Basi(c)s of quilibrium Statistical MechanicsMade Simple
DIPC Seminars
 Speaker

Philipp Strasberg, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
 When

2022/03/07
13:00  Place
 Online Seminar, Donostia International Physics Center
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Despite its widespread use in physics (and other disciplines), many basic
concepts in statistical mechanics are vigorously debated among scholars. This
can cause misunderstandings and problems, in particular when one tries to
apply these concepts in fields such as quantum thermodynamics, open quantum
systems theory or quantum manybody physics, where one is interested in
dynamics far from equilibrium and far from the thermodynamic limit. In this
talk, I will explain five widely used conceptsLandauer's principle,
entropy, entropy production, the second law and Clausius' inequalityin a
transparent pedagogical way and show how they all fit together without
becoming redundant. I also sketch how to use these concepts for current
problems in open quantum systems and manybody physics.
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