Anomalous Transport in Nonlinear Lattices:
From Theory to Experiment

One-day meeting of the London Dynamical Systems Group
Supported by the London Mathematical Society and The Leverhulme Trust
To be held on Wednesday, 14 July 2010, at the University College London


Ferruccio Renzoni
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University College London
f.renzoni @

Rainer Klages
School of Mathematical Sciences
Queen Mary University of London

r.klages @

Brief description of the main theme of this meeting:
This workshop aims to bring together people from the different fields of dynamical systems, stochastic theory, cold-atom physics and statistical physics, both theorists and experimentalists, to combine their expertise in order to summarize the state-of-the-art, and identify new directions, in the study of anomalous transport in nonlinear lattices. Many different aspects of the problems will be considered, such as transport in chaotic systems, anomalous diffusion, superstatistics, and quantum theoretical descriptions.
Postdocs and PhD students from different backgrounds will be strongly encouraged to participate. In this way, they will have the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of the workshop topic, and they will hear from experts in the field what the challenges of the future are. We also expect a significant attendance from senior researchers, mostly from the London area, active in the study of such systems. The interaction with other researchers will also allow the participants to identify common research interests and initiate new collaborations.

Organizational details:
All talks will be held in Harrie Massey Lecture Theatre, 25 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AY, University College London.
Pre-registration is not necessary. For any further information please contact one of the organizers.

All talks are for 50 minutes with up to 10 minutes of discussion.
10.00 - 10.30
Welcome: Tea and coffee in room E7 next to the Lecture Theatre
10.30 - 11.30
Rainer Klages, Queen Mary University of London
From normal to anomalous deterministic diffusion
11.35 - 12.35
Ferruccio Renzoni, UCL
Power-law tail distributions and anomalous diffusion in cold atom systems
12.35 - 14.00Lunch in the staff room
14.00 - 15.00
Eric Lutz, University of Augsburg, Germany
Nonexponential Decoherence in a Levy-Kicked Rotator
15.05 - 16.05Christian Beck, Queen Mary University of London
Superstatistical techniques for complex systems with time scale separation
16.05 - 17.00Tea and coffee in room E7 next to the Lecture Theatre
Drinks, discussions and dinner

This is part of a series of collaborative meetings held by the London Dynamical Systems Group (LDSG) which consists of the Dynamical Systems groups at Imperial, Queen Mary, Surrey and UCL, and which is supported by a Scheme 3 grant from the London Mathematical Society.

Last update: 12 July 2010