Quantum and Topological Thermodynamics workshop

28-29 August 2019, ARI 6 Teknokent Conference Room, Istanbul Technical University

About The Event

About The Event

This symposium aims to introduce the topic of our project and will present our main results for the attention of related national researchers. Prof. C. M. Smith will deliver a keynote speech on the thermodynamics of topological insulators and Prof. T. Dereli will give a lecture on contact geometry of thermodynamics. Besides, our invited speakers will give talks and lectures in related subjects, including fundamental topological thermodynamics, black hole thermodynamics, quantum thermal machines, and finite-size effects in nanothermodynamics. There will be open discussion sessions and sufficient breaks for interaction among the participants which we hope the symposium will be a fruitful workshop as a fertile ground for future collaborations and new ideas. We acknowledge all our contributors as well as ITAP, Koç University, ITU Energy Institute, COST Action CA 16221, and TUBITAK for their support.


ARI 6 Teknokent Conference Room, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul


Wednesday to Thursday
28-29 August, 2019

Keynote Speaker

Our key note speaker is Prof. C. Morais Smith

Speaker 1

Cristiane Morais Smith

Utrecht University, Netherlands

Special Lecture

Special lecture will be given by Prof. Tekin Dereli

Speaker 3

Tekin Dereli

Koc University, Istanbul

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule.

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Details of the talks are as follow.


Brenden Legros

Keynote Cristiane Morais Smith

Thermodynamic description of topological insulators: the search for universal behavior.

Hubert Hirthe

Özgür E. Müstecaplıoğlu

Project overview: Quantum Thermodynamics of Topological Systems

Cole Emmerich

Mojde Fadaei

Project results: Topological Phase Transitions in Quantum Heat Engine Cycles

Jack Christiansen

Elif Yunt

Project results: Topological and finite size effects in Kitaev Chain Heat Engine

Alejandrin Littel

M. Tahir Naseem

Project results: Optomechanical Heat Engine with a Quantum spin Hall insulator

Willow Trantow

Inanç Adagideli

Time-resolved electrical detection of chiral edge vortex braiding

Alejandrin Littel

Ismet İ. Kaya

Localization phenomena in InAs/GSb composite quantum wells with disorder

Willow Trantow

Barış Pekerten

Parity crossing statistics

Alejandrin Littel

Eren Güvenilir

Quantum Otto cycle with a q-deformed harmonic oscillator

Open Discussion

Brenden Legros

Tekin Dereli

Lecture on Contact Geometry and Thermodynamics.

Hubert Hirthe

Kıvanç İ. Unluturk,

Black hole thermodynamics

Cole Emmerich

Ekrem Aydıner

Quantum Entanglement in Cosmology

Jack Christiansen

Onur Pusuluk

Heat flow control in spin chains via asymetric spin exchange interactions

Alejandrin Littel

Barış Çakmak

Stable adiabatic quantum batteries

Willow Trantow

R. Onur Umucalılar

Signatures of anyonic statistics in charge-neutral quantum gases

Willow Trantow

Emre Köse

Creating incoherent energy resource from single entropy sink to drive algorithmic quantum heat engine

Alejandrin Littel

Deniz Turkpence

Coupled quantum Otto heat engine and refrigerator with inner friction

Open Discussion

Event Venue

Event venue location info

Institute of Energy, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul.


Organizing Committee

  • Özgür E. Müstecaplıoğlu, Koç University
  • Elif Yunt, Koç University
  • Mojde Fadaei, Koç University
  • Aslı Tuncer, Koc University
  • Eren Güvenilir, Istanbul Technical University
  • Alhun Aydın, Istanbul Technical University
  • M. Tahir Naseem, Koc University


Contact Us

For further information please contact us.


Koç University, Sarıyer, İstanbul, TR-34450, Turkey.

Phone Number

+90-(212)-338 1424 (voice)

+90-(212)-338 1559 (fax)


Prof. Özgür Esat Müstecaplıoğlu


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