Dr James Cresser

My research activities are principally concerned with the properties of open quantum systems, in particular non-Markovian systems, the use of the quantum trajectory method, quantum measurement theory, and quantum Brownian motion.

In more detail, the problems of current interest are as follows

  1. Studying the roles of coarse-graining in constructing physically acceptable master equations, with particular application to studying open systems interacting with thermal reservoirs;

  2. Studying the thermodynamic properties of quantum systems coupled to thermal reservoirs at different temperatures;