PDS Seminar List
for period 9 January to 30 June 2006
Monday 09 January | ||
08:50-09:00 | Franz, S, Godreche, C (ICTP, CEA-Saclay) | |
Welcome | Sem 1 | |
09:00-09:50 | Biroli, G (CEA-Saclay) | |
Field theory and exact stochastic equations for interacting particle systems | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Sollich, P (Kings College, London) | |
Activated aging dynamics and negative fluctuation-dissipation ratios | Sem 1 | |
11:10-12:00 | Ruffo, S (Universita di Firenze) | |
Slow dynamics in systems with long-range interactions | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:50 | Stinchcombe, R (Oxford) | |
Asymptotically exact scaling for nonequilibrium static and dynamic critical behaviour | Sem 1 | |
15:20-16:10 | Henkel, M (Universite Henri Poincare Nancy 1) | |
Dynamical symmetries in phase-ordering kinetics | Sem 1 | |
16:10-17:00 | Toninelli, F (ENS Lyon) | |
Pinning of random directed polymers: smoothening of the transition and some path properties | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 10 January | ||
09:00-09:50 | Bouchaud, J-P (CEA-Saclay) | |
Dynamical heterogeneities and growing length scales in glassy systems: physical origin, models and experiments | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Garrahan, J-P (Nottingham) | |
Dynamical facilitation view of glass formers | Sem 1 | |
11:10-12:00 | Berthier, L (Universite Montpellier II) | |
Length scale for the onset of Fickian diffusion in supercooled liquids | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:50 | Coolen, T (King's College, London) | |
Dynamics on finitely connected random graphs | Sem 1 | |
16:10-17:00 | Guerra, F (Universita di Roma La Sapienza) | |
Thermal stochastic dynamics in complex systems | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 11 January | ||
09:00-09:50 | Marinari, E (Universita di Roma) | |
Low T scaling behavior of 2D disordered and frustrated models | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Bovier, A (Technische Universitat Berlin) | |
Spectral approaches to ageing | Sem 1 | |
11:10-12:00 | Zippelius, A (Goettingen) | |
Dynamics of gelling liquids | Sem 1 |
Thursday 12 January | ||
09:00-09:50 | Livi , R (Universitá di Firenze) | |
Anomalous heat transport in low dimensional systems | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Montanari, A (LPT-ENS) | |
On the relation between length and time scales in glassy systems | Sem 1 | |
11:00-11:10 | Ben Arous, G (New York) | |
The Arcsine law and scaling limits for trap models | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:50 | Lefevre, A (Oxford) | |
Field theory for Brownian fluids, fluctuation-dissipation theorem and self-consistent resummations | Sem 1 | |
16:10-17:00 | Evans, M (Edinburgh) | |
Disorder and non-conservation in a driven diffusive system | Sem 1 |
Friday 13 January | ||
09:00-09:50 | Godreche, C (CEA-Saclay) | |
Zero-range processes: prototypical stochastic models with slow dynamics and nonequilibrium phase transitions | Sem 1 | |
09:50-10:40 | Dean, D (Universite Paul Sabatier) | |
Statistics of a slave estimator | Sem 1 | |
11:10-12:00 | Moore, M (Manchester) | |
Towards the theory of the structural glass transition | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:50 | Franz, S (ICTP) | |
Metastable states, relaxation times and free-energy barriers in finite dimensional glassy systems | Sem 1 | |
15:20-16:10 | Toninelli, C (Ecole Normale Superieure) | |
Jamming percolation and glass transition in lattice models | Sem 1 | |
16:10-17:00 | Ritort, F (Universitat de Barcelona) | |
Recovering folding free energies of RNA molecules in an experimental test of Crooks fluctuation theorem | Sem 1 |
Monday 16 January | ||
14:00-18:00 | Mukamel, D | |
Organisational Meeting | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 18 January | ||
14:00-18:00 | Franz, S | |
PDS Discussion | DS |
Thursday 19 January | ||
14:00-15:00 | Dean, D (Universite Paul Sabatier) | |
Diffusion in random media and the glass transition | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 24 January | ||
11:00-12:00 | Mukamel, D (Weizmann Institute of Sciences) | |
Dynamics and thermodynamics of systems with long range interactions | Sem 2 |
Thursday 26 January | ||
14:00-15:00 | Hanney, T (University of Edinburgh) | |
The dynamics of weighted, directed networks and interacting particle systems | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 31 January | ||
11:00-12:00 | Kafri, Y (Technion) | |
Unzipping flux lines from extended defects in type II superconductors | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 01 February | ||
