About the Nonequilibrium project category

This project aims to collect results and analytics for evolutionary models that have an explicit form of energy flow, with a meta-parameter controlling how far out of equilibrium the system is.

Some models have explicit reference to thermodynamics in their construction, e.g. the evoself complex fluid model. Other models may have a proxy for energy, such as ‘food’ or ‘resources’.

In the grand canonical ensemble of statistical mechanics, all chemical concentrations may carry a free energy interpretation, creating an explicit muli-dimensional measure of disequilibrium.

The first step in this project is to identify models that might be considered as ‘nonequilibrium models’, with a disequilibrium metaparameter that can be swept to observe the response of evolutionary dynamics, and to collect results for such sweeps that already exist in the literature for particular models.