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Diverse phenomena, common themes

Our framework for understanding non-equilibrium behaviour is yet to match the simplicity and power of equilibrium statistical physics. But recent theoretical and experimental advances reveal key principles that unify seemingly unrelated topics.

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The author acknowledges financial support from the National Science Foundation (USA), under DMR-1206971, and the US Army Research Office under contract number W911NF-13-1-0390.

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Jarzynski, C. Diverse phenomena, common themes. Nature Phys 11, 105–107 (2015).

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