Cooling and thermodynamics
of quantum systems
August 26 - August 31, 2007
Kosloff R., Fritz Haber
Institute, Hebrew University of Jeruslaem, Israel, Jerusalem
Mor T., Computer
Science Dept, Technion, Israel Inst. of Technology, Haifa
Tannor D., Weizmann
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The aim of
cooling quantum systems is
central to many areas of atomic and molecular physics. In the atomic
physics community it has led in recent years to the production of
Bose-Einstein condensates, gases with novel macroscopic properties. In
the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance
Imaging, cooling is of central importance since it determines the
magnitude of the polarization which determines the signal intensity.
Cooling is also crucial in the area of quantum computation and
quantum information, where according to most schemes the preparation
of the system has to bring it to temperatures near absolute zero. New
ideas for cooling quantum systems could have profound
implications for many budding technologies based on quantum
mechanical coherence effects. Moreover, there are many fundamental
conceptual issues at the interface of quantum mechanics,
thermodynamics and information theory. The aim of this meeting is to
bring together experts from four different fields: atomic physics, NMR,
quantum information and quantum control to explore fundamental
concepts in cooling quantum systems, ultimate limitations dictated by
thermodynamics and possible ways of circumventing these limitations,
and applications to diverse atomic and molecular systems.
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