KITP Program: Thermodynamics of quantum systems: Measurement, engines, and control
(May 29 - Jul 20, 2018)
Coordinators: Janet Anders, Gabriele De Chiara, Andrew N. Jordan, and Ronnie Kosloff

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Time Speaker Title
5/29, 9:30am Andrew N. Jordan
(University of Rochester & KITP)
Ronnie Kosloff
(Hebrew University & KITP)
Welcome from the Organizers, Introductions, and Program planning[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/30, 9:30am Robert Alicki
University of Gdańsk & KITP
Introduction to Quantum Thermodynamics: History and Prospects[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5/31, 9:30am Massimiliano Esposito
University of Luxembourg & KITP
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Open Quantum Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 9:30am Björn Sothmann
(Universität Duisburg-Essen & KITP)
Introduction to Quantum Transport, thermoelectrics, and mesoscopic heat engines[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/01, 10:30am Janine Splettstoesser
(Chalmers Univ. of Technology & KITP)
Rafael Sánchez
(Universidad Autónoma de Madrid & KITP)
Introduction to Quantum Transport, thermoelectrics, and mesoscopic heat engines, cont'd[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/04, 2:00pm Gershon Kurizki
Weizmann Institute of Science & KITP
Thermal Baths Under Quantum Control: More Friends than Foes[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/05, 9:30am Benjamin Huard
Quantum trajectories and feedback in circuit-QED[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/06, 9:30am Marcos Rigol
Penn State & KITP
From unitary dynamics to statistical mechanics in isolated quantum systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/07, 9:30am Ronnie Kosloff
Hebrew University & KITP
Discrete Engines[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 9:30am Luis Correa
University of Nottingham & KITP
Performance optimization of quantum heat devices[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/08, 10:30am Luis Correa
University of Nottingham & KITP
Quantum thermometry[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/11, 2:00pm Jukka Pekola
Aalto University & KITP
Electrons in a Box: Realization of Szilard Engine and Autonomous Maxwell Demon[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/12, 9:30am John Goold
Trinity College Dublin & KITP
Quantum dynamics and correlations in disordered interacting systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/13, 9:30am Obinna Abah
Queen's University Belfast & KITP
Shortcut-to-adiabaticity machine: A new twist in finite-time thermodynamics?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/13, 1:30pm Robert Alicki
Univ. of Gdańsk & KITP
Discussion on themoelectrics: are steady-state engines possible?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/14, 9:30am Kavan Modi
Monash University & KITP
Complete positivity with initial correlations: A pathway to complete theory of non-Markovian quantum dynamics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/15, 9:30am Alexia Auffèves
Néel Institute of Grenoble & KITP
Basics of quantum stochastic thermodynamics[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/18 12:15pm Janet Anders
University of Exeter & KITP
Thermodynamics and Information at the nanoscale[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
KITP Blackboard Lunch
6/18, 2:00pm Jochen Gemmer
University of Osnabrück & KITP
Stability of Expectation Value Dynamics and the Arrow of Time in Closed Quantum Systems[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/19, 9:30am Raam Uzdin
Hebrew University & KITP
Pseudo reversibility and task-designed thermodynamic bounds[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/20, 9:30am Andrew Jordan
University of Rochester & KITP
What does quantum measurement have to do with thermodynamics?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/21, 9:30am Sabrina Maniscalco
University of Turku & KITP
Quasi-periodic lattices as tunable quantum environments: memory effects and work statistics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/21, 10:30am Francesco Cosco
University of Turku & KITP
Quasi-periodic lattices as tunable quantum environments: memory effects and work statistics[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
6/22, 9:30am Dario Poletti
Singapore University for Technology and Design & KITP
Many-body open quantum systems: about baths and transport[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
06/25-29 Conference: Quantum Thermodynamics
7/02, 2:00pm Gabriele De Chiara
Queen's University, Belfast & KITP
Quantum correlations in quantum engines?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/03, 9:30am Wojciech Zurek
Decoherence, Irreversibility, Measurements, and Statistical Physics via Entanglement[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/03, 2:00pm Cyril Elouard
Univ. Rochester
Fluctuation theorem for continuous quantum measurements[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/03, 2:00pm Philipp Strasberg
Univ. Luxembourg
Strong Coupling Thermodynamics and non-Markovianity[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/05, 9:30am Francesco Giazotto
Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Superconductivity: The coherence in thermal transport[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/06, 9:30am Mark Srednicki
Dynamics of the bath: does it ever matter?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/09, 2:00pm Géraldine Haack
University of Geneva & KITP
Can we certify the presence of quantum correlations from energetic-based measurements ?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/10, 9:30am Janet Anders
(University of Exeter)
Harry Miller
(Universty of Exeter)
Thermodynamics beyond the weak coupling limit & the thermodynamic uncertainty relation.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/11, 9:30am Liliana Arrachea
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Dynamics of the energy transport and heat production in driven quantum dots and the role of the energy reactance[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/12, 9:30am Marti Perarnau Llobet
Isothermal processes in quantum thermodynamics: Strong coupling and optimal control.[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/13, 9:30am Alberto Imparato
Aarhus University
Autonomous thermal motors: duets and soloists[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/16, 2:00pm Felipe Barra
Universidad de Chile & KITP
Thermodynamics with the (infamous) local master equation[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/17, 9:30am Ander Tobalina
University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU & KITP
Energy consumption for shortcuts to adiabaticity[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/17, 9:30am Roie Dann
Hebrew Univ.
Time Dependent non-Adiabatic Markovian Quantum Master Eqution[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/17, 2:00pm Gabriele De Chiara
Queen's University Belfast & KITP
Thermodynamics of local master equations[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/18, 9:30am Mauro Antezza
Univ. Montpellier
Non-Equilibrium Quantum Manipulation: Entanglement, Quantum Thermal Machines, Energy Transport[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/19, 9:30am Everyone
Discussion on open issues concerning heat and work at the quantum level[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
7/20, 9:30am Everyone
Farewell informal discussions - end of program
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