"Basi(c)s of Nonequilibrium Statistical MechanicsMade Simple"Who: Philipp Strasberg, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Place: Online Seminar, Donostia International Physics Center Date: Monday, 7 March 2022, 12:00 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.
Zoom: https://dipcorg.zoom.us/j/86442367455?pwd=WGlVWGs5ZTlWK0hrUExBV2U1UU11QT09 Meeting ID: 864 4236 7455 Passcode: 074900
