Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics

27 July – 1 August 2015, Prague, Czech Republic

FQMT’15 is a follow-up to the four previous, successful Prague conferences “Frontiers of Quantum and Mesoscopic Thermodynamics” (FQMT’04, FQMT’08, FQMT’11 and FQMT’13). The title of the conference is historical and survives due to tradition. Today its meaning corresponds only partly to the actual topics of the FQMT’15 conference, see below.


  • Foundations of quantum physics
  • Quantum measurement, entanglement and coherence
  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum many body physics
  • Non-equilibrium statistical physics
  • Quantum thermodynamics
  • Dissipation, dephasing, noise and decoherence
  • Macroscopic quantum behavior, e.g. cold atoms, Bose-Einstein condensates
  • Topological states of quantum matter and quantum phase transitions
  • Physics of quantum computing and information
  • Mesoscopic, nano-electromechanical and nano-optical systems
  • Biological systems, molecular motors and quantum biology
  • Cosmology, gravitation and astrophysics


Scope of the Conference

The conference will address the foundations of quantum physics, quantum many body physics, and non-equilibrium 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 a better understanding of the behavior of mesoscopic systems, and to provide insight into the problems of the foundations, relying on the theoretical and experimental methods of condensed matter physics and quantum optics. Special attention will be given to non-equilibrium quantum systems, physics of quantum information and manifestation of quantum effects in biological systems, in terms of both theory and experiment. Subjects from astrophysics, gravitation or cosmology related to the above scope will also be included.


Gracias a Rafael Sánchez (ICMM-CSIC) por enviarnos la información.