Title: Explorations in non equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems: work and heat statistics
Speaker: John Goold (TCD)
Abstract: This talk will be an overview of some research I have been doing in the field of non equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems over the past few years. After an elementary introduction to some key concepts I will discuss some aspect of quantum thermodynamics, in particular focusing on work statistics, fluctuation theorems and their experimental extraction. Time permitting I will also introduce heat statistics and using the operational framework of completely positive, trace preserving operations I show how a lower bound for the heat exchange in a Landauer erasure process on a quantum system can be derived. I will try to aim the talk at non experts.
Time: Tuesday 10th April 2018, 2.30pm.
Place: Lecture Room, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.