The aim of this workshop is to explore entropy production, and associated variational principles, as unifying concepts in the study of a wide range of self-organized, non-equilibrium systems. This interdisciplinary event will bring together world-leading experts in: cosmology & evolution of the universe; Earth system science, climatology & fluid turbulence; biological function & evolution; economic & social systems; non-equilibrium statistical mechanics & dynamical systems.
Dates: 12-15 September 2011
Venue: Robertson Lecture Theatre, RN Robertson Building (46), ANU.
Registration closes 15 June 2011.