Gonzalo Manzano

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Short Bio and Interests:
I am Ramón y Cajal tenure-track researcher at IFISC since January 2023. Previously, I was Juan de la Cierva Incorporacion fellow (2021-2023). Before coming back to Spain, I was ESQ Postdoc at IQOQI Vienna (2020-2021) and Postdoc at ICTP Trieste (2018-2020) funded by Scuola Normale Superiore. I obtained my PhD in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid in July 2017, followed by a short Postdoc at IFISC (2017-2018).
My research interests cover different topics related to quantum and stochastic thermodynamics, open quantum systems, quantum information theory, as well as the foundations of nonequilibrium statistical physics and quantum mechanics. I am particularly interested in new ideas for the application of concepts in nonequilibrium thermodynamics to describe and analyze classical and quantum complex systems. My research has been mostly developed on the theoretical side, but in the last years I gained interest in experimental physics through collaborations with colleagues.
Part of my research have been covered in popular science journals and local media such as Physics, Quanta Magazine, or Diario de Mallorca. I also collaborated with local artist Evarist Torres merging art and science, and wrote a popular science article for Investigación y Ciencia,

Recent key publications:

+ Quantum thermodynamics under continuous monitoring: A general framework. G. Manzano and R. Zambrini, AVS Quantum Science, 4 025302 (2022).

+ Non-Abelian Quantum Transport and Thermosqueezing Effects, G. Manzano, J. M. R. Parrondo, and G. T. Landi, PRX Quantum 3, 010304 (2022).

+ Thermodynamics of Gambling Demons. G. Manzano, D. Subero, O. Maillet, R. Fazio, J.P. Pekola, and É. Roldán. Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 080603 (2021). [Editors' Suggestion and Featured in Physics]

Research profile in arXiv and Google Scholar.

Recent Publications

Thermodynamics of computations with absolute irreversibility, unidirectional transitions, and stochastic computation times

Manzano, Gonzalo; Kardeş, Gülce; Roldán, Édgar; Wolpert, David
Physical Review X , 021026 (2024)

Quantum coherence enables hybrid multitask and multisource regimes in autonomous thermal machines

Hammam, Kenza; Manzano, Gonzalo; de Chiara, Gabriele
Physical Review Research 6, 013310 (2024)

Quantum-enhanced performance in superconducting Andreev-reflection engines

Manzano, Gonzalo; López, Rosa
Phys. Rev. Research 5, 043041 (2023)

Entropy production and fluctuation theorems for monitored quantum systems under imperfect detection

Ferri-Cortés, Mar; Almanza-Marreo, José A.; López, Rosa; Zambrini, Roberta; Manzano, Gonzalo
Submitted (2023)

Ongoing Research projects


Maria de Maeztu 2023-2026

P.I.: Ernesto Estrada, Ingo Fischer, Emilio Hernández-García, Rosa Lopez, Claudio Mirasso, Jose Javier Ramasco, Raúl Toral, Roberta Zambrini
After 15 years of its existence, IFISC can point to a proven track record of impactful research. The previous 2018-2022 MdM award has significantly enhanced the institute's capabilities, as demonstrated by an ...


Complex Quantum Systems: machine learning, thermodynamics, and emergent phenomena

P.I.: Gian Luca Giorgi, Gonzalo Manzano, Roberta Zambrini
CoQuSy is a coordinated project and joins all the researchers at IFISC (belonging either to CSIC or UIB) working in the common line of complex quantum systems. The coordination is motivated by ...


Quantum thermodynamics: information, fluctuations and complexity

P.I.: Gonzalo Manzano
In the last two decades, thermodynamics has been extended to describe small systems, where the action of environmental noise “blurs” traditional thermodynamic constraints and information plays a central role. While the first ...

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