The french-based optomechanics & nanomechanics community GdR MécaQ has awared their newly introduced Young Research Award to our EMP colleague Dylan Cattiaux "for observing the quantum ground state of vibration of a solid state mechanical resonator and describing the associated thermodynamic properties". This work was published in Nature Comm. 12, 6182 (2021).
More details about the awardee, the prize and a detailed list of publications can be found here. The thesis of Dylan Cattiaux is available online. Tragically, Dylan passed away some weeks after defending his thesis and the prize is named in his honour.