Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Theoretical background.- Chapter 3. DNA hairpins I: Calculating the generalized friction.- Chapter 4. DNA Hairpins II: reducing dissipation in nonequilibrium protocols.- Chapter 5. DNA Hairpins III: robustness, variability, and conclusions.- Chapter 6. Stochastic control in microscopic nonequilibrium systems.- Chapter 7. Optimal discrete control: minimizing dissipation in discretely driven systems.- Chapter 8. On dissipation bounds: discrete stochastic control of nonequilibrium systems.- Chapter 9. Free energy transduction within autonomous systems.- Chapter 10. Hidden excess power and autonomous Maxwell demons in strongly coupled nonequilibrium systems.- Chapter 11. Conclusions and outlook.
About the Author
Dr. Steven Large grew up in Victoria, Canada, and received his undergraduate honours degree in Nanoscience in 2015 from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He then completed his PhD in Physics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, defending his thesis in December 2020 under the supervision of Prof. David Sivak. Currently, Dr. Large works as a Data Scientist with Viewpoint Investment Partners, in Calgary, Alberta, using quantitative analysis methods and machine learning techniques to develop robust long-term financial investment strategies.