Scientific coordinators:

Rainer Klages, Queen Mary University of London, UK; Guenter Radons, TU Chemnitz, Germany; and Igor M. Sokolov, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany.

Scope of this conference:

Anomalous transport phenomena such as sub- and superdiffusion, non-Gaussian probability distributions, aging and dynamical localization form a rapidly growing research area within nonequilibrium statistical physics. Understanding these processes demands for establishing new cross-links between non-Markovian microscopic correlations and unusual statistical properties on macroscopic scales. This requires to combine methods from dynamical systems theory, stochastic processes and disordered systems. The seminar will provide a unique opportunity to learn about topics ranging from mathematical foundations of anomalous dynamics to the most recent experimental results in this field. It attempts to initiate new cross-disciplinary collaborations between scientists from the above research areas and to foster fruitful interactions between theorists and experimentalists working on anomalous transport.

Scientific key topics:

Applications: Experimental results for anomalous transport under nonequilibrium conditions such as anomalous dispersion in flows, transport in porous media, aging in glassy systems, anomalous diffusion of biological cells and in cell membranes, surface diffusion, anomalous distributions in granular media and in plasma physics

Theoretical methods and models: nonhyperbolic dynamics, intermittent deterministic transport, disordered dynamical systems, Levy walks, Levy flights, random walks in random environments, dynamical phase transitions, classical dynamical localization, thermodynamic formalism, continuous time random walks, fractional calculus

Confirmed invited speakers:

R.Artuso (Como), E.Barkai (Bar-Ilan), C.Beck (London), A.V.Chechkin (Kharkov), D.Del-Castillo-Negrete (Oak Ridge), P.Dieterich (Dresden), T.Geisel (Goettingen), R.Gorenflo (Berlin), R.Hilfer (Stuttgart), J.Kaerger (Leipzig), R.Kimmich (Ulm), J.Klafter (Tel Aviv), W.Kob (Montpellier), A.Kusumi (Kyoto), E.Lutz (Ulm), R.Metzler (Copenhagen), M.J.Saxton (Davis), M.Shlesinger (Arlington), S.Tasaki (Tokio), G.Vogl (Vienna), A.Vulpiani (Rome), S.Yuste (Badajoz)