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The Rationale of the Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division (old document by J. Luczka)

Traditional statistical physics, with its focus on equilibrium and near-equilibrium systems, has reached a dignified maturity. However, the field is transforming itself rapidly by embracing challenging problems in domains far from equilibrium, such as those which occur in spatially extended nonlinear systems where structure and patterns are at least as fundamental as disorder. In fact, the basic study of nonlinear systems in various manifestations has taken on a life of its own in recent years, and there now exist new and exciting possibilities for doing fundamental physics at the intersection of nonlinear dynamics and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics. Such challenges arise, for example, in the study of polymers, colloids, liquid crystals, micelles, emulsions, turbulent and plasma transport, other spatiotemporal systems which form the core of modern nonlinear dynamics, solid-fluid interactions, surface kinetics, diffusion limited aggregation, dendrites, porous media, biophysics, econophysics, and so forth. The extraordinary and natural synergism of this rich complex of interdisciplinary subjects has far outgrown the boundaries of traditional statistical physics. The Statistical and Nonlinear Physics Division fosters its development.

Furthermore, the SNP Division gives the large and growing membership of the statistical and nonlinear physics community the opportunity to meet as a group. This group will then share perspectives on directions, agree on acceptable standards, strengthen awareness of itself and set higher standards and goals.

Statutes of the division can be found in the file library.

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Documents of the Statistical and Non-linear Physics Division. Some files are only available to registered EPS members.
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EPS SNPD statutes PDF (331.03 KB) J. Luczka 25/06/2012
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