Quantum engine efficiency bound beyond the second law of thermodynamics

Wolfgang Niedenzu

University of Innsbruck

Wolfgang Niedenzu did his PhD with Helmut Ritsch at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, working on cold atoms in optical resonators. He then moved to the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, for a PostDoc in the group of Gershon Kurizki where he worked on topics in quantum thermodynamics. In April he returned to Innsbruck through an ESQ fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.


Heat engines were the basis of the industrial revolution and are still indispensable in our modern world. With the emergence of the field of quantum thermodynamics, there is growing interest in their microscopic counterparts.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Wolfgang Niedenzu (University of Innsbruck)
  2. Victor Mukherjee (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  3. Arnab Ghosh (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  4. Abraham Kofman (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  5. Gershon Kurizki (Weizmann Institute of Science)

Topic Areas

Fundamental science for quantum technologies , Quantum optics and non-classical light sources


OS1a-A » Fundamental quantum optics and non-classical light sources (14:30 - Wednesday, 5th September, Auditorium)

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