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The Advanced School ‘Frontiers of Nanomechanics’ will introduce the fundamental concepts of nano- and optomechanical systems and describe the key ideas behind future potential technologies.
The school will consist of eight lecture series (two times one hour) delivered by international experts. These lecture series reflect the fields which currently attract the highest scientific interest and/or application potential and cover landmark implementations of nanomechanical systems. They also represent a good balance between experimental and theory perspectives, fundamental recurrent topics and modern topics which only developed in the last couple of years, as well as between classical and quantum mechanical aspects of nanomechanics. The lecture series will be complemented by practical, hands-on mini-project sessions supervised by the lecturers. The results of the mini-projects which will be presented at the end of the school.
A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.
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