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Physics Colloquium: "Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of space-time."

SpeakerProfessor Laurent Freidel, Perimeter Institute, Ontario Canada
Date Oct 30, 2013
Time 4:00 pm  
Location 141 Loomis Lab
Cost None
Sponsor Physics Department
Contact Marjorie Gamel
Phone 217-333-3762
Event type Seminar/Symposium
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Originating Calendar Physics - Colloquium

In this talk I will review the evidence for a mysterious and deep relationship between gravitational dynamics and thermodynamics. I will show how we can extend this connection to non equilibrium thermodynamics. Using the fact that  the gravitational equations are fundamentally holographic, we show how they can be recasted in a way that shows a deep connection with the dynamics of viscous bubbles. We will explore some aspects of this surprising correspondence.

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