Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Quantum Engineering of Levitated Systems

2020, Aug 30 -- Sep 05

J. Gieseler (ICFO)
J. Twamley (Macquarie U.)
M. Juan (IQOQI Innsbruck/Uni. Sherbrooke)

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.

List of invited speakers

- Markus Aspelmeyer* (University Vienna, Austria)
- Peter Barker (University College of London, UK)
- Aashish Clerk (University of Chicago, USA)
- Martin Frimmer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
- Ivette Fuentes (University of Nottingham, UK)
- Andrew Geraci (Northwestern University, USA)
- Giorgio Gratta (Stanford University, USA)
- Jack Harris* (Yale, USA)
- Gabriel Hétet (ENS, France)
- Nikolai Kiesel (University of Vienna, Austria)
- Ping Koy Lam* (ANU, Australia)
- Tongcang Li* (Purdue University, USA)
- Nadine Meyer (ICFO, Spain)
- James Millen (King’s College, UK)
- Tracy Northup (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Oriol Romero-Isart (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
- Hendrick Ulbricht (University of Southampton, UK)
- Koji Usami (Tokyo University, Japan)
- David Vitali (University Camerino, Italy)
- Pavel Zemanek (Inst. of Scientific Instrument, Czech Republic)

(* to be confirmed)

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 250 eur.

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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

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*Cancellation Policy*
A 5 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') 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:
- Barcelona-Benasque, Aug 30.
- Benasque-Barcelona, Sep 05.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is Jul 15

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
  • Pictures

This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

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


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