QRC Seminar Series - Prof. Jukka Pekola

Nov 01, 2023
Prof. Jukka Pekola

Prof. Jukka Pekola

Director - Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology, Aalto

1st November 2023, 11:30am - 12:30pm (GST)


Title:Quantum thermodynamics in superconducting circuits
Location:Indoors Arena
Abstract:Quantum mechanics and thermodynamics both play an important role in superconducting circuits on a chip. In our work we combine superconducting circuit QED structures with resistive elements whereby we can investigate both fundamental quantum thermodynamic phenomena and devices. In this talk I will discuss quantum heat transport, thermometry, refrigeration, thermal rectification, and quantum calorimetry in such structures.

Jukka Pekola (1958) is a Full Professor of quantum nanophysics at Aalto University (Finland). He and his group study mesoscopic physics and quantum devices. His work on the heat transport of nanostructures has set new standards in this field and his experimental studies in the middle ground between classical and quantum physics are unique on a world scale. The micro and nano-scale thermometers and refrigerators he has developed are cutting-edge achievements in nanophysics.

Prof. Pekola is the Director of the national centre of excellence in research, Quantum Technology Finland (QTF), Acting Director of the Finnish quantum institute, InstituteQ, and the Scientific Director of the national research infrastructure for micro, nano and quantum technologies, OtaNano. He is a recipient of a distinguished ERC Advanced Grant, two-time Academy Professor and recipient of the Simon Memorial Prize 2020.