JRG - Junior Research Groups
Thermodynamics is an essential tool for understanding how to make an energy transformation more efficient and effective. Conventional thermodynamics, in particular, has provided us with a comprehensive understanding of thermodynamic phenomena of macroscopic systems at equilibrium.
This research group aims to study the thermodynamics of microscopic nonequilibrium systems through the extension of thermodynamic concepts to fluctuating systems. By using statistical formalism for stochastic processes, we investigate a broad range of issues in microscopic systems including active matters and quantum systems, for example, universal trade-off relations, fundamental efficiency bounds, inference of the experimentally infeasible entropy production, etc.
Professor Jong-Min Park graduated from the University of Seoul in 2011 and obtained his Ph.D. in 2019 under the supervision of Professor Jae Dong Noh. Subsequently, he held a research position at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) in Seoul until 2022. In 2023, he moved to the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) as a leader of the Junior Research Group (JRG) and is currently leading a research team exploring various topics in the stochastic thermodynamics. He was honored with the '2018 young Statistical Scientist Award' by the Korean Physical Society (KPS).