Monday, September 12, 2016 - 4:30pm
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
The goal of this group is to read carefully the book "Introduction to Chaos in non-equilibrium stat. Mechanics". There will be several speakers. AThe first lecture will be a quick introduction to thermodynamics and statistical mechanics for mathematicians. We hope to explain the physical basis of the problems to mathematicians who have no background in physics and also cover some of the mathematical subtleties that are often overlooked in physiscs courses.