Workshop Details
Meeting Description:

Since its beginnings one of the main purposes of thermodynamics has been the optimization of devices. Commonly, processes are characterized as optimal if they are maximally fast or maximally efficient. Recent years have seen the development of various theoretical tools which tremendously broadened our understanding of such optimal processes, in quantum mechanics and in classical physics. A particular highlight are so-called shortcuts to adiabaticity -- finite time processes that mimic adiabatic dynamics without the requirement of slow driving. These exciting new results found relevance and application in a wide variety of fields including Quantum Sensing and Metrology, Finite-Time Thermodynamics, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Computation, Quantum Communication, and Quantum Optimal Control Theory. A second pillar of modern thermodynamic optimization are so-called information engines. In these systems the effects of information gain and its feedback into the dynamics are explicitly studied. As a consequence Maxwell demon-like systems have lost its demonic obscurity and have become an integral part of realistic optimization. All of these processes are frequently governed by inherently nonlinear equations. This conference aims at an exchange of ideas from researchers in Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Sciences, Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies, Statistical Mechanics, Optimal Control Theory, and Nonlinear Dynamics.


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Meeting Venue:

Telluride Elementary School
447 West Columbia Ave Telluride, CO

Thermodynamics and Nonlinear Dynamics in the Information Age Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Bechhoefer, John Simon Fraser University
Benseny, Albert Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Gradua
Boldt, Frank University of Technology Chemnitz
Chen, Xi Shanghai University
Chien, Chihchun UC Merced
Crutchfield, James University of California, Davis
Deffner, Sebastian Los Alamos National Laboratory
del Campo, Adolfo UMass Boston
Egusquiza, igo Luis University of the Basque Country
Gardas, Bartłomiej
Hinczewski, Michael Case Western Reserve University
Mahoney, John University of California, Davis
Mandal, Dibyendu University of California, Berkeley
Orozco, Luis University of Maryland
Patterson, Burkley University of Maryland
Ruppeiner, George New College of Florida
Salamon, Peter San Diego State University
Shabani, Alireza Google
Singer, Kilian University of Mainz
Sivak, David Simon Fraser University
Torrontegui, Erik The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Ueda, Masahito The University of Tokyo
Watanabe, Gentaro Institute for Basic Science
Zwolak, Michael National Institute of Standards & Technology

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