Statistical mechanics at the edge of chaos – High energy physics and plasmas

May 18, 2022, 2:00 PM


Constantino Tsallis (Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas)


The introduction of nonadditive entropies enables a convenient generalization of Boltzmann-Gibbs statistical mechanics, currently referred to as nonextensive statistical mechanics. Its foundations and illustrative applications to high energy physics, plasmas and scale-free networks will be briefly presented.

Updated Bibliography is available at , including Tsallis, “Entropy”, Encyclopedia 2, 264 (2022), and Umarov and Tsallis “Mathematical Foundations of Nonextensive Statistical Mechanics” (World Scientific, Singapore, 2022).

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