It is known that in an equilibrium system approaching a critical point, the response to a change in an external thermodynamic force can become significantly large.

In other words, an equilibrium system at the verge of a second-order phase transition is highly susceptible to external thermodynamic forces.

Starting from this premise, in my talk I will discuss the properties of systems of...

A universal large $\mathcal{N}$ theory of nonequilibrium fluctuations emerges in the limit of fast jump rates and large occupancies. We use this theory to derive a set of coarse grained thermodynamic uncertainty relations (TUR) -- one of them being an activity bound. Importantly, the activity serves as a tighter bound for the entropy production in 1D systems. These results are particularly...

It is investigated whether the non-Markovianity, i.e., the memory effects resulting from the coupling of the system to its environment, can be beneficial for the performance of quantum heat engines. Specifically, a version of a single-qubit Otto engine is studied in which the standard thermalization strokes are replaced with so-called extremal thermal operations, which cannot be realized...

Information processing in the physical world comes with an energetic cost: Landauer's principle states that erasing a 1-bit memory requires at least $k_BT_0 \ln 2$ of energy, with $k_BT_0$ the thermal energy of the surrounding bath. Practical erasures implementations require an overhead to the Landauer's bound, observed to scale as $k_BT_0 B/\tau$, with $\tau$ the protocol duration and $B$...

The title of this work is inspired by the Timur Kuran’s book entitled “Private Truths, Public Lies. The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification”. During my presentation I will talk about the idea and real-life examples of Preference Falsification (PF). Furthermore, I will propose a binary agent-based model, which allows to describe PF by introducing two levels of the opinion: the...

We study stochastic thermodynamics for non-equilibrium systems that can exhibit anomalous diffusion with the main focus on deriving an integral fluctuation relation (IFR) for the total entropy production. The dynamics of those systems are described by (i) Markovian processes with a time-dependent diffusivity such as scaled Brownian motion and (ii) non-Markovian fractional Brownian motion. The...

The $q$-neighbor Ising model is considered on multiplex networks with two layers in the form of identical random graphs, in which only a fraction of nodes belongs to both layers, forming the overlap. In this model the probability of the spin flip for a node belonging only to one layer is given by the Metropolis-like formula with the local field depending on the states of its $q$ randomly...