Current fluctuations in non-equilibrium systems

Higgs Centre colloquium

Current fluctuations in non-equilibrium systems

  • Event time: 1:30pm
  • Event date: 5th July 2013
  • Speaker: (Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, ENS)
  • Location: Lecture Theatre B,

Event details


This talk will review a series of results obtained recently on the fluctuations of current in diffusive systems for several geometries: steady state obtained by contact with two reservoirs or two heat baths, system at equilibrium on a ring geometry, two systems at unequal temperatures which are connected at time t=0. Some open questions will also be discussed, in particular the behavior of one dimensional mechanical systems and its similarity with diffusive systems at a phase transition.