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In the news: Physics Today reviews Paolo Politi’s book

Physics Today reviews Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics: A Modern Perspective by Roberto Livi and Paolo Politi, Cambridge U. Press, 2017… Read the rest

Workshop on Teaching and Learning Statistical Physics

April 4th-6th 2018
Consorzio del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Via San Donato, 21 – 53045 (Google Maps)
Montepulciano (Siena, Italy)
Organizers: Roberto Livi (University of Florence) and Paolo Politi (Institute for Complex Systems, CNR)
Scientific Secretary: Giovanna … Read the rest

Separazione di fase e pattern formation

Separazione di fase

Cosa succede se i parametri di un sistema fisico vengono variati bruscamente, portandolo da una fase omogenea a una fase in cui il sistema si può trovare in diversi stati energeticamente equivalenti? Come rilasserà il sistema? Queste … Read the rest

Forthcoming book on Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics

Roberto Livi and Paolo Politi
Nonequilibrium Statistical Physics – A modern perspective
(Cambridge University Press, 2017)

 

Statistical mechanics has been proven to be successful at describing physical systems at thermodynamic equilibrium.  Since most natural phenomena occur in nonequilibrium conditions, … Read the rest