David P. Ruelle
Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques
October 24, 2008 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/EST time) On location
One idealization of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics simply gives general smooth dynamics on a compact manifold, with new interpretations and new questions, which we shall review. In particular we shall introduce the natural physical (SRB) measure associated with a diffeomorphism f, and ask if it depends smoothly on f. We shall also introduce an analytic susceptibility function and study its singularities.
AddressUQAM, Pav. Sherbrooke, 200, rue Sherbrooke O., room SH-3420