Jorge Kurchan


OUT OF EQUILIBRIUM DYNAMICS: LARGE DEVIATIONS, NONEQUILIBRIUM RELATIONS AND THE SMALL NOISE LIMIT



Outline

Dynamics: Fokker Planck, Kramers, Hoover thermostat.
Symmetries (detaled balance and time-reversal).
Functional approach (Martin-Siggia-Rose, de Dominicis-Janssen).
The small noise limit: large deviations (WKB / Hamilton-Jacobi approach).
Jarzynski and Fluctuation theorems.
The deterministic (Gallavotti-Cohen) limit.