Kolloquien  |  Physik

Physikalisches Kolloquium: Nanofriction: Classical and Quantum Non-Equilibrium Physics

Dienstag, 22. Mai 2018
15.15 – 16.45 Uhr

R 513


Prof. Dr. Erio Tosatti, International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) Abdus Salam (ICTP) Trieste, Italy

Friction encompasses physical phenomena full of practical and technological
importance, yet poorly explored and understood when it comes to physics-based
predictive theory. The advent of nanofriction experiments and emulations has made
this mismatch even more striking, starting a modern renaissance of friction. I will
describe fresh attempts, based upon ongoing modeling and simulation work,
currently reducing this gap in some lucky cases.
(*) ERC Advanced Grant N. 320796
(**) In collaboration with P.P. Baruselli, A. Benassi, O. Brovko, R. Capozza, Y.
Crespo, M. Fabrizio, L. Gigli, R. Guerra, A. Laio, D. Mandelli, N. Manini, E. Panizon,
F. Pellegrini, S. Prestipino, G.E. Santoro, M. Teruzzi, A. Vanossi, T. Zanca