GDR online

The link to follow the meeting online is the following (It will be active from 8:45 am.)


Here are some important rules of moderation:

- Once you are connected to the session, choose "join audio with microphone". Then please swithch off your microphone and camera in BBB to save the bandwidth.

- If you have questions for the speaker, you can directly ask them throught the chat during or after the talk. The chairman will ask the questions to the speakers himself.

- If you wish to ask a question orally, please ask throught the chat and the chairman will give you the "mic".

Scope and Objectives of the Meeeting

image3010.pngThe GDR MecaQ gathers the French community of scientists sharing an interest for quantum optomechanics, nanomechanics and associated phenomena and applications.

This fifth edition of the Annual Meeting of the GDR MecaQ will focus on advances in the field, while at the same time open to related research fields. For more information, you may refer to the website of previous editions [1,2,3].

This Annual Meeting will be organized with 3 kinds of communication:

  • Tutorial talks: 40 minutes invited tutorials will be given by internationally renowned speakers who will introduce their research topic and present their latest advances.

    Confirmed tutorial speakers:
           - Dr Natalia Ares, Oxford University.
           - Dr Lucien Besombes, CNRS - Institut Néel
           - Dr Audray Bienfait, CNRS - ENS Lyon
           - Dr Silvia Viola Kusminskiy, Max Planck Institute Erlangen
           - Pr Philipp Treutlein, University of Basel
  • Contributed / Invited presentations (20 minutes): up to 10 contributed talks will be selected upon abstract submission. The organizing committee will promote contributions, following timeliness and availability criteria.


COVID 19 Measures

After careful consideration we decided to organise the GDR MécaQ 2020 days entirely by videoconference. We have done our utmost to find alternative solutions but the current health situation and the prefectural directives unfortunately prevent us from welcoming you on site.

The event will be organised over one day the 9th of Ocotber 2020 in order to maintain everyone's attention and encourage direct exchanges between speakers and participants. To this end, we prefer live presentations, which will also be recorded (with the speakers' agreement) and made available online after the conference.  We will be using the Big Blue Button tool ( as well as our local server capable of hosting more than 200 simultaneous connections.

Live tests will be performed few days before the events to assess the quality of the connections. 

Registration and Abstract Submission

Deadline for Registration & Abstract Submission:

Abstract submission closes the 18th September 2020

Registration is opened until the 23th September 2020


The participation in the 5rd Annual Meeting of the GdR MecaQ is free, however, registration is mandatory. You can register here. Note that registration can only be done with a account. Therefore, if you have one, please use it, if not, please create one.  


Local Organizing Committee

Andrew Fefferman - Institut Néel, CNRS

Sébastien Hentz - CEA Léti

Benjamin Pigeau - Institut Néel, CNRS

Jean-Philippe Poizat - Institut Néel, CNRS

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