6 - July 24, 2009: Nonequilibrium Statistical
Fundamental Problems and Applications
Site Coordinator: Leo Radzihovsky
The 2009 school will be devoted to the behavior of nonequilibrium systems and processes. The past decades have led to remarkable progress in the understanding of systems away from thermal equilibrium. A variety of novel phenomena emerges, and generally, stochastic fluctuations and intrinsic correlations tend to play a very significant role. Researchers in nonequilibrium statistical physics are poised to significantly contribute to the characterization and modeling of physical, chemical, and biological processes from macroscopic down to nanometer scales.
The goals of this school are twofold: First, to provide a pedagogical introduction and overview of the fundamentals and recent progress in nonequilibrium statistical physics for young researchers working in both theory and experiment, and second, to point out opportunities for fruitful future developments.
LECTURE NOTES updated (5/17/1009)
Important: Webcasts available for all lectures
For information about applications, travel, student support, facilities, and general background of the Boulder school, please see the Boulder School general site. When the School has started, lecture notes will also be archived at the general site.
This page contains information specific to the 2009 Boulder School.
E-mail with questions about the scientific program can be sent to the organizers at Boulder Organizers.
Nonequilibrium systems: introduction, classic models,
and recent developments
Royce K.P. Zia, Virginia Tech - Introduction: driven diffusive lattice gases and mass transport models (T)
Sid Redner, Boston University - Classic models in nonequilibrium statistical physics (T)
Nonequilibrium work theorems and fluctuation relations
Chris Jarzynski, University of Maryland - Nonequilibrium work relations (T)
Udo Seifert, University of Stuttgart - Stochastic thermodynamics: theory and experiments (T/E)
Ching-Hwa Kiang, Rice University - Single-molecule manipulation experiments of biological molecules (E)
Reaction-diffusion and interacting particle systems
Daniel ben-Avraham, Clarkson University - Reaction-diffusion models in one-dimension (T)
Ben Vollmayr-Lee, Bucknell University - Field theory approach to diffusion-limited reactions (T)
Nicholas Wschebor, Universidad de la República - Nonperturbative renormalization group approach to nonequilibrium systems (T)
Erwin Frey, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich - Spatial models in evolutionary game theory (T)
Nonequilibrium dynamics in magnets and semiconductors
Per Rikvold, Florida State University - Dynamical phenomena in nanoscale magnets (T)
Andrew Kent, New York University - Spin dynamics in nanomagnets: single molecule magnets and metal ferromagnets (E)
Michel Pleimling, Virginia Tech - Aging phenomena in magnetic systems (T)
Dragana Popovic, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory - Nonequilibrium relaxation in Coulomb glasses and near the metal-insulator transition (E)
Driven elastic systems and soft matter out of equilibrium
Cristina Marchetti, Syracuse University - Driven and active elastic media (T)
Steve Teitel, University of Rochester - Driven granular systems and jamming (T)
Cynthia Reichhardt, Los Alamos National Lab - Driven colloids (T)
The 2009 Boulder School in condensed matter physics
will be devoted to nonequilibrium systems (introduction,
classic models, and recent developments), nonequilibrium
work theorems and fluctuation relations, reaction-diffusion
and interacting particle systems, nonequilibrium
dynamics in magnets, driven elastic systems and soft
matter out of equilibrium: polymers, colloids, membranes.
|The Boulder Summer School in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics has been established to provide education for advanced graduate students and postdocs working in condensed matter physics, materials science and related fields. The goal is to enable students to work at the frontiers of science and technology by providing expert training not easily available within the traditional system of graduate education and postdoctoral apprenticeship. The School is supported by the National Science Foundation, with additional funding provided by the University of Colorado, and meets annually during July in Boulder, Colorado.