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.
Fields of science
- HORIZON.1.1 - European Research Council (ERC) Main Programme