PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Thomas Barthelme, Anatole Katok, Federico Rodriguez Hertz, Dmitri Burago.

Title:Statistical physics of simple billiard systems
Seminar:Dynamical systems seminar
Speaker:Renato Feres, Washington University Saint Louis
Starting from billiard systems with few degrees of freedom, it is possible to create interesting classes of Markov chains by making some of the system's dynamical variables random. The resulting stochastic processes serve as concrete models with which to investigate basic issues in statistical mechanics such as approach to thermal equilibrium and the relationship between diffusivity and structural features of the system. Other topics related to irreversibility and stochastic thermodynamics will be mentioned briefly and illustrated by computer experiments.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:03 / 24 / 2014
Time:03:35pm - 05:35pm