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.

Il Caffè dei Quanti è un’iniziativa di divulgazione scientifica sviluppata nell’ambito del progetto di ricerca TEQ di cui l’Università di Trieste è capofila. È un’iniziativa dal carattere interdisciplinare ed inclusivo, destinata all’ampio pubblico, che coniuga scienza, musica e teatro, allo scopo di rafforzare la partecipazione pubblica in campo scientifico e di offrire spunti di conoscenza e dibattito in tema di meccanica quantistica.

The Quantum Cafe is a science popularization event developed in the frame of the TEQ research project led by the University of Trieste. The Quantum Cafe is an interdisciplinary and inclusive initiative, intended for the general public, that combines science, music and theatre to enhance public participation in the scientific arena and offer food for thought on quantum mechanics.

   Latest News and Activities

News - Thursday, July 12, 2018

How does the world crystallise from quantum weirdness? We might just have the answer, says a new article on the cover of the July 14, 2018 issue of the New Scientist. And that answer could be given by the TEQ project.

News - Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The TEQ teams work to establish the large-scale limit of quantum mechanics trying to answer questions that are so far unaddressed: why we have no evidence of non-classical behavior in the macroscopic world?

News - Friday, June 29, 2018

Dr Catalina Oana Curceanu, the PI of the LNF-INFN group of TEQ, was among the winners of the “100 Award for the Centenary” awarded by the Ministry for Romanians Abroad. 

Activity - Friday, June 22, 2018

Members of the TEQ consortium will meet at the University of Southampton (UK) to further discuss the design and realization of the TEQ experiment.