Maggie and Max win URA 2023!

Undergraduate researchers Maggie Williams and Max Hartley have won the 2023 Undergraduate Research Awards from UMBC. Maggie will be studying the stochastic thermodynamics of aging memories, and...

Posted: June 2, 2023, 10:17 AM

New Paper! (PRX)

Title: Shortcuts in Stochastic Systems and Control of Biophysical Processes Authors:  Efe Ilker, Özenç Güngör, Benjamin Kuznets-Speck, Joshua Chiel, Sebastian Deffner, and Michael Hinczewski...

Posted: June 2, 2022, 1:01 PM

Emily and Brian win URA award!


Emily and Brian have received the Undergraduate Research Award, a very competitive award which recognizes their research proposals as among the most promising. They have each been awarded $1000 in...

Posted: May 27, 2022, 10:36 AM

Emily inducted to National College Athlete Honor Society!!


Emily has been inducted into the highly selective and prestigious Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society. This honor is only available to student-athletes who have achieved junior...

Posted: May 10, 2022, 7:57 PM

New Paper! (NJP)

Title: From Quantum Speed Limits to Energy Efficient Quantum Gates Authors: Maxwell Aifer, Sebastian Deffner 2022 New J. Phys. 24 055002  – Published 6 May 2022...

Posted: May 5, 2022, 8:40 AM

New Paper! (AVS Quantum Science)

Title: Quantum thermodynamic devices: From theoretical proposals to experimental reality Authors: Nathan Myers, Obinna Abah, Sebastian Deffner AVS Quantum Sci. 4, 027101  – Published 20...

Posted: April 20, 2022, 7:25 PM

Congratulations to Dr. Nathan M. Myers

Quantum thermodynamics group graduates first PhD

On April 14, 2022, yes, on WORLD QUANTUM DAY, Nathan successfully defended his dissertation titled "Quantum engines at the frontiers of physics". It was the unanimous assessment of the committee...

Posted: April 15, 2022, 9:20 AM

New Paper! (PRL)

Title: Eavesdropping on the Decohering Environment: Quantum Darwinism, Amplification, and the Origin of Objective Classical Reality Authors: Akram Touil, Bin Yan, Davide Girolami, Sebastian...

Posted: January 6, 2022, 10:25 PM

New Paper! (PRX Quantum)

Thermodynamics of Statistical Anyons Nathan M. Myers and Sebastian Deffner PRX Quantum 2, 040312 (2021) - Thermodynamics of Statistical Anyons ( Abstract:  In low-dimensional...

Posted: October 19, 2021, 1:04 PM

New paper: NJP

Quantum Otto engines at relativistic energies Nathan M Myers, Obinna Abah, and Sebastian Deffner Relativistic quantum systems exhibit unique features not present at lower energies, such as the...

Posted: October 16, 2021, 12:04 AM