Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics

18-24 July 2021, Prague, Czech Republic

Full Program | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday

Times in program corresponds to Prague time zone (UTC/GMT +2 hours).
Monday, 19 July 2021

08:00 - 8:30 Opening addresses
Location: Virtual Zoom Session
chairperson: Václav Špička

08:30 - 10:30 1 session: Quantum optics
Location: Virtual Zoom Session
chairperson: Andrew Armour
08:30 - 09:00 Franco Nori
Quantum Nonlinear Optics without Photons, how to excite two or more atoms simultaneously with a single photon, and other unusual properties of ultra-strongly-coupled QED systems
09:00 - 09:30 Travis J. Baker, Seyed N. Saadatmand, Dominic W. Berry, and Howard M. Wiseman
The Heisenberg Limit to Laser Coherence
09:30 - 10:00 Warwick P Bowen, Catxere A Casacio, Lars S Madsen, Alex Terrasson, Muhammad Waleed, Kai Barnscheidt, Boris Hage, and Michael A Taylor
Absolute quantum advantage in light microscopy
10:00 - 10:30 Yuval Gefen
Measurement-Induced Quantum Steering

10:30 - 10:50 Break

10:50 - 13:10 2 session: Many body physics, Graphene
Location: Virtual Zoom Session
chairperson: Amnon Aharony
10:50 - 11:10 Gopi Nath Daptary, Eyal Walach, Efrat Shimshoni, and Aviad Frydman
Superconducting Dirac point in proximetized graphene
11:10 - 11:30 Llorenç Serra, Nassima Benchtaber, and David Sanchez
Scattering of topological kink-antikink states in bilayer graphene
11:30 - 11:50 T.L. van den Berg, A. De Martino, M.R. Calvo, and D. Bercioux
Volkov-Pankratov states in topological graphene nanoribbons
11:50 - 12:10 Folkert Kornelis de Vries, Elias Portoles, Giulia Zheng, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Thomas Ihn, Klaus Ensslin, and Peter Rickhaus
Superconducting devices in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene
12:10 - 12:30 David Sanchez
Andreev drag effect in Coulomb coupled quantum dots
12:30 - 12:50 Moshe Schechter
On the nature of tunneling two-level systems in amorphous solids, and the mitigation of their deleterious effects in superconducting circuits
12:50 - 13:10 Hannes Weisbrich, Raffael Klees, Gianluca Rastelli, and Wolfgang Belzig
Higher-dimensional topology in multi-terminal superconducting structures

13:10 - 14:00 Break

14:00 - 15:20 3 session: Quantum thermodynamics
Location: Virtual Zoom Session
chairperson: Theo Nieuwenhuizen
14:00 - 14:30 Jianshu Cao
Thermodynamics and Symmetry of Driven Open Quantum Systems
14:30 - 15:00 Doron Cohen
Breakdown of quantum-to-classical correspondence for diffusion in high temperature thermal environment
15:00 - 15:20 Peter D. Keefe
Thermodynamics of Mesoscopic Superconductors

15:20 - 15:40 Break

15:40 - 17:10 4 session: Foundations of quantum physics
Location: Virtual Zoom Session
chairperson: Doron Cohen
15:40 - 16:10 Raphael Kaubruegger, Denis V. Vasilyev, Marius Schulte, Klemens Hammerer, and Peter Zoller
Quantum Variational Optimization of Ramsey Interferometry and Atomic Clocks
16:10 - 16:30 Arkady Plotnitsky
“The Observations Obtained under the Specified Circumstances:” What quantum measurement is, and what it is not.
16:30 - 16:50 Ehtibar Dzhafarov
Quantum contextuality: the most general definition?

17:10 - 17:30 Break

17:30 - 19:30 5 session: Foundations of quantum physics
Location: Virtual Zoom Session
chairperson: Arkady Plotnitsky
17:30 - 18:00 Gerard ’t Hooft
Specific Models for Fast Hidden Variables, FreeWill, and all that
18:00 - 18:30 Gregor Weihs, Sebastian Gstir, Edmond Chan, Robert Keil, Toni Eichelkraut, and Alexander Szameit
Multipath Interference Tests of Quantum Mechanics
18:30 - 18:50 Alex J. Schimmoller, Gerard McCaul, Hartmut Abele, and Denys I. Bondar
Decoherence-Free Entropic Gravity: Model and Experimental Tests
18:50 - 19:10 Ana María Cetto and Luis de la Peña
The physics behind quantum operators
19:10 - 19:30 Luis de la Peña, Ana María Cetto, and Andrea Valdés-Hernández
How fast is a quantum jump?