Special Issue "Advances in the Interplay between Quantum Thermodynamics and Information Theory"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Theory, Probability and Statistics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Uttam Singh
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Guest Editor
Centre for Quantum Information and Communication, École polytechnique de Bruxelles, CP 165, Université libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
Interests: quantum thermodynamics; quantum resource theories; computational complexity; open quantum systems; quantum darwinism
Dr. Siddhartha Das
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Guest Editor
Centre for Quantum Information & Communication (QuIC), École polytechnique de Bruxelles, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, B-1050, Belgium
Interests: quantum correlations; quantum key distribution; quantum shannon theory; open quantum systems; quantum communication protocols; quantum thermodynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Classical thermodynamics, a very successful phenomenological theory that has withstood major scientific revolutions, deals with energetics of physical systems in the thermodynamic limit, which is defined by taking both a large volume and large number of particles, and at the same time keeping the particle density finite. The scientific efforts of the past two decades has made it possible to control and manipulate small quantum systems with great accuracy, and therefore the energetics of such systems calls for the development of a theory of thermodynamics beyond traditional thermodynamics. Quantum thermodynamics is such a theory and is deemed to incorporate the quantum features, finite-size corrections, role of microscopic symmetries, and non-equilibrium phenomena among others. Recent advances in quantum thermodynamics have suggested the potential impact of quantum information theory on the development of quantum thermodynamics in its foundations and potential usage. Despite the notable progress in the understanding of quantum thermodynamics, there are still many open questions ranging from foundational to applied aspects.

This Special Issue of the Entropy journal on “Advances in the Interplay between Quantum Thermodynamics and Information Theory” aims to collect recent developments in the rapidly growing field of Quantum Thermodynamics, with an emphasis on the role of the Quantum Information Theory in the development of Quantum thermodynamics and vice-versa. More specifically, the topics in this issue include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Foundational aspects of quantum thermodynamics
  • Working of heat machines
  • Information theoretic approaches to quantum thermodynamics
  • Stochastic quantum thermodynamics
  • Resource theories of quantum thermodynamics
  • Time translation invariance in quantum thermodynamics
  • Symmetries and thermalization
  • Work extraction protocols
  • Thermodynamic uncertainty relations
  • Thermodynamics of strongly correlated systems
  • Quantum fluctuation theorems
  • Continuous variable quantum thermodynamics
  • Recent experimental advances in quantum thermodynamics
  • Quantum batteries
  • Irreversibility in quantum thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamics of quantum computation

Moreover, other topics on thermodynamics and information theory within the scope of the Entropy journal are also welcome. All papers in this Special Issue will be thoroughly reviewed. We hope that this Special Issue will make the rapidly growing field of quantum thermodynamics accessible to a broad audience.

Dr. Uttam Singh
Dr. Siddhartha Das
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • work extraction
  • thermodynamic uncertainty relations
  • resource theories
  • quantum fluctuation theorems
  • quantum batteries
  • open quantum systems
  • quantum thermodynamics
  • quantum information theory

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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