How scientists in Austria are using quantum quirks to revolutionise thermodynamics.
Meet the team that's pioneered the Atomchip technology—a platform that is used to manipulate quantum fields in such a way that proffers new insights into information flows and entropy in ultra-cold environments. Jörg Schmiedmayer, Marcus Huber, and João Sabino are a cross-institute team that are working to uncover new insights using this versatile experimental platform.
This film by Toby Fitzpatrick is the second in a series of short documentaries by FQxI following physicists into their quantum laboratories.
In the first documentary in the series, "Information as Fuel," Oxford physicist Natalia Ares shows us how carbon nanotubes can test time's thermodynamic arrow.
The Austrian group describe their "Quantum Refrigerator" in reporter Nicola Jones's article.
Marcus Huber tells Toby about the "Thermodynamic Cost of Timekeeping," on the FQxI podcast.
Keywords: quantum chip Vienna Austria Huber Fitzpatrick Schmiedmayer Sabino thermodynamics ultracold refrigerator entropy information