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, 70 scientific papers connected with the project have been published. TEQ Consortium members have delivered 207 talks reaching more than 14.300 people in 30 different countries. Moreover,  TEQ-related news have been collected in 9 Newsletters and have been published in 31 press articles.

   Latest News and Activities

Activity - July, 2020

The workshop has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

News - June, 2020

The New York Times Magazine featured TEQ's PI, prof. Angelo Bassi, in a article by Bob Henderson.

News - June, 2020

Three innovations developed within the project have been analysed by the European Commission's Innovation Radar and chosen for publication.

Activity - June, 2020

TEQ partners will meet to discuss how to restart the experiments after the closure of the labs due to the Coronavirus outbreak.