July 12, 2024
In Dr. Ares's talk we learn about the connection between electromechanics and information theory. How do the fundamental laws of thermodynamics take on new complexities at the nanoscale? And how does Dr. Ares' research provide a theoretical framework to understand and harness these unique behaviours? Her research aims to experimentally investigate and revise the fundamental laws of thermodynamics to account for the crucial role of information, particularly quantum information, in regimes where quantum effects are significant and fluctuations cannot be averaged out. Ares research group set up intricate experiments that combine thermodynamic elements like heat baths and pistons with quantum systems to test these theoretical hypotheses.