Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Physics Department Colloquium

Dr Gavin Crooks (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California Berkeley) will be giving this term's Departmental Colloquium today, Wed 19 Oct, on Statistical Thermodynamics and the Breaking of Time Symmetry.

Abstract: The irreversible dissipation of energy is directly related to the breaking of time reversal symmetry. I will discuss some of the implication of these phenomena to microscopic, driven non-equilibrium systems, such as single molecular force-extension experiments, biological molecular motors and artificial photosynthesis.

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