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About the conference

Scope

The organizers of the IXth edition of the Diffusion Fundamentals conference held in Krakow, Poland on 7-10 September 2021 intend to continue the 16-years tradition of the series. Invitation to attend the conference is addressed to the wide milieu of scientists interested in diverse concepts of diffusion – understood not only as a movement of material bodies in all scales but also as any spreading phenomena in diverse areas of knowledge.

History

The biennial series of Diffusional Fundamentals conferences was initiated in 2005 – a year of 150th anniversary of Adolf Fick's and 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's fundamental papers on diffusion. The original idea was to invite world-renowned experts to deliver lectures covering the hottest topics of diffusion theory, experiment, and application, addressing, however, a broad, interdisciplinary audience rather than only the specialists in the different fields. Since the first successful meeting held in Leipzig, the original idea of the conferences has been developed towards including talks showing that the physical approaches to diffusion appear adequate not only in natural but also in social and human sciences.

Up to the present, the Diffusion Fundamentals conferences have been organized in Leipzig, Germany (2005); L'Aquila, Italy (2007); Athens, Greece (2009);  Troy, NY, USA (2011); Leipzig, Germany (2013); Dresden, Germany (2015); Moscow, Russia (2017) and Erlangen, Germany (2019).

Organization

Conference Chair

Rafał Abdank-Kozubski (Jagiellonian University)

Conference Co-Chairs

Jörg Kärger (Leipzig University and Saxon Academy of Science and Humanities)

Conference Secretary

Wojciech Tomczyk (Jagiellonian University)

Scientific and Organizing Committee

Ewa Gudowska-Nowak (Honorary Member; Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
Rafał Abdank-Kozubski (Jagiellonian University)
Christian Chmelik (Leipzig University and Saxon Academy of Science and Humanities)
Marek Danielewski (AGH University of Science and Technology)
Bartłomiej Dybiec (Jagiellonian University)
Robert Filipek (AGH University of Science and Technology)
Franciszek Krok (Jagiellonian University)
Wojciech Tomczyk (Jagiellonian University)
Joanna Wojewoda-Budka (Polish Academy of Sciences)