Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems

2018, Sep 16 -- Sep 22

J. Gieseler (Harvard U.)
J. Twamley (Macquarie U.)
M. Juan (IQOQI, Innsbruck)

We are excited to present the second edition of the “Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems” workshop. The workshop focuses on recent developments in the field of quantum systems based on levitation by optical, electric and magnetic techniques with a strong emphasis on mesoscopic systems. Since levitated objects are freely suspended, common mechanical dissipation mechanisms that limit many typical micro- and nano-mechanical devices are strongly suppressed. The ultra-low dissipation enables new types of sensors and allows to explore the creation of macroscopic quantum states, which could probe the classical-to-quantum boundary and form the basis of novel engineered quantum systems.

This exciting new field sits at the interface of traditional quantum optics and nano-photonics and has attracted a strong interest in recent years. The aim of this workshop is to advance the field further by gathering the leading experts and by providing an inspiring meeting place for theoretical and experimental researchers in this field.

The Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual provides an interactive atmosphere, which strengthens existing connections between ongoing research efforts, and fosters the development of new ideas and the exploration of novel directions by offering a relaxed schedule with ample time for discussions amongst the participants. Additional opportunities for discussion will be provided during selected invited talks and a couple of contributed talks. Early Career Researchers (postdocs), and PhD students are encouraged to participate and to apply for an oral or poster contribution.

Confirmed list of workshop invited speakers

- Markus Aspelmeyer (University Vienna, Austria)
- Angelo Bassi (University Trieste, Italy)
- Peter Barker (University College of London, UK)
- Sougato Bose (University College of London, UK)
- Brian D’Urso (Montana State University, USA)
- Radim Filip (Palacky University, Czech Republic)
- Martin Frimmer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Andrew Geraci (Northwestern University, USA)
- Jack Harris (Yale, USA)
- Gabriel Hétet (ENS, France)
- Rainer Kaltenbaek (University Vienna, Austria)
- Nikolai Kiesel (University Vienna, Austria)
- Thomas W. LeBrun (NIST, USA)
- Tongcang Li (Purdue University, USA)
- Nobuyuki Matsumoto (Tohoku University, Japan)
- James Millen (King's College London, UK)
- David Moore (Yale, USA)
- Tracy Northup (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Romain Quidant (ICFO, Spain)
- Oriol Romero-Isart (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Loïc Rondin (University Paris Sud, France)
- Ben Stickler (University Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
- Hendrick Ulbricht (University of Southampton,UK)


This workshop was partly funded by the European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (SEQOO, H2020-MSCA-IF-2014) and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 736943

Marie ERC maqsens

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This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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  • Gobierno de Aragón
  • Ministerio de educación y ciencia
  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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