Visitors Drop by the Lab
A series of visitors came to our lab in Basel on the way back home from the 4th nanoMRI Conference in Ascona, Switzerland. Prof. Raffi Budakian from the University of Illinois and Prof. Chris Hammel from Ohio State University visited on Friday the 27th; Prof. John Marohn, Dr. Lei Chen, Jonilyn Longenecker of Cornell University, and Dr. Lee Harrell of the U.S. Military Academy visited on Saturday the 28th; and Dr. Mark Monti, Dr. Andrew Harter, Dr. Dimitri Alexson, and Dr. Heath Huckabay of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory visited on Monday the 30th.
NanoMRI Conference in Monte Verità
Prof. Christian Degen (ETH), Prof. Poggio, and Prof. Beat Meier (ETH) have organized the 4th nanoMRI Conference at the Centro Stefano Franscini in Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. The conference takes place between July 22nd and 27th and aims to bring together scientists and engineers interested in the field of ultrasensitive spin detection and nanoscale magnetic resonance imaging. A particular focus will be on magnetic resonance force microscopy, nanomechanical resonators, single spins in diamond, and on the experimental and theoretical challenges that go with pushing the limits of measurements. A full conference program is available here. Special thanks to our conference sponsors: The Centro Stefano Franscini, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), the NCCR Quantum Science and Technology (QSIT), National Instruments, SPECS, Bruker, Attocube, and Zurich Instruments.
Group Trip to Celerina
On the weekend of July 14th, the group took some time to relax on a trip to the high-mountain town of Celerina in the Canton Graubünden. Group members enjoyed hiking, sailing, cooking, eating, and a couple of animated games of Risk. Thanks to everyone on the trip for a good time!
Talk in Stuttgart
On Friday July 6th Prof. Poggio gave a talk at the Physics Department of the University of Stuttgart on the invitation of Dr. Lapo Bogani. The talk, entitled Nano-mechanics, nano-magnetometry, and nano-MRI is part of a series on “Control of quantum correlations in tailored matter” organized by the Universities of Stuttgart, Ulm, and Tübingen. The visit to Dr. Bogani’s lab was also an oppurtunity to discuss potential collaborations.
Pengfei Wang Begins Extended Visit
Ph.D. student Pengfei Wang of the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) began a 6-month visit to our group in early July. Pengfei’s visit is part of our collaboration with the group of Prof. Jiangfeng Du. Our two groups have won a joint 3-year grant given by the Sino Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation (SSSTC), in order to fund such exchanges. The title of our joint proposal is: Application of Mechanically-Detected Spin Resonance to Solid-State Nanostructures.