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Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime
Gordon Research Conference

The Rise of Quantum Acoustics


February 25 - March 2, 2018


Ventura Beach Marriott
Ventura, CA Site Information


John Teufel & Markus Aspelmeyer

Vice Chairs:
Cindy Regal & Klemens Hammerer

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by January 28, 2018. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

Rapid progress in the theory, engineering, control and measurement now allows macroscopic mechanical systems to exhibit unambiguously quantum mechanical effects. Today, researchers are leveraging the quantum behavior of these novel devices to impact many disparate goals. These include, for example, precision sensing, metrology, quantum information processing, transduction, and fundamental physics. This meeting will bring together scientists from these areas to discuss the most recent experimental and theoretical advances in mechanical systems in the quantum regime. Just as the techniques of quantum optics revolutionized the control and measurement of light, the rise of quantum acoustics now promises novel approaches to measurement science and the study of quantum physics.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.


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Preliminary Program

The topics and speakers for the conference sessions are displayed below (italics denote discussion leaders). The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers. The detailed program will be available by October 25, 2017. Please check back for updates.

  • Nonclassical States of Motion
    (Konrad Lehnert / Dietrich Leibfried / Sungkun Hong)
  • Quantum Measurement and Tomography
    (Eugene Polzik / Shlomi Kotler / Carlton Caves)
  • Fundamental Physics and Gravitational Waves
    (Igor Pikovski / Amir Safavi-Naeini)
  • Nonreciprocity in Light Matter Interactions
    (Ewold Verhagen / Andreas Nunnenkamp / Gaurav Bahl)
  • Advances in Quantum Optomechanics
    (Albert Schliesser / Thomas Purdy / Michael Vanner)
  • Ultra-Weak Force Measurements
    (Oriol Romero-Isart / Andrew Geraci)
  • Novel Theory and Applications
    (Florian Marquardt / Paul Barclay)
  • Coupling Qubits to Mechanical Systems
    (Andrew Cleland / Robert Schoelkopf / Peter Leek)
  • Hybrid Mechanical Systems
    (Cindy Regal / Tobias Kippenberg / Tracy Northup)
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