Organizing committee

Martí Perarnau Llobet, University of Geneva
Mohammad Mehboudi, University of Geneva
Géraldine Haack, University of Geneva
Nicolas Brunner, University of Geneva

Program committee

Marcus Huber, TU Vienna (chair)
Liliana Arrachea, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Aurelia Chenu, University of Luxembourg
Ville Maisi, Lund University
Juan Parrondo, Complutense University of Madrid
Martí Perarnau Llobet, University of Geneva
Christian Schmiegelow, University of Buenos Aires
Masahito Ueda, University of Tokyo

Invited speakers

Janet Anders, University of Exeter
Anne Anthore, Paris Diderot university
Elisa Bäumer, ETH Zürich
Cecilia Cormick, National University of Córdoba
Luis Correa, University of Exeter
Rosario Fazio, ICTP
John Goold, Trinity College Dublin
Heiner Linke, Lund University
Takashi Mori, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science
Ulrich Poschinger, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Lea F. Santos, Yeshiva University
Philipp Strasberg, Autonomous University of Barcelona


About the conference

QTD 2021 is the annual conference on quantum thermodynamics. It attracts scientists from different fields, including statistical mechanics, quantum information, and condensed matter, with the objective of discussing recent advances on thermodynamic processes in the quantum scale. The first edition of the conference was held in Berlin in 2013 and was followed by events in Mallorca, Porquerolles, Erice, Oxford, Santa Barbara, Espoo and Barcelona.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Characterisation of non-equilibrium dynamics/fluctuation relations
  • Small scale/quantum engines and refrigerators
  • Thermometry and sensing at the nanoscale
  • Equilibration and thermalization in many-body systems
  • Quantum effects in charge/heat transport
  • Strong coupling and non-markovian dynamics
  • Foundations of (quantum) thermodynamics

Program overview

Registration and location

The conference will take place online from the 4th to the 8th of October 2021, via the platforms Zoom and (details will be provided by email). Registration is free. Participants are encouraged to submit their works as contributed talks and/or posters.


June 15, 2021 Application for contributed talks
September 24, 2021 Application for contributed posters and registration
October 4-8, 2021 QTD 2021 Conference

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