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Quantum Thermodynamics 2021

Schools for Quantum Information Development

Quantum Thermodynamics 2021

Cartoon of a quantum work extraction protocol

Welcome to the Quantum Thermodynamics summer school, hosted by NCCR SwissMap and Squid, with the support of the Quantum Center of ETH Zurich. This five-day school is designed to provide a solid introduction to current approaches and problems within quantum thermodynamics, and is tailored to junior researchers entering the field.

Register at the school’s website,

When: 23-27 August 2021
Where: Swiss mountains (Les Diablerets) & online
Registration deadline: 23rd July
Target audience: masters and PhD students

We’re excited to be running an in-person summer school again! 🙂 Covid vaccination certificates will be required for in-person participants, and the school will also be accessible to remote participants, with live streaming of lectures and interaction with speakers.

Confirmed lecturers

  • Alvaro Alhambra, MPI QO Garching – Thermodynamics of many-body systems
  • Philippe Faist, FU Berlin – Thermodynamics of quantum information processing
  • Yelena Guryanova, IQOQI Vienna – Thermodynamic costs with realistic resources
  • GĂ©raldine Haack, U. Geneva – Quantum information in quantum thermal engines  
  • Ladina Hausmann, ETH Zurich – Black hole thermodynamics
  • Matteo Lostaglio, U. Amsterdam, CWI & TU Delft – Resource theories of quantum thermodynamics
  • Nelly Ng, Nanyang TU Singapore – Single-shot quantum thermodynamics
  • MartĂ­ Perarnau-Llobet, U. Geneva – Quantum thermometry
  • Patrick Potts, U. Basel – Thermodynamics in superconducting circuits
  • Renato Renner, ETH Zurich – Axiomatic approaches to thermodynamics
  • Ralph Silva, ETH Zurich – The role of complexity in quantum thermodynamics