Seminarium Instytutowego Seminarium Mechaniki im. W. Olszaka i A. Sawczuka

Anomalous behavior of materials at small scale in a thermodynamically active environment

A. Zubelewicz

poniedziałek, 10 października 2011, godz. 10:00, sala Aula (II p.)

The emergence of high order behavioral and structural complexities in systems thrown and kept away from equilibrium motivates researchers in physics, chemistry, biology and ecology. The current observations of nano-scale phenomena teach us that the unexpected is often the most expected and, consequently, our near equilibrium intuition can be deceptive. The question is: What makes simple systems evolving into hierarchical complex entities? The approach proposed by Prigogine (minimum entropy production concept) offers some promise. Also, the Jaynes&