Introduction to information thermodynamics

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

Introduction to information thermodynamics

  • Event time: 11:30am until 12:30pm
  • Event date: 6th December 2017
  • Speaker: (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

A follow-up to my previous talk on fluctuation theorems: Detailed knowledge about a system (information gained though measurement) allows useful work to be extracted, even from thermal fluctuations.  Fluctuation theorems have provided a new framework for understanding this inter-conversion of information and work. I will introduce some of the basic ideas and results in this field.