Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 25 Sep 2017
Ends 29 Sep 2017
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
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:

Nanomechanical arrays;
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;
and others

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:

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:


Andrew Cleland (University of Chicago), Ivan Favero (Universite Paris Diderot), Florian Marquardt (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg), Fabio Pistolesi (Université de Bordeaux), Eva Weig (Unviersity of Konstanz), Local Organiser: Mikhail Kiselev