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New graduate students

Effective immediately two new graduate students have joined the group: Bhavesh Valecha Bhavesh will be joining the Physics Graduate Program at UMBC in August 2021. He holds a Master of Science...

Posted: July 9, 2021, 2:03 AM

Nathan receives DOE's SCGSR award!!

CONGRATULATIONS

Nathan has been selected to receive the highly selective and prestigious Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The SCGSR program provides funding for...

Posted: May 4, 2021, 2:03 AM

New Paper: PRX Quantum

Information Scrambling versus Decoherence—Two Competing Sinks for Entropy Akram Touil and Sebastian Deffner DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PRXQuantum.2.010306 A possible solution of the...

Posted: January 13, 2021, 1:26 PM

Special Issue: now open for submisson!

The Special Issue is now open for submission: 1 November 2020 - 30 April 2021 Synthetic nanoscale machines, like their macromolecular biological counterparts, perform tasks that involve the...

Posted: November 10, 2020, 4:17 AM

New Paper: Nature Physics

STA to cure cancer

Controlling the speed and trajectory of evolution with counterdiabatic driving Shamreen Iram, Emily Dolson, Joshua Chiel, Julia Pelesko, Nikhil Krishnan, Özenç Güngör, Benjamin Kuznets-Speck,...

Posted: August 24, 2020, 2:02 PM

New Paper: EPL

Thermodynamic control —An old paradigm with new applications Sebastian Deffner and Marcus V. S. Bonança EPL 131, 20001 (2020) Tremendous research efforts have been invested in exploring and...

Posted: August 7, 2020, 9:06 AM

New Paper: New Journal of Physics

Stochastic thermodynamics of relativistic Brownian motion P. S. Pal and Sebastian Deffner New J. Phys. 22, 073054 (2020) Physical scenarios that require a relativistic treatment are...

Posted: July 28, 2020, 10:57 AM

New Paper: Physical Review Research

Kibble-Zurek scaling in quantum speed limits for shortcuts to adiabaticity Ricardo Puebla, Sebastian Deffner, and Steve Campbell Phys. Rev. Research 2, 032020(R) (2020) Geometric quantum...

Posted: July 28, 2020, 10:56 AM

New Paper: Journal of Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

Endoreversible Otto Engines at Maximal Power Zackary Smith, Priyo S. Pal, and Sebastian Deffner DOI: 10.1515/jnet-2020-0039 Despite its idealizations, thermodynamics has proven its power...

Posted: June 2, 2020, 4:24 AM