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  • 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
  • New Paper: Phys. Rev. E

    Kibble-Zurek scaling of the irreversible entropy production
    Kibble-Zurek scaling of the irreversible entropy production Sebastian Deffner Phys. Rev. E 96 (2017) 052125 If a system is driven at finite rate through a phase transition by varying an...
    Posted: November 17, 2017 7:46 AM
  • New Paper: Heliyon

    Demonstration of entanglement assisted invariance on IBM's quantum experience Sebastian Deffner Heliyon, 3 e00444 (2017)
    Posted: November 3, 2017 1:55 PM
  • New Paper: New Journal of Physics

    Quantum speed limits in phase space
    Geometric quantum speed limits: a case for Wigner phase space Sebastian Deffner New J. Phys. 19, 103018 (2017) The quantum speed limit is a fundamental upper bound on the speed of quantum...
    Posted: October 23, 2017 8:07 AM
  • New Paper: Topical Review in J. Phys. A

    Quantum speed limits
    Quantum speed limits: from Heisenberg's uncertainty principle to optimal quantum control Sebastian Deffner and Steve Campbell J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 50, 453001 (2017) One of the most...
    Posted: October 12, 2017 12:50 PM
  • Congratulations: Gregory Huxtable

    Greg has been selected as the winner of the 2017-2018 Langenberg award. Congrats!
    Posted: October 2, 2017 9:55 AM
  • Visiting student: Cleverson Cherubim

    This fall Cleverson Cherubim will be visiting the group for three months. Cleverson is a PhD-candidate at the University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos in Brazil. His research focuses on the theoretical...
    Posted: August 17, 2017 1:58 PM
  • New graduate student: Mujibur Bhuniyan

    Starting Fall 2017 Mujibur Bhuniyan will join the group as graduate student. His research will focus on quantum control techniques to identify and characterize thermodynamically optimal processes...
    Posted: August 17, 2017 1:52 PM
  • New Webpage

    Visit our new group webpages at
    Posted: August 17, 2017 12:56 PM