A major objective of EPiQS is to provide funding that enables a community of top experimentalists and theorists to maximize their potential to explore, discover and understand emergent behavior of complex quantum matter.
EPiQS support for theoretical research in quantum materials focuses on postdoctoral and visiting scholars at several leading institutions in the field. By establishing Moore Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars programs, we hope to:
In December 2013, we solicited applications from twelve universities with demonstrated excellence in this field. After consulting with a panel of external experts, we have selected six universities for funding, and are currently developing grants with them. We used multiple criteria in the selection process, including the recent research accomplishments of respective theoretical programs and the potential impact of our funding on these programs. The selected universities are:
We will provide about $8 million over five years through these six awards. The grants will support Moore Postdoctoral Theory Scholars for appointments of up to three years and Moore Visiting Scholars for appointments ranging from a few months to one year. We anticipate that about 25 postdoctoral scholars will be trained and about a dozen visiting scholars will be hosted within this grant portfolio.