Colloquium: Classical Dynamical Systems out of Equilibrium

Event information
Venue:AHC3 110

Classical Dynamical Systems out of Equilibrium

Claude-Alain Pillet
Universite de Tulon


  • I will give a pedestrian introduction to general properties of entropy production in classical dynamical systems. In particular, I will explain what are the Evans-Searles and Gallavotti-Cohen symmetries, discuss their implications as well as their relations to spectral properties of some transfer operators (Liouvillians).
  • This material is based on a joint work with V. Jaksic (McGill) and L. Rey-Bellet (Amherst).

The Department of Physics holds a joint Colloquia Series with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. The colloquia cover a broad range of topics and are targeted at a general audience. All are welcome to attend. Colloquia are held AHC3 110 and begin promptly at 1:30 PM. Refreshments are served starting at 1:00 PM.