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diffusion-fundamentals Diffusion Fundamentals Conference
Final Circular

Diffusion Fundamentals I

Basic Principles of Theory, Experiment and Application
September 22nd - 24th, 2005

150 years after Adolf Fick's and 100 years after Albert Einstein's fundamental papers on diffusion in "Poggendorffs Annalen der Physik und Chemie" and “Annalen der Physik”, respectively, the world-wide community of researchers in the field of diffusion is invited to Leipzig, the place of publication of these papers, to highlight the current developments in the field. Diffusion Fundamentals I is co-organized by the Universities of Leipzig and Hannover, Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft, Deutsche Bunsengesellschaft für Physikalische Chemie, Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker and DECHEMA.

The scientific programme includes invited plenary talks, covering those topics of diffusion theory, experiment and application, which are in the focus of current research, as well as poster presentations about all diffusion-related subjects. The talks will address a broad, interdisciplinary audience rather than only the specialists in the different fields.

Leipzig University, Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences, Linnéstraße 5, 04103 Leipzig – in 20 min-walking distance to the centre (1 in the City Map).
It can be accessed using tram lines 2 and 16 (station "Johannisallee") or 12 and 15 (station "Ostplatz") or by the bus lines 60 (station "Johannisallee") and 70 (station "Deutsche Bücherei"). Together with the conference bag a ticket for free use will be provided. The map of all tram and bus lines can be found here (pdf, 1.7MB) and shall be as well provided in the conference bag.
By following the links you can find a description how to get to Leipzig and information on the airport, e.g. traffic access.

Social Activities

The Evening Programme is presented as part of the scientific programme and includes

  • the welcome party on Wednesday, September 21st, 18.00 - 22.00 in the Physics Building
  • the Conference Dinner in the "Moritz-Bastei" (A on City Map) on Thursday, September 22nd, 19.00 - 24.00
  • attendance of the "Motette des Thomanerchores" in St. Thomas Church (C on City Map) on Friday, September 23rd,
    18.00 - 19.15 and subsequently,
  • get-together in the restaurant Bayrischer Bahnhof (B on City Map) from about 19.30 - 24.00

    In addition, participation in Sightseeing Tours through Leipzig and to a few remarkable places near Leipzig will be arranged depending on your request. Provided, there are still vacancies, you may apply for the excursions directly at the conference desk. You ensure your participation in the bus-trips on Saturday and Sunday by transferring the participation fee (e.g. by following the instructions given on the registration form) until August 31st.

    Saturday afternoon
    (1) City of Leipzig: guided tour through the centre of Leipzig; 5,- Euro; click here for detailed information
    (2) Visit of the German Library (DDB), Russian Church and (optional) the Monument dedicated to the "Battle of the Nations" 1813 in the south of Leipzig (close to the conference location); 5,- Euro; click here for detailed information
    (3) bus trip to Wilhelm-Ostwald Memorial Großbothen and Leipzig's "New Zealand"; 20,- Euro; click here for detailed information

    Meißen (birthplace of European porcelain) and Dresden (old residence of Saxony), click here for detailed information.

    Following this link you can find some hotels, which are close to the city and the conference facilities (locations are indicated in the map). For booking, please use the codeword “Diffusion” to benefit from special conditions for conference participants.

  • Posters
    All posters can be mounted during the whole conference. The posters are assigned to three different sessions (no flash talks) - on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, respectively. An overview with poster title, authors, number and session is given in the list of posters (pdf-file, 250kB).
    A preferable poster size is 0.84 m x 1.19 m (33 in x 47 in). In any case, the poster width should not exceed 1 m. Pinning material will be provided.
    Authors of contributions which were accepted as posters of the conference are invited to send their full papers before September 15th. Please, follow the format as given under and send your abstract to The publication in a special issue of the Online-Journal "Diffusion Fundamentals" depends on the positive response of the referees.

    Important Dates 2005

    April 30th Submission of full papers (for plenary speakers and chairmen) and poster
    contributions to the conference volume
    June 30thRegistration deadline (early registration fee)
    July 31stFinal circular
    September 15thRegistration with late dues; deadline for full paper contributions of poster presenters and of last-minutes' poster contributions to allow their inclusion in the conference programme booklet
    September 22nd - 24thDiffusion Fundamentals I

    Conference Chairmen: Jörg Kärger, Leipzig; Paul Heitjans, Hannover
    The Editorial Board of acts as International Organizing Committee.

    Local Organizing Committee: Christian Chmelik, Tomas Binder
    phone: +49 341 9732531, fax: +49 341 9732549

    Conference Office (only during the conference): Wiete Schönfelder
    phone: +49 341 9732533, mobile: +49 177 7764599

    Please register online, using our online registration form. We will send you a confirmation of your registration via Email after receiving your fee on our bank account.

    A poster announcing the conference may be found under: (low quality, pdf, 0.4MB) or (high quality, ppt, 6.8MB).

    We grateful acknowledge support by the sponsoring organisations.

    admin: Tomas Binder