Quantum Thermodynamics

Coordinators: Antonio Acín, Gabriele De Chiara, Sabrina Maniscalco, and Jukka Pekola

Recent years are witnessing a renewed interest in thermodynamic applications at the nanoscale. Technological advances are leading to unprecedented levels of miniaturisation in the fabrication of microscopic engines capable of producing work. Recent experiments have produced engines built with only a few degrees of freedom, as for example a single electron transistor and the recently developed single ion engine. At the nanoscale, thermal fluctuations are quite strong and cannot be ignored any longer. Moreover, it is also expected that at these scales and for low temperatures quantum effects play a role in the fluctuations of fundamental thermodynamic quantities, such as energy, entropy, work and heat.

Quantum thermodynamics aims at understanding thermodynamic phenomena at the quantum scale. Novel relevant questions arise, such as: how do the laws of thermodynamics emerge in the this regime? What is the role of quantum coherences and correlations, for example entanglement, in the efficiency of a thermodynamic transformation? What is the maximum amount of work extractable from a reservoir? Quantum thermodynamics is also relevant for quantum information processing, as thermodynamic considerations play a fundamental role in the design of quantum information technologies, and to many-body physics, as concepts and tools from this field are needed for the design of many-particle quantum engines.

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Important deadlines:

  • Abstract submission for contributed talks: April 10, 2018
  • Notification of selected contributed talks: May 1, 2018
  • Late Registration Fee: $380 starts May 25th ($330 before). Registration includes: Daily refreshment breaks, lunches and two Special Events Dinners

Invited speakers:

  • Alexia Auffeves - Institut Néel-CNRS Grenoble
  • Mari Carmen Bañuls - Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (Garching)
  • Michele Campisi - Italian Institute of Technology
  • Adolfo del Campo - University of Massachusetts
  • Tobias Donner - ETH Zürich
  • Ivan Khaymovich - Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems (Dresden)
  • Nikolaj Kiesel - University of Vienna
  • Eric Lutz - University of Stuttgart
  • Benjamin Lev - Stanford
  • Dzmitry Matsukevich - Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore
  • Juan Pablo Paz - University of Buenos Aires
  • Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler - University of Mainz
  • Jörg Schmiedmayer - Technical University of Vienna
  • Ulrich Schneider - University of Cambridge
  • Roberto Serra - Federal University of ABC
  • Irfan Siddiqi - University of California, Berkeley
  • Masahito Ueda - RIKEN & University of Tokio
  • Roberta Zambrini - IFISC-UIB Mallorca

2018

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

  • Chair: Jukka Pekola (Aalto University) 08:50AM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 08:50AM Lars Bildsten (KITP) Welcome
    • 09:00AM Irfan Siddiqi (UC Berkeley) The Evolution of Quantum Trajectories: From Observation to Feedback
    • 09:45AM Eric Lutz (University of Stuttgart) Irreversibility and the quantum arrow of time
  • 10:30AM MORNING BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 11:00AM Main Seminar Room

     

    • 11:00AM Adolfo del Campo (UMass Boston) Quantum thermodynamics of complex systems
    • 11:45AM Bayan Karimi (Aalto University) Experimental realization of a quantum heat valve: Towards a superconducting Otto refrigerator
    • 12:15PM Javier Cerrillo (Technische Universität Berlin) Fluctuation theorems for non-equilibrium
  • 12:45PM LUNCH BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • Chair: W. Zurek (Los Alamos National Lab, US) 02:00PM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 02:00PM Juan Pablo Paz (Universidad de Buenos Aires) Cooling a quantum Oscillator
    • 02:45PM André Carvalho (Griffith University) Quantum heat engine operating between thermal and spin reservoirs
  • 03:15PM AFTERNOON BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 03:45PM Main Seminar Room

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 03:45PM Kavan Modi (Monash Univ.) Complete framework for non-Markovian quantum processes: A path towards quantum stochastic energetics
    • 04:15PM Alessandro Romito (Lancaster University) Energy exchange in quantum measurement processes: from heat and work tracking to a repeated-measurement heat engine
    • 04:45PM Caio Lewenkopf (Universidade Federal Fluminense) Landauer-Büttiker Approach to Strongly Coupled Quantum Thermodynamics: Entropy Evolution
  • 05:30PM SHUTTLE TO BWSCI KITP Courtyard

     

2018

Monday, Jun 25, 2018

  • Chair: Jukka Pekola (Aalto University) 08:50AM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 08:50AM Lars Bildsten (KITP) Welcome
    • 09:00AM Irfan Siddiqi (UC Berkeley) The Evolution of Quantum Trajectories: From Observation to Feedback
    • 09:45AM Eric Lutz (University of Stuttgart) Irreversibility and the quantum arrow of time
  • 10:30AM MORNING BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 11:00AM Main Seminar Room

     

    • 11:00AM Adolfo del Campo (UMass Boston) Quantum thermodynamics of complex systems
    • 11:45AM Bayan Karimi (Aalto University) Experimental realization of a quantum heat valve: Towards a superconducting Otto refrigerator
    • 12:15PM Javier Cerrillo (Technische Universität Berlin) Fluctuation theorems for non-equilibrium
  • 12:45PM LUNCH BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • Chair: W. Zurek (Los Alamos National Lab, US) 02:00PM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 02:00PM Juan Pablo Paz (Universidad de Buenos Aires) Cooling a quantum Oscillator
    • 02:45PM André Carvalho (Griffith University) Quantum heat engine operating between thermal and spin reservoirs
  • 03:15PM AFTERNOON BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 03:45PM Main Seminar Room

