Prof. Eric Lutz
University of Stuttgart
27th June 2022, 5:00pm - 6:00pm (GST)
A Bayesian network approach to quantum nonequilibrium physics
Fluctuation theorems are fundamental extensions of the second law of thermodynamics for small systems. Their general validity arbitrarily far from equilibrium makes them invaluable in nonequilibrium physics. We present a theoretical and experimental study of fully quantum fluctuation relations using a novel dynamic Bayesian network approach. This powerful formalism allows one to capture the effect of quantum coherence and quantum correlations in far from equilibrium processes, in contrast to existing methods.
Eric is Professor of Theoretical Physics (Chair) at the University of Stuttgart. Before that he was Professor of Theoretical Physics at University of Erlangen-Nürnberg and Group leader at the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum System, FU Berlin, among others. He is a world-wide authority in quantum thermodynamics.