Non standard transport NsT@GSSI

  • Date July 15-17, 2015
  • Room GSSI
  • Speaker many speakers

From the interior of living cells to the oceans and the atmosphere, transport processes are crucial to understand variegate phenomena encompassing many problems at the interface between physics, biology and chemistry. In particular, during the last couple of decades, non-standard transport properties has been recognized to be a fundamental ingredient in anomalous diffusion, diffusion and reactions in heterogeneous systems (such as networks or the crowded environment of living cells), the transport of active particles (such as swimming microorganisms) and even in the evolution of populations. A variety of tools and ideas from stochastic processes, dynamical systems and fluid mechanics have been developed to approach these different problems.

The main goal of this school/workshop is to provide a framework to discuss among (senior and younger) researchers who, sometimes with different perspectives and/or background, are interested in non-standard transport properties so to facilitate the cross-fertilization of ideas, tools and problems. To this aim two mini-courses will cover on general aspects of the subject and some thematic seminars will survey recent developments.

Mini Courses

  • Eli Barkai (Bar Ilan University Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL) - Anomalous Transport
  • José Fernando Fontanari (University of São Paulo, BRAZIL) - Diffusion approximation and multi-level selection

  • Roberto Artuso (University of Insubria, Como ITALY)
  • Jeremie Bec (CNRS, Nice FRANCE)
  • Guido Boffetta (University of Turin,  ITALY)
  • Fabio Cecconi (ISC-CNR, Roma ITALY)
  • Sergei Fedotov (The University of Manchester, UK)
  • Vicenç Méndez (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SPAIN)
  • Francesco Piazza (University of Orléans, FRANCE)
  • Simone Pigolotti (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona SPAIN)
  • Andrea Puglisi (ISC-CNR, Roma ITALY)


  • Massimo CENCINI (CNR-Roma)
  • Maurizio SERVA (University of L'Aquila)
  • Davide VERGNI (CNR-Roma)
  • Angelo VULPIANI (University of Roma Sapienza)

Agenda of the meeting
» Program
» Book of abstracts
» Slides of the talks&lectures

To register, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. writing your name, family name, position, affiliation and your dates of stay. Please notice that there are no participation fees for this workshop.

Young researchers support
A limited number of grants covering local expenses will be available for Ph.D. students and junior Postdoctoral students. interested people may write to: Maurizio Serva <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> attaching a short CV (no more than two pages)  and indicating the name of two senior scientists who can eventually provide a recommendation.
(deadline for applications: June 20, 2015)

Speakers will be accommodated at Hotel San Michele. Other participants willing to attend the workshop can find a list of hotels here
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