Selected Topics:

Thermoelectric heat engine

Thermodynamics and Information

Self-propelled particle

Vesicles in flow

Membrane Adhesion

Hidden degree of freedom


Patrick Pietzonka

Patrick Pietzonka
PhD Student

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Phone 0049 711 685-64917
Email address
Universität Stuttgart
II. Institut für Theoretische Physik
Pfaffenwaldring 57
70569 Stuttgart

  • Stochastic thermodynamics
  • Thermodynamic uncertainty relation
  • Molecular motors
  • Active matter
  • Large deviation theory

Google Scholar profile

10 Large deviation function for a driven underdamped particle in a periodic potential
  L. P. Fischer, P. Pietzonka, and U. Seifert
arXiv:1712.01216 (2017)
9 Fluctuations of apparent entropy production in networks with hidden slow degrees of freedom
  M. Uhl, P. Pietzonka, and U. Seifert
arXiv:1708.09786 (2017)
8 Entropy production of active particles and for particles in active baths
  P. Pietzonka and U. Seifert
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 51, 01LT01 (2018)
Link arXiv
7 Universal trade-off between power, efficiency and constancy in steady-state heat engines
  P. Pietzonka and U. Seifert
arXiv:1705.05817 (2017)
6 Finite-time generalization of the thermodynamic uncertainty relation
  P. Pietzonka, F. Ritort, and U. Seifert
Phys. Rev. E  96, 012101 (2017)
Link arXiv
5 Universal bound on the efficiency of molecular motors
  P. Pietzonka, A. C. Barato, and U. Seifert
J. Stat. Mech., 124004 (2016)
Link arXiv
4 Affinity- and topology-dependent bound on current fluctuations
  P. Pietzonka, A. C. Barato, and U. Seifert
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 49, 34LT01 (2016)
Link arXiv    Selected as J. Phys. A "Highlights of 2016"
3 Universal bounds on current fluctuations
  P. Pietzonka, A. C. Barato, and U. Seifert
Phys. Rev. E 93, 052145 (2016)
Link arXiv
2 Extreme fluctuations of active Brownian motion
  P. Pietzonka, K. Kleinbeck, and U. Seifert
New J. Phys., 18, 052001 (2016)
Link arXiv
1 Fine-structured large deviations and the fluctuation theorem: Molecular motors and beyond
  P. Pietzonka, E. Zimmermann, and U. Seifert
EPL 107, 20002 (2014)
Link arXiv
  • Winter term 2017/18
  • Summer term 2017
    • Example class Classical Mechanics (Theoretical Physics I)
  • Winter term 2016/17
    • Example class Statistical Mechanics (Theoretical Physics IV)
  • Winter term 2015/16
    • Example class Mathematical Methods in Physics
  • Summer term 2015
    • Example class "Advanced Statistical Physics" (M.Sc. Physics)
    • Seminar "Stochastic Thermodynamics"
  • Winter term 2014/15
    • Example class Statistical Mechanics (Theoretische Physik IV)
Curriculum vitae:
  • Since 01/2015: PhD Student with Prof. Udo Seifert at the II. Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart, Germany.
  • 04/2016-08/2016: Research stay at Small Biosystems lab, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2014: M.Sc. Physics, University of Stuttgart.
  • 2012: B.Sc. Physics, University of Stuttgart.