Gothenburgs Vetenskapsfestivalen is one of the leading popular science events in Europe. Witlef Wieczorek from Chalmers gave a public presentation this Saturday. Young and old were equally fascinated by the pursuit to research the limits of quantum mechanics. It was great fun to present this research to the public and we received many excellent questions and had kids with curious eyes in the audience!
SuperMeQ presented results on its levitation platform at the APS March meeting in Las Vegas: Towards quantum magnetomechanics – chip-based magnetic levitation of a superconducting microsphere at session B66: DAMOP: Hybrid Quantum Systems I.
The OEAW Innsbruck team together with the team from KIT have demonstrated a new way of cooling mechanical motion. This novel method exploits the nonlinearity of a superconducting flux-tunable microcavity, which is coupled to the motion of a mechanical cantilever. By driving the cavity in the nonlinear regime, enhanced cooling of the center-of-mass motion was demonstrated. All the details can be read here, with a synopsis here and a news article here. Congrats to the OEAW Innsbruck and KIT teams for this excellent work!
Have a look at this news article from Chalmers about the start of SuperMeQ.
SuperMeQs kick-off meeting has taken place at UAB campus in Barcelona, hosted by Carles Navau Ros from SuperMeQ’s UAB node. We had two days full of presentations, discussions and getting together. This was a great way to kick start the project!
We are excited to share that our Horizon Europe project SuperMeQ started 1 October 2022. It is a collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden), the Austrian Academy of Sciences (in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria), the Walther Meissner Institute (Garching, Germany), Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany).