## Meeting the Entropy Challenge: An International Thermodynamics Symposium in Honor and Memory of Professor Joseph H. KeenanAll papers have been peer-reviewed. World renowned experts gathered in symposium style to explore the role of the second law and entropy in quantum theory, cosmology, biology, nonequilibrium, and energy. Their exciting discussions about recent advances and open fundamental challenges, paint an excellent state of the art of frontier research about thermodynamics in science and engineering. |

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### Contents

Introduction to the Keenan Symposium | 1 |

Professor Keenans Contribution to Thermodynamics | 7 |

Where Is the Entropy Challenge? | 34 |

Copyright | |

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