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Diffusive Spreading in Nature, Technology and Society

Editors: Bunde, A., Caro, J., Kärger, J., Vogl, G. (Eds.)

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  • Treats the spreading phenomenon in its universal context 
  • Presents mathematics (including computer programming) on an appropirate level so that essentially any reader will appreciate it as a help and useful guide 
  • The individual chapters address a broad range of readers from archaeology, epidemics, linguistics, sociology, engineering, natural sciences and mathematics 
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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.

About the authors

Prof. Jörg KärgerProfessional 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 www.diffusion-fundamentals.org (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. Bülow)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, Universität Wien), Dr. rer.nat.habil. (TU München) Emer. Professor 

1965 Dr.phil.
1966 assistent physics department TU München
1970 head low temperatur lab TU München
1974 Habilitation
1975 associate professor TU München
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 Jürgen 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. Kärger), „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

Reviews

“It is this new view on a subject, to which also the reader of this book is cordially invited during his walk through the most diverse realms of spreading phenomena, with manifold, excellent opportunities provided by the individual chapters and with a wealth of correlations between these chapters, by which the book has become much more than their simple sum.” (Armin Uhlmann, zbMATH 1405.00009, 2019)
“This book provides a broad overview of the state of the art in understanding and studying diffusive spreading throughout an impressive array of subjects. … The book has numerous examples that will be useful to instructors in a mass transfer class, and the book should be of interest to a wide audience of chemical engineers. It is genuinely enjoyable reading in that hazy area between work-related and leisure reading.” (Randall Q. Snurr, AIChE Journal, January, 2019)
“The book covers topics related to nature, technology and society, as promised by the book title. The key messages of the various chapters, twenty in total, are thoroughly elaborated and presented addressing a broad readership. The boundaries among the individual scientific disciplines are crossed. … it is the wide scope considered in the book and the scholarly presentation which makes me warmly recommend the book for a broad audience, within and beyond the readership of our journal.” (K. Hammer, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, September, 2018)
“This book is a nicely edited and well-presented compilation of the papers given at the Sixth International Diffusion conference, held at the Technical University of Dresden in August 2015. … this is an excellent book which should be of lasting value to anyone who is interested this important subject.” (Douglas Ruthven, Adsorption - Journal of the International Adsorption Society, Vol. 24 (04), May, 2018)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Diffusive Spreading in Nature, Technology and Society
Editors
  • Armin Bunde
  • Jürgen Caro
  • Jörg Kärger
  • Gero Vogl
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67798-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67798-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67797-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88489-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 418
Number of Illustrations
45 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
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