Toward Physical Realizations of Thermodynamic Resource Theories

  • Nicole Yunger HalpernEmail author
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“This is your arch-nemesis.” The thank-you slide of my resentation remained onscreen, and the question-and-answer session had begun.


Quantum State Density Operator Gibbs State Resource Theory Trace Distance 
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I am grateful to Fernando Brandão, Lídia del Rio, Ian Durham, Manuel Endres, Tobias Fritz, Alexey Gorshkov, Christopher Jarzynski, David Jennings, Matteo Lostaglio, Evgeny Mozgunov, Varun Narasimhachar, Nelly Ng, John Preskill, Renato Renner, Dean Rickles, Jim Slinkman, Stephanie Wehner, and Mischa Woods for conversations and feedback. This research was supported by an IQIM Fellowship, NSF grant PHY-0803371, and a Virginia Gilloon Fellowship. The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) is an NSF Physics Frontiers Center supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Stephanie Wehner and QuTech offered hospitality at TU Delft during the preparation of this manuscript. I am grateful to Ian Durham and Dean Rickles for soliciting this paper. Finally, I thank that seminar participant for galvanizing this exploration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Quantum Information and MatterCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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