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Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials Colloquium Prof.dr. J. Klafter


06 March 2008 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. J. Klafter

Heinemann Chair of Physical Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Title: Fractional dynamics: from single molecules to ecology
Date: Thu Mar 6, 2008
Start: 16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080


An overview is given on anomalous diffusion processes with emphasis on subdiffusion, which is widespread in many complex systems of different scales. We consider in particular the case of subdiffusion which corresponds to a continuous-time random walk process in which the waiting time for a step is given by a probability distribution with a diverging mean value. Relationships to the fractional diffusion or Fokker-Planck equations and their generalizations will be discussed. Special attention will be given to the problem of the initial conditions and the corresponding aging processes. We will highlight recent results on superdiffusion related to search strategies.

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