# An Introduction to Large Deviation Functions

#### 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

### 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

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