John Goold

Affiliation: Trinity College, IE

Keywords: Quantum theory, Non equilibrium thermodynamics, Statistical mechanics

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John is theoretical physicist working on the non equilibrium thermodynamics of quantum systems. Following a PhD from University College Cork, Ireland – John worked as a postdoc at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University Of Singapore and then moved later as a Marie Curie Fellow to the University of Oxford.  In August 2013 he moved to The Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste Italy and remained there as a research scientist until 2017 where he moved back to Ireland to Trinity College Dublin (TCD) as a SFI-Royal Society University Fellow and an Assistant Professor. He was awarded a Starting Grant from the European Research Council and founded his group “Qusys” at Trinity in 2018.

John is interested in the interface of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics and in particular on how thermodynamics behaviour emerges from complex dynamics in complex many body systems. He has worked on a number of different areas including ultra cold atoms physics, statistical mechanics and quantum information.