### Former members

Hugo Touchette is an advocate of the use of the theory of large deviations for studying problems of equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. He is the author of a recent review article which surveys the many applications of this theory in statistical mechanics. He has worked himself on two such applications: i) the nonequivalence of statistical mechanical ensembles for long-range systems with nonconcave entropies, and ii) the derivation of fluctuation relations for systems driven in nonequilibrium steady states. His current research work is concerned with the convexity properties of rate functions, the basic object of large deviation theory, and the development of new methods for calculating such rate functions. Hugo left QMUl in 2013 to take a position at NITheP, Stellenbosch. |

### Publications archive

### Previous seminars

- Dynamical Systems
- Dynamical Systems (out of term session 2009)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester B 2008/2009)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester A 2008/2009)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester B 2007/2008)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester A 2007/2008)
- Dynamical Systems (out of term session 2007)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester B 2006/2007)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester A 2006/2007)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester B 2005/2006)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester A 2005/2006)
- Dynamical Systems (out of term session 2005)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester B 2004/2005)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester A 2004/2005)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester B 2003/2004)
- Dynamical Systems (Semester A 2003/2004)

- Statistical Mechanics Study Group
- Control and Dynamics

### Past events

- Workshop on Computation of Rare Events in Complex Systems

ENS Lyon, France

11-15 June 2012

Organisers: F. Bouchet, F. Cerou, M. Corvellec, A. Guyader, Hugo Touchette - Complexity-GRAPE international visitors programme

School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

Dec 2011 to March 2012

Organiser: Christian Beck - CoSyDy meeting on Long-range correlations in space and time

School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

27 May 2011

Organisers: Rosemary J. Harris and Hugo Touchette - Weak Chaos, Infinite Ergodic Theory, and Anomalous Dynamics

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

25 July - 12 August 2011

Scientific Coordinators: Rainer Klages, Roland Zweimüller, Eli Barkai, Holger Kantz - One-Day Ergodic Theory Meeting

Queen Mary, University of London

Wednesday, 4th November, 2009 - Delayed Complex Systems

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden/Germany

Workshop: October 05 - 09, 2009

Scientific Coordinators: Axel Pelster, Michael Schanz, Eckehard Schöll, and Wolfram Just - Workshop on Dynamics in Chaotic and Stochastic Systems: From Mathematical Models to Physical Systems

University College London

June 2009

Organisers: Ferruccio Renzoni and Rainer Klages - Chaos09

The second IFAC meeting related to analysis and control of chaotic systems

Queen Mary, University of London

June 22nd-24th, 2009

Scientific Coordinators: Henri Huijberts, Josh Reiss, David Arrowsmith, and Wolfram Just - One-Day Ergodic Theory Meeting

Queen Mary, University of London

Monday, June 22, 2009 - LDSG Workshop on Statistical Properties of Ergodic System

University of Surrey

13 February 2009

Organisers: Ian Melbourne, Henk Bruin, Stefano Luzzatto and Rainer Klages - LDSG Workshop on Dynamical Systems and Quantum Mechanics

Queen Mary, University of London

25 March 2009

Organisers: Phil Howard and Pat O'Mahony - Mathematics and Physics of Anderson localization: 50 Years After

Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge

14 July - 19 December 2008

Organisers: Y. Fyodorov, I. Goldsheid, T. Spencer, and M.R. Zirnbauer - LDSG workshop on Stochastic Dynamics and Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics

Queen Mary, University of London

Friday, 11 July, 2008 - LDSG one-day meeting on

Piecewise Isometries

Queen Mary, University of London

November 26, 2007

organizers: Henk Bruin (Surrey) and Franco Vivaldi (QMUL) - Minisymposium on "Time-delayed feedback control"

PhysCon 2007

University of Potsdam, Germany

3rd-7th September 2007 - LDSG workshop on Anomalous Diffusion in Deterministic Systems

(together with Ian Melbourne, Surrey)

Univ. Surrey, UK

25. May 2007 - School & Workshop on Ergodic Optimization and Relate Topics

Queen Mary, University of London

13-18 November 2006 - One-Day Ergodic Theory Meeting

Queen Mary, University of London

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - 373. WE-Heraeus-Seminar

Anomalous Transport: Experimental Results and Theoretical Challenges

Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

13.07.- 16.07. 2006 - London Mathematical Society Durham Symposium

Dynamical Systems and Statistical Mechanics

Monday 3rd July - Thursday 13th July 2006 - LDSG Workshop on "Symbolic Dynamics and Number Theory in Statistical Mechanics"

Queen Mary, University of London

24 February 2006 - Oxford-Warwick-London meeting on Combinatorics and Statistical Mechanics

Queen Mary, University of London

11 November 2005 - One-Day Ergodic Theory Conference

Queen Mary, University of London

Wednesday 2nd November - LDSG one-day meeting on

Arithmetic Dynamics

Queen Mary, University of London

May 11, 2004

organizer: Franco Vivaldi - One-Day Ergodic Theory Conference

Queen Mary, University of London

Thursday 15th July, 2004 - One-Day Ergodic Theory Conference

Queen Mary, University of London

Thursday 12th June, 2003 - WE-HERAEUS summer school for physics

Collective dynamics of nonlinear and disordered systems

TU Chemnitz

26. August - 6. September 2002 - International Workshop and Seminar on Microscopic Chaos and Transport in Many-Particle Systems

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

Workshop: August 12 -17, 2002

Seminar: August 5 - 25, 2002 - One-Day Ergodic Theory Conference

Queen Mary, University of London

Thursday 19th June, 2002 - One-Day Ergodic Theory Conference

Queen Mary, University of London

Thursday 14th June, 2001 - Minisymposium in Dynamics Days Europe 2001

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

Dresden, Germany June 5-8, 2001

### News archive

- Dr. Hugo Touchette has been appointed to an interdisciplinary academic fellowship at Queen Mary, starting January 2006. It is a permanent position at lecturer level. (30/06/05)
- Christian Beck's co-worker Eddie Cohen (Rockefeller University, New York) has been awarded the Boltzmann medal of this year. The Boltzmann medal is awarded every three years and represents the most important prize in statistical physics. A recent joint paper of Eddie and Christian is C. Beck, E.G.D. Cohen, Physica A 322, 267 (2003).