QT60 – Workshop on thermodynamics, thermoelectrics and transport in quantum devices, 19-21 September 2018

Wednesday, September 19

Session 1, Thermodynamics of classical nanosystems (Chair: Jukka Pekola)

13:55 – 14:00 Sabrina Maniscalco: Welcome

14:00 – 14:30 Sergio Ciliberto: On the heat flux and entropy produced by thermal fluctuations See the SLIDES.

14:30 – 15:00 Yuri Galperin: Optimal protocols for a Maxwell Demon device with errors See the SLIDES.

15:00 – 15:20 Edgar Roldan: Extreme reductions of entropy in an electronic double dot See the SLIDES.

15:20 – 15:40 Kay Brandner: Thermodynamic Bounds on Precision in Ballistic Multi-Terminal Transport See the SLIDES.

15:40 – 16:10 Break

Session 2, Thermoelectricity and cooling (Chair: Christian Flindt)

16:10 – 16:40 Yuri Pashkin: Primary thermometry and electron cooling: on the way to sub-mK temperatures See the SLIDES.

16:40 – 17:10 Fabio Taddei: Absorption refrigerators based on Coulomb-coupled single-electron systems See the SLIDES.

17:10 – 17:30 Clemens Winkelmann: Thermoelectricity in a single quantum dot junction See the SLIDES.

17:30 – 17:50 Mikko Möttönen: On-chip engineered heat baths for quantum devices See the SLIDES.

17:50 – 18:10 Break

Session 3, Stochastic processes (Chair: Tapio Ala-Nissilä)

18:10 – 18:40 Joachim Ankerhold: Josephson photonics: Quantum optics and Cooper pair tunneling See the SLIDES.

18:40 – 19:10 Peter Samuelsson: Nanoscale Quantum Calorimetry with Electronic Temperature Fluctuations See the SLIDES.

20:00 – Sauna and light dinner (invited guests)

Thursday, September 20

Session 4, Thermodynamics of quantum systems I (Chair: Sorin Paraoanu)

08:45 – 09:15 Dmitri Averin: Quantum fluctuations of thermodynamic variables See the SLIDES.

09:15 – 09:45 Benjamin Huard: Quantum thermodynamics of fluorescence and “quantum heat” See the SLIDES.

09:45 – 10:05 Michele Campisi: Quantum Measurement Cooling See the SLIDES.

10:05 – 10:25 Erik Aurell: A path integral theory of heat flow through a system of qubits See the SLIDES.

10:25 – 11:00 Break

Session 5, Pumping (Chair: Juha Hassel)

11:00 – 11:30  Heiner Linke: Realization of an efficient quantum-dot heat engine See the SLIDES.

11:30 – 12:00 Oleg Astafiev: An artificial atom in a transmission line as a quantum sensor See the SLIDES.

12:00 – 12:20 Paolo Muratore Ginanneschi: A model of calorimetric measurements in an open quantum system See the SLIDES.

12:20 – 12:40 Joonas Peltonen: Improved quasiparticle thermalization for single-electron turnstiles See the SLIDES.

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch

Session 6, Thermodynamics of quantum systems II (Chair: Rosario Fazio)

14:00 – 14:30 Francesco Giazotto: Superconducting circuits: The phase-coherence in thermal transport See the SLIDES.

14:30 –15:00 Mauro Paternostro: Irreversible entropy production in non-equilibrium quantum processes See the SLIDES.

15:00 – 15:20 Olli-Pentti Saira: Towards bolometric measurement of the heat of erasure in a quantum bit See the SLIDES.

15:20 – 15:40 Bayan Karimi: Measuring heat current and its fluctuations in superconducting quantum circuits See the SLIDES.

15:40 – 16:10 Break

Session 7, Detectors and sensors (Chair: Mika Prunnila)

16:10 – 16:40 Christian Enss: Challenges and Advances of Practical Primary Thermometers for Very Low Temperature See the SLIDES.

16:40 – 17 Ville Maisi: Material defined double quantum dots as building blocks of quantum systems

17– 17:45  Herve Courtois: A review of Jukka Pekola’s scientific career See the SLIDES.

19:30 Dinner at restaurant Kämp (invited guests)

Friday, September 21

Session 8, Thermometry and mesoscopic heat transport (Chair: Sabrina Maniscalco)

09:00 – 09:30 Andrew Cleland: Quantum control and thermometry of surface acoustic wave phonons See the SLIDES.

09:30 – 10:00 Anne Anthore: Heat Coulomb blockade of one ballistic channel See the SLIDES.

10:00 – 10:20 Sergey Kafanov: Driving a Nanomechanical Resonator with a Phonon Wind in Superfluid 4He See the SLIDES.

10:20 – 10:40 Dmitry Golubev: Statistics of heat exchange between two resistors See the SLIDES.

10:40 – 11:00 Break

Session 9, Mesoscopic superconductivity (Chair: Pertti Hakonen)

11:00 – 11:30 Alexander Mel’nikov: Electromagnetic proximity effect in planar superconductor-ferromagnet structures See the SLIDES.

11:30 – 12:00 Hugues Pothier: Revealing spin-orbit interaction in InAs nanowires by Andreev states spectroscopy See the SLIDES.

12:00 – 12:20 Tero Heikkilä: Superconducting thermoelectric detector See the SLIDES.

12:20 – 12:40 Ivan Khaymovich: Unexpected links between stochastic thermodynamics and criticality at Anderson localization transition See the SLIDES.

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch


Hanasaari Cultural Centre
Hanasaarenranta 5
02100 Espoo
Tel. +358 (0)9 435 020


Getting There

Taxi: Taxi from Helsinki city centre to Hanasaari takes about 10 min/20 €; from the airport about 40 min/45 €. Please note that there is a risk of confusion, since there is a power station in East Helsinki called Hanasaari, so be sure to ask the driver to take you to Hanasaari Cultural Centre in Espoo.

Metro: the nearest metro station ”Koivusaari” is at a walking distance (1,1 km) from Hanasaari. The next metro station towards Helsinki city centre “Lauttasaari” has a bus connection to Hanasaari (see below). Metro from Helsinki city centre to Hanasaari takes about 30 min/5 €.

Buses: bus 192 (V, T and K lines) operates between Hanasaari and Helsinki city centre, bus 104 operates between “Lauttasaari” metro station and Hanasaari. The bus stop is located 400 m from the conference site, along the main road. Bus from the city centre to Hanasaari takes about 20-25 min/5 €.

City bike: You can ride a city bike to Hanasaari until October 31st 2018. The city bike station in Hanasaari is located close to the main road. Biking from the city centre to Hanasaari takes about 35 min and costs 5 €/day or 10 €/week.

For further details of public transport please check the see the Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) website or install a free mobile application HSL Mobile ticket app to make it simple. With the HSL app you can plan your route and purchase tickets.



Registration and fees

We can accept maximum of 100 participants, including the invited lecturers and speakers. Please register by Wednesday August 3, 2018. If you cannot be present for the whole duration of the event, please indicate that in the registration form as “Additional information”. All registered participants will be informed on acceptance soon after the registration closes.


There is no registration fee. A daily warm lunch and coffee between sessions will be provided to the accepted participants.


The attendees of the workshop need to reserve their own accommodation. A variety of opportunities exists both in Espoo and in Helsinki.

Organising committee

Rosario Fazio
Herve Courtois
Sabrina Maniscalco
Bayan Karimi
Minna Günes