First year talks
- Event time: 11:30am until 12:30pm
- Event date: 14th June 2017
- Speaker: Ms Ellen Young (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Speaker: Mr Eoin Ó Laighléis (School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
- Location: Room 2511, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) (James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB)) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
Talks from the new PhD students, outlining their current projects now nearly a year down the line.
This week, talks will be from Ellen Young and Eoin Ó Laighléis.
Eoin Ó Laighléis
A Hamiltonian approach to non-equilibrium physics
The study of first passage processes often involves studying rare events. An example is the extinction of a stable population due to large fluctuations. Here, I will discuss a method of studying the mean first passage times and the most probable paths taken in rare events by introducing a Hamiltonian formalism and studying paths in phase space.
I will give a short talk on our attempts to characterise biofilm surface roughness. I will outline the theoretical and experimental literature on this topic and discuss our attempts to create a phase diagram of biofilm surface roughness for different experimental parameters using individual-based modelling.
This is a roughly weekly series of didactical blackboard talks focussing on some theoretical aspect of Condensed Matter, Biological, and Statistical Physics..