Quantum mechanics provides, to date, the most accurate understanding of the microscopic world of atoms, molecules and photons allowing them to be in the superposition of two different, perfectly distinguishable configurations at the same time.
However, the macroscopic world that is before our very own eyes doesn’t seem to respect quantum rules. Why is that so?

TEQ addresses such a fundamental quest from an innovative standpoint, supported by a € 4.4M grant awarded by the European Commission.
The TEQ partners will develop new theoretical models and implement a test of the quantum superposition principle on macroscopic objects to establish the ultimate bounds to the validity of the quantum framework, if any.

   Latest News and Activities

News - November, 2018

In the frame of the TEQ project, the University of Trieste co-organizes an Advanced School and a Workshop titled “Ubiquitous Quantum Physics: the New Quantum Revolution” in February/March 2019 in Trieste (Italy).

Activity - November, 2018

The TEQ SC will meet at TUDelft to further discuss the progresses of the TEQ experiments and theory extending the meeting to a TEQ Junior Workshop.

News - October, 2018

Dr Catalina Curceanu was recently awarded by the President of Romania for her outstanding scientific work.

News - October, 2018

TEQ scientist Caitlin Jones appeared in an article in Italian newspaper Il Piccolo about women in physics. The article spoke about the difficulties women face in physics and the inspiration that Donna Strickland recently winning the Nobel prize can give women.