##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 278 - Numerical Analysis Seminar

## Joachim Dzubiella

#### Physics Department, Technical University of Munich, Germany

## Classical dynamic density functional theory: Correlated Brownian motion in colloidal systems

##### Abstract:

Classical density functional theory (DFT) has been proven to be a powerful mathematical tool to describe the equilibrium structure and phase behavior of correlated many-body systems (e.g., dense colloidal or biological fluids) in bulk or under the action of external potentials. Using the equilibrium functional a dynamic DFT can be constructed which accurately reproduces the strongly inhomogeneous steady-state or even time-dependent structure of systems in non-equilibrium. This talk aims at a pedagogical introduction exemplified by simple colloidal systems out of equilibrium, such as colloidal sedimentation, diffusion-controlled reactions, and driven polymer solutions.

### October 24, 2006

### 11:00 AM

### AP&M 7321

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