Physics @ Berkeley
Events in Physics
Title: Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics In Few-particle Systems    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 04/13/2009
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Ken Dill
Affiliation: UC San Francisco

Many situations of current interest involve very small numbers of particles or molecules chemical reactions and physical diffusion inside biological cells or in nanotech, or in single-molecule experiments, for example.  We are interested in the laws of dynamics in the small-systems limit the distributions and fluctuations in various dynamical quantities.  We are exploring both experiments and a variational approach for the theoretical modeling.