The Mechanical Systems in the Quantum Regime GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
Mechanical systems across a wide range of size scales and technologies now exhibit uniquely quantum coherent behaviors. Researchers have already begun to harness these new resources for quantum information, sensing, metrology, and fundamental physics. Still, major challenges remain in understanding how dissipation, quantum coherence, and nonlinearity manifest in these wildly diverse systems. This meeting will bring together scientists to discuss the latest experimental and theoretical advances in mechanical, phononic, and related systems that can be used to address outstanding challenges of nanoscale to cosmic proportions – quantum information transduction and processing; sensors that utilize ideas from quantum technologies or need to operate beyond quantum limits; understanding the behavior of increasingly complex combinations of mechanical and other quantum degrees of freedom; and detecting extremely weak interactions from gravity, dark matter, and other fundamentally new physics.
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 June 7, 2023. Please check back for updates.