## Statistical Physics

**E.G.D. Cohen**

Professor Emeritus

We are a statistical physics group at the Rockefeller University in New York. Prof. E. G. D. Cohen and co-workers have been studying the theoretical description of small, micro and nanoscale, systems at short time scales. The aim is to use our expertise as theoretical physicists to look at new fundamental physical properties of small, nanoscale systems. By developing new equations to describe phenomena in space and time regimes for which hitherto there are no theories, we hope to understand the possibilities and inherent limitations of devices at such small scales, as well as which effects are potentially harmful or troublesome for their functioning.

### News

- February 2004: The Boltzmann medal 2004, which honors outstanding contributions to Statistical Physics, has been awarded jointly to Prof. E. G. D. Cohen and Prof. H. E. Stanley. Citation for Prof. Cohen:

*"For his fundamental contributions to nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, including the development of a theory of transport phenomena in dense gases, and the characterization of measures and fluctuations in nonequilibrium stationary states."*

- July 2004: The extension of the fluctuation theorem for heat fluctuations in electric circuits as predicted by Van Zon, Ciliberto and Cohen [Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 130601 (2004)] has been verified experimentally by Garnier and Ciliberto [Phys. Rev. E
**71**, 060101(R), 2005].