Workshop July 21 - 25, 2013, Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, TI, Switzerland

Quantum Nano- and Micromechanics

Nano and micromechanical oscillators are an enabling technology for precision experiments of mass force or displacement. In recent years it has become possible to control such mesoscopic systems at the quantum level, by coupling them to photons or artificial superconducting circuits. This research, at the interface of quantum optics, condensed matter Physics with Nanotechnology, has rapidly advanced in the last years. On the applied side such studies enable entirely novel optical devices that use the interactions of photons and phonons. On a fundamental level, this research constitutes test of quantum mechanics on a macroscopic scale. This summer school will bring leading researchers in this new domain of Physics together”.  



  • Tobias J. Kippenberg, EPFL (organizer)
  • Markus Aspelmeyer, University of Vienna (co-organizer)
  • Martino Poggio, University of Basel (co-organizer)