Phonons, unlike photons and electrons, have been notoriously difficult to control. This workshop will focus on recent progress in harnessing phononic degrees of freedom to develop new technologies. Studies of coherent phononic transport, novel phononic materials, devices and sensors, as well as new insights on how complex biological systems take advantage of phonons are merging into a unified new theme of quantum phononics. This promisses advances both in the fundamental science of quantum complexity and in several technologies related to bioinspired sensors, energy efficiency and nanomachines.

The workshop will take place in the historic town of Heraklion, a vibrant city which besides the well known academic setting of the University of Crete and the nearby Foundation for Research and Technology also offers numerous possibilities for cultural explorations.

The workshop is supported by the newly established Crete Center for Quantum Complexity and Nanotechnology, hosted at the Physics Department of the University of Crete, through the European  Union’s  7th Framework Programme  FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1.

                        Registration Deadline extended to May 1

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