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Sebastian Deffner

Director's Funded Postdoctoral Fellow
T4/CNLS

Quantum Thermodynamics

Sebastian Deffner

Office: TA-3, Bldg 123, Room 120
Mail Stop: B123
Phone: (505) 667 1631
Fax: (505) 665-2659

sdeffner@lanl.gov
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Research highlight
  • Classical and quantum shortcuts to adiabaticity for scale-invariant driving
    Sebastian Deffner, Christopher Jarzynski, and Adolfo del Campo
    Physcial Review X 4 021013 (2014)
  • Information processing and the second law of thermodynamics: an inclusive, Hamiltonian approach
    Sebastian Deffner and Christopher Jarzynski
    Physical Review X 3 041003 (2013)
 Educational Background/Employment:
  • Diplom-Physiker (Master of Science, Physics): University of Augsburg, Germany (2008)
  • Doctor rerum naturalium (Doctor of Science, Physics): University of Augsburg, Germany (2011)
  • Employment:
    • 08/2008-08/2011: Research Fellow, University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany
    • 09/2011-07/2014: Research Associate, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
    • 08/2014-present: Director's Funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Research Interests:

    My research concerns topics of Quantum Thermodynamics. As a theoretical physicist, I employ tools from Statistical Physics, Open Quantum Dynamics, Quantum Information Theory, Quantum Optics, Condensed Matter Theory and Optimal Control Theory to investigate the nonequilibrium properties of nanosystems operating far from thermal equilibrium.

Selected Recent Publications:

  1. A list of publications can be found here
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