Analysis Seminar

Title: Macroscopic fluctuation theory
Speaker: Claudio Landim
Speaker Info: IMPA
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Non-equilibrium stationary states describe steady flows through macroscopic systems. Although they represent the simplest generalization of equilibrium states, they exhibit a variety of new phenomena. Within a statistical mechanics approach, these states have been the subject of several theoretical investigations, both analytic and numerical. The macroscopic fluctuation theory, based on a formula for the probability of joint space-time fluctuations of thermodynamic variables and currents, provides a unified macroscopic treatment of such states for driven diffusive systems.
Date: Monday, May 26, 2015
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 103
Contact Person: Antonio Auffinger
Contact email: auffing@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5580
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