Covid update (May 7)
Although the covid restrictions in the Czech Republic are being gradually lifted, relatively severe measures are still in place. Therefore, we are preparing JETC as an online conference based on a professional platform including extensive networking and discussion possibilities
However, for those who will be in Prague between June 14 and 18, we will most likely be able to offer the possibility to participate in their sessions in one of the conference studios. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in your session(s) in the studio, provided it is not prohibited by the local authorities, while taking into account all the travel restrictions
It is still possible that on-site participation will be allowed. If this happens soon enough, we are prepared to boost in-person participation and organize JETC as a hybrid conference. We shall keep you updated.

Covid update (April 15)

It is still forbidden to organize conferences with in-person participants in the Czech Republic. However, the covid-19 situation seems to be improving, so we still hope that it will be possible to meet physically during the JETC. We will keep this page up to date and send e-mails to all participants whenever the rules change. Here you can find information about entry to the Czech Republic. Please do not book non-refundable flight tickets and accommodation until we announce that the conference can be held physically on-site. 

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Aims & scope of the Joint European Thermodynamics Conference (JETC), Prague, 2021

Methods and concepts of equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics appear in various areas of physics, engineering, sciences and humanities. This wide range of applicability is a source of inspiration, but also a cause of separation and divergence. The aim of this conference is to improve the interaction and pull together the various application areas and theoretical branches in order to develop a more powerful and more applicable discipline. In particular, we would like to attract experts from areas close to thermodynamics like engineering, applied mathematics, numerics, theoretical physics and machine learning.

In several Mini-Symposia various specific thermodynamic related topics are introduced by experts and publicly discussed with the audience. The presentations of the participants are organized in Sessions, according to their topics. The interaction is enhanced also by poster sessions along with the coffee breaks.

The prestigious Prigogine prize (a certificate and € 2000) will be awarded for the best PhD theses defended within the last two years.

Plenary speakers

  • Martin Z. Bazant (MIT) – Learning Battery Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics from Images
  • Udo Seifert (Stuttgart) – Stochastic Thermodynamics and the Thermodynamic Uncertainty Relation
  • Hugo Touchette (Stellenbosch) – Large Deviations and Statistical Physics

Joint European Thermodynamics Conference (JETC)

The JETC conferences have been established in 1989 under the name Journées Européennes de Thermodynamique Contemporaine by ECAST, the European Center for Advanced Studies in Thermodynamics.
As it was desirable to enlarge the scope of the conferences and to unite thermodynamics across Europe, the conferences changed the name in 2007 to Joint European Thermodynamics Conference while the acronym remained the same. This time it will be for the first time in a hybrid format bringing together online and in-person participants.

Covid-19 statement

Due to the pandemic situation, we have decided to prepare the conference in the hybrid format (partly in-person, partly online) rather than postponing the meeting or going fully online. We believe that there are many benefits of meeting in person, but given the current state of matters and a great degree of uncertainty, we cannot choose the classical format of an in-person conference. 

At the same time, the hybrid form of meeting does not allow us to reduce the conference fee due to the extra costs necessary for professional connection between the virtual and in-person participants, but allows us a certain freedom to operate between the classical in-person conference and the fully online meeting but also to provide professional support and outcome of the online contributions to the conference. We believe that lively and many discussions, which we would like to facilitate, are essential to a successful conference and hence we plan to use all available resources in this direction.

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