Quantum steampunk: Quantum information, thermodynamics, their intersection, and applications thereof across physics
Abstract
Combining quantum information theory with thermodynamics unites 21stcentury technology with 19thcentury principles. The union elucidates the spread of information, the flow of time, and the leveraging of energy. This thesis contributes to the theory of quantum thermodynamics, particularly to quantuminformationtheoretic thermodynamics. The thesis also contains applications of the theory, wielded as a toolkit, across physics. Fields touched on include atomic, molecular, and optical physics; nonequilibrium statistical mechanics; condensed matter; highenergy physics; and chemistry. I propose the name "quantum steampunk" for this program. The term derives from the steampunk genre of literature, art, and cinema that juxtaposes futuristic technologies with 19thcentury settings.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 July 2018
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1807.09786
 Bibcode:
 2018arXiv180709786Y
 Keywords:

 Quantum Physics;
 Condensed Matter  Disordered Systems and Neural Networks;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics;
 Computer Science  Information Theory;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 The newtothearXiv material consists of the term "quantum steampunk" and a manifesto for the concept