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 03:45PM Kavan Modi (Monash Univ.) Complete framework for non-Markovian quantum processes: A path towards quantum stochastic energetics
    • 04:15PM Alessandro Romito (Lancaster University) Energy exchange in quantum measurement processes: from heat and work tracking to a repeated-measurement heat engine
    • 04:45PM Caio Lewenkopf (Universidade Federal Fluminense) Landauer-Büttiker Approach to Strongly Coupled Quantum Thermodynamics: Entropy Evolution
  • 05:30PM SHUTTLE TO BWSCI KITP Courtyard

     

2018

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018

  • Chairs: Sabrina Maniscalco (University of Turku, Finlan 09:00AM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 09:00AM Benjamin L. Lev (Stanford University) Thermalization near Integrability in a Dipolar Quantum Newton’s Cradle
    • 09:45AM Ulrich Schneider (University of Cambridge) Quantum thermodynamics (and its breakdown) in optical lattices
  • 10:30AM MORNING BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 11:00AM Main Seminar Room

     

    • 11:00AM Ivan Khaymovich (Max Planck Dresden) Stochastic thermodynamics in single electron circuits
    • 11:45AM David Jennings (University of Oxford) Coherent majorization and a complete set of entropic conditions for quantum thermodynamics
    • 12:15PM Philippe Faist (Caltech) Asymptotically reversible thermodynamic simulation of quantum channels
  • 12:45PM LUNCH BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 02:00PM Poster session KITP Courtyard

     

  • 03:15PM AFTERNOON BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 03:45PM Poster session KITP Courtyard

     

  • 05:30PM RECEPTION KITP Courtyard

     

  • 06:00PM SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER KITP Courtyard

     

  • 08:00PM SHUTTLE TO BWSCI KITP Courtyard

     

2018

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018

  • Chair: Robert Alicki (University of Gdansk, Poland) 09:00AM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 09:00AM Alexia Auffèves (CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes) Autonomous machines as quantum work meters: Fundamentals and applications
    • 09:45AM Dzmitry Matsukevich (National University of Singapore) Quantum absorption refrigerator with trapped ions
  • 10:30AM MORNING BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 11:00AM Main Seminar Room

     

    • 11:00AM Masahito Ueda (University of Tokyo) Atypicality of most few-body observables
    • 11:45AM Rui Pan (Peking University) Experimental test of the differential fluctuation theorem and a generalized Jarzynski equality for arbitrary initial states
    • 12:15PM Matteo Lostaglio (ICFO) Quantum fluctuation theorems, contextuality and work quasi-probabilities
  • 12:45PM LUNCH BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 02:00PM FREE AFTERNOON-Shuttle Available to BWSCI KITP Courtyard

     

2018

Thursday, Jun 28, 2018

  • Chair: Janet Anders (University of Exeter, UK) 09:00AM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 09:00AM Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler (Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz) A single ion spin heat engine coupled to a harmonic oscillator flywheel
    • 09:45AM Roberta Zambrini (IFISC) Collective dissipation: Dynamic and thermodynamic effects
  • 10:30AM MORNING BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 11:00AM Main Seminar Room

     

    • 11:00AM Roberto M. Serra (Universidade Federal do ABC) TBC
    • 11:45AM Kater Murch (Washington University in St. Louis) Information gain and loss for a quantum Maxwell’s demon
    • 12:15PM Karen Hovhannisyan (Aarhus University) Autonomous thermal rotor in the quantum regime
  • 12:45PM LUNCH BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • Chair: Marcos Rigol (Penn State, US) 02:00PM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 02:00PM Jörg Schmiedmayer (Technische Universität Wien) One-dimensional atomic superfluids as a model system for quantum thermodynamics
    • 02:45PM Maxime Richard (CNRS - Institut Néel) Physics of heat transfer with a nonequilibrium quantum fluid of polaritons
  • 03:15PM AFTERNOON BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 03:45PM Main Seminar Room

     

    • 03:45PM Mari Carmen Bañuls (Max Planck Garching) Using Matrix Product Operators for non-equilibrium problems
    • 04:30PM Nicole Yunger Halpern (Caltech) Many-body-localized engine
    • 05:00PM Elisa Bäumer (ETH Zürich) Partial Thermalizations Allow for Optimal Thermodynamic Processes
  • 05:30PM RECEPTION KITP Courtyard

     

  • 06:00PM SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER KITP Courtyard

     

  • 08:00PM SHUTTLE TO BWSCI KITP Courtyard

     

2018

Friday, Jun 29, 2018

  • Chair: Dzmitry Matsukevich (NU Singapore) 09:00AM Main Seminar Room

    Invited talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion

    Contributed talks are 20 min + 10 min discussion

    • 09:00AM Nikolaj Kiesel (University of Vienna) Exploring the thermodynamics of small systems with levitated optomechanics
    • 09:45AM Tobias Donner (ETH Zürich) Driven-dissipative crystals of matter and light
  • 10:30AM MORNING BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 11:00AM Main Seminar Room

     

    • 11:00AM Michele Campisi (University of Florence) Quantum beat engines and refrigerators
    • 11:45AM Claudia Clarke (University College London) Dissipation production in a closed two-level quantum system as a test of the observability of the dynamics
    • 12:15PM Felix Binder (Nanyang Technological University) Thermodynamics of causal modelling
    • 12:45PM Closing remarks
  • 12:50PM LUNCH BREAK KITP Courtyard

     

  • 02:00PM CONFERENCE ENDS-SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location (See Registration Desk BEFORE FRIDAY to sign up.) KITP Courtyard

     

2018

Saturday, Jun 30, 2018

No talks scheduled.

2018

Sunday, Jul 01, 2018

No talks scheduled.