The quantum behavior of mechanical excitations across many orders of magnitude in length and mass scales has become an exciting branch of quantum science. Today, researchers are formulating experiments that will harness mechanical excitations and phonons in an increasing range of precision measurements, quantum devices, and tests of fundamental physics. This meeting will bring together scientists to discuss the latest experimental and theoretical work on mechanical systems in the quantum regime through lectures and poster sessions. Scientists from a diverse set of fields will present advances in using mesoscopic mechanical devices for quantum information processing and transduction, continuum optomechanics, and fundamental tests with phonons; and elucidate connections to large-scale optical and atomic interferometers and associated fundamental physical measurements.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2019. Please check back for updates.
- Gravitational Wave Observatories and Optomechanics
- Acoustics for Quantum Computers
- Brillouin Optomechanics and Surface Acoustic Waves
- Mechanical Transducers
- Atomic Interferometers
- Non-Reciprocal Devices
- Ultracoherent and Room Temperature Mechanics
- State Engineering and Fundamental Tests with Phonons
- Late-Breaking Topics