Giovanni Gallavotti (Sapienza, Rome) — February 18, 2016
A view on the physical meaning of the so called ergodic hypothesis : its role on the foundations of equilibrium statistical mechanics in the ’850’s, interpretations, and its modern influence in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.
Giovanni Gallavotti is professor emeritus at the Sapienza University in Roma. He is a member of the Italian "Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei". He received the Boltzmann Medal awarded by IUPAP- International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, for his contributions to equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical physics, including phase coexistence and the development of a constructive renormalization group for quantum field theory, dynamical systems and condensed matter.
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