Modern uses of classical statistical mechanics?

In summary, the conversation touches on various applications and developments of statistical mechanics, including the use of Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein statistics in condensed matter and neutron stars, the Planck blackbody function, and the behavior of polymers. Classical statistical mechanics is also mentioned as being central to understanding these phenomena.
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Most of the cases when I see applications of statistical mechanics is when Fermi-Dirac or Bose-Einstein statistic are used in condensed matter or the equilibrium equation of neutron stars.

Besides the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, I would like to know what are the modern developments/applications of classical statistical mechanics.
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  • #3
Isn't black-body radiation an example of Bose-Einstein?, If I remember correctly, the use of classical statistical mechanics lead to a divergence.
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The behavior of polymers is firmly rooted in classical stat mech.
The opening chapter(s) of de Gennes's book on polymer physics has a beautiful discussion of the role entropy plays in polymer conformations.