Aalto physics colloquium

Aalto Physics Colloquium

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On Friday 29th November 2013 at 15:00 in K building hall 213 (Otakaari 4, Espoo)

Markus Aspelmeyer, University of Vienna
Schrödinger's Mirrors: Towards Table-Top Experiments at the Interface between Quantum Physics and Gravity

Massive mechanical objects are now becoming available as new systems for quantum science. Devices currently under investigation cover a mass range of more than 17 orders of magnitude - from nanomechanical waveguides of some picogram to macroscopic, kilogram-weight mirrors of gravitational wave detectors. This has fascinating perspectives for quantum foundations: the mass of available mechanical resonators provides access to a hitherto untested parameter regime of macroscopic quantum physics, eventually enabling novel tests at the interface between quantum physics and gravity.

The event starts with coffee in the lobby of the hall 213 at 15:00, the talk starts at 15:15.

Aalto physics colloquium is a high-level colloquium series covering all branches of physics in the Aalto university. Its aim is to invite high-level physicists from all around the world to tell about their research. The lectures are targeted to all physicists and those interested in physics. Entrance to the events is free of charge. Colloquia are organized approximatively once a month during the term time and the invitation responsibility circulates between all physics professors on the Aalto campus. The colloquium is funded by the Aalto department of Applied Physics, Academy of Finland center of excellence COMP (Computational Nanoscience) and Low Temperature Laboratory.

Aalto University is created through a merger between the Helsinki School of Economics, the University of Art and Design Helsinki and the Helsinki University of Technology. Aalto contains the top Finnish condensed matter physics research units, with specialization especially in materials research, optics, low temperature physics, nanophysics, medical physics and energy technology.

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The coordinator of the event is Peter Liljeroth.