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​Entropy and LHC/CERN.
Image credit: Google and C.Y. Wong, G. Wilk, L.J.L. Cirto and C. Tsallis, Phys. Rev. D 91, 114027 (2015)

General Physics Colloquium: Validity and failure of the Boltzmann weight

Colloquium by Constantino Tsallis, Brazilian Center for Research in Physics, Brazil

Abstract:

An analysis will be presented of the foundations of statistical mechanics, both classical and quantum. We will focus on a few selected complex systems for which the Boltzmann-Gibbs entropy and statistical mechanical traditional concepts differ from those that satisfactorily apply to analytical, experimental and computational evidences. In particular, first-principle dynamical simulations of models with long-range interactions neatly exhibit when the celebrated Boltzmann weight is valid and when it fails. A Bibliography can be found here.
Category Colloquium
Location: Kollektorn, lecture room, MC2-huset, MC2
Starts: 31 May, 2018, 13:15
Ends: 31 May, 2018, 14:00

Published: Wed 20 Dec 2017. Modified: Wed 16 May 2018