Introduction to Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics
Prerequisite: PHYS603 or CHEM687; or permission of instructor. Credit only granted for: CHPH703, CHPH718B, CHEM703, CHEM718B, PHYS703, OR PHYS798Z. Formerly: CHEM718B. Analysis and microscopic modeling of systems away from thermal equilibrium. Linear response theory, ergodicity, Brownian motion, Monte Carlo modeling, thermal ratchets, far-from-equilibrium fluctuation relations. Introduction to the theoretical tools of nonequilibrium phenomena and their application to problems in physics, chemistry and biology.