Large deviation approach to non equilibrium processes in stochastic lattice gases
Abstract
We present a review of recent work on the statistical mechanics of non equilibrium processes based on the analysis of large deviations properties of microscopic systems. Stochastic lattice gases are non trivial models of such phenomena and can be studied rigorously providing a source of challenging mathematical problems. In this way, some principles of wide validity have been obtained leading to interesting physical consequences.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 2006
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/0602557
 Bibcode:
 2006math......2557B
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Probability;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics;
 Mathematical Physics;
 60K35;
 60F10
 EPrint:
 Extended version of the lectures given by G. JonaLasinio at the 9th Brazilian school of Probability, August 2005