Description The study of nanomechanical systems has evolved into a substantial and growing field of research. The interest in nanomechanical systems is fueled by their applicability to a wide range of problems: In addition to the ability to use these solid-state systems to investigate fundamental quantum physics and to target the frontiers of quantum mechanics, these systems also have applications in classical and quantum information technology and as ultrasensitive detectors of mass, displacement, acceleration, force or spin. As a result, research directions such as cavity optomechanics and nanoelectromechanics today attract a significant number of researchers from around the world. By their nature, nanomechanical systems are interdisciplinary, since they can couple to electrical circuits or optical cavities, and have potential applications in nano- and optomechanical technologies.
 
This workshop will highlight recent experimental and theoretical breakthroughs at the forefront of international research, and bring together international experts from the various fields of nanomechancs.


Research Talks on:

Optomechanics;
Nanoelectromechanics;
Nanomechanical arrays;
Sensing;
Photonic crystals for optomechanics;
Diamond nanomechanics;
Nanotubes and graphene for nanomechanics; surface-acoustic waves;
Coupling to superconducting circuits;
Microwave-to-optics conversion;
Quantum effects;
Foundational questions;
Entanglement;
and others



Speakers:
Adrian Bachtold, ICFO Barcelona
Miles Blencowe, Dartmouth University
Warwick Bowen, University of Queensland
Tal Carmon, Technion
Eddy Collin, Institut NÉEL CNRS
Per Delsing, Chalmers
Rosario Fazio, ICTP Trieste
Simon Gröblacher, TU Delft
Ania Jayich, UC Santa Barbara
Hubert Krenner, University of Augsburg
Peter Leek, Oxford University
Niels Loerch, Basel University
Francesco Marin, University of Florence
Andreas Nunnenkamp, Cambridge University
Vittorio Peano, University of Malta
Martino Poggio, Basel University
Cindy Regal, JILA Boulder
Amir Safavi-Naeini, Stanford University
Albert Schliesser, Niels Bohr Institute Copenhagen
Signe Seidelin, University of Grenoble
Philipp Treutlein, University of Basel
Mukund Vengalattore, Cornell University
David Vitali, University of Camerino
Andre Xuereb, University of Malta
Yun-Feng Xiao, Peking University



For the 1st week Advanced School on Foundations and Applications of Nanomechanics 18 - 22 September 2017, go to link:
http://indico.ictp.it/event/7991/

