Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems


M. Juan (Uni. Sherbrooke), N. Meyer (ETHZ), J. Twamley (OIST)

We are excited to present the forth 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. The conference will be held in the 'Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual' and it is intended to stimulate the exchange of ideas between scientists with different views of the field.

Invited speakers

Jack Harris (Yale University)Jayadev Vijayan (University of Manchester)Julen Pedernales (Universität Ulm)
Andrew Gerraci (Northwestern University)Piotr T. Grochowski (University of Innsbuck - IQOQI Innsbruck)Tracy Northup (University of Innsbruck)
Witlef Wieczorek (Chalmers University of Technology)Matteo Fadel (ETH Zürich) Maria Fuwa (Gakushuin University)
Uros Delić (University of Vienna) Juan Manuel Cornejo (Leibniz Universität Hannover)Adrian Bachtold (ICFO)
Kiyotaka Aikawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)Benjamin Stickler (Universität Ulm)Vanessa Wachter (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light Erlangen)
Olivier Arcizet (Institut Néel, Université Grenoble Alpes)

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission should be done through here.

    * Abstracts files should be 1 page abstract in .pdf format
    * The use of graphics in the abstract is optional.
    * A complete editable abstract example and guidelines could be downloaded here.
    * You have to be registered before abstract submission

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 300 eur.

Pay by bank transfer

The registration fee must be paid to the account of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual after your application has been accepted.

Ibercaja (account number): 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193
IBAN: ES44 2085 2310 3803 3004 4193

Remember that your registration is complete only after the payment is made.

* Please, pay after your application has been accepted.
* Please, send a confirmation by e-mail to info@benasque.org.
* Please pay all bank charges
* Include as a subject in the transfer '2024qels Your_Surname'
* In the comments section include:
      Full name of the conference and your name.

Pay by credit card

Credit card online payments here.

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*Cancellation Policy*
A 30 euro charge will be applied for cancellations made up to 10 days before the conference start date.
A no refund policy will be applied to cancellations made after this date.

Bus transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra'.
Cross the road using the zebra crossing and turn left. The bus will stop there) at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Sep 15, Barcelona-Benasque.
- Sep 22, Benasque-Barcelona.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is Jul 15

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures