CoQuS-Talk by Sebastian Huber, ETH Zürich

04.12.2017 17:30

“A quantized quadrupole insulator in a mechanical metamaterial”


The elastic properties of materials are determined by a few material constants such as the
Young’s modulus. Using super-structures one can effectively change these “constants”. In
this way we obtain functionalities such as wave-guiding, acoustic lensing or programmable
failure. I will show how topological band theory, known from the description of electrons
in solids, provides us with a powerful design-principle for such mechanical metamaterials.



Monday, 4 December 2017,

16:30  get-together with coffee and snacks!


Lise Meitner Hörsaal, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1st floor, Vienna


The seminar talk will be preceded by a CoQuS Student talk at 17:00h by

Ralf Riedinger

University of Vienna

Across-chip entanglement of nanomechanical oscillators


Hosted by: Peter Rabl


Lise Meitner Hörsaal, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1st floor, Vienna