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Methods and Conversations in (Post)Modern Thermodynamics

by Francesco Avanzini, Massimo Bilancioni, Vasco Cavina, Sara Dal Cengio, Massimiliano Esposito, Gianmaria Falasco, Danilo Forastiere, Nahuel Freitas, Alberto Garilli, Pedro E. Harunari, Vivien Lecomte, Alexandre Lazarescu, Shesha G. Marehalli Srinivas, Charles Moslonka, Izaak Neri, Emanuele Penocchio, William D. Piñeros, Matteo Polettini, Adarsh Raghu, Paul Raux, Ken Sekimoto, Ariane Soret

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Pedro Harunari · Izaak Neri
Submission information
Preprint Link:  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2024-02-05
Date submitted: 2024-01-22 10:23
Submitted by: Harunari, Pedro
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Lecture Notes
Ontological classification
Academic field: Physics
  • Statistical and Soft Matter Physics
Approach: Theoretical


Lecture notes after the doctoral school (Post)Modern Thermodynamics held at the University of Luxembourg, December 2022, 5-7, covering and advancing continuous-time Markov chains, network theory, stochastic thermodynamics, large deviations, deterministic and stochastic chemical reaction networks, metastability, martingales, quantum thermodynamics, and foundational issues.

Author comments upon resubmission

We're resubmitting following the "Anonymous Report 1 on 2023-12-30".
Relevant comments can be found in the response to such a report.

List of changes

- Removed the unified notation proposal and moved its discussion to the introduction
- Each lecture now has its list of references
- Lecture 9: a few fixed typos
- Lecture 10: added references to further literature in the introduction
- Lecture 11: title changed to “(Post)Modern” Thermodynamics?
- Lecture 11: changed the introduction, included some remarks inspired by the report, and added a reference to Evelyn Fox Keller's interview

Published as SciPost Phys. Lect. Notes 80 (2024)

Reports on this Submission

Anonymous Report 1 on 2024-1-23 (Invited Report)


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The authors have given careful consideration and appropriate answers to the points raised in my previous report. I accept their reasons not to change the title of the lectures, and recommend publication in their present form.

I wish to thank the authors for pointing out the implications of the discussion in Lecture 5.

Requested changes


  • validity: high
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  • originality: top
  • clarity: top
  • formatting: excellent
  • grammar: -

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