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.


   Latest News and Activities

Activity - July, 2020
Trieste

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

One of the innovations developed in the project has been analysed by the European Commission's Innovation Radar and has been chosen for publication.

Activity - June, 2020
Southampton

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