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  • New paper: Journal of Statistical Mechanics

    Compatibility of linear-response theory with the second law
    Pierre Nazé and Marcus V. S. Bonança J. Stat. Mech. (2020) 013206 The reliability of physical theories depends on whether they agree with well-established physical laws. In this work, we...
    Posted: January 15, 2020 8:54 AM
  • New Paper: Physical Review E

    Bosons outperform fermions
    Bosons outperform fermions: The thermodynamic advantage of symmetry Nathan M. Myers and Sebastian Deffner Phys. Rev. E 101, 012110 (2020) We examine a quantum Otto engine with a...
    Posted: January 8, 2020 2:46 PM
  • New Paper: Physical Review A

    Disorder-assisted graph coloring on quantum annealers
    Disorder-assisted graph coloring on quantum annealers Andrzej Więckowski, Sebastian Deffner, and Bartłomiej Gardas Phys. Rev. A 100, 062304 (2019) We are at the verge of a new era, which...
    Posted: December 3, 2019 1:02 PM
  • New Viewpoint: Equilibration in Quantum Systems

    Physics 12, 123 (2019)
    Check out this new Viewpoint on equilibration in quantum systems.
    Posted: November 13, 2019 1:14 PM
  • The book is here!

    It is finally here! The first textbook for an advanced special topics class in Quantum Thermodynamics:   Quantum Thermodynamics: An introduction to the thermodynamics of quantum information...
    Posted: July 2, 2019 11:35 AM
  • New graduate student: Akram Touil

    Starting Summer 2019 Akram Touil has joined the group as graduate student. His research will focus on the thermodynamics of chaotic quantum systems and quantum information scrambling. Welcome to...
    Posted: June 18, 2019 1:11 AM
  • New Paper: Quantum to classical transition in an information

    Quantum to classical transition in an information ratchet Phys. Rev. E 99, 042129 (2019) Josey Stevens and Sebastian Deffner Recent years have seen a flurry of research activity in the...
    Posted: April 19, 2019 2:27 PM
  • New group member: Priyo Shankar Pal

    Starting February 2019 Priyo Shankar Pal will be joining the group as Postdoctoral Research Associate. Priyo holds a doctoral degree from the Homi Bhaba National Institute, Mumbai, India, and he...
    Posted: January 29, 2019 7:25 AM
  • New Paper: Scientific Reports

    Quantum fluctuation theorem for error diagnostics in quantum annealers Bartłomiej Gardas & Sebastian Deffner Sci. Rep. 8, 17191 (2018) Near term quantum hardware promises unprecedented...
    Posted: November 22, 2018 5:37 PM
  • New Paper: Entropy

    Efficiency of Harmonic Quantum Otto Engines at Maximal Efficiency Sebastian Deffner Entropy 20, 875 (2018) Recent experimental breakthroughs produced the first nano heat engines that...
    Posted: November 16, 2018 5:36 AM