Scaling Approaches to Nonequilibrium Systems

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Scaling Approaches to Nonequilibrium Systems

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 14th January 2002
  • Speaker: Tom Hanney (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Nonequilbrium systems are encountered throughout nature. They exhibit a wide range of interesting behaviour, not only of the type familiar in equilibrium statistical mechanics, but also new features such as steady state phase transitions induced by external driving, pattern formation and very rich dynamics. Because exact solutions for these systems are scarce, we investigate the possibility of applying scaling techniques to extract the critical behaviour in nonequilibrium models.

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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