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PHY 431: Open quantum systems and quantum thermodynamics

Open quantum systems: Density matrix formalism. Quantum entropies: (i) Von Neumann entropy (ii) Relative entropy. Time evolution in closed and open quantum systems; Unitary dynamics; Markovian dynamics: (i) Completely positive maps, (ii) Microscopic derivations; Non-Markovian dynamics, (i) Integro-Differential Models, (ii) Time-Convolutionless Forms. Jaynes-Cummings model. The Caldeira-Leggett model Quantum thermodynamics: The laws of thermodynamics in the quantum regime. Heat and work in the quantum regime. Quantum thermal machines and the Carnot limit, (i) Stroke thermal machines, (ii) Continuous thermal machines. Quantum Maxwell demon.



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