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  • 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
  • New Article: Physik Journal

    Dämonische Qubits
    Dämonische Qubits: Experimente zur Thermodynamik der Quantencomputer machen vielversprechende Fortschritte (in German) Sebastian Deffner Physik Journal 17 (2018) 24
    Posted: October 4, 2018 7:27 AM
  • New Paper: Phys. Rev. E

    Minimal dissipation in processes far from equilibrium
    Minimal dissipation in processes far from equilibrium Marcus V. S. Bonança and Sebastian Deffner Phys. Rev. E 98, 042103 (2018) A central goal of thermodynamics is to identify optimal...
    Posted: October 2, 2018 6:10 PM
  • New graduate student: Nathan Myers

    Starting Fall 2018 Nathan Myers has joined the group as graduate student. His research will focus on the efficiency of quantum heat engines and their relevance for the frontiers of quantum...
    Posted: September 20, 2018 11:54 AM
  • New Paper: Physical Review A

    Quantum Zeno effect in correlated qubits Dominik Šafránek and Sebastian Deffner Phys. Rev. A 98, 032308 (2018) Near-term quantum hardware promises to achieve quantum supremacy. From a...
    Posted: September 10, 2018 3:32 PM
  • New Paper: Physical Review X

    Jarzynski Equality for Driven Quantum Field Theories Phys. Rev. X 8, 011033 Anthony Bartolotta and Sebastian Deffner Since the middle of the last century, quantum field theory—a theoretical...
    Posted: February 27, 2018 4:05 PM
  • New Paper: Quantum Science and Technology

    Precision thermometry and the quantum speed limit
    Precision thermometry and the quantum speed limit Steve Campbell, Marco G. Genoni, and Sebastian Deffner Quantum Sci. Technol. 3, 025002 (2018) We assess precision thermometry for an...
    Posted: February 5, 2018 9:27 AM
  • New article: The Conversation

    Quantum speed limit may put brakes on quantum computers
    Check it out!
    Posted: January 11, 2018 8:58 PM
  • The Academic Minute with Dr. Deffner

    Dr. Deffner featured on WAMC
    A new, more secure computer is on the way to protect our most sensitive data. Sebastian Deffner, assistant professor of physics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, explores quantum...
    Posted: December 11, 2017 11:11 AM