11:00-18:00 | Berthier, L (Universite Montpellier II) | |
A (very) informal discussion on open problems in glasses | Sem 1 |
Thursday 02 February | ||
14:00-15:00 | Greer, L (Cambridge) | |
Metallic glasses - a glassy state from hard spheres? | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 07 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Corberi, F (Salerno) | |
Fluctuation-dissipation relations out of equilibrium | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 08 February | ||
14:00-18:00 | Franz, S (ICTP) | |
Informal discussion: Cohen-Gallavotti Theorem | DS |
Thursday 09 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Jain, K (Weizmann Institute of Sciences) | |
Evolutionary trajectories in rugged fitness landscapes | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 14 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Blythe , R (Edinburgh) | |
The nonequilibrium dynamics of new dialect formation | Sem 2 |
Thursday 16 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Johnston, D (Heriot-Watt) | |
Wealth condensation as a zero range process | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 21 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Rakos, A (Weizmann Institute of Sciences) | |
Bethe Ansatz and current distributions for the TASEP with particle dependent hopping rate | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 22 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Krug, J (University of Cologne) | |
Condensation and coarsening of step bunches | Sem 2 |
Thursday 23 February | ||
11:00-12:30 | Garrahan, J (Nottingham) | |
Overview of kinetically constrained models of glass-formers | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 28 February | ||
11:00-12:00 | Popkov, V (Cologne) | |
Phase transitions and scaling laws in step bunching on vicinal surfaces | Sem 2 |
Wednesday 01 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Ciliberto, S (ENSL) | |
Fluctuations in out of equilibrium systems | DS |
Thursday 02 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Grosskinsky, S (Cambridge) | |
Stationary results on condensation in two-component zero-range processes | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 07 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Santen, L (des Saarlandes) | |
Partially asymmetric exclusion process with strong disorder | Sem 2 |
Thursday 09 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Cohen, EGD (Rockefeller) | |
Fluctuation relations in non-equilibrium stationary states of Langevin systems | Sem 2 |
Friday 10 March | ||
10:00-11:00 | Santen, L (Saarlandes) | |
Informal Discussion | DS |
Tuesday 14 March | ||
14:30-15:30 | Evans, RML (Leeds) | |
What happens to detailed balance away from equilibrium | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 15 March | ||
14:15-15:15 | Garrahan, JP (Nottingham) | |
Discussion: Overview of kinetically constrained models of glass-formers. Part II | Sem 1 |
Thursday 16 March | ||
14:15-15:15 | Unterberger, J (Henri Poincare) | |
The Schrodinger-Virasoro algebra: a mathematical structure between conformal field theory and non-equilibrium dymanics | Sem 1 |
Friday 17 March | ||
11:00-13:00 | Blythe, R, Evans, M (Edinburgh) | |
Informal discussion: An overview of exclusion processes I | DS |
Monday 20 March | ||
14:15-16:00 | Hanney, T, Sasamoto, T (Edinburgh, Chiba) | |
Informal discussion: An overview of exclusion processes II | DS |
Tuesday 21 March | ||
14:15-15:15 | Gray, LF (Minnesota) | |
Particle clustering in a traffic model | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 22 March | ||
11:00-12:00 | Sasamoto, T (Chiba) | |
Spatial correlations of the 1D KPZ surface | Sem 1 |
Monday 27 March | ||
10:00-11:00 | Derrida, B (ENS, Paris) | |
Fluctuations and large deviations in non-equilibrium systems: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Evans, DJ (Australian National University) | |
The fluctuation and nonequilibrium free energy theorems, Theory and experiment: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Schuetz, GM (Juelich) | |
Hydrodynamic limit for driven diffusive systems: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Hinrichsen, H (Wuerzburg) | |
Absorbing state phase transitions: Lecture I | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 28 March | ||
09:00-10:00 | Derrida, B (ENS, Paris) | |
Fluctuations and large deviations in non equilibrium systems: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Cardy, JL (Oxford) | |
Stochastic Loewner Evolution and other growth processes in two dimensions: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Majumdar, SN (Universite Paris-Sud) | |
