Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics 2011 (FQMT11)

Venue: Prague

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Jul 25, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 30, 2011
Registration Date: Jul 25, 2011
Early Registration Date: Apr 18, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: May 02, 2011
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The aim of FQMT'11 is to create a bridge between
the fields of modern condensed matter physics,
quantum optics and statistical physics
and the quickly developing field of foundations
of quantum physics.

The conference will address the foundations of quantum physics
and non-equilibrium quantum 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 the uncovering of possible phenomenological
(“quantum thermodynamic”) laws governing the behavior
of mesoscopic systems, and to provide better understanding
and insight into the recent problems of the foundations,
relying on the theoretical and experimental methods
of condensed matter physics and quantum optics.
Special attention will be given to the dynamics
of mesoscopic open systems and their relevance
to problems of measurement of non-equilibrium quantum systems,
thermal and quantum fluctuations,
dissipation, noise, physics of quantum information
and biological systems, in terms of both theory
and experiment. Additional subjects will include biophysics,
gravitation and cosmology.

The interdisciplinary character of the conference
will be supported by choice of key speakers who,
apart from their specializations,
are not only able to report specific results within their fields,
but are also able to discuss
the state of the art of their fields
from the standpoint of broader perspective
of overlaps with other fields.