Workshop in Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems

2016-09-25 - 2016-10-01
Registration deadline: 
2016-05-22 (All day)
Benasque, Spain

Dear Colleagues

We are organizing a short Workshop on

“Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems”

that will take place at the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, Spain ( from Sept 25 to Oct 1, 2016 ( ). Benasque is a beautiful Spanish village located in the heart of the Pyrenees close to Aneto Peak, the highest mountain in the Pyrenees (3,404 meters -- 11,168 ft).

This workshop is intended to discuss the recent progress in the field of quantum engineering using levitated systems with a strong emphasis on mesoscopic systems and levitation either via optical, electric or magnetic means. Through levitation researchers aim to strongly suppress mechanical dissipation effects present in typical micro- and nano-mechanical devices. Achieving this will permit one to explore the creation of macroscopic quantum superpositions and to potentially probe the classical-quantum boundary, develop new types of sensors and novel engineered quantum systems.

Following the tradition of the Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual, we hope to provide through this workshop an interactive atmosphere to reinforce connections between research efforts, develop new ideas and explore novel directions. As a consequence, the schedule will provide ample time for discussion amongst the participants. In addition, a number of talks from the invited speakers and a few contributed talks will provide many opportunities for such discussions. Early Career Researchers (postdocs), and PhD students are encouraged to register, attend and participate.

Deadline for Registration May 22 (cost after acceptance 200 Euros).
Website to Register and Upload Abstract of Talk/Poster:

Preliminary list of workshop invited speakers

- Markus Arndt, (U Vienna, Austria)
- Peter Barker, (U College London, UK)
- Mishkat Bhattacharya (Rochester Inst Tech, USA)
- Sougato Bose, (U College London, UK)
- Darrick Chang, (ICFO, Spain)
- Andrew Geraci, (U Nevada, USA)
- Jack Harris, (Yale, USA)
- Ping-Koy Lam, (ANU, Australia)
- Tongcang Li, (Purdue, USA)
- Gabriel Molina-Terriza, (Macquarie U, Australia)
- Lukas Novotny, (ETHZ, Switzerland)
- Romain Quidant, (ICFO, Spain)
- Mark Raizen, (U Texas at Austin, USA)
- Oriol Romero-Isart, (U Innsbruck, Austria)
- Jason Twamley, (Macquarie U, Australia)
- Hendrik Ulbricht, (Southhampton, UK)
- Nick Vamivakas, (U Rochester, USA)

We hope to see you there!

Best Regards
 Peter Barker
 Mathieu Juan
 Tongcang Li
 Jason Twamley


Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual Benasque
42° 36' 15.4296" N, 0° 31' 22.1844" E
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