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Dr. Deffner attends selective workshop in Vatican City

Sebastian Deffner, associate professor of physics, attended "Quantum Science and Technology: Recent Advances and New Perspectives," a workshop hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City from November 30 to December 2. Deffner was among only about 70 global experts invited to the workshop, and the guest list included numerous Nobel laureates.

"The leading experts in quantum science met in a unique place for a unique workshop to discuss the past, present, and future of quantum technologies," Deffner says of the workshop.

For Deffner, it was an exciting and rare opportunity. The invitation recognizes his leadership role in developing the young field of quantum thermodynamics on an international scale. In 2019, he co-authored the first textbook focused on the subject, and his research group consistently contributes to the research literature.

Recordings of talks from the workshop are available here.

Please see the UMBC news release for more details.

Posted: December 13, 2023, 2:57 PM