CTAMOP student publishes a paper in Phys. Rev. Lett.

Last updated May 30, 2017 by Andrew Brown

Mr Ruari McCloskey
Mr. Ruari McCloskey, a third-year PhD student at CTAMOP has recently seen his work on the thermodynamics of open quantum systems published in the highly prestigious pages of Phys. Rev. Lett.

Ruari, who works with Mauro Paternostro within the Quantum Technology Group, has studied the link between information and thermodynamics as implied by the Landauer principle. By constructing a collision-based model for the description of an open quantum dynamics, Ruari, Mauro, and Collaborators from the group led by Prof. G Massimo Palma at the University of Palermo (Italy) have demonstrated the implications of non-Markovianity for general processes of logical irreversibility.

The paper is only one of the most recent research outcomes of the EU FP7-funded Collaborative Project “TherMiQ” led and coordinated at Queen’s by the Quantum Technology Group.


We are a Research Cluster of the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland. Our research interests are focused primarily on computational and theoretical physics.

Old Physics Building

The Old Physics Building,
where CTAMOP is situated.