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Special Sommerfeld Lectures: Prof. U. Täuber, 13th and 14th of December 2005

Special Sommerfeld Lectures

13th and 14th of December, 13-15 p.m.
Arnold Sommerfeld Lecture Hall, Room 349
Theresienstrasse 37



1. Diffusion-limited chemical reactions

  • pair annihilation, coagulation A+A -> 0,A
  • mean-field rate equation
  • Smoluchowski theory
  • two-species annihilation A+B -> 0
  • segregation for equal initial densities, reaction fronts

2. Fock representation of interacting particle systems

  • from the master equation to bosonic operator representation
  • observable averages, probability conservation
  • site occupation number restrictions and spin operator representations: asymmetric exclusion process as example