A class of mass transport models: Factorised steady states and condensation in real space: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Evans, DJ (Australian National University) | |
The fluctuation and nonequilibrium free energy theorems: Theory and experiment: lecture II | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Schuetz, GM (Juelich) | |
Hydrodynamic limit for driven diffusive systems: Lecture II | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 29 March | ||
09:00-10:00 | Jona-Lasinio, G (Universita "La Sapienza" ) | |
Some results in the dynamical large deviation approach to macroscopic fluctuations in stochastic lattice gases: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Vespignani, A (Indiana) | |
Dynamics of growing and equilibrium networks: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Majumdar, SN (Universite Paris-Sud) | |
A class of mass transport models: Factorised steady states and condensation in real space: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Seifert, U (Stuttgart) | |
Contributed Seminar: Stochastic thermodynamics: Energy Conservation and entropy production along a single trajectory | Sem 1 |
Thursday 30 March | ||
09:00-10:00 | Hinrichsen, H (Wuerzburg) | |
Absorbing state phase transitions: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Derrida, B (ENS, Paris) | |
Fluctuations and large deviations in non equilibrium systems: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Majumdar, SN (Universite Paris-Sud) | |
A class of mass transport models: Factorised steady states and condensation in real space: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Vespignani, A (Indiana) | |
Dynamics of growing and equilibrium networks: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Cardy, JL (Oxford) | |
Stochastic Loewner Evolution and other growth processes in two dimensions: Lecture II | Sem 1 |
Friday 31 March | ||
09:00-10:00 | Cardy, JL (Oxford) | |
Stochastic Loewner Evolution and other growth processes in two dimensions: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Jona-Lasinio, G (Universita "La Sapienza") | |
Some results in the dynamical large deviation approach to macroscopic fluctuations in stochastic lattice gases: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Schuetz, GM (Juelich) | |
Hydrodynamic limit for driven diffusive systems: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | de Gier, J (Melbourne) | |
Contributed Seminar: Exact solution of the dynamics of the PASEP with open boundaries | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Hinrichsen, H (Wuerzburg) | |
Absorbing state phase transitions: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Vespignani, A (Indiana) | |
Dynamics of growing and equilibrium networks: Lecture III | Sem 1 |
Monday 03 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Dhar, D (TIFR, Bombay) | |
Soluble models of self-organized criticality: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Jarzynski, C (Los Alamos) | |
Introduction to nonequilibrium work theorems: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Tauber, UC (Virginia Tech) | |
Field-theoretic approaches to interacting particle systems: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Bassereau, P (Paris) | |
Contributed Seminar: Membrane nanotubes pulled cooperatively by molecular motors | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Schadschneider, A (Koln) | |
Modelling of traffic flow and related transport systems: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | van der Meer, D (Twente) | |
Clustering, coarsening and directed transport in a granular gas: Lecture I | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 04 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Livi, R (Universita di Firenze) | |
Fourier Law in low-dimensional systems: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Jarzynski, C (Los Alamos) | |
Introduction to nonequilibrium work theorems: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | van der Meer, D (Twente) | |
Clustering, coarsening and directed transport in a Granular gas: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Dhar, D (TIFR, Bombay) | |
Soluble models of self-organized criticality: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | Tauber, UC (Virginia Tech) | |
Field-theoretic approaches to interacting particle systems: Lecture II | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 05 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Kafri, Y (Technion) | |
Applications of nonequilibrium models in biological systems: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Tauber, UC (Virginia Tech) | |
Field-theoretic approaches to interacting particle systems: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Spohn, H (TU Muenchen) | |
Growth models in one dimension and random matrices: Lecture I | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Dhar, D (TIFR, Bombay) | |
Soluble models of self-organized criticality: Lecture III | Sem 1 |
Thursday 06 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Spohn, H (TU Muenchen) | |
Growth models in one dimension and random matrices: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Livi, R (Universita di Firenze) | |
Fourier Law in low-dimensional systems: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Kafri, Y (Technion) | |
Applications of nonequilibrium models in biological systems: Lecture II | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Dorogovtsev, S (Ioffe Institute) | |
New critical phenomena in complex networks | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Schadschneider, A (Koln) | |
Modelling of traffic flow and related transport problems: Lecture II | Sem 1 |
Friday 07 April | ||
09:00-10:00 | Kafri, Y (Technion) | |
Applications of nonequilibrium models in biological systems: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Schadschneider, A (Koln) | |
Modelling of traffic flow and related transport problems: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Spohn, H (TU Muenchen) | |
Growth models in one dimension and random matrices: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Jarzynski, C (Los Alamos) | |
Introduction to nonequilibrium work theorems: Lecture III | Sem 1 | |
16:30-17:30 | van der Meer, D (Twente) | |
Clustering, coarsening and directed transport in a granular gas: Lecture III | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 11 April | ||
14:15-15:15 | Schmittmann, B (Virginia Tech) | |
Phase transitions or crossovers: Anomalous finite-size effects in low-dimensional driven systems | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 18 April | ||
14:15-15:15 | van Beijeren, H (Utrecht ) | |
Chaos and the physics of non-equilibrium systems | Sem 1 |
Thursday 20 April | ||
14:15-15:15 | Bray, A (Manchester) | |
Asymptotics of the Trapping Reaction | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 25 April | ||
14:15-15:15 | Rittenberg, V (Bonn) | |
Conformal invariance and its breaking in a stochastic model of a fluctuating interface | Sem 1 |
Thursday 27 April | ||
14:15-15:15 | Barma, M (TIFR, Mumbai) | |
Clustering in passive scalar systems | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 02 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | McKane, A (Manchester) | |
Stochastic models in biology and their deterministic analogues | Sem 1 |
Thursday 04 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Mallick, K (SPT Saclay) | |
Bethe ansatz solution of the asymmetric exclusion process | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 09 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Harris, R (Institut fur Festkorperforschung Juelich) | |
Fluctuation theorems and the zero-range process | Sem 2 |
Thursday 11 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Bausch, R (Duesseldorf) | |
Moving interfaces in complex matter | Sem 2 |
Tuesday 16 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Kurchan, J (ESPCI Paris) | |
Shear-thickening and the glass transition | Sem 1 |
Thursday 18 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Ferrari, P (IME-USP Sao Paulo) | |
Quasi stationary distributions and Fleming Viot processes | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 23 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Droz, M (Geneva) | |
Pattern formation in nonequilibrium systems: the Liesegang case | Sem 1 |
Thursday 25 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Ferrari, P (IME-USP Sao Paolo) | |
Multiclass invariant measures for TASEP and multitype queuing systems | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 30 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Cugliandolo, L (Paris VI and IUF) | |
A sigma model approach to glassy dynamics | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 31 May | ||
14:15-15:15 | Lebowitz, J (Rutgers) | |
Phase transitions and mesoscopic structures in systems with long range interactions | Sem 1 |
Thursday 01 June | ||
14:15-15:15 | Zia, R (Virginia Tech) | |
A possible classification for nonequilibrium steady states | Sem 1 |
Friday 02 June | ||
11:00-12:00 | Lebowitz, J (Rutgers) | |
