Course of action
- Monday, September 11
9.30 Welcome and incentive talks
11.30 Introducing challenges
13.45 Start exploring
- Tuesday, September 12
9.30 Mentors and experts
13.30 Continue exploring
18.30 BBQ dinner
Master students, doctoral candidates, young researchers and postdocs with solid science background and an innovation mindset are welcome to apply! Although the focus of the boot camp is designed for quantum science and interdisciplinary border areas, we encourage applicants with any natural sciences background to apply.
Candidates will be selected based upon their CV and a motivation letter presenting their reason for applying. If you would like to lead a team, you can apply for the role of a team leader. For the team leader positions previous track record in leadership or experience in the completion of science projects, e.g. PhD degree, will be beneficial.
Please choose a research challenge that you would like to work out during the Quantum Ideas Factory from the ones offered below. Alternatively, if you have your own idea, we encourage you to briefly describe it and submit with your application. The description should outline your idea, its potential future impact, and possible implementation.
In order to apply, you could use the application form and your CV into a single pdf file and submit it below until August 10, 2017.
The application is closed now and the results have been announced by email to the applicants.
Independent from the participation in Quantum Ideas Factory, interested master students are encouraged to consider applying for a doctoral position within the newly established programme on “Basic Building Blocks for Quantum Enabled Technologies“ at the Heidelberg Graduate School of Fundamental Physics.
Our research challenges
The goal of the Quantum Ideas Factory is to develop new, non-incremental pathways towards solving challenging real-world science problems. Therefore we have gathered several interdisciplinary research ideas that address pressing issues across various areas of fundamental quantum science and its applications. You can explore them in detail below. We encourage you to choose and apply for the topic that interests you the most!
In the spirit of free thinking across boundaries, we will be happy to accept applications from participants, who might not have any previous knowledge or experience in the particular research topic they are applying for. In this case, however, we expect these individuals to acquire knowledge about the basic physics involved in their research challenge already in advance. (See the hyperlinks at the end of each individual challenge.)
The Quantum Ideas Factory will take place in:
Im Neuenheimmer Feld 226