We congratulate Julian Schmitt on receiving an ERC Starting Grant! In his project TopoGrand, which is strongly related to the topics of OSCAR, Julian investigates new ways of generating and controlling topological states of photons in open systems by using Bose-Einstein condensates of light in coupled optical cavities. The ERC Starting Grant for the project is endowed with around 1.5 million euros.
Grants by the European Research Council are among the most prestigious in all of fundamental science, and ERC Starting Grants in particular support early-career scientists on their path to becoming a research leader.
More information can be found in the press release by the University of Bonn.