Swiss-Korean Outstanding Research Efforts Award (SKORE-A)
Supported jointly by
the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Korea
the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
||Quantum Coherent in Nanostructured Systems
||Mahn-Soo Choi (KIAS)
||December 2001 - November 2004 (3 years)
||Moo Young Choi (SNU), Hyun-Woo Lee
(KIAS), Hang Mo Yi (KIAS), In-Ho Lee (KRISS)
||University of Basel, Switzerland
(Christoph Bruder and Daniel Loss)
- The purpose of SKORE-A program is to promote long-term
collaborative efforts in science and technology between the Republic
of Korea and Switzerland encouraging further cooperative activities
through awarding research teams. SKORE-A is to raise the awareness of
the high potential of bilateral cooperation in academia as well as
among the decision makers in both countries.
- SKORE-A supports joint research projects that are being
conducted or planned in near future not only for scientific excellency
but also for their efforts to contribute to a lasting and expanding
collaboration between the two countries. The research team is composed
of researchers from both countries.
- The governments of the Republic of Korea and of Switzerland will
each contribute USD 100,000 every year. After 4 years, both will
jointly evaluate the program by designating an ad hoc commission or
experts whose mission is to review the experience of SKORE-A , and
will decide on its continuation.
- The ultimate responsibility of SKORE-A belongs to Ministry of
Science and Technology(MOST) and Swiss Science Agency(SSA), and those
two sides can designate institutions for the administration of these
funds. Korea Institute of Science and Technology Evaluation and
Planning(KISTEP) is authorized by MOST to play this role.
- SKORE-A is supposed to encourage bilateral cooperation between
the two countries by awarding scientists for their mutual
- The ultimate goal of the project is to investigate theoretically
(in close collaboration with experimental groups) new systems and
methods that are able to produce, maintain, detect, and transport
- A short-term goal is to devise methods to control decoherence.
The decoherence control is a key factor for coherent control of a
quantum system, especially, when it comes to nanoscale solid-state
- The subjects closely related to the project include quantum
computation and quantum information, mesoscopic transport,
spintronics, and molecular electronics.
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