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Vivishek Sudhir

Contact Info

room 5-324A

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139


  • 2011

    Imperial College London

  • 2016

    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


MIT Service

  • Graduate admissions committee (2019 - present)
  • Department UROP coordinator (2021 - present)
  • Undergraduate committee (2021 - present)
  • Faculty advisor of MIT Technique (2023 - present)


  • 2.004 Dynamics and Control (2020 - present)
  • 2.S982 Quantum Machines in a Classical World (2022 - present)


Selected publications:

  • Quantum noise and its evasion in feedback oscillators, Nature Comm. (2023)
  • Unification of Thermal and Quantum Noises in Gravitational-Wave Detectors, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2023)
  • Thermorefringent noise in crystalline optical materials, Phys. Rev. D (2023)
  • Limits and prospects for long-baseline optical fiber interferometry, Optica (2022)
  • Acceleration-Induced Effects in Stimulated Light-Matter Interactions, Phys. Rev. Lett. (2022)
  • Approaching the motional ground state of a 10-kg object, Science (2021)
  • Bell correlations between light and vibration at ambient conditions, Science Adv. (2020)
  • Preparation and Decay of a Single Quantum of Vibration at Ambient Conditions, Phys. Rev. X (2019)
  • Sub-hertz optomechanically induced transparency with a kilogram-scale mechanical oscillator, Phys. Rev. A (2019)
  • Quantum Limits on Measurement and Control of a Mechanical Oscillator, Springer (2018)
  • Quantum Correlations of Light from a Room-Temperature Mechanical Oscillator, Phys. Rev. X (2017)
  • Appearance and Disappearance of Quantum Correlations in Measurement-Based Feedback Control of a Mechanical Oscillator, Phys. Rev. X (2017)
  • Measurement-based control of a mechanical oscillator at its thermal decoherence rate, Nature (2015)

(see Google Scholar for full list)