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Welcome to the workshop “Optomechanics on the Hudson”

This workshop focuses on various (quantum and classical) aspects of optomechanics. Its main objective is to provide a specialized forum for  exchanging ideas between different research groups working in this exciting area. The program of the workshop includes invited lectures given by prominent experts in the field, and contributed oral and poster presentations. Contributions from both theorists and experimentalists are encouraged. Invited lectures will provide unique opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues related to development of this area of physics as well as unique educational opportunity for graduate students and younger scientists interested in this field.  In order to particpate in the workshop without presenting a paper, please submit a registration request by using the respective link in the navigation menu or following this link. Approval of these requests will depend on space availability with preference given to authors of submitted papers.

The workshop will take place in the Graduate Center of the City University of New York located in the middle of Manhattan on April 2-4, 2012.  Topics covered by the workshop include, but are not limited to

  • Optomechanics of nanomechanical oscillators
  • Cavity cooling of optically levitating macroscopic objects
  • Optomechanics with ensembles of molecules and atoms
  • Optical cooling of mechanical modes of optical cavities
  • Optomechanics of mechanical membranes
  • Cavity enhanced optical manipulation of macroscopic objects and sensing

Contributions on these and other related  topics are invited.  Submission consists of an abstract (maximum 5000 characters)  and a one-page paper. To submit follow the submission link on the right-hand panel. The deadline for submission has been extended till March 16, 2012. The authors of the accepted papers will be notified within two days of submission. Since the number of participants in the workshop is limited, the Program Committee reserves the right to stop accepting new submissions as soon as all slots are filled even before the submission deadline.

 Confirmed invited speakers

to access the abstract of the invited talks (where available)  click on the name of the speaker

  • Prof. Girish Agarwal, Department of Physics,  Oklahoma State University, USA
    Electromagnetically Induced Transparency and Quantum Memory in Nano Mechanical Systems
  • Prof. Peter Barker, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, UK
    Optomechanics with levitated particles
  • Prof. Dr. Klemens Hammerer, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany
    Quantum Optomechanics and Interfaces to Atoms
  • Prof. Pierre Meystre, College of Optical Sciences University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA.
    Quantum state transfer in cavity optomechanics
  • Prof. Mark Raizen, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, USA.
    Einstein’s impossibility
  • Prof. Dr. Helmut Ritsch, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Universität Innsbruck, Austria.
    From cavity QED with quantum gases to optomechanics
  • Prof. Tal Carmon, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA.
    Brillouin Optomechanics

The selected list  of contributed talks highlighting the most exciting contributions can be found here.

 The workshop is organized under auspices of Initiative for Theoretical Science (ITS) of the Graduate Center of CUNY led by John Archibald Wheeler/Battelle Professor in Physics William Bialek (Princeton University and ITS at the GC CUNY). The organizing committee of the workshop includes Dr. Jack Harris  (Yale University), Dr. Mark Raizen (University of Texas at Austin),  Dr. Lev Deych (Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY), Dr. Vadim Oganesyan (College of Staten Island and The Graduate Center of CUNY).

March 16th, 2012 at 11:02 am