Author archives: Daniel Manzano

Quantum Thermodynamics VI: Negative absolute temperatures in optical lattices

Quantum Thermodynamics VI: Negative absolute temperatures in optical lattices

PhysicsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

As we have discussed in our previous post, there is an important debate in the scientific community regarding the existence of negative absolute temperatures. The debate is not over, and both sides have valuable arguments, but in any case, one thing has already been proved. If negative absolute temperatures are real, the requirement to achieve […]

Quantum Thermodynamics I: Foundations and concepts

Quantum Thermodynamics I: Foundations and concepts

PhysicsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

Both thermodynamics and quantum mechanics are very important theories, but they are applicable to very different kinds of systems. Thermodynamics describes macroscopic systems where the number of particles is huge (around Avogadro’s number: 6.022×1023). On the other hand, quantum mechanics describes the behavior of microscopic particles. The regimes where these two theories can be applied […]

The Oxford Questions on the foundations of quantum mechanics

The Oxford Questions on the foundations of quantum mechanics

Philosophy of sciencePhysicsQuantum physics

By Daniel Manzano

Quantum mechanics and relativity constitute the two main revolutions in physics on the twentieth century. Furthermore, the counterintuitive character of quantum mechanics yields to a rich branch of different possible interpretations, and there are still many open questions. Not solving, but just defining these questions, was the main purpose of a conference entitled “Quantum physics […]

Deep learning

Deep learning

Computer science

By Daniel Manzano

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most actives fields of computer science. The idea of a computer learning, in an autonomous way, complicate tasks is exciting from both the fundamental and applied points of view. One very recent and interesting approach to this problem is Deep Learning . This technology is becoming popular very […]