Statistical Physics of Granular and Molecular Systems:

Non-equilibrium Properties

13-17 May, 2012

A Research Workshop of the Israel Science Foundation and of the Lewiner Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Technion
Supported also by The Moshe Yanai Fund for the Promotion of international Conferences at the Technion

Lewiner Institute Seminar Room, Physics Department - Technion



Sunday 13th May  
10:30-11:00 Opening and coffee
11:00-12:00 Henk van Beijeren, University of Utrecht
Exact results for transport properties of one-dimensional hamiltonian systems 
12:00-13:00 Julien Tailleur, CNRS
Statistical physics of run-and-tumble bacteria and other self-propelled particles 
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 Martin Evans, University of Edinburgh
Diffusion with stochastic resetting 
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:00 Itzhak Fouxon, Tel Aviv University
Patterns of collisional order in a non-equilibrium chaotic system 
17:00-18:00 Erez Braun, Technion
Identification of relevant and irrelevant variables in the living cell 
Monday 14th May   
9:30-10:30 David Mukamel, Weizmann Institute
Density large deviations of the driven ABC model 
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:00 Jean-Pierre Eckmann, University of Geneva
What do we really know about non-equilibrium steady states? 
12:00-13:00 Itai Cohen, Cornell University
Using a confocal rheometer to shearing colloidal suspensions 
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-15:30 Yariv Kafri, Technion
Energy fluctuations in Driven, Thermalizing and Driven Dissipative Systems 
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:00 Yuval Gefen, Weizmann Institute of Science
Noise in One Dimension 
17:00-18:00 Zeev Schuss, Tel Aviv University
The narrow escape problem 
Tuesday 15th May   
9:30-10:30 Ricardo Brito, Complutense University of Madrid
Inelasticity induced Brazil nut effect 
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:00 Joel Lebowitz, Rutgers University
Time evolution and stationary states of multiparticle systems 
12:00-13:00 Itamar Procaccia, Weizmann Institute
Plasticity in Amorphous Solids with Implications to the Glass Transition 
13:00-14:30 Lunch 
14:30-15:30 Robert Behringer, Duke University
Granular materials jam under shear: Why friction matters, and what Isaac Goldhirsch told us 
15:30-16:00 Coffee
16:00-17:00 Thorsten Poeschel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Coefficient of normal restitution and its impact on dissipative many-particle systems 
19:00 Dinner in memory of Isaac Goldhirsch with his family and friends in attendance 
Wednesday 16th May  
09:30-10:30 Irene Gamba, University of Texas at Austin
Analytical and numerical methods for non-conservative kinetic models of collisional type 
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:00 Jorge Kurchan, ESPCI
Complex dynamics with selection 
12:00- Trip to Zipori 
20:00 Banquet at Douzan on Ben Gurion Avenue
Thursday 17th May 
9:30-10:30 Thomas Gilbert, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Transport and dynamical properties of some rarely interacting particle systems 
10:30-11:00 coffee
11:00-12:00 Eric Carlen, Rutgers University
Stability of fronts for a non-local phase kinetics equation in 2 and 3 dimensions 
12:00-13:00 Doron Cohen, Ben-Gurion University
Random matrix modelling of energy absorption in "sparse" system 
13:00-14:30 Lunch 
14:30-15:30 Dov Levine, Technion
Disordered order
15:30-16:00 coffee
16:00-17:00 Colloquium: Professor Israel Finkelstein, Department of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University
Archaeology and the Bible: where are we standing today?


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