Scale Invariance, Interfaces, and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

  • Alan McKane
  • Michel Droz
  • Jean Vannimenus
  • Dietrich Wolf

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 344)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Joachim Krug
    Pages 1-61
  3. Vincent Hakim
    Pages 63-83
  4. Mehran Kardar, Deniz Ertaş
    Pages 89-110
  5. Imre M. Jánosi
    Pages 203-214
  6. Dietrich E. Wolf
    Pages 215-248
  7. A. W. Hunt, C. Orme, D. R. M. Williams, B. G. Orr, L. M. Sander
    Pages 249-259
  8. Henrik Flyvbjerg
    Pages 303-311
  9. Jean Rajchenbach, Eric Clément, Jacques Duran, Touria Mazozi
    Pages 313-327
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 329-344

About this book


The NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Scale Invariance, Interfaces and Non­ Equilibrium Dynamics" was held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, UK from 20-30 June 1994. The topics discussed at the Institute were all concerned with the origin and nature of complex structures found far from equilibrium. Examples ranged from reaction­ diffusion systems and hydrodynamics through to surface growth due to deposition. A common theme was that of scale invariance due to the self-similarity of the underly­ ing structures. The topics that were covered can be broadly classified as pattern for­ mation (theoretical, computational and experimental aspects), the non-equilibrium dynamics of the growth of interfaces and other manifolds, coarsening phenomena, generic scale invariance in driven systems and the concept of self-organized critical­ ity. The main feature of the Institute was the four one-hour-Iong lectures given each day by invited speakers. In addition to thirty-seven of these lectures, two contributed lectures were also given. The many questions that were asked after the lectures attested to the excitement and interest that the lecturers succeeded in generating amongst the students. In addition to the discussions initiated by lectures, an im­ portant component of the meeting were the poster sessions, where participants were able to present their own work, which took place on three of the afternoons. The list of titles given at the end of these proceedings gives some idea of the range and scope of these posters.


computer simulation diffusion mechanics statistical physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan McKane
    • 1
  • Michel Droz
    • 2
  • Jean Vannimenus
    • 3
  • Dietrich Wolf
    • 4
  1. 1.University of ManchesterManchesterEngland
  2. 2.University of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Ecole Normale SupérieureParisFrance
  4. 4.Gerhard-Mercator-UniversitätDuisburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1423-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1421-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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