“If physical theories were people, thermodynamics would be the village witch. Over the course of three centuries, she smiled quietly as other theories rose and withered, surviving major revolutions in physics, like the advent of general relativity and quantum mechanics. The other theories find her somewhat odd, somehow different in nature from the rest, yet everyone comes to her for advice, and no-one dares to contradict her.”, John Goold, Marcus Huber, Arnau Riera, Lídia del Rio, and Paul Skrzypczyk, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 49, 143001 (2016).

Our group investigates physical phenomena at the interface between thermodynamics and quantum mechanics in optical and optomechanical systems. Have a look at our current research projects:


Photon Bose-Einstein condensation abc
Quantum-optical spin glass simulator abc
Minimalist heat engine beyond the Carnot limit abc