BGU Physics Department

Colloquium, May 31st, 2012

What do we really know about non-equilibrium steady states ?

Jean-Pierre Eckmann, University of Geneva
Theoretical models of non-equilibrium systems come in many flavors. Even  in the most simple cases, our understanding of such systems is lacunary,  except in the cases of harmonic couplings. I will illustrate the conceptual problems with a few selected examples.