Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics 2015 (FQMT'15)

Country: Czech Republic

City: Prague

Abstr. due: 04.05.2015

Dates: 27.07.15 — 01.08.15

Area Of Sciences: Physics and math;

Organizing comittee e-mail: fqmt15@fzu.cz

Organizers: Institute of Physics ASCR

 

 FQMT’15 is a follow-up to the four previous, successful Prague conferences "Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics" (FQMT’04, FQMT’08, FQMT’11 and FQMT'13). The title of the conference is historical and survives due to tradition. Today its meaning corresponds only partly to the actual topics of the FQMT'15 conference, see below.

The contributions from the previous conferences are published in Physica E, vol. 29 (1-2), 2005, Physica E, vol. 42 (3), 2010, and Physica Scripta T151, 2012. Contributions from the FQMT'13 will appear in the Physica Scripta journal as well. For the history and details of the programs of the FQMT conferences see FQMT history.

Previous FQMT conferences

Topics

    Foundations of quantum physics
    Quantum measurement, entanglement and coherence
    Quantum optics
    Quantum many body physics
    Non-equilibrium statistical physics
    Quantum thermodynamics
    Dissipation, dephasing, noise and decoherence
    Macroscopic quantum behavior, e.g. cold atoms, Bose-Einstein condensates
    Topological states of quantum matter and quantum phase transitions
    Physics of quantum computing and information
    Mesoscopic, nano-electromechanical and nano-optical systems
    Biological systems, molecular motors and quantum biology
    Cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics


Scope of the Conference

The conference will address the foundations of quantum physics, quantum many body physics, and non-equilibrium statistical physics. The systems considered will be mainly on the order of mesoscopic (nanoscale) size, and include those of both natural and artificial origin. The main goal of the conference is to contribute to a better understanding of the behavior of mesoscopic systems, and to provide insight into the problems of the foundations, relying on the theoretical and experimental methods of condensed matter physics and quantum optics. Special attention will be given to non-equilibrium quantum systems, physics of quantum information and manifestation of quantum effects in biological systems, in terms of both theory and experiment. Subjects from astrophysics, gravitation or cosmology related to the above scope will also be included.
 

Conference Web-Site: http://fqmt.fzu.cz/15/