Statistical Mechanics

Project leader: Stanislav Smirnov (University of Geneva)

The development of statistical mechanics started in the late 19th century, with the pioneering works of Boltzmann and Gibbs. It aims at describing the typical behavior of macroscopic systems, based on the knowledge of how their microscopic constituents behave and interact. Since then, it went on to become one of the cornerstones of modern physics, following massive expansion during the whole 20th century.

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