Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems

2022, Apr 24 -- Apr 30

J. Gieseler (IAV GmbH)
M. Juan (Uni. Sherbrooke)
N. Meyer (ETHZ)
J. Twamley (OIST)

We are excited to present the third edition of “Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems”. Building on the successes of the previous editions, 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 field sits at the interface of traditional quantum optics and nano-photonics and has attracted a strong interest in recent years. Through this workshop we strive to bring together the community to strengthen existing connections between ongoing research efforts, foster the development of new ideas, and broaden the scope of research directions and applications by inviting researchers with varied backgrounds.

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.

Invited speakers

- Peter Barker (University College London)
- Gabriel Hetet (École Normale Supérieure)
- Oriol Romero-Isart (University of Innsbruck)
- Rainer, Kaltenbaek (University of Ljubljana)
- Nikolai Kiesel (University of Vienna)
- Francesco Marin (University of Florence)
- James Millen (King's College London)
- David Moore (Yale University)
- Julen Simon Pedernales (Ulm University)
- Massimiliano Rossi (ETH Zurich)
- Hendrik Ulbricht (University of Southampton)
- Delic Uros (University of Vienna)
- Witlef Wieczorek (Chalmers University of Technology)
- George Winstone (NorthWestern University)

Call for participation

Abstract submission is CLOSED.

Abstract deadline: 08th April 2022
Abstract selection: 11th April 2022

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 250 eur.

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Further Information.

The CCBPP has received financial support for the organization of scientific meetings from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
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  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque


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