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Diffusive Spreading in Nature, Technology and Society



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This book deals with randomly moving objects and their spreading. The objects considered are particles like atoms and molecules, but also living beings such as humans, animals, plants, bacteria and even abstract entities like ideas, rumors, information, innovations and linguistic features. The book explores and communicates the laws behind these movements and reports about astonishing similarities and very specific features typical of the given object under considerations. Leading scientists in disciplines as diverse as archeology, epidemics, linguistics and sociology, in collaboration with their colleagues from engineering, natural sciences and mathematics, introduce the phenomena of spreading as relevant for their fields. An introductory chapter on "Spreading Fundamentals" provides a common basis for all these considerations, with a minimum of mathematics, selected and presented for enjoying rather than frustrating the reader.

Author Biography

Prof. Joerg KargerProfessional Career1962 - 1968 Studying Physics at Leipzig University1968 - 1970 PhD-fellow Leipzig University, Dr. rer. nat. in Physics 19701970 - 1977 Scientific co-worker, Leipzig University1977 - 1982 Senior scientific co-worker, Leipzig University1978 Habilitation ("Promotion B")1982 - 1989 Lecturer, Leipzig University1989 - 1994 extraordinary Professor, Leipzig University1994 - April 2009 Professor with full chair (Interface Physics), Leipzig Universitysince April 2009 Professor emeritus, Leipzig University Professional Activities and Memberships1996 - 1999 Dean of the Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences at Leipzig University1996 - 1999 President of the German Zeolite Association, member of the FEZA Board (Federation of European Zeolite Associations)1997 - 2000 Ombudsman of Leipzig University2002 - 2006 Editorship (since 2003),Microporous and Mesoporous Materials (European Editor 2004 - 2008) Membership in Editorial BoardsZeolites (1992 - 1997), Adsorption (since 1993), Microporous andMesoporous Materials (since 1993)Honours1978 Gustav-Hertz-Award of the German Physical Society1980 Leibniz-Medal of the German Academy of Sciences1986 Donald-W.-Breck Award of the International Zeolite Association (togetherwith H. Pfeifer, D. Freude and M. Bulow)1993 Max Planck Research Award of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and the Max-Planck-Society2000 Member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences2005 Theodor-Litt-Award of Leipzig UniversityResearch InterestExperiment and theory of mass transfer and matter conversion in complex systems Prof. Dr. Gero Vogl, Wien Dr.phil. (Physik, Universitat Wien), Dr. rer.nat.habil. (TU Munchen) Emer. Professor 1965 Dr.phil. 1966 assistent physics department TU Munchen 1970 head low temperatur lab TU Munchen 1974 Habilitation 1975 associate professor TU Munchen 1977 professor physics (C3) FU Berlin 1985-2009 prof. physics University Wien 1999 department head Hahn-Meitner-Instituts Berlin 1990-1991 member scientific couoncil integration AdW of DDR 1991-1993 responsible for evaluation der physics research Autria 1991-1998 speaker "Nuclear Solid State Sciences Austsria 2002 coordinator net Materials Dynamics BMWFT, international collaboration 2002-2004 president Austrian Physical Society CV of Jurgen CaroPosition: Professor (W3) for Physical Chemistry (chair) Academic education and degrees1992 Dr. rer. habil. on the application of zeolitic molecular sieves as catalysts,adsorbents, nonlinear optical materials, sensor, membrane1989 Dr. sc. nat. on the diffusion influence in heterogeneous catalysis1977 Dr. rer. nat. on NMR studies of molecular diffusion in porous materials (Mentor: J. Karger), "summa cum laude"1970-1977 Study of Chemistry, University Leipzig, American model: direct after Bachelor, start of PhD studyScientific careersince 2001 W3 Professor for Physical Chemistry, Leibniz University Hannover1994-2001 Leader of the Department "Advanced Materials" at the Institute for AppliedChemistry in Berlin-Adlershof with the working fields ceramics, polymers,composites1992-1993 Formation of the new group "Nano-composites- molecular sieves as high-techmaterials" at Center for Heterogeneous Catalysis of the KAI in Berlin-Adlershof1977-1991 Central Institute for Physical Chemistry of the former East German Academy ofSciences with the working fields adsorption, catalysis, porous materials, gasseparation, supercritical fluidsFurther activities and honours2013 Breck Award of the International Zeolite Association2013 Ostwald-Medal of the Saxonian Academy of Sciences at Leipzig2013-2016 Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences at Ningbo, China2014-2017 Visiting Professor at Dalian University of Technology, China2014-2017Part-time Professor of the University at Panjin, China
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January 31st, 2018
Edited by Armin Bunde Edited by Gero Vogl Edited by Jorg Karger Edited by Jurgen Caro
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2018
30 Tables, black and white; 103 Illustrations, color; 45 Illustrations, black and white; XVI, 418 p. 148 illus., 103 illus. in color.
Springer International Publishing AG
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