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MagTop new research center for the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Prof. Tomasz Dietl (Michał Jędrak/FNP)

The first competition within the frames of International Research Agendas program run by the Foundation for Polish Science was won by scientists from PAS Institute of Physics. Prof. Tomasz Dietl and Prof. Tomasz Wójtowicz were granted almost 40 million PLN for research at the newly established International Center for Interfacing Magnetism and Superconductivity with Topological Matter (MagTop) in Warsaw.

The Center’s activity will be focused on material science, nanotechnology, physics of semiconductors and studies on magnetism and superconductivity leading to the creation of new topological materials. Thanks to their special features, those materials may play the key role in the development of quantum computing and other new generation technologies. In research on topological materials, collaborators will be chosen from among outstanding scientists in international competitions.

In the first years, six research teams will work at MagTop, each counting about 30 scientists. They will use equipment offered by PAS Institute of Physics. The Center also has a foreign partner, Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg, and many Polish and foreign collaborators including both research institutions (e. g. the University of Rzeszów) and companies, such as VIGO System S.A., Modern Technologies and Filtration S. A., PUREMAT Technologies. The Center’s activity will be supervised by an International Scientific Committee consisting of acclaimed scientists and business leaders having experience in the branch of R&D and implementing new technologies.

MagTop will undertake its research activity in the beginning of 2017. In the meantime, Prof. Tomasz Dietl (expert in physics of condensed matter) and Prof. Tomasz Wójtowicz (specialist in material science) will prepare the preliminary stages of research and employ team leaders.

Source: Foundation for Polish Science