This week we are off to “Synthetic Dimensions for Engineered Systems” at ETH Zurich, organised by Oded Zilberberg (ETH Zürich), Nathan Goldman (ULB) and Iacopo. Looking forward to catching up with many old friends and collaborators, and presenting some of our recent research.
With the completion of SynOptic, Hannah is moving to the University of Birmingham as a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Birmingham Fellow. She will be joining the Theoretical Physics sector there and starting a group on topological effects in photonics and quantum optics, building on the research directions of this project.
We’ll continue to post updates here for a little while longer about dissemination and publication activities that result from the project. Do also get in touch if you want to find out more!
Just got back from a fantastic conference on “Photonic Topological Insulators” held in Banff, Canada. For more information about the programme and for slides and some videos, see here Many thanks to Mikael and the other organisers for the invitation and the great opportunity!
I had a great time this week lecturing and meeting students from around the world at the “Advanced School and Workshop on Quantum Science and Quantum Technologies” at ICTP in Trieste. Videos and slides of my lectures are now available online here
This Friday I was lucky enough to speak to an enthusiastic group of students at the London International Youth Science Forum. This annual student event brings together around 500 young scientists, aged 16-21 years old, from around the world. It was great fun to meet them all and get so many interesting and insightful questions.
A great workshop and conference in Florence focused on static and dynamical gauge fields. For slides and more information, see here Thanks very much to all the organisers for their hard work and the great opportunity!
Our article on “Propagating edge states in strained honeycomb lattices” has been published today in Physical Review B. In this project, we investigated the helically propagating edge states associated with pseudo-Landau levels in strained honeycomb lattices, showing that such propagating states can be directly controlled by engineering the shape of the edges.