / Stephan Hirschmann

Second ERC-Grant for Professor Jörg Wrachtrup

"New quantum sensors should allow measurements of unprecedented sensitivity"
[Picture: Frank Eppler]

Date: May 3, 2017

For the second time already the European Research Council, ERC, is awarding the physicist, Professor Jörg Wrachtrup from the University of Stuttgart one of the renowned ERC “Advanced Investigator Grants“ for experienced excellent researchers. With the new grant, endowed with 2.5 million Euros, he wishes to show how it is possible to track electrical fields with to date unreached sensitivity and spatial resolution with quantum sensors.   

The rector of the University of Stuttgart, Professor Wolfram Ressel, was delighted with this excellent success and commented: “In 2011 Professor Wrachtrup was one of the first scientists ever to be awarded an ERC grant. The fact that he is now receiving this high distinction for a second time confirms his outstanding scientific excellence as well as that of quantum technologies at the University of Stuttgart.” 

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