# Christopher Jarzynski

**Biography:** My research group and I focus on statistical mechanics and thermodynamics at the molecular level, with a particular emphasis on far-from-equilibrium phenomena. We have worked on topics that include the application of statistical mechanics to problems of biophysical interest; the analysis of artificial molecular machines; the development of efficient numerical schemes for estimating thermodynamic properties of complex systems; the relationship between thermodynamics and information processing. We also have interests in dynamical systems, quantum thermodynamics, and quantum and classical shortcuts to adiabaticity.

**Field(s) of Research:** General Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics, Stochastic Thermodynamics, Quantum Thermodynamics and Information Processing

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- Comparison of far-from-equilibrium work relations
- Comparison of work fluctuation relations
- Equalities and Inequalities: Irreversibility and the Second Law of Thermodynamics at the Nanoscale
- Escorted free energy simulations: Improving convergence by reducing dissipation
- Fluctuation relations and coarse-graining
- Good practices in free-energy calculations
- Information processing and the second law of thermodynamics: An inclusive, Hamiltonian approach
- Lag inequality for birth-death processes with time-dependent rates
- Maxwell's refrigerator: An exactly solvable model
- Modeling Maxwell's demon with a microcanonical Szilard engine
- Path-integral analysis of fluctuation theorems for general Langevin processes
- Rare events and the convergence of exponentially averaged work values