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.

Facts and Figures

Since January 2018, 97 scientific papers connected with the project have been published, among which 4 PRL, 1 Nature Physics and 2 Nature Communications. TEQ Consortium members have delivered 322 talks reaching more than 29.000 people in 30 different countries.

Moreover, TEQ-related news have been collected in 13 Newsletters and have been published in 56 press articles, among which an extended article on the New York Times Magazine. 

   Latest News and Activities

News - December, 2022

TEQ fullfills the promises to produce a substantial impact at both the scientific and societal levels. The construction of quantum-limited sensing devices achieves a considerable effect on quantum technologies, says EU Report.

News - November, 2022

TEQ has been featured in a 6-language research result article by CORDIS EU Research Results.

News - May, 2022

In the frame of the bilateral cooperation between Aarhus University and University of Trieste, a talk on "Bounds to the coupling of bosons beyond the Standard Model to atoms through precise isotope shift measurements".

News - March, 2022

The purpose of the project, based on the researches and findings of TEQ, is to generalize the Noise-Gate approach also to measurement-based quantum computing.