31.10.07 03.11.07

Microscopic Origins of Dissipation and Noise

While dissipative evolution equations, both with and without randomness, have been widely studied in the mathematics community, it is much less understood how they arise from accepted physical models on a finer scale. We think, however, that such information is crucial for determining properties of the models on a coarser scale, and that this has strong implications, particularly for nonequilibrium problems and on how different systems can be coupled, thus creating interesting challenges for pure and applied mathematics alike.


Lorenzo Bertini

Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome

Leonid Bunimovich

Georgia Tech, Atlanta

Laszlo Erdös

LMU, München

Gero Friesecke

TU München

Jürg Fröhlich

ETH, Zürich

Carlangelo Liverani

Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"

Jani Lukkarinen

TU, München

Robert MacKay

University of Warwick

Alexander Mielke

WIAS, Berlin

Stefano Olla


Grigorios Pavliotis

Imperial College, London

Oliver Penrose

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Errico Presutti

Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata"

Israel Michael Sigal

University of Toronto

Valery P Smyshlyaev

University of Bath

Florian Theil

University of Warwick

Lev Truskinovsky

Ecole Polytechnique, Paris

Dimitrios Tsagkarogiannis

MPI MIS, Leipzig


10:30 - 10:55
10:55 - 11:00
11:00 - 11:45 Oliver Penrose (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
Statistical mechanics in the femtosecond era
11:45 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:15 Leonid Bunimovich (Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA)
Mechanisms of Chaos
15:15 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:30 Carlangelo Liverani (Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy)
Fourier law and random walks in dynamical environment
16:35 - 17:20 Robert MacKay (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
Langevin equations for slow degrees of freedom of Hamiltonian systems
19:00 - 20:00
09:30 - 10:15 Errico Presutti (Universita di Roma "Tor Vergata", Italy)
Some open problems in phase transitions
10:20 - 11:05 Stefano Olla (CEREMADE, Paris, France)
Microscopic models for thermal conductivity
11:05 - 11:35
11:35 - 12:20 Lorenzo Bertini (Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, Italy)
Large deviations for stochastic conservation laws
12:20 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:15 Alexander Mielke (WIAS, Berlin, Germany)
Plasticity as a limit for a chain with viscous, stochastic, bistable springs
15:15 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:30 Jani Lukkarinen (TU, München, Germany)
Phonon Boltzmann equations and kinetic scaling limits of lattice systems
16:35 - 17:20 Florian Theil (University of Warwick, United Kingdom)
Justification of the nonlinear Boltzmann equation for large times
09:30 - 10:15 Jürg Fröhlich (ETH, Zürich, Switzerland)
Magnetism and Colossal Negative Magnetoresistance
10:20 - 11:05 Laszlo Erdös (LMU, München, Germany)
Derivation of Brownian motion from quantum mechanics
11:05 - 11:35
11:35 - 12:20 Grigorios Pavliotis (Imperial College, London, United Kingdom)
Parameter estimation for multiscale diffusions
12:20 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:15 Israel Michael Sigal (University of Toronto, Canada)
Effective dynamics of solitons
15:15 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:30 Gero Friesecke (TU München, München, Germany)
Coherent modes versus radiation in the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chain
09:30 - 10:15 Valery P Smyshlyaev (University of Bath, United Kingdom)
On averaging of motion in two-scale Hamiltonian systems with locally periodic potentials
10:20 - 11:05 Dimitrios Tsagkarogiannis (MPI MIS, Leipzig, Germany)
Coarse-graining schemes for stochastic lattice systems
11:05 - 11:35
11:35 - 12:20 Lev Truskinovsky (Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)
Thermodynamics of a quasi-statically driven FPU chain with non-convex energy

Scientific Organizers

Nicolas Dirr

University of Bath

Stephan Luckhaus

Universität Leipzig

Administrative Contact

Katja Bieling