Announcing a conference and workshop:

Fronts, Fluctuations, & Growth

Conference: Monday, 20 May through Saturday, 25 May, 2002
Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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This workshop and conference at the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics is intended to bring together a select group of physicists and engineers---both theoretical and experimental---and mathematicians---both abstract and applied---with an interest in nonequilibrium growth processes and front propagation, particularly the effects of noise and fluctuations.

We will have around two dozen speakers during the six day conference, to encourage meaningful exchanges and perhaps even provide some time for quiet reflection! There will be a poster session.

The extended workshop will be during the week before and after the conference. The workshop will consist of spontaneous seminars and small discussion groups. We want to give participants from the University of Michigan and elsewhere an opportunity to interact in a flexible and informal setting to share ideas and explore questions in much more depth than a conventional conference setting provides.

List of Invited Speakers

J. Amar, Physics, University of Toledo
D. ben-Avraham, Physics, Clarkson University
E. Brunet, Laboratoire de physique statistique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
R. Caflisch, Mathematics, UCLA
J. Casademunt, Universitat de Barcelona,
J. Conlon, Mathematics, University of Michigan

B. Derrida, Laboratoire de physique statistique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
Weinan E, Mathematics, Princeton University
U. Ebert, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
J. Evans, Mathematics, Iowa State University
M. Falcke, Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany
N. Goldenfeld, Physics, University of Illinois
M. Gyure, HRL Laboratories, Los Angeles, CA
R. Kapral, Chemistry, University of Toronto, Canada
A. Karma, Physics, Northeastern University
D. Kessler, Physics, Bar Ilan Univesity, Israel
I. Kevrekidis, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University

H. Levine, Physics, University of California, San Diego
K. Lindenberg, Chemistry, University of California, San Diego
C. Mueller, Mathematics, University of Rochester
J. Pearson, Los Alamos
S. Redner, Physics, Boston University
G. Russo, Mathematics, University of Catania, Italy
T. Schulze, Mathematics, University of Tennessee
J. Sneyd, Mathematics, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
I. Sokolov, Humboldt Universitat, Berlin, Germany
D. Vvedensky, The Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, UK
J. Xin, Mathematics, University of Texas
A. Zangwill, Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology

Tentative Conference Schedule

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