Colloquium 28 August

Speaker: Liliana Arrachea, University of San Martín, Argentina
Colloquium 28 August

Liliana Arrachea of the University of San Martín, Argentina, will be the featured speaker at an ICTP Colloquium on Wednesday 28 August in the Euler Lecture Hall. The title of her talk is "Heat to Work Conversion in the Quantum Regime".

The talk will begin at 16:30 and will be livestreamed. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend.

Boosting the efficiency for the conversion of electrical and thermal energy at finite power is motivating an intense research activity, not only in the areas of material science and applied physics but also in experimental and theoretical areas of statistical mechanics and condensed matter physics. Efforts are concentrated in developing new materials and devices as well as on analyzing different operational conditions. In the latter direction, taking advantage of the quantum effects is one of the most interesting avenues. Nanoscale devices and topological materials provide an excellent scenario to explore these properties. In this talk, Professor Arrachea will present a general overview on the field. She will also present some examples and discuss some fundamental theoretical aspects.

Professor Arrachea obtained her PhD from Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina in 1995. Following this, her research positions have included Alexander von Humboldt fellow at FU-Berlin and Max-Planck Institut, Germany, postdoctoral researcher at SISSA, Trieste, and Ramón y Cajal Researcher at the University of Zaragoza. She has been a Researcher of CONICET Argentina since 1999, an Associate Professor from University of Buenos Aires since 2007 (on leave since 2016), and Full Professor at University of San Martín, Argentina since 2016. In addition, Professor Arrachea was appointed Guggenheim Fellow 2010, and Simons Associate at ICTP since 2015, and received a Georg-Forster Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Award in 2016. She spends periods comprising several months at a time as Invited Professor at PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Université Paris 7, and Boston University.

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