For the ICTP Colloqium, Prof. Florian Marquardt -  Light and Motion at the Nanoscale-  on Wed 27 Sept 2017 at 16:30 Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall, go to link:
http://indico.ictp.it/event/8288
Go to day
  • Monday, 25 September 2017
    • 08:20 - 21:35
      • 08:30 Registration and payment formalities: Registration at venue - ATTENTION: ONLY for ALL Faculty and for those participants who are NOT staying in the ICTP Guest Houses- Paid participants registered in the guest houses need to go DIRECTLY (with passport!) 1st to Operations office FERMI Building: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30-12:00 and 13:30 - 14:30 and 2nd to UNICREDIT BANK branch on ICTP campus, Fermi Building, open only on Mondays and Fridays 8:20 to 13:20 and from 14:30 to 16:00 1h10'
      • 09:40 Coupling giant atoms to surface acoustic waves 40'
        Speaker: Per DELSING (Chalmers, Sweden)
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30' ( Terrace )
      • 10:50 Mini-Project Presentation 30'
      • 11:20 Dissipation and hybridisation in graphene resonators 40'
        Speaker: Adrian BACHTOLD (ICFO Barcelona, Spain)
      • 12:00 Tailoring the state of a mechanical resonator via phase-sensitive feedback 40'
        Speaker: David VITALI (University of Camerino, Italy)
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h50' ( Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Nonlinear frequency transduction of Brownian motion 40'
        Speaker: Eddy COLLIN (Institut NEEL CNRS, France)
      • 15:10 Tailoring the flow of sound and light on the nanoscale using topology 40'
        Speaker: Vittorio PEANO (University of Malta, Malta)
      • 15:50 Coffee break 20' ( Terrace )
      • 16:10 Optomechanics with arrays of atoms and a membrane 40'
        Speaker: Philipp TREUTLEIN (University of Basel, Switzerland)
      • 16:50 Optical control of single-mode phonon waveguide 40'
        Speaker: Amir SAFAVI-NAEINI (Stanford University, USA)
      • 17:30 PANEL DISCUSSION 1h30'
      • 19:00 WELCOME RECEPTION 2h30' ( Terrace )
  • Tuesday, 26 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 21:00
      • 09:00 Mechanical sensing of nanomagnetic systems 40'
        Speaker: Martino POGGIO (Basel University, Switzerland)
      • 09:40 Quantum information processing with optomechanical systems 40'
        Speaker: Simon GROEBLACHER (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30' ( Terrace )
      • 10:50 Mini-Project Presentation 30'
      • 11:20 Electro-optic correlations improve an efficient mechanical converter 40'
        Speaker: Cindy REGAL (JILA Boulder, USA)
      • 12:00 Quantum Electromechanical Systems: Towards Stabilizing Mechanical Quantum States Through Nonlinearity 40'
        Speaker: Miles BLENCOWE (Dartmouth University, USA)
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h50' ( Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 TRIP 4h30' ( )
      • 19:00 CONFERENCE DINNER 2h0' ( )
  • Wednesday, 27 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 19:00
      • 09:00 Reservoir engineering for amplification and nonreciprocal devices 40'
        Speaker: Andreas NUNNENKAMP (Cambridge University, U.K.)
      • 09:40 Cavity optomechanical cooling beyond the resolved sideband limit 40'
        Speaker: Yun-Feng XIAO (Peking University, China)
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30' ( Terrace )
      • 10:50 Mini-Project Presentation 30'
      • 11:20 Water-wave lasers 40'
        Speaker: Tal CARMON (Technion, Israel)
      • 12:00 Quantum non-demolition measurement of the radiation field exploiting its mechanical interaction 40'
        Speaker: Francesco MARIN (University of Florence, Italy)
      • 12:40 lunch break 1h50' ( Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 From quantum synchronisation to time-crystals 40'
        Speaker: Rosario FAZIO (ICTP, Italy)
      • 15:10 Ultra-coherent Soft-clamped Mechanical Resonators for Quantum Optomechanics and Force Sensing 40'
        Speaker: Albert SCHLIESSER (Niels Bohr Institute Copenhagen, Denmark)
      • 15:50 Coffee break 30' ( Terrace )
      • 16:30 ICTP Colloqium - Light and Motion at the Nanoscale 1h30' ( Leonardo Building - Budinich Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Florian Marquardt (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Erlangen, Germany)
        Material: announcement
  • Thursday, 28 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:20
      • 09:00 Tunable spin-spin interaction in a nano-mechanical device 40'
        Speaker: Anton PARAFILO (ICTP)
      • 09:40 Spin-coupled diamond mechanical systems 40'
        Speaker: Ania JAYICH (UC Santa Barbara, USA)
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30' ( Terrace )
      • 10:50 Mini-Project Presentation 30'
      • 11:20 Quantum Synchronization Blockade 40'
        Speaker: Niels LOERCH (Un. Basel, Switzerland)
      • 12:00 Dispersive coupling of a superconducting qubit to a SAW resonator 40'
        Speaker: Peter LEEK, (Oxford University, UK)
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h50' ( Cafeteria )
      • 14:30 Rare-earth doped crystals for strain-coupled optomechanics 40'
        Speaker: Signe SEIDELIN (University of Grenoble, France)
      • 15:10 Manipulating heat in optomechanical systems 40'
        Speaker: Andre XUEREB (University of Malta, Malta)
      • 15:50 Coffee break 30' ( Terrace )
    • 16:20 - 19:00 POSTER SESSION
      • 16:20 Introduction to posters 40'
  • Friday, 29 September 2017
    • 09:00 - 14:30
      • 09:00 Interfacing single quantum emitters with surface acoustic waveforms 40'
        Speaker: HUBERT KRENNER (UNIVERSITY OF AUGSBURG, GERMANY)
      • 09:40 Universal critical dynamics beyond the Markovian regime 40'
        Speaker: Mukund VENGALATTORE (Cornell University, USA)
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30' ( Terrace )
      • 10:50 Mini-Project Presentation 30'
      • 11:20 Microwave optomechanics with a two-phonon drive 40'
        Speaker: Daniel BOTHNER (TU Delft, The Netherlands)
      • 12:00 Superfluid optomechanics: quantum control of a quantum liquid 40'
        Speaker: Warwick BOWEN (University of Queensland, Australia)
      • 12:40 Lunch break 1h50' ( Cafeteria )