Universität Wien FIND

260137 SE Far from equilibrium dynamics: memories, engines and chaos (2019W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 15.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 29.10. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 05.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 12.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 19.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 26.11. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 03.12. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 10.12. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 17.12. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 07.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 14.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Tuesday 21.01. 11:00 - 12:30 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to provide insight into state-of-the-art topics of non-equilibrium thermodynamics and its underlying principles.
Specific examples include
- how the fundamental link between information and thermodynamics relates to the operation of memories
-how a single particle undergoing Brownian motion can be used to explore fundamental limits of operating engines in the classical and quantum regime
- how we can get a deeper understanding of the meaning of the 2nd law and the thermodynamic arrow of time.
Each student will, with the help of a supervisor, prepare an oral presentation on a specific topic. In addition, students will be provided questions and literature to prepare for a moderated debate on deeper topics within the seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

1) Oral presentation of selected topic in the seminar (after supervised preparation).
2) Report (about 3 pages) on a monitored discussion session.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements are the oral presentation, the report and presence in the course (max. 2 times missing).
The grade for the presentation will be based on the independence in preparation of the topic and quality of the presentation.
The grade for the report is based on the scientific quality and quality of presentation.

Examination topics

Individual topics chosen for the respective oral presentation. The content of all presentations and some additional introductory literature will be needed for the monitored discussions and thus the written reports.

Reading list

Literature will be provided in the seminar course (during initial topics selection).

Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B, MaG 17, MaG 18, MaG 27, MaV 5, UF MA PHYS 01a, UF MA PHYS 01b

Last modified: Fr 27.09.2019 10:28