11 March 2016 ICFO Master School on Quantum Nano- and Opto-mechanics


”ICFO Schools on the Frontiers of Light” to take place in July 2016. Supported by the Fundació Catalunya – La Pedrera • Ignacio Cirac Program Chair, these schools aim at giving talented young researchers and students worldwide a first introduction to a thematic research area and a taste of an international research environment. They will incorporate a dynamic and social learning environment beyond participating in lectures, including group discussions, direct interactions with the lecturers, student talks, poster presentations, and visits to labs.

The ICFO Master School on Quantum Nano- and Opto-mechanics is open to a limited number of students, selected on the basis of academic merit, and International Travel Fellowships are available to outstanding applicants from around the world.

The deadline for applications is Friday 15 April 2016

Lecturers & Topics:


  • Oriol Romero-Isart (Innsbruck): Levitated optomechanics
  • Amir Safavi-Naeini (Stanford): Optomechanical crystals
  • Darrick Chang (ICFO): Atom-optomechanics
  • Adrian Bachtold (ICFO): Carbon nanotube and graphene mechanics
  • Romain Quidant (ICFO): Optical trapping and manipulation of nanoparticles

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