Fluctuation Theorems

Series: 
CDSNS Colloquium
Monday, March 9, 2009 - 16:30
2 hours
Location: 
Skiles 255
,  
University of Warwick
Organizer: 
The Cohen-Gallavotti Fluctuation theorem is a result describing the behaviour of simple hyperbolic dynamical systems. It was introduced to illustrate, in a somewhat simpler context, anomalies in the second law of thermodynamics. I will describe the mathematical formulation of this Fluctuation Theorem, and some variations on it.