The workshop will take place at the École Supérieure de Physique et
de Chimie Industrielles (ESCPCI), Amphithéâtre
Langevin, in the 5th district of Paris (quartier Latin) —
see Location & directions for
further information. It is organized by C. van den Broeck (UHasselt,
D. Lacoste (ESPCI, Paris).
The conferences are free of charge.
Scientific rationale: The Fluctuation Theorem and its related developments (Jarzynski equality and Crooks theorem, stochastic thermodynamics) are considered to be an important breakthrough in thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. In view of the extremely wide field of application of the second law of thermodynamics, one can hope that such a breakthrough will have an important impact for the description and understanding of irreversible phenomena, in particular for small scale systems, e.g., in bio- and nanotechnology, for information processing and quantum dissipation. The objective of the workshop is to review the state of affairs, to present further theoretical developments and avenues of research, and to discuss the experimental and possibly technological applications.
The workshop is a satellite of the “Journées de physique statistique 2012” that will take place on the 26-27th January:
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