Sunday, March 31, 2024

Maxwellian Ratchets with Alex Jurgens

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Recorded: 2023/12/18 Released: 2024/03/31

Jim talks with Alex Jurgens of INRIA about Maxwellian Ratchets. These are abstract machines that react to outside stimuli, These are highly specified theoretical realizations of Maxwell's Demon, who flaunts the second law of thermodynamics. Jurgens discusses these in terms of entropy, information processessing, and the second law.
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1. The article that we discussed in this program:
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