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Control and complexity in quantum statistical mechanics

Project description

Laying the foundations for describing thermodynamics laws at the quantum scale

Developing a comprehensive theory of thermodynamics at the quantum scale is entirely different than studying the laws of classical thermodynamics. Quantum system measurements induce a non-negligible back action and an energy cost comparable to the energy scale of the system. The EU-funded Cocoquest project will develop a formal theory describing control over quantum systems with fixed complexity that will underpin thermodynamic studies at the quantum scale. Researchers will also construct a thermodynamically self-contained description of the quantum measurement process to expose fundamental limitations on data acquisition.


Net EU contribution
€ 1 865 833,75
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00