December 12, 2016 - December 16, 2016

Anomalous Diffusion Processes In Biological And Physico-Chemical Systems

first meeting
Anomalous Diffusion Processes In Biological And Physico-Chemical Systems

The idea of this project for this Consortium is to improve the understanding of the physical origins of anomalous diffusion by gathering together specialists whose expertise in diffusion phenomena is largely complementary to each other. The partners have considerable expertise in stochastic processes, statistical physics, large-scale computer simulations, and single particle tracking methods, and they have worked on anomalous diffusion considering very different length and time scales in fluids, soft matter, as well as in biological systems. Therefore, the added value expected to emerge from this network is profound. The first phase of the project will serve to broaden and consolidate the knowledge of all partners. In the second phase the partners will establish a basis for fundamental physical concepts leading to anomalous diffusion (such as bulk memory effects, geometry, boundary conditions, etc.) and their relation to established models. In this context, the impact of coarse-graining in time and space will be particularly emphasized. 

The first meeting includes an afternoon session with invited guest speakers, which is supported by the Maison Interdisciplinaire des Systèmes Complexes.

Tuesday 13 December, 14h-17h30:

  1. Konrad Hinsen, Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire CNRS Orléans
    "Anomalous diffusion in a finite world: time-scale dependent trajectory analysis”
  2. Daniel Abergel, Département de Chimie Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
    “Protein motions viewed from spin relaxation : is there room for anomalous diffusion?”
  3. Stam Nicolis, Laboratoire de Mathématique et Physique Théorique CNRS Tours
    "Stochastic dynamics and magnetization à la Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert’’

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