Quantum Measurement Engines
Abstract: Quantum measurement is usually associated with the gathering of information about a quantum system, and how it collapses the wavefunction. However, the act of measurement also has important physical implications. In this talk, I will discuss how one generally needs to provide energy to measure, and that the energy exchange between the meter and the system can be controlled in order to create a new type of quantum engine. Several examples will be provided.
Bio: Prof. Jordan has physics degrees from Texas A&M and UC Santa Barbara. He was a postdoc at the University of Geneva, with Markus Buttiker, and spend 15 years at the University of Rochester as professor of physics. He recently moved to Chapman University to direct their Institute for Quantum Studies. Areas of interest are in quantum information, quantum measurement, quantum thermodynamics, Foundations of quantum mechanics as well as Quantum Optics and Condensed matter physics.
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