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Optimal thermodynamic processes and applications

Grant number: 15/20194-0
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: May 26, 2017 - July 02, 2017
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Marcus Vinicius Segantini Bonança
Grantee:Marcus Vinicius Segantini Bonança
Visiting researcher: Sebastian Deffner
Visiting researcher institution: Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


The present proposal aims the maintenance of the scientific colaboration between the host and the visitor started with FAPESP funding (project n.o 2012/07429-0) for a visit to Prof. C. Jarzhynski's group at the University of Maryland, USA, between July, 2013 and July, 2014. Besides the ongoing research on optimal thermodynamic processes, we intend to intensify the collaboration on new topics and involving students from the host institution. We are very much interested on the relations between optimal thermodynamic processes in finite time and shortcuts to adiabaticity. The student who is going to be involved with this project was recently invited by the visitor for a visit to Los Alamos National Lab next January (see documents attached). Due to the expertise of the visitor on out-of-equilibrium quantum systems and the relations between thermodynamics and information, we strongly believe that not only our group but also other groups of the host institution will benefit from his visit. (AU)