​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


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