Phase Transitions in Stochastic Models of Flow
I shall motivate the study of 'non-equilibrium systems' and review some stochastic models of flow which have become fundamental models for biophysical transport and traffic flow. These models may exhibit condensation transitions wherein a finite fraction of the particles condense onto a single lattice site and in the context of flow corresponds to jamming. I shall show how condensation occurs and breiefly explain recent results on the nature of the condensate.
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..