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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

Congratulations, Jacob and Alexandria!

Undergraduate researchers, Jacob McCready and Alexandria Udenkwo, have both won the Undergraduate Research Award 2020. Congratulations!

Posted: May 27, 2020, 1:39 pm

New Paper: Quantum Science and Technology

Quantum scrambling and the growth of mutual information Akram Touil and Sebastian Deffner Quantum Science and Technology, Volume 5, Number 3 Quantum information scrambling refers to the...

Posted: May 26, 2020, 11:03 am

New Paper: Physical Review Letters

Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 110601 (2020)

Orthogonality Catastrophe as a Consequence of the Quantum Speed Limit Thomás Fogarty, Sebastian Deffner, Thomas Busch, and Steve Campbell Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 110601 (2020) A remarkable...

Posted: March 16, 2020, 11:51 am

Congratulations: Jacob McCready

Donald N. Langenberg Undergraduate Research Award in Physics

Jacob has been awarded the 2020-2021 Donald N. Langenberg Undergraduate Research Award in Physics to assist in his studies of particle interactions with regards to quantum thermodynamic...

Posted: March 2, 2020, 9:50 am

New Paper: Physical Review Research

Quantum speed limits and the maximal rate of information production Phys. Rev. Research 2, 013161 (2020) The Bremermann-Bekenstein bound sets a fundamental upper limit on the rate with which...

Posted: February 14, 2020, 10:34 am

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