Fluctuation Theorems

CDSNS Colloquium
Monday, March 9, 2009 - 4:30pm
2 hours
Skiles 255
University of Warwick
The Cohen-Gallavotti Fluctuation theorem is a result describing the behaviour of simple hyperbolic dynamical systems. It was introduced to illustrate, in a somewhat simpler context, anomalies in the second law of thermodynamics. I will describe the mathematical formulation of this Fluctuation Theorem, and some variations on it.