Beilstein Nanotechnology Symposium 2024 – Sensing with Mechanical Systems

Mechanical systems have been a cornerstone in measurement science throughout history, and progress in measurement technology has been tightly connected with our ability to assemble, control, and understand mechanical systems. This development continues today with advancement in micro- and nanofabrication led to an explosion of novel micro- and even macro-mechanical sensing systems. These systems span the full continuum from basic science applications like atomic force microscopy or mass spectrometry to industrial products like inertial sensors or microphones.

In recent years, breakthroughs in opto- and electromechanics demonstrated that mechanical systems can reach the quantum regime. Such mechanical quantum systems not only allow for fundamental tests of quantum mechanics and gravity, but also provide an avenue towards unprecedented sensitivity in established sensing applications. Following this path requires understanding of both quantum measurement and classical sensing.

This symposium will bring together scientists working in both the classical and quantum regimes to discuss new ideas and explore connections between different branches of mechanical sensing.


Themes Inclue

  • Electro-mechanical sensing
  • Opto-mechanical sensing
  • Applications (AFM, gravitational sensing, superfluid helium etc.)
  • Measurement techniques and theory
  • Classical to quantum, what can be gained?


Speakers Include

  • Vaishali Adya / KTH Stockholm, Sweden
  • Alexander Eichler / ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • David Haviland / KTH Stockholm, Sweden
  • Thomas LeBrun / NIST, USA
  • Michael Kraft / KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Mohammad Mirhosseini / Caltech, USA
  • Florian Marquardt / Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
  • Laure Mercier de Lepinay / University of Aalto, Finland
  • Daniel Platz / TU Wien, Austria
  • Peter Rakich / Yale University, USA
  • Cindy Regal / University of Colorado Boulder, USA
  • Silvan Schmid / TU Wien, Austria
  • Gary Steele / TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Peter Steeneken / TU Delft, Netherlands
  • Dana Weinstein / Purdue University, USA
  • Hiroshi Yamaguchi / NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Japan


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