Liens transverses ENS de Lyon

Agenda de l'ENS de Lyon

Conférence de Christopher Jarzynski

Date
mer 15 juin 2022
Horaires

16 heures

Lieu(x)
Université Claude-Bernard

Campus de la Doua
Amphi Gouy – Bâtiment Lippmann

Intervenant(s)

Christopher JARZYNSKI

Langue(s) des interventions

Description générale

Conférence exceptionnelle de la Fédération de Physique

Christopher JARZYNSKI, un des très grands noms de la thermodynamique stochastique, est en résidence au Laboratoire de Physique de l’ENS de Lyon du 24 mai au 24 juin. Dans le cadre de ce séjour, la Fédération de Physique André-Marie Ampère a le plaisir de l’inviter pour présenter une conférence hors-cycle à la Doua :

SCALING DOWN THE LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS

Thermodynamics provides a robust conceptual framework and set of laws that govern the exchange of energy and matter. Although these laws were originally articulated for macroscopic objects, nanoscale systems also exhibit “thermodynamic-like” behavior – for instance, biomolecular motors convert chemical fuel into mechanical work, and single molecules exhibit hysteresis when manipulated using optical tweezers. To what extent can the laws of thermodynamics be scaled down to apply to individual microscopic systems, and what new features emerge at the nanoscale? I will describe some of the challenges and recent progress – both theoretical and experimental – associated with addressing these questions. Along the way, my talk will touch on non-equilibrium fluctuations, “violations” of the second law, the thermodynamic arrow of time, nanoscale feedback control, strong system-environment coupling, and quantum thermodynamics.

Christopher JARZYNSKI
Institute for Physical Science and Technology
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Physics
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

Gratuit
Mots clés
Disciplines