COOKIES: By using this website you agree that we can place Google Analytics Cookies on your device for performance monitoring. |

University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > DAMTP Statistical Physics and Soft Matter Seminar > Testing nonequilibrium currents

## Testing nonequilibrium currentsAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Hugo Touchette (Department of Mathematical Sciences Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
- Tuesday 14 May 2024, 13:00-14:00
- Center for Mathematical Sciences, Lecture room MR4.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Sarah Loos. Determining whether a system is in an equilibrium or nonequilibrium state from simulations or experiments is a fundamental problem in statistical physics. In this talk I will discuss how this problem is normally approached by measuring the probability current in space and how it can be made more precise by defining statistical tests involving projections of the current. I will illustrate this point by considering a specific linear projection of the current for diffusion systems, related to the stochastic area, first studied by Paul Lévy in the 1940s for Brownian motion. This area is a good observable for testing the nonequilibrium or nonreversible nature of diffusions as it is a scalar and its statistics can be studied in a precise way using large deviation theory. This talk is part of the DAMTP Statistical Physics and Soft Matter Seminar series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- All CMS events
- Center for Mathematical Sciences, Lecture room MR4
- DAMTP Statistical Physics and Soft Matter Seminar
- Soft Matter
- bld31
Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
## Other listsCrucible/Microsoft HCI Reading Group Type the title of a new list here Technology Write For US## Other talksGender Fluidity: Progress and Pushbacks in the UK Today Title - tbc Microplastics from geologists' perspective Matchings and Loose Cycles in the Semirandom Hypergraph Model 50,000 years of turnover and extinction in high-latitude megafauna communities The quest for the first stars and first black holes with the James Webb Space Telescope |