Time: Monday, May 15, 2:00 pm
Title: Towards an Atomistic Theory of Heat
Location: South Hall 6635
At the macroscopic scales it intuitively makes sense to talk about the temperature at a point, but when one zooms into the scale of individual atoms, the definition of local temperature breaks down. In this talk I will discuss my research in collaboration of Carlos and Xiantao Li at Penn State where we attempt to define and model temperature at the atomistic level.