Workshop Details
Control Limits for Thermodynamic Processes (aka Fine-Time Thermodynamics)
07/21/1991 - 08/11/1991
Meeting Description:

Control Limits for Thermodynamic Processes -- applied to "real thermodynamics" as well as optimization theory.

This workshop will focus on control limits for thermodynamic processes as applied to "real" thermodynamics as well as to its more abstract use in optimization theory.

This year's Telluride program will include a one of two day celebration of Steve Berry's 60th birthday. Despite the fact that a birthday symposium was already held in Chicago at the beginning of April, many of us were unable to attend. Aso Steve's special role in TSRC and in the topic of the workshop warrants another celebration on location" and in a setting which has become his trademark.


The format of the sessions is to take a prepared one hour talk and turn it into a careful and detailed cross examination lasting 4-5 hours. This format has proved in past years to be an outstanding way to rapidly understand new ideas, and we invite you to share in the learning experience that viewing each other's work under such scrutiny can provide. The discussions aim to be constructive rather than critical, and all possible attempts will be made to relate the efforts to the open problems of the workshop.

Individual participants are expected to provide their own salaries. Academic and research institutions have recognized the value of participating in the Center's activities and have been willing to pay for work performed at the Center. The Center offers an excellent way to meet collaborators from other institutions through coordinated visits. Extended stays are thus recommended. The Telluride locale, situated in an unspoiled valley near 4200 m high mountain peaks in the south west corner of Colorado, offers ample outdoor attractions making such stays enjoyable for families as well.

We also encourage participants from related fields. It is the experience of the organizers that such workshops take unpredictable twists and turns due to the varied interests among the participants, and that their different perspectives on a subject often lead to especially fertile and hitherto unexplored investigations into joint problems. In particular, we encourage participants in the areas of finite-time thermodynamics, neural networks, complex phase space structures, and simulated annealing.

Bjarne Andresen, University of Copenhagen
R. Stephen Berry, University of Chicago
Max Egebo, University of Copenhagen
Christopher Essex, University of Western Ontario
Jeff M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion University of The Negev
Karl Heinz Hoffman, Universitat Heidelberg
Mahmoud Huleihil, Ben-Gurion University of The Negev, Israel
Andrzej K. Konopka, NIH
James D. Nulton, San Diego City College
Vladimir Orlov, University of Chicago
Raj Pathria, University of Waterloo, Ontario
William P. Reinhardt, Washington University
George Ruppeiner, New College
Peter Salamon, San Diego State University
Christian Schon, San Diego State University
Paolo Sibani, Odense University
Stanislaw Sieniutycz, Warsaw Technical University, Poland

Meeting Venue:

Telluride School

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