Quantum th
ermodynamics has emerged as an interdisciplinary research field in quantum
science and technology with widespread applications. Yet\, the identifica
tion of scenarios characterized by quantum supremacy -a performance withou
t match in the classical world- remains challenging. In this talk I shall
review recent advances in the engineering and optimization of quantum ther
mal machines. I will show that nonadiabatic many-particle effects can give
rise to quantum supremacy in finite-time thermodynamics [1]. Tailoring su
ch nonadiabatic effects by making use of shortcuts to adiabaticity\, quant
um heat engines can be operated at maximum efficiency and arbitrarily high
output power [2]. A thermodynamic cost of these shortcuts will be elucida
ted by analyzing the full work distribution function and introducing a nov
el kind of work-energy uncertainty relation [3]. I shall close by discussi
ng the identification of scenarios with a quantum-enhanced performance in
thermal machines run over many cycles [4]. \;

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\nBibliogra
phy: \;

\n[1] J. Jaramillo\, M. Beau\, A. del Campo\, New J. Phys
. 18\, 075019 (2016). \;

\n[2] M. Beau\, J. Jaramillo\, A. del Ca
mpo\, Entropy 18\, 168 (2016). \;

\n[3] K. Funo\, J.-N. Zhang\, C
. Chatou\, K. Kim\, M. Ueda and A. del Campo\, Phys. Rev. Lett\, 118\, 100
602 (2017).

\n[4] G. Watanabe\, B. P. Venkatesh\, P. Talkner and A. d
el Campo\, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118\, 050601 (2017).

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\n DTSTART:20170407T193000Z LOCATION:Physics Building\, Room 204 SUMMARY:[CANCELED] Engineering Quantum Thermal Machines END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR