Ian Jauslin

Typicality in statistical mechanics and the arrow of time

Mathematical Challenges in Quantum Mechanics, online

January 10, 2024

In this lecture, I will give a brief overview of the foundations of statistical mechanics, with a focus on typicality in classical settings, and hint at generalizations to the quantum setting. This is a talk given in preparation for a presentation by H. Tasaki.



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Further reading

Illustration of ergodicity

As an illustration of ergodicity and mixing, here is the Poincare section of two coupled pendula (see animations/coupled-pendulum).