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dc.contributor.authorZia, Royce K. P.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-03T19:34:34Z
dc.date.available2017-10-03T19:34:34Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/58821
dc.descriptionPresented on September 25, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Room 1116-1118.en_US
dc.descriptionRoyce K. P. Zia is a Professor Emeritus in Residence at theVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Department of Physics.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 64:57 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractFounded over a century ago, statistical mechanics for systems in thermal equilibrium has been so successful that, nowadays, it forms part of our physics core curriculum. On the other hand, most of "real life" phenomena occur under non-equilibrium conditions. Unfortunately, statistical mechanics for such systems is far from being well established. The goal of understanding complex collective behavior from simple microscopic rules (for how the system evolves, say) remains elusive. As an example of the difficulties we face, consider predicting the existence of a tree from an appropriate collection of H,C,O,N,... atoms! Over the last three decades, an increasing number of condensed matter theorists are devoting their efforts to this frontier. After a brief summary of the crucial differences between text-book equilibrium statistical mechanics and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, I will give a bird's-eye view of some key issues, ranging from the "fundamental" to the "applied." The methods used also span a wide spectrum, from simple computer simulations to sophisticated field theoretic techniques.en_US
dc.format.extent00:00 minutes
dc.format.extent64:57 minutes
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysics Colloquiumen_US
dc.subjectNon-equilibrium statistical mechanicsen_US
dc.subjectTheoretical physicsen_US
dc.titleNon-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: a growing frontier of "pure and applied" theoretical physicsen_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameVirginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Dept. of Physicsen_US


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