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Condensed Matter Seminars

ics Condensed Matter
Thursday, September 21, 2000
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special time.
Note special room.
Timothy Newman/P0STP0NED [Host: Eugene Kolomeisky]
University of Virginia, Physics and Biology
"The hidden world of the diffusion equation"
The study of persistent structures in dynamical processes is one of the most interesting recent developments in statistical mechanics. In this talk I shall give a brief review of persistence and its applications. This will be followed by the presentation of some very recent results concerning persistence in the diffusion equation, the foremost of which concerns the discovery of two (astonishingly high) critical dimensions.

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