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Juan MR Parrondo

Are you a PhD student or postdoc interested in complex systems? Look at the GEFENOL Summer School (Madrid, July, 2024).
Courses on Sports analytics, machine learning, statistics, neuroscience, and much more! 

Two videos on my YouTube channel on foundations of statistical physics:
  • Why nobody understands thermodynamics. A very basic introduction to thermodynamics focusing on equilibrium states and criticizing the use of the first and second laws as the bases of thermodynamics. 
  • Two notes on foundations of statistical mechanics. A proposal to define entropy and prove irreversibility in an objective way, without referring to micro- and macro-scales. Irreversibility is the result of rare fluctuations and is not necessarily related to the scale o the micro- or macroscopic nature of observers. 

My friends at SISSA made this nice video and interview in summer 2019.

A seminar on irreversibility and dissipation at Quarantine Thermo. 


Collisional reservoirs. What is heat and what is work? Which is the state of a molecule coming from an equilibrium gas: wave or particle? These questions arise when analyzing a quantum system that interacts sequentially with a reservoir. See our last PRXQ and our seminar at ICMM

Thermodynamics of Information. What is information from a physical point of view? What fluctuation theorems tell us about the Maxwell demon and the relation between entropy and information. 

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