Statistical Physics: Methods and Applications
Date & Time
Time: 12:00-1:00pm (CST)
Venue: IB 3016
*Light refreshments will be provided
Dr. Pascal Grange
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Duke Kunshan University
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Statistical Physics describes systems with many constituents. It estimates properties of a system on a large scale, based on laws describing the behavior of the constituents. Some of the most challenging current developments of statistical physics address systems of active constituents (such as populations of bacteria or self-propelling rods). Statistical Physics may even be applied to social phenomena such as the evolution of an opinion in a large population, or the structure of a social network, based on the interaction between each agent and its neighbors. Applications of mathematics, including probability and differential equations, will be illustrated on a couple of examples.