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Welcome Maryam!

Dr. Maryam Nikkhou joins our group today, to focus on rotational optomechanics. Very pleased to have you onboard, Maryam.

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We’ve moved into our new lab.

Congratulations to the whole team for a swift and smooth move into our new lab, watch this space for the first results!

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Late Light

Our group co-organised Late Light 2019, an evening of public and scientific lectures, and an exhibition of specially curated artworks inspired by research into Photonics. It was a huge success, with over 250 people attending. See a Physics World review … Continue reading

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British Optomechanics Research Network meeting

It was a great pleasure for us all to attend the inaugural British Optomechanics Research Network (BORN) meeting in Nottingham. This research area is approaching critical mass in the UK, and it’s great to have a strong sense of community.

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Microcavity paper published!

To test quantum physics, the community needs to move towards working with smaller nanoparticles. To do this, we need better optics. This work presents a method for building tiny, robust, and high-performance optical resonators, for cooling nanoparticles: Silicon microcavity arrays … Continue reading

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Levitated Optomechanics conference

We are organizing a Levitated Optomechanics conference in the Physikzentrum, aka “the Physics Castle” in Bad Honef, Germany. Attendence is free! We have spaces for attendees, poster presentations, and contributed talks. Apply here: https://www.we-heraeus-stiftung.de/veranstaltungen/seminare/2019/levitated-optomechanics/main/

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MaQS Workshop

We’re excited to be involved with the Macroscopic Quantum Superpositions collaboration, looking at new ways to explore fundamental physics. We attended the inaugural meeting at Imperial College.

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