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mardi 23 mars — 14:00

Out-of-equilibrium phase transitions in systems with long-range interactions

Stefano Ruffo (Florence)

par Pierre Pujol - 23 mars 2010

Hamiltonian systems with long-range interactions show a relaxation towards quasi-stationary states whose lifetime increases with system size. The state to which relaxation occurs strongly depends on the initial condition. For certain classes of initial conditions one can show that a maximum entropy principle introduced long ago by Lynden-Bell for gravitational systems predicts the presence of phase transitions in a control parameter space which includes features of the initial condition. Predictions of this theory check well with numerical experiments. We also propose an alternative explanation of the presence of quasi-stationary states and of the phase transitions based on the properties of the dynamics of a single particle.


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