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Experimental observation of violent relaxation and the formation of out-of-equilibrium quasi-stationary states

  title={Experimental observation of violent relaxation and the formation of out-of-equilibrium quasi-stationary states},
  author={Martino Lovisetto and Maria Chiara Braidotti and Radivoje Prizia and C. Michel and Didier Clamond and Morgane Bellec and Ewan M. Wright and B. Marcos and Daniele Faccio},
Large scale structures in the Universe, ranging from globular clusters to entire galaxies, are the manifestation of relaxation to out-of-equilibrium states that are not described by standard statistical mechanics at equilibrium. Instead, they are formed through a process of a very different nature, i.e. violent relaxation . However, astrophysical time-scales are so large that it is not possible to directly observe these relaxation dynamics and therefore verify the details of the violent… 

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