Author Archives: Steve Campbell

Perspectives on TherMiQ

TherMiQ’s work on thermodynamic trajectories and fluctuation theorems in harmonic networks (NJP 18 013009) has been highlighted by a perspective article written by Dr. Sebastian Deffner in New Journal of Physics. Perspective articles are commissioned commentaries authored by some of the leading researchers in physics, aimed at highlighting the significance, impact and wider implications of research appearing in […]

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TherMiQ researchers set straight the arrow of time

Eric Lutz (FAU) and Mauro Paternostro (QUB), in collaboration with some long-term friends in Brazil, have demonstrated the thermodynamic irreversibility of quantum processes. The work is the first experimental confirmation that, even in quantum systems, time appears to have a preferred direction. The paper “Irreversibility and the Arrow of Time in a Quenched Quantum System”  is published in […]

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TherMiQ in the Media

TherMiQ’s research is reaching ever greater audiences! To start, an all TherMiQ effort between QUB and CNR-Pisa recently appeared in the prestigious Physical Review Letters: Shortcut to Adiabaticity in the LMG model. The work, which proposes a novel, and robust approach to controlling many-body systems, gained great coverage in the popular science website phys.org. It was also featured on gaianews.it (for […]

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Deliverable Reports Submitted

The Reports on Deliverables 1.1, 2.1, and 3.1 of TherMiQ, which focus on single-shot formulations of fluctuation theorem, equilibration in open mesoscopic systems, and thermometry of strongly correlated atomic systems have been submitted to the Project Officer, Dr. Pascal Drabik. The documents, finalised by the coordinator Prof. Paternostro in collaboration with partners UOXF, UAB, QUB, […]

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On a mission

Congratulations to two TherMiQ researchers Gabriele De Chiara and Steve Campbell, both at QUB, for being awarded funding to complete ‘Short term scientific missions’ funded through the COST Action MP1209 “Thermodynamics in the quantum regime”. Gabriele will go to Argentina in July to work in Universidad de Buenos Aires with Prof. Juan Pablo Paz . While […]

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Early progress

Despite being only a month after the official kick-off meeting progress within TherMiQ is moving quickly, with 4 new preprints in April and new faces joining the project; Andreas Dechant (FAU), Alexander Friedenberger (FAU), Lorenz Hruby (ETH), and Maurice Macartney (QUB).

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Kick-Off Meeting

The Kick off meeting for TherMiQ will be held on March 20th and 21st in Queen’s University Belfast allowing everyone involved in the project to meet one another. Its sure to be a busy and fun couple of days!

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