Quantum thermodynamics

Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Registration deadline: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

With great pleasure, we announce that the 9th edition of the Quantum Optics conference will be held in Gdańsk at the Baltic sea in Poland on 17th - 23rd September 2017 (17.09.2017 arrival, 23.09.2017 departure).

The registration for the conference Quantum Optics IX is already open at http://quantumoptics.faj.org.pl/?page=registration.


01/04/2017: On-line registration open

30/04/2017: Abstract for contributed talks submission deadline

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Saturday, April 15, 2017
Registration deadline: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

The aim of this meeting is to bring together scientists interested in Quantum aspects of Thermalization, Quantum Transport, Quantum Effects in Macroscopic Systems (condensed matter, biology, etc.), Quantum Computation, Open Quantum Systems, Quantum Fluctuations and Large Deviations, and Quantum Thermodynamics.

Main speakers:

Sunday, February 21, 2016
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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Friday, January 22, 2016

I am announcing 6th Working Group Meeting of COST Action MP1209 "Thermodynamics in the Quantum Regime". We have an excellent complement of speakers lined up and this meeting promises to be an exciting one.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The first Q+ Hangout of the year is on the 26th of January!

As usual, if you are watching with a group and want to reserve a seat in the hangout then leave a comment on the event page:

We also encourage individuals interested in active participation---which typically involves asking questions after the talk---to join the hangout. Otherwise you can watch on the livestream. Details follow.

Looking for fresh phd or experienced post-doctoral fellow to work in an experimental ion trap group having diverse projects. The candidates will be working on ion trap based quantum thermodynamics and quantum synchronization (2 separate position). The ion trap experiment is presently up and running (please consult the webpage for more information). Both the projects are adequately funded for next 3-4 years. The group is young and vibrant with international composition in the cosmopolitan setup of Singapore.

The position involves analytical and computational modelling of laser excitation of semiconductor quantum dots and other systems, devising schemes for the erasure of information stored in those systems, and extending the thermodynamical framework to incorporate the erasure schemes. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in computational quantum physics preferably with a background in semiconductor quantum dot systems (or similar area of condensed matter physics).

Application deadline: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Quantum Optics and Information Group of Goiânia is a research team of the Institute of Physics of Federal University of Goiás (Brazil) that undertakes research in both theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum mechanics and advanced quantum technologies with future applications in metrology, communication, and computation. Our group originated from the Quantum Optics Group, founded in 1999 by Professor Basilio Baseia, that was primarily focused on the preparation, the study of the properties and the applications of nonclassical states of the electromagnectic field in travelling waves or inside a superconducting cavity. With the incorporation of new researchers to the group: Ardiley T. Avelar (2006 ), Norton G. de Almeida (2009), Wesley B. Cardoso (2010), Lucas C. Céleri (2012) and Rafael M. Gomes (2012), the research lines was greatly expanded including, among other things, the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum mechanics of open system, optical solitons and optical communications, nonlinear dynamics in Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum (relativistic) thermodynamics, quantum (relativistic) information and experimental quantum optics.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Registration deadline: 
Monday, August 31, 2015

Dear all,

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Since its beginnings one of the main purposes of thermodynamics has been the optimization of devices. Commonly, processes are characterized as optimal if they are maximally fast or maximally efficient. Recent years have seen the development of various theoretical tools which tremendously broadened our understanding of such optimal processes, in quantum mechanics and in classical physics. A particular highlight are so-called shortcuts to adiabaticity -- finite time processes that mimic adiabatic dynamics without the requirement of slow driving.

We seek to understand how the world works at the small scale. Quantum mechanics is the fascinating field that studies how nature works on the nano- and microscales. Several questions are still under investigation: What is the nature of the transition between the quantum mechanical laws and those of ordinary classical mechanics that large systems obey? How can one use the stronger coherences that arise in quantum systems to make possible more precise measurements or quicker computations?

We are a young theoretical quantum physics group working on addressing these questions from the lovely island of Malta. Our work spans the fields of quantum optics, including quantum optomechanics and quantum information, and quantum thermodynamics.

Department of Physics University of Malta
Msida, MSD2080
35° 53' 38.5548" N, 14° 28' 41.3508" E