Workshop Details
Optimizing Thermodynamic Systems
07/24/2017 - 07/28/2017
Meeting Description:

Thermodynamics was the first topic at TSRC with the 1984 Horse-Carrot workshop, and its development has since led to numerous exiting insights.

The topics envisioned for this year fall into two major groups:

Optimal control of heat engines
-Minimum dissipation processes
-Endoreversible modelling of thermal processes
-Finite Time Thermodynamics
-Thermodynamic path optimization for endoreversible processes
-Efficiencies and other thermodynamic optimization goals

Quantum heat engines
-Quantum cooling
-Quantum friction
-Fast effectively-adiabatic processes
-Optimal quantum control
-Quantum finite-time availability

As in the past, the workshop will endeavour to give everyone an opportunity to share his/her current work or important issues of concern in the area of thermodynamics. The workshop will allow ample time for the crucial intensive but constructive quizzing of the speaker by the audience. This also allows the participants to exchange ideas in detail, and experience has shown that many collaborations have resulted from these meetings. Regarding the specific topics, this workshop has always attempted to bring people from different communities together; thus every contribution that addresses issues in the field of thermodynamics is welcome.


If you are interested in attending a meeting, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer about availability before registering. Most TSRC meetings are very small, typically only about 25 people. If you have registered for a meeting you were not invited to, you may be subject to a $100 fee.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride, CO 81435

Optimizing Thermodynamic Systems Registered Meeting Participants:
Participant Organization
Arts, Milou University of Amsterdam
Djamali, Essmaiil Rice University
Kazakov, Vladimir PSI
Leitner, David University of Nevada, Reno
Prehl, Janett Technische Universitaet Chemnitz
Roach, Ty San Diego State University
Salamon, Peter San Diego State University
Schoen, Christian MPi for Solid State Research
Schwalbe, Karsten Chemnitz University of Technology
Tsirlin, Anatoly Program System Institute

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
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