Colloquium: John R. Klein (Wayne State U.) - "Algebraic Topology and Fluctuations"

This talk will investigate a certain class of continuous time Markov processes using machinery from algebraic topology. To each such process, we will associate a homological observable, the average current, which is a measurement of the net flow of probability of the system. We show that the average current quantizes in the low temperature limit. We also explain how the quantized version admits a topological description.

Date: 

Thu, 16/11/2017 - 14:40 to 15:40

Location: 

Manchester Building (Hall 2), Hebrew University Jerusalem