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Video: Natalia Ares: Can Quantum Measurements Fuel Tiny Engines? PUZZLE X Keynote Talk
Join us for a keynote talk by Dr. Natalia Ares, a leading quantum physicist exploring the boundaries of what’s possible in quantum mechanics. In her research, Dr. Ares has investigated using quantum measurements to extract work and power micro- and nano-scale engines. This approach is inspired by Maxwell’s demon and could have important implications for creating very small-scale devices or sensors.
Natalia Ares explains the conceptual foundations behind her research and walks through some of her groundbreaking experiments demonstrating quantum measurement-powered engines.
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