February 23, 2023
Today NWO announced that they will award the prestigious Vici grant to our group for developing hybrid spin-mechanical systems! This is very exciting news and will allow us to probe the boundaries of quantum states of mechanical systems using two-level systems.
February 18, 2023
In our group, we currently have two Master projects available - one is on developing a deep learning algorithm for the design of new optomechanical structures and the other one will focus on a nanobeam spectrometer. Please click the links for more information.
December 15, 2022
Matthijs has defended his PhD today, in a very impressive ceremony. Congratulations! Find his excellent thesis here.
November 18, 2022
Our team, in collaboration with researchers at AMOLF, have created an entangled state of phonons in time. The work was published today in Science Advances (see here for the paper and here for our press release). Very proud of everyone involved!
August 15, 2022
We are currently in the process of establishing a national testbed for mechanical sensors, fully funded by Quantum Delta NL. If you are interested to work at the intersection of a startup company and academic research, we have an open position for the Director of the testbed. For more information please click here.
December 6, 2021
As of today Jingkun can call himself Dr. Guo! Congratulations for an impressive PhD!
October 7, 2021
Our demonstration of quantum teleportation of an arbitrary photonic qubit onto a mechanical quantum memory was published today in Nature Photonics!
May 11, 2021
We have successfully started our first spin-off company from the lab - QphoX. Over the coming years, we will be developing the first Quantum Modem device, which will allow to network quantum processors and will form the backbone of the quantum internet. This endeavor is being support by Quantonation, Speedinvest, HTGF and the TU Delft!
February 15, 2021
The Executive Board of TU Delft has decided to appoint Simon as Full Professor of Quantum Physics. This is a recognition of the whole group’s hard work! Thank you, everyone!
December 17, 2020
Moritz successfully defended his PhD thesis today - very impressive work Dr. Forsch, congratulations!
December 9, 2020
The European Research Council will fund our research for the next 5 years through one of their prestigious Consolidator Grants! See the TU Delft press release for more information.
September 30, 2020
The state of Lower Austria has awarded the appreciation prize - its highest honor in science - to Simon. The prize was presented today by the Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner (link in German).
May 18, 2020
Our latest paper on creating a quantum memory using optomechanical resonators was published in Nature Physics today!
April 23, 2020
Andreas has been awarded a highly-competitive Schmidt Fellowship. This will allow him to choose a Postdoc position in a completely new research field! Congratulations!
February 20, 2020
Within 10 days of one another both Andreas (Cum Laude!) and Maarten graduated and received their PhDs. Both have done amazing work - congratulations!
October 7, 2019
Moritz’ and Rob’s paper on wavelength conversion with a mechanical oscillator in its quantum groundstate has been published online in Nature Physics today! Congratulations to all involved!
June 14, 2019
Igor became the second ever PhD student to graduate from our group! And the first Cum Laude - congratulations for your impressive work!
April 3, 2019
Today João successfully defended his thesis, as the first PhD student to ever graduate from our group. Congratulations Dr. Moura!
November 29, 2018
Igor and Andreas have demonstrated that an entangled state between two mechanical systems and two optical modes can violate a Bell inequality - our paper has just been published in Phys. Rev. Lett. and is featured in Physics! Congrats to the whole team!
July 20, 2018
Have you ever wondered how to test the interplay between two famous quantum effects, like the Casimir force and superconductivity? You can find the answer in our most recent publication in Phys. Rev. Lett.!
June 25, 2018
Our research is prominently featured in an article in Quanta Magazine, as well as on the cover of the July-issue of Scientific American.
April 25, 2018
Congratulations to Andreas, Igor, Ralf and Sungkun for our work on entangling two mechanical oscillators appearing in Nature today!
February 20, 2018
Today it was officially announced that Simon received tenure with December 1, 2017 and was promoted to Associate Professor! Thanks to everyone for the amazing support!
December 27, 2017
Congratulations to Maarten and everyone else involved - today we posted our result on fabricating novel smart tips for STM measurements on the arXiv!
September 21, 2017
Our results on creating a quantum state of a mechanical oscillator have been published in Science today!
July 27, 2017
Have you ever wondered how to make centimeter-sized mirrors that are only 200nm thick? Than you might be interested in our latest paper on the arXiv!
June 14, 2017
We have just posted our latest result on the arXiv! In our paper we demonstrate the preparation of a single-phonon Fock state and we measure it in a Hanbury Brown and Twiss interferometer.
April 11, 2017
Congratulations to Jingkun and Richard for their paper that appeared in Optics Express today!
November 18, 2016
Today the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter announced that we will receive another Projectruimte grant for our efforts in quantum optomechanics!
May 13, 2016
Today the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced that they will fund our project On-chip optomechanics experiments for quantum information processing for the next 5 years through a Vidi grant!
April 18, 2016
John Teufel wrote a very nice Physics viewpoint on our recent PRL paper! Here you can find the press release of the TU Delft.
April 5, 2016
Paper #2 out of our group appeared in PRL today! Great work Richard + João! - We demonstrate 108 Q and reflectivities exceeding 99% in our mechanical resonators, which will hopefully allow us to observe quantum effects in such structures at room temperature. You can also find the paper free to read on the arXiv.
January 18, 2016
Our first paper was published today - in Nature! You can find it here or as a freely accessible e-print on the arXiv. Thanks to our amazing collaborators! You can also read up on the paper in this press release.
December 18, 2015
We managed to experimentally demonstrate a non-classical state of a mechanical oscillator! The measurements were done in collaboration with the Aspelmeyer group - read more about it here: Nonclassical correlations between single photons and phonons from a mechanical oscillator, arxiv:1512.05360 (2015).
December 4, 2015
The European Research Council has now officially announced that we have been awarded an ERC Starting Grant! That is very exciting news and will allow us to pursue our research on single-photon strong coupling over the next 5 years.
November 19, 2015
We have just put our first paper on the arxiv: Mechanical Resonators for Quantum Optomechanics Experiments at Room Temperature, http://arxiv.org/abs/1511.06235 (2015)! Thanks Richard & João for the hard work!
October 22, 2015
The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech has published a video featuring Simon while he was still a Postdoc in the Painter group.
July 28, 2015
Our paper on a method of characterizing the bath of a mechanical oscillator has been published in Nature Communications: Observation of non-Markovian micromechanical Brownian motion, Nature Commun. 6, 7606 (2015) [e-print].
July 7, 2015
We have just received our first grant as an independent lab: a Projectruimte research project from the Dutch Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter!
April 23, 2015
Our latest Caltech paper got published! Great job Justin & Seán (and everyone else): Phonon counting and intensity interferometry of a nanomechanical resonator, Nature 520, 522 – 525 (2015) [e-print].
October 11, 2014
Simon Gröblacher is awarded the young scientist award of the Austrian Scientists & Scholars in North America (ASciNA) for the publication Squeezed light from a silicon micromechanical resonator, Nature 500, 185 – 189 (2013). Read more here (only in German).