Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics 2013
The aim of FQMT'13 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 better
understanding of the behavior of mesoscopic systems,
and to provide 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 problems of measurement of non-equilibrium quantum systems,
physics of quantum information and biological systems,
in terms of both theory and experiment. Subjects from astrophysics,
gravitation or cosmology related to the above scope will be included.
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.