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By Joachim Krug (auth.), Alan McKane, Michel Droz, Jean Vannimenus, Dietrich Wolf (eds.)

The NATO complicated examine Institute on "Scale Invariance, Interfaces and Non­ Equilibrium Dynamics" used to be held on the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, united kingdom from 20-30 June 1994. the subjects mentioned on the Institute have been all occupied with the foundation and nature of complicated buildings chanced on faraway from equilibrium. Examples ranged from response­ diffusion structures and hydrodynamics via to floor progress as a result of deposition. a typical topic was once that of scale invariance end result of the self-similarity of the underly­ ing buildings. the subjects that have been coated may be extensively categorised as trend for­ mation (theoretical, computational and experimental aspects), the non-equilibrium dynamics of the expansion of interfaces and different manifolds, coarsening phenomena, primary scale invariance in pushed structures and the idea that of self-organized severe­ ity. the most characteristic of the Institute used to be the 4 one-hour-Iong lectures given every day by means of invited audio system. as well as thirty-seven of those lectures, contributed lectures have been additionally given. the numerous questions that have been requested after the lectures attested to the buzz and curiosity that the academics succeeded in producing among the scholars. as well as the discussions initiated by way of lectures, an im­ portant portion of the assembly have been the poster classes, the place members have been in a position to current their very own paintings, which happened on 3 of the afternoons. The checklist of titles given on the finish of those complaints provides a few inspiration of the variety and scope of those posters.

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