diffusion-fundamentals Diffusion Fundamentals II Conference
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Diffusion Fundamentals II

Basic Principles of Theory, Experiment and Application
August 26th - 29th, 2007
L'Aquila, Italy

Scientific Programme

Sunday, August 26th

15:00Opening Conference Office
17:00 - 17:45Welcome and Talk of Luca Cavalli-Sforza (Stanford): Genetic and Cultural Diffusion
17:45 - 18:30Entertaining Talk by Albrecht Beutelspacher (Gießen): "(Wo)man on the Street"
18:30 - 22:00Buffet Dinner

Monday, August 27th

1st Session

Chairs: Paul Heitjans (Hanover), Roberto Volpe (L'Aquila)
09:00 - 09:35Richard A. Catlow (London): Atomistic Models of Diffusion in Solids
09:35 - 10:10Manfred Martin (Aachen): Diffusion in Oxides
10:10 - 10:45Armin Bunde (Gießen): Percolation and Anomalous Diffusion in Disordered Materials

10:45 - 11:45

1st Poster Session and Coffee Break

2nd Session

Chairs: Alexander V. Neimark (Piscataway), Farida Grinberg (Leipzig)
11:45 - 12:20Nikolaus Nestle (Ludwigshafen): Diffusion Challenges in (Chemical) Industries
12:20 - 12:55Edward L. Cussler (Minneapolis): Diffusion in Self-Assembled Composites

12:55 - 13:45

Lunch break

13:45 - 18:00

Conference Excursion (to Castelvecchio Calvisio and Santo Stefano)
19:00 - 24:00Conference Dinner (Casale Signorini, outskirt of L'Aquila)

Tuesday, August 28th

1st Session

Chairs: Subramanian Yashonath (Bangalore), Takashi Odagaki (Fukuoka)
09:00 - 09:35Charles Nicholson (New York): Diffusion Reveals Properties of Brain Extracellular Space
09:35 - 10:10Gero Vogl (Wien): The Invasion of Newcomers: Isotopes, Neobiota, Foreigners
10:10 - 10:45Yossi Klafer (Tel Aviv): How Anomalous is Anomalous Diffusion?

10:45 - 11:10

Coffee break

2nd Session

Chairs: Doros N. Theodorou (Athens), Giovanni Del Re (L'Aquila)
11:10 - 11:45Kurt Binder (Mainz): Interdiffusion in Critical Binary Mixtures by Molecular Dynamics Simulation
11:45 - 12:20Dieter Richter (Jülich): Polymer Dynamics: From Synthetic Polymers to Proteins
12:20 - 12:55Giulio Sarti (Bologna): Fickian and non-Fickian Diffusion in Solid Polymers

12:55 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 16:00

2nd Poster Session and Coffee Break

starting from 16:00: option for participating in the L'Aquila festival "Perdonanza"

Wednesday, August 29th

1st Session

Chairs: Douglas M. Ruthven (Orono), Nick Kanellopoulos (Athens)
09:00 - 09:35John A. Barker (Southampton): Diffusion in Hydrogeology
09:35 - 10:10Stefano Brandani (Edinburgh): Challenges in Macroscopic Measurement of Diffusion in Zeolites
10:10 - 10:45Hervé Jobic (Villeurbanne): QENS and the Benefit of Diffusion Measurement over Different Length Scales

10:45 - 11:45

3rd Poster Session and Coffee Break

2nd Session

Chairs: Charles Nicholson (New York), William S. Price (Sydney)
11:45 - 12:20Clemens Bechinger (Stuttgart): Diffusion in Reduced Dimensionality
12:20 - 12:55Philip W. Kuchel (Sydney): Diffusion in Cells: NMR Studies
12:55 - 13:10Final Remarks and Closing
13:10 - 15:30Lunch break with option for further discussions
End of the conference

The conference takes place in the Castle of L’Aquila. The massive 16th-century Spanish castle crowns the city's highest point and is surrounded by the large Parco del Castello (click for bird’s eye view of the Castle by Google maps). Maps indicating the way from your hotel to the Castle can be found on the accomodation-site (last column Google maps, way to castle). Information about the local weather can be found at the CETEMPS-website (University of L'Aquila).
The lecture hall is equipped with overhead projector and laptop (Windows) with beamer.

During the conference excursion, two small, lovely villages in the National Park of Gran Sasso are visited - Castelvecchio Calvisio and Santo Stefano di Sessanio. The origin of both villages goes back to the Roman Empire. They rose close to the commercial routes between Rome and the Adriatic coast and reached their time of prosperity in the Middle Ages. The appearance at that time could be largely conserved up today.
The busses of the excursion start at 1:45 p.m. at the Fontana Luminosa near the Castle. The following maps (Google maps) shows the way from the entrance of the Castle to Fontana Luminosa. After the excursion the buses will stop along a loop close to your hotel and will repeat the loop after 45 minutes to collect us and take us to Casale Signorini, the location of the conference dinner. You will find the details of the bus route in your conference bag.

All posters can be mounted during the whole conference. The posters are assigned to three different sessions (no flash talks) - on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, respectively. A list of all posters can be downloaded here (pdf, 0.7MB).
A preferable poster size is A0 in upright format, i.e. height x width: 1.19m x 0.84m (47 in x 33 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 full papers before September 17th (prolonged). Please follow the instructions given under and send your paper to The publication in the special issue of the Online-Journal "Diffusion Fundamentals" depends on the positive response of the referees.

Conference Chairmen: Stefano Brandani, London/Edinburgh; Jörg Kärger, Leipzig; Roberto Volpe, L'Aquila

Scientific Committee:
Dezsö L. Beke, Debrecen Stefano Brandani, London/Edinburgh Armin Bunde, Giessen
Paul Callaghan, New Zealand Alan Chadwick, Canterbury Marc-Olivier Coppens, Delft
Gerhard Ertl, Berlin Dieter Freude, Leipzig Farida Grinberg, Leipzig
Paul Heitjans, Hannover Jörg Kärger, Leipzig Yossi Klafter, Tel Aviv
Alfred Leipertz, Erlangen-Nürnberg Graeme Murch, Callaghan Harry Pfeifer, Leipzig
Jean Philibert, Paris William S. Price, Sydney Douglas M. Ruthven, Orono
Michael J. Saxton, Davis Gunter Schütz, Jülich Doros Theodorou, Athens
Ilpo Vattulainen, Helsinki Gero Vogl, Vienna George H. Weiss, Bethesda

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

Conference Office L'Aquila (only during the conference): Bianca Cicolani
phoen/fax: +39 0862 62001, mobile: +39 329 1857941

We grateful acknowledge support by the sponsoring organisations.

admin: Tomas Binder