# Taming the Time Evolution in Overdamped Systems: Shortcuts Elaborated from Fast-Forward and Time-Reversed Protocols.

@article{Plata2021TamingTT, title={Taming the Time Evolution in Overdamped Systems: Shortcuts Elaborated from Fast-Forward and Time-Reversed Protocols.}, author={Carlos A. Plata and Antonio Prados and Emmanuel Trizac and David Gu'ery-Odelin}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2021}, volume={127 19}, pages={ 190605 } }

Using a reverse-engineering approach on the time-distorted solution in a reference potential, we work out the external driving potential to be applied to a Brownian system in order to slow or accelerate the dynamics, or even to invert the arrow of time. By welding a direct and time-reversed evolution toward a well chosen common intermediate state, we analytically derive a smooth protocol to connect two arbitrary states in an arbitrarily short amount of time. Not only does the reverse…

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