Abstract for the talk on 24.04.2018 (17:00 h)

Colloquium of the Faculty of Physics and Geosciences

Jürgen Vollmer
Breaking Universality in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics

Scaling is a key concept in statistical physics. It implies a universal form of scaling

functions and of scaling exponents – for instance, in the theory of equilibrium critical

phenomena and in the classical description of Ostwald ripening. For two examples,

droplet growth in binary fluid mixtures and jamming of granular flows, I describe how

this relation between scaling and universality is challenged. My findings are

underpinned by dedicated experimental and numerical studies.


26.04.2018, 02:30