9am - 5pm BST

Monday 8 July 2024

New trends in Quantum Thermodynamics


Oak 1&2
University of Surrey
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All prospective participants are kindly requested to register to the event by emailing one of the organisers. The event is in-person only (see Google map for location). No fees apply. We welcome submissions of poster abstracts.


Quantum thermodynamics is a promising area, which has the ambition to close the gap between microscopic quantum phenomena and macroscopic classical scales. Resorting to the physics of thermodynamic systems, the field seeks to establish a framework going beyond conventional classical thermodynamics to account for non-equilibrium dynamics at the quantum level. 

Within the project network Quantum Thermodynamics, Quantum Biology & the Arrow of Time, we are pleased to announce a one-day international meeting on the topic “New Trends in Quantum Thermodynamics”. This meeting is meant to bring together experts from the field, as well as those working on open quantum systems, hybrid quantum-classical systems, and related topics from different perspectives. 

Invited speakers

  • Lane Hughston (Goldsmiths University of London)
  • Iva Brezinova (Vienna University of Technology, AT)
  • Jesús Clemente-Gallardo (University of Zaragoza, ES)
  • Isaac Layton (University College London, UK)
  • Mauro Paternostro (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
  • Jesús Rubio Jiménez (University of Surrey, UK)


9amCoffee and welcome
9:30am – 10am

Mauro Paternostro (Belfast, UK)

Informational steady-states and conditional entropy production in continuously monitored systems

10am – 10:10amQuestions
10:10am – 10:40am

Lane Hughston (Goldsmiths University of London)

Quantum Thermodynamics and Cramér's Theorem

10:40am – 10:50amQuestions
10:50am – 11:10amCoffee break
11:10am – 11:40am

Iva Brezinova (Vienna, AT)

Indistinguishable particles as their own environment in time-dependent quantum many-body dynamics

11:40am – 11:50amQuestions
11:50am – 12:30pmRound table
12:30pm – 2pmLunch break, coffee, poster viewing
2pm – 2:30pm

Jesús Clemente-Gallardo (Zaragoza, ES)

Hybrid quantum-classical equilibrium ensembles?

2:30pm – 2:40pmQuestions
2:40pm – 3:10pm

Isaac Layton (London, UK)

Consistent dynamics for thermal classical-quantum systems

3:10pm – 3:20pmQuestions
3:20pm – 3:40pmBreak
3:40pm – 4:10pm

Jesús Rubio Jiménez (Surrey, UK)

Sensing quantum coherence: symmetry vs geometry

4:10pm – 4:20pmQuestions
4:20pm – 5pmRound table and closing


Please email the organisers to register your place.

Andrea Rocco
School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Surrey
tel: +44 (0)1483 686424

Cesare Tronci
School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Surrey
tel: +44 (0)1483 683356.

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