CoQuS Colloquium - Sebastian Huber


On Monday, 4 Dezember 2017, Sebastian Huber (ETH Zurich) will speak about "A quantized quadrupole insulator in a mechanical metamaterial"

Seminar Talk

Sebastian Huber

ETH Zurich


"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 coffe 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