Optomechanical route to macroscopic quantum superpositions
The aim of this workshop is to pin-point the suitability of levitated optomechanics as a test-bed for the investigation of the validity of quantum theory at the mesoscopic and macroscopic scale; identify the fundamental challenges of such tests and the it will address opportunities offered by a space-based configuration; compare the capabilities of levitated optomechanics to those of other platforms such as magneto-levitated one for the identification of the best-suited experimental platform. The workshop will run over one day and a half, putting together around 50 scientists interests in the theoretical (and also experimental) aspects of levitated and magneto- levitated optomechanics for a critical assessment of the current possibilities that these platforms offer for the investigation of macroscopic quantum effects.
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Mauro Paternostro, Mario Ziman, Angelo Bassi