Seminars
Stories About the Second Law(s) of Thermodynamics
September 20th, 2018 VALERIO SCARANI Centre for Quantum Technologies
National University of Singapore

The talk consists of three parts. In the first part, I shall review a few known and less known examples from phenomenological thermodynamics. The second part describes the theory of quantum thermal machines, and how the second law has been used as a sanity check for the correctness of the open quantum system description. In the third part, I shall show that the “resource theory of thermodynamics“ does not capture phenomena that are within the domain of phenomenological thermodynamics, thus proving that the former is not a “generalised framework“ for addressing thermodynamics.


Seminar, September 20, 2018, 12:00. ICFO’s Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Antonio Acín

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