Workshop Details
Information Engines at the Frontiers of Nanoscale Thermodynamics
06/23/2016 - 07/01/2016
Meeting Description:

Synthetic nanoscale machines, like their macromolecular biological counterparts, perform tasks that involve the simultaneous manipulation of energy, information, and matter. In this they are information engines systems with two inextricably intertwined characters. The first aspect, call it physical, is the one in which the system is seen embedded in a material substrate that is driven by, manipulates, stores, and dissipates energy. The second aspect, call it informational, is the one in which the system is seen in terms of its spatial and temporal organization generates, stores, loses, and transforms information. Information engines operate by synergistically balancing both aspects to support a given functionality, such as extracting work from a heat reservoir. Recent years witnessed remarkable progress in the theoretical understanding and experimental exploration of how physical systems compute, process, and transfer information. We are on the verge of a synthesis that will allow us to account for a new thermodynamics of information. As we continue to develop a deeper understanding of the world around us, the fundamental question arises, How does nature compute? Numerous researchers, both theorists and experimentalists, are working towards understanding how information is transferred through and transformed at the nanoscale -- with applications ranging from biological systems to quantum devices. The aim of this workshop is to exchange ideas from research in Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics, Classical and Quantum Information, Statistical Mechanics, Biophysics, and Nonlinear Dynamics. These questions are relevant in a wide variety of fields including Nanoscale Statistical Mechanics, Finite-Time Thermodynamics, Quantum Thermodynamics, Quantum Computation, Quantum Communication, Quantum Optimal Control Theory, and Biological Physics.


Meeting Venue:

Telluride Elementary School
447 W Columbia Ave Telluride, CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Acconcia, Thiago University of Campinas 6/22
7/2
Bartolotta, Anthony California Institute of Technology 6/22
7/2
Y
Bonanca, Marcus University of Campinas 6/22
7/1
Y
Boyd, Alec University of California Davis 6/22
7/1
Burke, Korana UC Davis 6/22
7/2
Byrd, Tommy Purdue University 6/22
7/2
Y
Crooks, Gavin Lawrence Berkeley Natl. Lab. 6/22
7/2
Y
Cross, Michael Caltech 6/28
7/3
Crutchfield, James University of California, Davis 6/22
7/2
Davidson, Jacob University of California, Davis 6/22
7/2
Y
Davis, Matthew University of Queensland 6/22
7/2
Y
Deffner, Sebastian Los Alamos National Laboratory 6/22
7/2
Demers, Jeff University of Maryland 6/26
7/2
Y
DeWeese, Michael University of California, Berkeley 6/22
7/2
Fon, Chung Caltech 6/26
7/2
Horowitz, Jordan MIT 6/22
7/1
Y
Iyer-Biswas, Srividya Department of Physics, Purdue University
Jarzynski, Christopher University of Maryland 6/22
7/2
Katira, Parag San Diego State University 6/22
7/2
Y
Krishnaprasad, Perinkulam University of Maryland 6/29
7/1
Li, Tongcang Purdue University 6/22
7/1
Y
Mandal, Dibyendu UC Berkeley 6/22
7/2
Y
Matheny, Matthew California Institute of Technology
Mugler, Andrew Purdue University 6/22
7/1
Y
Mukherjee, Shayantani University of Southern California 6/22
7/2
Y
Palacci, Henri Columbia Universoty 6/23
7/1
Y
PAN, RUI Peking University 6/22
7/1
Patra, Ayoti University of Maryland, College Park 6/22
7/1
Y
Quan, Haitao Peking University 6/22
7/1
Y
Rahav, Saar Technion - Israel Institute of Technology 6/22
7/1
Y
Riechers, Paul UC Davis 6/22
7/2
Roukes, Michael California Institute of Technology
Ruppeiner, George New College of Florida 6/22
7/2
Y
Sagawa, Takahiro The University of Tokyo 6/23
7/1
Y
Saira, Olli-Pentti Aalto University 6/26
7/2
Y
ten Wolde, Pieter Rein FOM Institute AMOLF 6/24
7/1
Tsitkov, Stanislav Columbia University 6/22
7/1
Ueda, Masahito The University of Tokyo 6/22
6/28
Wolpert, David Santa Fe Institute 6/22
7/1

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