statistical mechanics

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:00am - 10:50am
Hong Qian (University of Washington)
There is a growing awareness toward a slow shifting in the foundation of the thermodynamic laws, from several macroscopic, empirical postulates concerning heat as a form of random motions, to derivable mathematical theorems based on stochastic dynamics of mesoscopic systems. It becomes increasingly clear that a stochastic dynamic description of the Nature is a very effective mathematical representation of the Reality.
Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:40am - 10:10am
Serafim Kalliadasis (Imperial College London)
The moving contact line problem occurs when modelling one fluid replacing another as it moves along a solid surface, a situation widespread throughout industry and nature. Classically, the no-slip boundary condition at the solid substrate, a zero-thickness interface between the fluids, and motion at the three-phase contact line are incompatible - leading to the well-known shear-stress singularity.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:15am - 11:05am
Bob Rink (Vrije Universiteit)
Dynamical systems with a coupled cell network structure arise in applications that range from statistical mechanics and electrical circuits to neural networks, systems biology, power grids and the world wide web.
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