The QUSTEC PhD candidates honoured

PhD candidates of the QUSTEC Programme in front of the CESQ

On Thursday 11 and Friday 12 April 2024, around twenty PhD candidates gathered to celebrate the end of the European doctoral programme QUSTEC at the European Center for Quantum Sciences in Strasbourg.

After a few words of welcome from Michel Deneken, President of the University of Strasbourg, Giovanna Morigi, Professor at the University of Saarland, presented the topic of “Selforganized (quantum) searches (search algorithms with noise)”.

Guido Pupillo, scientific director of QUSTEC and professor at the University of Strasbourg, and Bernd Finger, director of the EGTC Eucor – The European Campus, awarded the QUSTEC prize to Alessandra Colla from the University of Freiburg. Alessandra presented her work prior to a question-and-answer session on her thesis project.

Allessandra Colla

The participants then had the opportunity to visit the center's laboratories. The afternoon ended with a poster session.

Oral presentations by young researchers

The second day was full of discoveries: the PhD candidates were given 3 minutes to present their respective topic. The broad range of topics covered included “Magnetism and Life”, “Diamond Levito-Dynamics” and “Fluxonium”. The jury awarded prizes to two posters and presentations (Samiul Islam & Grazia Raciti).

Grazia Raciti, University of Basel

“I'm honored and delighted to receive this price. The last four years have been an intriguing journey into quantum science which I'm very grateful to QUSTEC for. The schools and networking events enriched my research both from a scientific and personal point of view. It has been nice to share this great experience with all the QUSTEC fellows!”

QUSTEC PhD candidates

QUSTEC is an MSCA COFUND doctoral training programme coordinated by the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) Eucor – The European Campus.

The QUSTEC programme has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement number 847471.

Back to the news overview