Quantum Non-Equilibrium Group



Welcome to the Quantum Non-equilibrium group at the University of Exeter!

We are a theoretical physics group working on topics in quantum thermodynamics and quantum information theory.

Our research focus is the interplay of quantum and thermal fluctuations in quantum systems, and the extension of thermodynamics to the quantum regime. Quantum thermodynamics research underpins technological developments that miniaturise to the nanoscale with applications expected for nano- and quantum machines, data storage, quantum computation and communication, and diagnostic healthcare devices.

More about the group’s research can be found on the research page.

We are located in the Physics building of the University of Exeter, Streatham campus.

Physics is just getting a neighbour – the Living Systems Institute (LSI) is a new interdisciplinary institute bringing together biologists, chemists, mathematicians and physicists. The LSI will pioneer novel approaches to understanding diseases and how they can be better diagnosed.

Streatham is a beautiful landscaped campus with the award winning Forum building at its centre.

The campus is within walking distance to the cathedral city of Exeter and a short drive from the World Heritage Jurassic coast, Dartmoor National Park and the scenic South West Coast Path.

The group leads a large EU funded COST network “Thermodynamics in the quantum regime” with regular conferences and workshops in the area of quantum thermodynamics that are open to researchers and industry alike. More information can be found here.

Our research is co-funded by the Royal Society, EPSRC and the COST cooperation (part of the EU research framework programme Horizon2020).