Special Issue "Noise-Driven Dynamics in Far-from-Equilibrium Systems"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: angiogenesis; biological membranes; defects and ripples in graphene; resolution enhancement in imaging; transport in nanostructures; semiconductors; oscillators; nanocrystals; nonlinear phenomena; asymptotic methods; applied mathematics
Interests: stochastic nonlinear electronic transport phenomena in semiconductor superlattices and tunnel diode arrays; complex bifurcations associated with the deterministic dynamics of electronic transport in negative differential resistance systems; strategies for stabilizing negative differential resistance systems against the formation of space-charge waves
Recently, there has been impressive experimental and theoretical progress concerning the dynamical properties of noise-driven systems that are far from equilibrium. For example, researchers are now able to directly measure stationary, nonzero probability current densities in biophysical systems such as beating flagella and migrating cells. Such measurements can provide direct evidence of detailed balance violation, an essential feature in the functioning of many non-equilibrium systems. At the same time, there is substantial theoretical effort to understand fluctuation properties in such systems by proposing new quantitative approaches to characterize the breaking of detailed balance. Similar phenomena are also observed across a diverse set of fields including climate modeling, nanoscale mechanical systems, active matter, colloidal particles, and electronic circuits. The proposed Special Issue of Entropy is targeted at experimental and theoretical physicists and applied mathematicians from a range of traditional fields spanning biophysics, nonlinear and statistical physics, condensed and soft matter physics, as well as climate physics for whom it will be stimulating to explore common sets of new and emerging experimental techniques and theoretical tools and approaches for understanding the noisy dynamics of far-from-equilibrium systems.
This Special Topic has been the subject of contributed and invited sessions at two recent high profile scientific meetings including the 2019 APS March Meeting in Boston and the 2019 SIAM Dynamical Systems meeting in Snowbird, Utah. Both sets of sessions generated significant interest measured by attendance and discussions. The APS session generated approximately 40 contributed talks spread over three individual segments. This information provides additional support for the timeliness of the proposed topic of this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Luis L. Bonilla
Prof. Dr. Stephen W. Teitsworth
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