The scientific program of FNS/2019 will comprise three and one-half days of talks in a single, plenary-session format. The program will include two poster sessions and fourteen oral sessions.

Among session foci for FNS/2019 are:

  • quantum electromechanics
  • strongly nonlinear dynamical response
  • synchronization & pattern formation phenomena with NEMS & MEMS resonators
  • quantum & classical fluctuations far from equilibrium and many-body localization of vibrational excitations
  • topological effects in phononic systems
  • mechanical-domain dissipation, many-body quantum dissipation, and dissipation engineering in NEMS & MEMS
  • single- and multi-modal Floquet dynamics
  • coupling of mechanical vibrations to other degrees of freedom – including atoms, molecules, electrons, spins, and photons.
  • classical & quantum sensing with nanomechanical systems


As for the previous 2017 event, FNS/2019 is intended to be a working meeting. Each session will include ample time for discussions amongst speakers and workshop participants. “Moderator/provocateurs” will preside over each session to facilitate free-flowing and continuous dialog. The provocateurs will anchor discussions and prevent uninterrupted monologues by peppering the speakers’ presentations, as appropriate, with preconceived “blue-sky” questions.

FNS/2019 will be organized as follows: Two morning sessions will be held each day, separated by an half-hour coffee/discussion break. Lunches will be provided during an extended period, after which two additional afternoon sessions will commence, which are also punctuated by an extended coffee/discussion break. There will be a conference reception on Sunday evening and a conference banquet on Wednesday evening. On two evenings (Monday & Tuesday) sufficient time will be allocated to permit conference participants to walk to the excellent restaurants nearby.

The draft agenda for FNS/2019 is delineated below; please note that further updates are likely!