Research

 

publications

C. Prunkl and C. Timpson, On the thermodynamical cost of some interpretations of quantum theory,  Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2018.01.002, (Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.01050)

C. Prunkl, The Road to Quantum Thermodynamics, forthcoming in Quantum Foundations of Statistical Mechanics, eds. C. Timpson, D. Bedingham, OUP 2018

V.U. Ludwig, C. Stelzel, C. Prunkl,  H. Krutiak, R. Steimke, L.M. Paschke, N. Kathmann and H. Walter, Impulsivity,self-control and hypnotic suggestibility. Consciousness and Cognition, 22(2):647-653, 2013
 

Popular Articles

C. Prunkl, Endlich Unendlich - auf der Suche nach dem ewigen Leben. SHIFT, 4:14-19, 2016

C. Prunkl, Das Schummeln der Lämmer - Von kleinen Lügen und großen Konsequenzen, SHIFT, 1:42-46, 2013
 

Manuscripts

C. Prunkl, On the equivalence of -Tr(rho ln rho) and thermodynamic entropy, under review (Preprint: https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.09585)

C. Prunkl and C. Timpson, Black Hole Entropy is Entropy (and not Information), 2016

C. Prunkl and K. Robertson, Thermodynamics without Observers, 2017
 

Invited talks

Thermodynamik und Schwarze Löcher - ein Exkurs
1. DPG Wochenendseminar zur Philosophie der Physik, Universität Bonn, 2018

The Role of Information in Black Hole Thermodynamics
Foundational Problems of Black Holes and Gravitation, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, 2018

Resource Theories and Axiomatic Thermodynamics
Philosophy of Physics Conference, University of Western Ontario, 2018

Black Hole Entropy, how much information do we need?
Sigma Club, London School of Economics, 2018
Philosophy of Physics Seminar, University of Oxford, 2018
The Black Hole Initiative Colloquium, Harvard University, 2017

On the thermodynamical cost associated with some quantum interpretations.
Leuven-Buenos Aires Workshop on the Philosophy of Physics, University of Leuven, 2016
 

Conference Talks

Symposium on Black Holes: Entropy and System Size
British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference, Oxford 2018

Thermodynamics without Observers?
Conference on the Second Law of Thermodynamics, LMU München, 2017

Black Hole Entropy is Entropy (and not Information)
Thinking about Space and Time: 100 Years of Applying and Interpreting General Relativity, University of Bern, 2017
5th International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Saig, 2017

A Tale of Two Entropies - defending the von Neumann Entropy.
Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Meeting, Atlanta, 2016

Are some quantum interpretations hotter than others?
British Society for the Philosophy of Science Annual Conference, Cardiff, 2016