James Millen

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James Millen is a researcher at the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Austria. His fields of research are quantum nanophysics, in particular the preparation of nanoscale objects for use in quantum experiments, and levitated optomechanics, in which the motion of levitated nanoparticles is controlled using light. He also has a strong interest in nanothermodynamics and quantum thermodynamics. In 2017 James was awarded the Institute of Physics’ Bates Prize for pioneering theoretical and experimental contributions to the field of optomechanics.

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