An Introduction to Large Deviation Functions

Statistical Physics and Complexity Group meeting

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,

Event details

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