Author Archives: drjmillen

ERC Proof of Concept funding

  Excited to announce that we have received Proof of Concept funding to develop levitated technologies. More information here.

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Royal Society project funded!

We have had project “Doing More with Less” funded, which will explore the use of optical Orbital Angular Momentum for the control of levitated nanoparticles.  

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James interviewed by UCLQ

Here is a video interview of James by UCL Quantum, talking about both general and specific research:

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Strike!

As academia in the UK prepared to go on strike, we took at different approach in the group. Moving from microspheres to macrospheres, a great evening for our growing group!

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New public engagement project funded: Seeing the unthinkable

We will have a new project entering the Quantum Workshop! KCL’s Arts 7 Intelligence programme has funded the creation of a mobile electrical trap, to explore our visual understanding of data, in collaboration with artist Steven Claydon. Watch this space….

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Review article published

Our review article Optomechanics with Levitated Particles has been published in Reports on Progress in Physics! James Millen, Tania Monteiro, Robert Pettit & A. Nick Vamivakas Reports on Progress in Physics 83, 026401 (2020)

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Best Paper of 2019 award!

The article “Levitated Nanoparticles for Microscopic Thermodynamics – A Review” written by Jan Gieseler and James has won the Best Paper of 2019 award in the journal Entropy. I hope it’s a useful resource for the community.

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