Wei Zhang, Freie Universität Berlin

"What is .. Jarzynski equality for non-equilibrium stochastic processes?"

Jarzynski equality is an identity in non-equilibrium statistical physics. It relates the free energy of two states and the work that is done in order to drive the system from one state to the other. Since its discovery in 1997, generalization and application of Jarzynski equality has been an increasingly interesting research topic in literature. In this talk, I will briefly explain this equality and discuss issues when it is used in free energy calculation.