Higher-order memory and inertia effects in Onsager-Machlup theory of stochastic fluctuations
Starts 4 Jun 2019 14:00
Ends 4 Jun 2019 15:00
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In two seminal papers [1, 2] Onsager and Machlup introduced the celebrated theory of stochastic fluctuations for thermodynamic systems.
Whereas their first contribution  proposes a variational principle that leads to a simple Langevin dynamics of first order in time, the second  extends this formalism to more complex systems that include inertia and memory effects via a second-order stochastic equation. I will present a higher-order generalization of the Onsager-Machlup theory and discuss its applications to equilibrium and nonequilibrium dynamics of currents.
 L. Onsager and S. Machlup, Phys. Rev. 91, pp. 1505-12, 1953.
 S. Machlup and L. Onsager, Phys. Rev. 91, pp. 1512-15, 1953.
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