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Thomas Karg wins Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award
The Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award is given by the Swiss Micro‐ and Nanotechnology Network for excellent scientific first‐author publications in the field of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience published by PhD students. Thomas Karg received the prize for his work in the field of optomechanics. Thomas and his colleagues observed for the first time strong coupling of a nanomechanical oscillator and an atomic spin ensemble, using a novel approach where the two systems are coupled by light across a macroscopic distance. These results are at the forefront of research in the field, with applications ranging from quantum metrology and networking to quantum feedback experiments and coherent links between quantum processors.