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Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics and Fluctuation Kinetics

Modern Trends and Open Questions

  • Showcases current problems in non-equilibrium thermodynamics and fluctuation kinetics

  • A selection of concise reviews on forefront research questions

  • Reveals how a physical theory interfaces with engineering practice

Part of the book series: Fundamental Theories of Physics (FTPH, volume 208)

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About this book

This book addresses research challenges in the rapidly developing area of nonequilibrium thermodynamics and fluctuation kinetics. This cross-disciplinary field comprises various topics, ranging from fundamental problems of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and thermodynamics to multiple applications in plasma, fluid mechanics, nonlinear science, systems of dissipative particles, and high-Q resonators. The purpose of this book is to bring together world-leading experts in the above fields to initiate a cross-fertilization among these active research areas. The book is dedicated to and honours the memory of Professor Slava Belyi who passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2020. He was pioneering the theory of nonequilibrium fluctuations, in particular the application of the Callen-Welton fluctuation-dissipation theorem to nonequilibrium systems and its generalization. This and related problems also feature in the book.


  • Kinetics Theory
  • Plasma Physics
  • Nonequilibrium Fluctuations
  • Nonequilibrium and Non-linear Thermodynamics
  • Dissipative Systems

Editors and Affiliations

  • Physics Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.), Bruxelles, Belgium

    Léon Brenig

  • Department of Mathematics, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

    Nikolai Brilliantov

  • Physics Department, Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B), Bruxelles, Belgium

    Mustapha Tlidi

About the editors

Léon Brenig was born in Paris (France) and completed his Masters in Physics in 1970, PhD Thesis in Physics in 1974, both from Université Libre de Bruxelles, ULB (Faculty of Sciences), followed by a post-doctoral stay 1977 at University of Texas, Austin. He was Professor at Physics Department, ULB. Presently, he is Visiting Professor at the Physics Department, ULB. His research focuses on nonlinear dynamical systems, random processes and the foundations of quantum mechanics.

Nikolai Brilliantov was born in Moscow (USSR). He received his MSc, PhD and Doctor of Science degrees in Physics from the Moscow (M.V. Lomonosov) State University in 1980, 1984 and 2000, respectively. He is a professor and director of the research centre of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia, Moscow, and professor, chair in Applied Mathematics at the University of Leicester, UK. His research focuses on kinetic theory, far from equilibrium processes, pattern formation, granular gases and complex liquids.

Mustapha Tlidi was born in Morocco. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the science faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, in 1989 and 1995, receptively. He is a research director with the Belgian National Science Foundation (FNRS). His research focuses on systems far from equilibrium, nonlinear physics, laser physics, nonlinear optics and plant ecology.

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