Quantum thermodynamics

In this field, one aims at the extension of thermodynamics to the quantum world. In the larger research program one aims to

  • Justify quantum statistical mechanics from first principles in quantum mechanics. In particular:

    • How does a thermal equilibrium arise?

    • What are the properties of thermal states?

  • Extend the laws of thermodynamics to quantum physics

  • Find applications, such as small thermal machines

Own research

  • Locality of temperature

    • Universal clustering of correlations in hot spin lattices

    • Controlling Hamiltonian perturbations with the Duhamel two-point function

    • Thermal Lieb-Robinson bounds

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