Vivishek Sudhir

Vivishek Sudhir joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor in July 2020. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in 2016. As a postdoctoral associate, he led a team of graduate students that first demonstrated quantum-enhanced force measurement using quantum correlations generated in a room-temperature interferometer. He was the first to achieve the measurement of the position of a macroscopic object with the minimum noise allowed by the principles of quantum mechanics. His current interests, pursued in the LIGO Laboratory at MIT, are to scale-up quantum metrology techniques to gram-scale oscillators, quantum technologies based on mechanically-compliant interferometers, and to develop mechanical systems that allow for probes of basic physics of motion. Vivishek’s work has been recognized by a Best Poster Award at the International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy (2015), an EPFL Best Thesis Prize (Photonics, 2017), and a Swiss National Science Foundation Fellowship (2018).



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