# Gavin Crooks

From Thermodynamics of Computation

**Biography:** Gavin E. Crooks is an English chemist currently researching in America. He is known for his work on non-equilibrium thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. He discovered the Crooks fluctuation theorem, a general statement about the free energy difference between the initial and final states of a non-equilibrium transformation. Crooks is now a senior research scientist at Rigetti Computing.

**Field(s) of Research:** General Non-equilibrium Statistical Physics, Stochastic Thermodynamics

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- Bayesian estimates of free energies from nonequilibrium work data in the presence of instrument noise
- Entropy production fluctuation theorem and the nonequilibrium work relation for free energy differences
- Far-from-equilibrium measurements of thermodynamic length
- Length of time's arrow
- Measures of trajectory ensemble disparity in nonequilibrium statistical dynamics
- Path-ensemble averages in systems driven far from equilibrium
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