Special Issue "Maxwell’s Demon 2013"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2013).
Dr. Owen Maroney
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, UK
Interests: quantum nanoscience; quantum theory; statistical mechanics
Since the earliest days of statistical mechanics, the existence of thermal fluctuations have posed a threat to our understanding of thermodynamics. This threat was vividly captured by Maxwell, who envisaged a nimble and light fingered being, able to systematically exploit and accumulate these fluctuations. With the latest developments in quantum nanotechnology, the manipulation of individual systems becomes a realistic possibility, while a modern consensus seems to have emerged that the being must still fail due to properties of information processing. Assessing the strength of these claims requires addressing many of the key open questions in the foundations of statistical mechanics.Dr. Owen Marone
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- Maxwell's Demon
- Landauer's Principle
- thermal fluctuations
- physics of information
- quantum information
- thermodynamic irreversibility