Quantum experiments with mechanical motion of solids

Welcome to Göteborg Mesoscopic Lecture / Manne Siegbahn Lecture​ with Cindy Regal, JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder.


Over the last decades, quantum effects in vibrations of micromechanical resonators have been observed in a surprising range of experiments.  Achieving the quantum regime with tangible motion of solid objects has both piqued the curiosity of physicists, and enabled new approaches to difficult tasks in manipulating quantum information. I will present experiments in our group that measure the motion of micromachined drums, and discuss how they evolved from a rich history of read-out and control in quantum optics and precision measurement. I will highlight our current efforts to use mechanical motion as a link between quantum states in disparate parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.​

Note: The lecture will be given as a Zoom event.


Meeting ID: 647 6970 5354​

Cindy Regal will be available for Zoom meetings/discussions with smaller groups at Chalmers, October 30, at 16-18. If you want to participate, please contact daryoush.shiri@chalmers.se 

The Göteborg Mesoscopic Lectures and the Manne Siegbahn Lecture are sponsored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences through its Nobel Institute of Physics.​

Category Lecture
Location: Online
Starts: 29 October, 2020, 16:15
Ends: 29 October, 2020, 17:00

Published: Mon 28 Sep 2020.