The Institute of Physics

was co-founded in 1961 by the University of Belgrade and the Government of Serbia. From a handful of young scientists occupying a couple of offices near the Department of Physics, the Institute has grown and evolved. In 1961 the above goals seemed very far away - now they are a reality. Today the Institute of Physics represents one of the premier research institutions in the region. The IP has a permanent faculty of more than 80 research scientists organized into five centers. At a given time more than 60 graduate students are working at the IP towards their Ph.D.'s.

The principle activities of the Institute of Physics are oriented towards scientific research in theoretical and experimental physics. Theoretical investigations in quantum field theory, gravitation and into the fundamental and methodological problems of quantum mechanics have a long and successful history here. At the same time there have been important strides in understanding the physics of condensed matter systems, as well as in the development of theoretical atomic and molecular physics. Plasma physics as well as the study of nonlinear dynamics have also generated much interest and are being pursued by researchers here both from the theoretical and experimental sides. Significant results have been obtained in the field of laser physics. There is a varied and extensive research program in nuclear physics, as well as in high energy physics. Active areas of research are in the study of gaseous discharges, and in atomic and molecular spectroscopy. The work going on in applied physics forms a natural complement and extension to the above mentioned fundamental research. Of note are results of the Institute?s faculty in environmental protection, in designing a wide range of sensing equipment, as well as in the development and manufacture of microwave and light sources.

Recently, four of five centers at the institute were supported as the centers of excellence by The Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP6).



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EPFL, located on the shores of Lake Geneva, brings together a campus of more than 10,000 people. By its novel structure, the school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and groundbreaking work in science, technology and architecture. With more than 250 laboratories and research groups on campus, EPFL is one of Europe's most innovative and productive technology institutes. The School's unique structure facilitates interdisciplinary research and encourages partnerships with other institutions. EPFL emphasizes both fundamental research and engineering applications. The campus offers services and facilities to transform scientific excellence into economic competitiveness, jobs and quality of life. A start-up incubator, coaching services, study programs in entrepreneurship, and innovation programs all serve to stimulate the links between lab and business. The Science Park on campus is home to more than 100 enterprises and numerous investors. EPFL is rich in new technology, research infrastructure, academic partnerships and other numerous forms of collaboration, making it a particularly attractive environment for start-ups and technology enterprises.



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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

HUJI is the leading university in Israel with the highest rank in terms of publications and citations. It is active in research and teaching and highly involved in the EU research activity within its vari-ous programs. It has established a new multidisciplinary Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnol-ogy (HUCNN) in January 2002. The Center aims at creating the necessary conditions for the flow of knowledge, expertise and research means between researchers from the different disciplines. It offers a newly developed ultra-modern nano-characterization and nano fabrications centers (includ-ing HRTEM, HRTEM, environmental SEM, X-ray, XPS, AFM and additional facilities and optical and e-beam lithographies). The multidisciplinary nature of the center provides a unique environ-ment for the education of future scientists and technologists for the nano-field. A ‘Nano-Seminar’ series has been established (coordinated by D. Porath); a new multidisciplinary teaching program combining physics, chemistry and applied physics (the “Exact Sciences” study program) was cre-ated, to educate a new generation of scientists who can conquer the challenges of the future. Porath group is a central member of HUCNN and benefit of its framework and infrastructure



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The School of Physics at TCD is the largest Physics Department in Ireland (27 staff members, 60 postdocs and 100 postgraduate students). It has a well-established international reputation for inno-vative research in Magnetic, Electronic Materials, Nanoscience and Computational Physics, all ar-eas that are highly relevant to the European priority theme of Information and Communication Technology. Moreover a new bio-physics research area is currently under development. Members of the school publish 200-250 peer-reviewed articles in international journals annually, which cor-respond to 40% of the publications in Physics in Ireland.

The proposed research program will be carried out at the Center for Research on Adaptive Nanos-tructures and Nanodevices (CRANN – www.crann.tcd.ie), Ireland’s flagship nano-science center. In March. 2007 the PI joined CRANN as leader of the theoretical division with the aim of bring theory and modeling into close contact with the ongoing experimental activities. CRANN has a ver-tical structure with fundamental activity sponsored by PI grants at the base, a middle level interdis-ciplinary multi-PI research and a top structure for industrial driven R&D. The CRANN research program is focused on three main areas, 1) magnetic nanostructures and devices, 2) bottom-up fab-rication and testing of nanoscale integrated devices, and 3) nanobiology of cell-surface interactions. Theory spreads horizontally across CRANN and this project is particularly relevant for the last area.



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University of Regensburg

The Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics is concentrated on the physics of micro- and nanostructures. Strong groups work on semiconductor nanostructures on molecular beam epitaxy, micro photoluminescence, micro Raman spectroscopy and excitation with femtosecond laser pulses. Another focus is centered on mesoscopic superconductivity, molecular electronics and magneto-transport at millikelvin temperatures. A class 10000 clean room for sample fabrication by state of the art electron beam lithography is available. The research teams are complemented by a leading group in high resolution transmission electron microscopy, included electron holography and Lor-entz microscopy.



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NuWave System Ltd, London, United Kingdom

NuWave System, Ltd. is a newly formed company with its headquarters in London, UK. The company was created with purpose to assist this Project in ensuring the continuity after the end of the project and in the management of the IPR and generated knowledge As a start-up, NuWave System Ltd will focus on protecting the IP and further continuation of research, procurement and development of new applications. One of its objectives will be creating a new rapid and low-cost technology for DNA sequencing. If proven feasible this technology will revolutionize the speed, cost and accuracy of decoding DNA genomes.


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