Fluctuations in Dynamical Systems Far From Equilibrium

One-day meeting of the London Dynamical Systems Group
Supported by the London Mathematical Society
To be held on Wednesday, 27 June 2012, at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London


Rainer Klages
School of Mathematical Sciences
Queen Mary University of London

r.klages @ qmul.ac.uk

Ferruccio Renzoni
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University College London
f.renzoni @ ucl.ac.uk

Brief description of the theme of this meeting:
The workshop will bring together people from applied mathematics, dynamical systems, condensed matter physics and statistical physics. The theme are fluctuations far from equilibrium, particularly in stochastic dynamics. A focus will be on so-called fluctuation relations, which generalize the second law of thermodynamics to small systems. They have been found to be generally valid very far from equilibrium. This active, recent topic of research will be discussed both from a theoretical and from an experimental point of view. Cross-links to large deviation theory and to anomalous stochastic processes will be explored. Postdocs and PhD students from different backgrounds are strongly encouraged to participate. The talks will be of a respective introductory nature.

Organizational details:

All talks will be held in seminar room M103 (first floor) of the Department of Mathematics at Queen Mary University of London. The welcome and tea break will be in the common room next to M103.
Directions of how to get there can be found here. And here is a view of the School of Mathematics from Mile End Road.
Pre-registration is not necessary. For any further information please contact one of the organizers.

All talks are for 50 minutes with up to 10 minutes of discussion.
11.00 - 11.30
Welcome: tea and coffee in the common room
11.30 - 12.30
Ian Ford, UCL
A rough guide to fluctuation relations
12.30 - 14.00Lunch on campus
14.00 - 15.00
David Carberry, University of Bristol
Fluctuation Relations: Experimental Demonstrations
15.00 - 16.00
Adrian Baule, QMUL
Exact relations in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
16.00 - 16.30tea and coffee in the common room
16.30 - 17.30 Nicholas Watkins, Cambridge, UK
Anomalous Diffusion, Anomalous Time Series, and the models that
describe them
Drinks in the SCR bar

This is part of a series of collaborative meetings held by the London Dynamical Systems Group (LDSG) which consists of the Dynamical Systems groups at Imperial, Queen Mary, Surrey and UCL, and which is supported by a Scheme 3 grant from the London Mathematical Society.
Last update: 28 June 2012