J.L. Lebowitz, Time Evolution and Stationary States of Classical and Quantum

Wed, Oct 5, 2011, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Fine 224
Abstract: I will review both old and recent work about the time dependence and steady states of isolated macroscopic systems as well as those in contact with infinite thermal reservoirs. The emphasis will be on quantum systems and will include a discussion of the micro/macro connection in isolated ones and the derivation of a master equation for open oes.