Statistical mechanics: Historical overview and current issues | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 06 June | ||
14:15-15:15 | Redner, S (Boston) | |
Social balance on networks: The dynamics of friendship and hatred | Sem 1 |
Thursday 08 June | ||
14:15-15:15 | Franz, S (ICTP Trieste) | |
Dynamical and mosaic lengths in a model glass | Sem 1 |
Friday 09 June | ||
11:00-12:00 | Redner, S (Boston) | |
Informal discussions | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 13 June | ||
14:15-15:15 | Speer, G (Rutgers) | |
Point processes with specified correlation functions | Sem 1 |
Thursday 15 June | ||
14:15-15:15 | Bramson, M (Minnesota) | |
Exclusion processes in one and higher dimensions | Sem 1 |
Monday 26 June | ||
10:00-11:00 | Racz, Z (Eotvos University) | |
Scaling functions for finite-size corrections in extreme statistics | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Majumdar, S (Universite Paris-Sud) | |
A nontrivial constant c=0.29795219028 in one and three dimensional random walks | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:10 | Olla, P | |
First return time distribution for power law correlated Gaussian processes | Sem 1 | |
14:10-14:20 | Oshanin, G | |
Random processes generated by random permutations. | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Comtet, A (Universite Paris Sud) | |
Maximum of a brownian path, fluctuating interfaces and related problems | Sem 1 |
Tuesday 27 June | ||
09:00-10:00 | Bray, A (University of Manchester) | |
First-Passage problems in systems with many degrees of freedom | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Godreche, C (CEA Saclay) | |
The statistics of occupation times | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Burkhardt, T (Temple University) | |
The random acceleration process, with applications to granular matter and polymers | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Dasgupta, C (Indian Institute of Science) | |
Persistence and survival in equilibrium step fluctuations | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | Klafter, J (Tel Aviv University) | |
First passage and arrival time densities for Levy Flights | Sem 1 |
Wednesday 28 June | ||
09:00-10:00 | Astumian, R (University of Maine) | |
The Unreasonable effectiveness of equilibrium-like theory for interpreting non-equilibrium experiments | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Ben-Naim, E (LANL) | |
Nonequilibrium statistical physics of driven granular gases | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Masoliver, J (Universitat de Barcelona) | |
Extreme times in finance | Sem 1 | |
14:00-14:10 | Bel, G | |
Weak ergodicity breaking in the continuous time random walk | Sem 1 | |
14:10-14:20 | Guclu, H | |
Extreme fluctuations in small-world-coupled autonomous systems with relaxational dynamics | Sem 1 | |
14:20-14:30 | Kessler, D | |
Fluctuation-regularized front propagation up a reaction-rate gradient | Sem 1 | |
14:30-14:40 | Lythe, G | |
Noisy kinks and diffusion-limited reaction | Sem 1 | |
14:40-14:50 | Taitelbaum, H | |
Interface roughening dynamics of spreading droplets | Sem 1 |
Thursday 29 June | ||
09:00-10:00 | Bramson, M (University of Minnesota) | |
Tightness for the minimum displacement of branching random walk and some other old problems | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Dean, D (Universite Paul Sabatier) | |
Phase transition in the Aldous-Shields Model of growing trees | Sem 1 | |
11:30-12:30 | Pemantle, R (Pennsylvania) | |
Quantum random walks | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Kearney, M (University of Surrey) | |
Exact solutions for first-passage and related problems in certain classes of queueing system | Sem 1 | |
15:30-16:30 | ben-Avraham, D (Clarkson University) | |
One-species diffusion-limited reactions on the Bethe lattice | Sem 1 |
Friday 30 June | ||
09:00-10:00 | Bouchaud, J-P (CEA Saclay) | |
Extreme value problems in random matrix theory, spin glasses and directed polymers | Sem 1 | |
10:00-11:00 | Benichou, O (College de France) | |
Optimal search strategies for hidden targets | Sem 1 | |
11:30-11:40 | Bertin, E | |
Relation between global fluctuations in non-equilibrium systems and Gumbel statistics | Sem 1 | |
11:40-11:50 | Davidsen, J | |
Earthquake recurrence as a record breaking process | Sem 1 | |
12:00-12:10 | Mallick, K | |
Effects of the low frequencies of noise on On--Off intermittency | Sem 1 | |
14:00-15:00 | Redner, S (Boston University) | |
On the role of global warming on the statistics of record-breaking temperatures | Sem 1 |
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