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Leon Karpa receives funding in the Heisenberg Programme

Leon Karpa receives funding in the Heisenberg Programme

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Leon Karpa in the quantum gases lab

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) has awarded a total of 26 new scientists the Heisenberg fellowship. Among them is QuantumFrontiers member PD Dr Leon Karpa from the Institute of Quantum Optics at Leibniz Universität Hannover. He will work on "Observation and control of ultracold ion-molecule interactions". "The funded research project combines several cutting-edge research topics at the interface between atomic physics, quantum chemistry and quantum simulation. This combination will hopefully open up entirely new possibilities to investigate, better understand and ultimately control at the quantum level not yet understood or completely new phenomena such as quantum many-body physics between ions and molecules or chemical reactions in the quantum mechanically dominated regime," says Dr Karpa.

The Heisenberg Programme is open to scientists who already fulfil the requirements to be appointed to a permanent professorship. It enables researchers to continue their own high-profile projects at a location of their choice and to further enhance their scientific reputation, thus preparing them for a scientific leadership position within up to five years.