An Introduction to Large Deviation Functions
- Event time: 11:30am
- Event date: 9th October 2013
- Speaker: Justin Whitehouse (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Large Deviation Functions have cropped up in lots of Statistical Physics talks that I have been to, but I have never from any of these been able to figure out what the hell is going on. In this talk presentation I hope to give a very easy and accessible introduction to:
the motivation behind large deviation functions 2. the definition of the large deviation function 3. the derivation of the relationship between the LDF and the cumulant generating function
This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..