Whispers of the Majorana particles - NWO-Veni Grant for Attila Geresdi


QT postdoc Attila Geresdi has been awarded a Veni grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grant will enable him to develop his ideas and carry out his research on Majorana particles in the next three years.

Dr. Geresdi explains: "Topological quantum computation based on Majorana particles offers an unmatched protection against loosing quantum information by the interaction with the environment." In his project entitled 'Whispers of the Majorana particles' Attila Geresdi will build an on-chip radiation detector to catch the quantum noise (‘whispers’) emitted by these elusive particles and demonstrate the feasibility of topological quantum bits.

The Veni grant amount to a maximum of 250,000 euros, and is one of three types of grants of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme.