Workshop Details
Information Engines at the Frontiers of Nanoscale Thermodynamics
08/03/2017 - 08/11/2017
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.


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Supporting Files:

Info.Engines.program_2017.pdf
Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 W Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435

Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization Arrival Information Departure Information Interested in Sharing Transportation?
Aghamohammadi, Cina UC DAVIS 8/2
8/11
Y
Ares, Natalia University of Oxford 8/3
8/11
Y
Bartolotta, Anthony California Institute of Technology 8/2
8/12
Boyd, Alec University of California, Davis 8/2
8/12
Y
Briggs, Andrew University of Oxford 8/3
8/11
Y
Burke, Korana UC Davis
Byrd, Tommy Purdue 8/2
8/12
Y
Crutchfield, James P University of California at Davis 8/2
8/12
Deffner, Sebastian University of Maryland Baltimore County 8/2
8/12
Y
Demers, Jeff Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute 8/2
8/12
DeWeese, Michael UC Berkeley 8/2
8/11
Franson, James University of Maryland Baltimore County 8/2
8/3
Franson, James [2nd Reservation] University of Maryland Baltimore County 8/3
8/6
Franson, James [3rd Reservation] University of Maryland Baltimore County 8/6
8/9
Hinczewski, Michael Case Western Reserve University 8/2
8/12
Jarzynski, Christopher University of Maryland, College Park 8/4
8/11
Y
Katti, Raj California Institute of Technology 8/2
8/11
Kolchinsky, Artemy Santa Fe Insitute 8/2
8/12
Krishnaprasad, P. S. University of Maryland, College Park 8/2
8/8
Mahoney, John UC Davis 8/2
8/12
Mandal, Dibyendu UC Berkeley 8/2
8/12
Y
Matheny, Matthew California Institute of Technology 8/2
8/11
Patra, Ayoti University of Maryland, College Park 8/2
8/12
Y
Rahav, Saar Technion - Israel Institute of Technology 8/2
8/12
Y
Roukes, Michael California Institute of Technology
Safranek, Dominik University of California, Santa Cruz 8/5
8/12
Y
Sagawa, Takahiro University of Tokyo 8/3
8/11
Y
Saira, Olli-Pentti Caltech 8/2
8/11
Salamon, Peter San Diego State University 8/3
8/11
Ueda, Masahito The University of Tokyo 8/6
8/12
Van den Broeck, Christian Hasselt University 8/6
8/11
Wimsatt, Gregory University of California, Davis 8/3
8/11
Wolpert, David Santa Fe Institute 8/2
8/11
Zwolak, Michael National Institute of Standards and Technology 8/3
8/12

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