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