Foundations of quantum thermodynamics and applications in quantum information (CANCELLED)

Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 14:30
Location: Quantum Information and Quantum Computing Working Group

Speaker: Tiago Debarba (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná/TU Wien)

Abstract Quantum information provides a description of quantum mechanical systems based on informational assumptions, which leads to an informational characterization of the quantum world. However, it requires perfect control of microscopic systems, as described by the laws of quantum mechanics. This has proven to be one of the most critical challenges in recent technology development since quantum systems are highly sensitive to any noise. Thermodynamic effects can introduce noise, imposing limitations on the ability to control the preparation, operations, and measurement of quantum systems. Therefore, considering the laws of thermodynamics in quantum informational protocols appears natural and more realistic. In this talk, I will discuss the foundations of thermodynamics in microscopic systems and explore the limitations that thermodynamic effects impose on certain informational protocols, such as information broadcasting and Schumacher compression.