Thermodynamics was the first topic at TSRC with the 1984 Horse-Carrot workshop, and its development has since led to numerous exiting insights.
The topics envisioned for this year fall into three major groups:
- Finite Time Thermodynamics
- Minimum dissipation processes
- Endoreversible modelling of thermal processes
- Efficiencies and other thermodynamic optimization goals
Optimal control of heat engines
- Thermodynamic path optimization for endoreversible processes
- Optimizing the Stirling cycle
- Vuilleumier refrigerator
- Optimal quantum control
Bio- and Chemistry related Processes
- molecular machines
- information use for efficiency enhancement
- Optimal distillation
- Nearly reversible cycles in bio systems
As in the past, the workshop will endeavor to give everyone an opportunity to share his/her current work or important issues of concern in the area of thermodynamics. The workshop will allow ample time for the crucial intensive but constructive quizzing of the speaker by the audience. This also allows the participants to exchange ideas in detail, and experience has shown that many collaborations have resulted from these meetings. Regarding the specific topics, this workshop has always attempted to bring people from different communities together; thus every contribution that addresses issues in the field of thermodynamics is welcome.
We also want to point out that in the week before this workshop a related workshop on "Energy Landscapes: Structure, Dynamics and Exploration Algorithms" by Janett Prehl, Karl Heinz Hoffmann and Christian SchÃ¶n (July 18th - July 22nd 2022) will take place. We would like to welcome the participants of the thermodynamics workshop there as well (and conversely), in order to allow and support additional discussions and perhaps the development of research projects. Therefore, we recommend joining us for both weeks.
If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people.
TSRC is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop.
Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Ah Haa School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on TSRC's website at https://www.telluridescience.org/travel/families. Please contact Cindy Fusting at email@example.com for more information.
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|Andresen, Bjarne||University of Copenhagen|
|Bhandari, Bibek||Institute for Quantum Studies, Chapman University|
|Essex, Christopher||the University of Western Ontario|
|Hoffmann, Karl Heinz||Technische UniversitÃ¤t Chemnitz|
|Kosloff, Ronnie||Hebrew University|
|Ruppeiner, George||New College of Florida|
|Salamon, Peter||San Diego State University|
|Schoen, Christian||MPi for Solid State Research|