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.

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Activity - July, 2019


Trieste Junior Quantum Days 2019

A look at the mysteries of quantum theory - July 24th-26th, 2019

The workshop will gather young researchers working in quantum mechanics and its applications. PhD students and PostDocs will be given the opportunity to present their research activity and interact with their colleagues, share motivations, techniques and perspectives, in a friendly and informal environment. In the morning, blackboard lectures by senior experts will provide a perspective on relevant problems in quantum theory.

Registration is now open!

Activity - September, 2019


Redefining the foundations of physics in the quantum technology era

Within the framework of TEQ, the workshop Redefining the foundations of physics in the quantum technology era will explore the state of the art – both theoretically and experimentally – of our understanding of quantum theory and discuss the new directions of research. 

Registration is now open!


Activity - June, 2019

A school on quantum foundations for Master and PhD students to take place in Trieste on June 19-21.

Activity - May, 2019

On May 31, 2019 TEQ partners will meet to discuss the status of the low-noise electronics.

Activity - May, 2019

An upcoming discussion on the first reliable quantum internet on top of Europe’s glass fiber network.

News - April, 2019

“The project has fully achieved its objectives and milestones for the period” says the TEQ’s first Review Report delivered by the European Commission.