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December 2002 - 021203

PROGRAM of the Interdisciplinary Workshop:
"From Waves to Diffusion and Beyond", Bologna 20 December 2002 (dedicated to the 60-th birthday of F. Mainardi)



Interdisciplinary Workshop

20 December 2002
Department of Physics, University of Bologna,
Via Irnerio 46, I-40126 BOLOGNA, Italy

Official language: ITALIAN


An INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP on the subject "FROM WAVES TO DIFFUSION AND BEYOND" will be held on Friday, December 20, 2002 at the Department of Physics, University of Bologna, Via Irnerio 46, I-40126 BOLOGNA, Italy.

On the occasion of the 60th birthday of Prof. Francesco Mainardi (Teacher and Researcher in Mathematical Physics at the University of
Bologna) his former students and Italian collaborators have agreed to meet and discuss together their scientific and professional interests.
The title of the workshop somehow reflects the various topics treated by Mainardi and his co-workers, from problems of wave propagation and diffusion to special functions, fractional calculus and random walk models applied to finance.



Enrico SCALAS (Chairman),
Claudia DAFFARA, Ombretta PINAZZA, Giuliano VITALI

1. Morning Session on Mathematical Physics and Modelling  (AULA B)

   Chair: Piero OLLA (ISAC-CNR, Lecce)

-  09:15 - 09:20  OPENING by Enrico SCALAS (DISTA, Universita' del Piemonte Orientale,  Alessandria)

-  09:20 - 09:40
   Gianni PAGNINI (Istituto ISAC-CNR, Bologna):
   Special Functions via  Mellin-Barnes Integrals

-  09:40 - 10:00
   Paolo PARADISI (Istituto ISAC-CNR, Lecce):
   Dynamics of Solid Particles in Turbulent Flows

-  10:00 - 10:20
   Silvana DI SABATINO (Dip. Scienze Materiali, Universita', Lecce):
   Modelling Pollution Dispersion in Urban Areas

-  10:20 - 10:40
   Dino ZARDI (Dip. Ing. Civile Ambientale, Universita', Povo-Trento):
   Dynamics of Mountain and Valley Winds

-  10:40 - 11:00
   Fabio CAVALLINI (Istituto Naz. Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Sgonico, Trieste):
   Causal Generalized Functions in Geophysical and Environmental Modelling

11:00 - 11.20 COFFEE BREAK

 2. Morning Session on Mathematical Physics and Modelling  (AULA B)

  Chair: Maria Carla TESI (Dip. Matematica, Universita', Bologna)

-  11:20 - 11:40
   Daniele MORETTI - Alessandro VIVOLI  (Dip. Fisica, Universita', Bologna):
   Random Walks and Fractional  Diffusion

-  11:40 - 12:00
   Claudia MANZONI - Ombretta PINAZZA (Dip. Fisica, Universita' - INFN, Bologna):
   Self-Similar  Stochastic Processes

-  12:00 - 12:20
   Michele BALDINI (Dept. Physics, New York University, New York, USA):
   Recent Developments on the Stochastic Burgers Equation

-  12:20 - 12:40
   Giuliano VITALI - Dip. Scienze Teconologie Agro Ambientali,  Universita', Bologna):
   Mathematical Physics in Surface Hydrology

-  12.40 - 13:00
   Massimo TOMIROTTI (Dip. Ing. Civile, Universita', Brescia):
   Hyperbolic Conservation Laws and Applications to the Dam-Break Problem

13:00 - 14:30 LIGHT LUNCH

  1. Afternoon Session on Finance/Econophysics and Management   (AULA A)

   Chair: Maria I. LOFFREDO (Dip. Scienze Matematiche e Informatiche, Universita', Siena)

-  14:30 - 15:00
   Domenico CAVALIERE (LEK Consulting, Milano):
   From Physics to Management and  Consulting

-  15:00 - 15:30
   Gian-Italo BISCHI (Istituto Scienze Economiche, Universita', Urbino):
   Dynamic Modelling and Complexity in  Economics

-  15:30 - 16:00
   Donatella TOCCI (Banca FINECO, Reggio Emilia):
   The Talent

16:00 - 16:20 COFFEE BREAK

  2 - Afternoon Session on Finance/Econophysics and Management   (AULA A)

  Chair: Eduardo ROMAN (Dip. Fisica - INFN, Milano)

-  16:20 - 16:40
   Enrico GRASSI  (Liceo Scientifico, San Marino):
   Stock Market Trends: the Behaviour of a Chartist

-  16:40 - 17:00
   Gianni DE FABRITIIS (ATALab, Firenze):
   On Size and  Growth of Business Firms

-  17:00 - 17:30
   Enrico SCALAS (Dip. Scienze e Tecnologie Avanzate, Universita'
   del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria):
   On the Role of Phenomenological Models in Finance

-  17:30 - 18:00
   Marco RABERTO (Dip. Ing. Biofisica ed Elettronica, Universita',
   Agent-Based Computational Economics: A New Mainstream in Econophysics

-  18:00 - 18:20
   Claudia DAFFARA (Dip. Fisica, Universita' - ENEA, Bologna):
   The WEB site

-  18:20 - 18:30  CONCLUSIONS by F. Mainardi (Dip. Fisica, Universita' - INFN, Bologna)