A Kinetic View of Statistical Physics
Paul L. Krapivsky
Boston University
Tue, Oct. 19th 2010, 11:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
I will try to illustrate the essence of non-equilibrium statistical physics, the branch of science which is not so much the study of a specific subject {\em per se}, but rather a collection of ideas and tools that work for an incredibly wide range of problems. I will exemplify some of the key insights that have emerged from the analysis of far-from-equilibrium behaviors. As in other interacting many-particle settings, the large size often plays an advantageous, rather than deleterious, role in leading to simple collective properties. I'll focus on diffusion-reaction systems and I'll also discuss a connection with non-equilibrium spin systems.
Contact : Stephane LAVIGNAC


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