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Critical Phenomena in envolving processes and equilibrium systems

Grant number: 99/11962-9
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: July 01, 2000 - October 31, 2004
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Probability and Statistics - Probability
Principal Investigator:Pablo Augusto Ferrari
Grantee:Pablo Augusto Ferrari
Home Institution: Instituto de Matemática e Estatística (IME). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Co-Principal Investigators:Luiz Renato Gonçalves Fontes
Associated grant(s):04/08538-0 - Eugene Pechersky | Russian Academy of Sciencies - Rússia, AV.EXT
04/01799-3 - Sunder Sethuraman | Iowa State University - Estados Unidos, AV.EXT
02/09096-6 - Valentin Vladimirovich Petrov | St. Petersburg State Technical University - Rússia, AV.EXT
01/13969-2 - Valentin Vladimirovich Petrov | University St. Petersburg - Rússia, AV.EXT
01/01133-7 - Paul C. Shields | University of Toledo - Estados Unidos, AV.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):02/01501-9 - Random strings, Gibbs families, quantum Gravity, BP.PD
00/05134-5 - Spin glasses and hopfield model, BP.PD


The present project is the continuation of two previous projetos temáticos: Dynamical Phase Transitions in Evolutionary Systems, Large Deviations, Diffusíon and Localization, (June 1991 to August 1994) and Critical Phenomena in Evolutionary Processes and Equilibrium Systems (August 1995 toAugust 1998). Both were highly succesful and triggered a remarkable increase in the level of activity, prestige and recognition of the particle-systems group of USP and UNICAMP. The research activities for the next four-year period will be focused on central topics of the theory of probability, statistical mechanics and related areas. Among them we mention: Properties of various stochastic processes and fields, percolation, cellular automata, interacting particle systems, hydrodinamical limits, convergence rate and metaestability of dynamical algorithms, problems in quantum statistical mechanics, and dynamical systems. As the previous 'projetos temáticos', the present project bas three well defined goals: (i) To foster and strengthen the collaboration among re-searchers in the area of critical phenomena, both for evolutionary processes and equilibrium systems; (ii) to promote approaches to researchers of related areas or areas that may benefit from the expertise of the project team, and(iii) to actively participate in the formation of new researchers. To achieve these goals, besides the specific research activities the following activities are proposed: a) scientific interchanges with Brazilian and Foreign Institutions; b) weekly seminars, with the participation of members of the project team and invited researchers; c) scientific meetings, and d) formation and advice of undergraduate students (orientação científica ), master and PhD. students, and advice of post-doctoral fellows. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERRARI, PABLO A.; PECHERSKY, EUGENE A.; SISKO, VALENTIN V.; YAMBARTSEV, ANATOLY A. Gibbs random graphs on point processes. Journal of Mathematical Physics, v. 51, n. 11 NOV 2010. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MEIRELES, SIBELE I.; ESTEVES, GUSTAVO H.; HIRATA, JR., ROBERTO; PERI, SURAJ; DEVARAJAN, KARTHIK; SLIFKER, MICHAEL; MOSIER, STACY L.; PENG, JING; VADHANAM, MANICKA V.; HURST, HARRELL E.; NEVES, E. JORDAO; REIS, LUIZ F.; GAIROLA, C. GARY; GUPTA, RAMESH C.; CLAPPER, MARGIE L. Early Changes in Gene Expression Induced by Tobacco Smoke: Evidence for the Importance of Estrogen within Lung Tissue. Cancer Prevention Research, v. 3, n. 6, p. 707-717, JUN 2010. Web of Science Citations: 36.
STOLF, BEATRIZ S.; SANTOS, MARIANA M. S.; SIMAO, DANIEL F.; DIAZ, JUAN P.; CRISTO, ELIER B.; HIRATA JÚNIOR, ROBERTO; CURADO, MARIA P.; NEVES, EDUARDO J.; KOWALSKI, LUIZ P.; CARVALHO, ALEX F. Class distinction between follicular adenomas and follicular carcinomas of the thyroid gland on the basis of their signature expression. Cancer, v. 106, n. 9, p. 1891-1900, May 2006.
GOMES, LUCIANA I.; ESTEVES, GUSTAVO H.; CARVALHO, ALEX F.; CRISTO, ELIER B.; HIRATA JÚNIOR, ROBERTO; MARTINS, WALESKA K.; MARQUES, SARAH M.; CAMARGO, LUIZ P.; BRENTANI, HELENA; PELOSOF, ADRIANE; ET AL. Expression profile of malignant and nonmalignant lesions of esophagus and stomach: differential activity of functional modules related to inflammation and lipid metabolism. Cancer Research, v. 65, n. 16, p. 7127-7136, Aug. 2005.
MEIRELES‚ S.I.; CRISTO‚ E.B.; CARVALHO‚ A.F.; HIRATA‚ R.; PELOSOF‚ A.; GOMES‚ L.I.; MARTINS‚ W.K.; BEGNAMI‚ M.D.; ZITRON‚ C.; MONTAGNINI‚ A.L.; OTHERS. Molecular classifiers for gastric cancer and nonmalignant diseases of the gastric mucosa. Cancer Research, v. 64, n. 4, p. 1255, 2004.
FONTES‚ LR; ISOPI‚ M.; NEWMAN‚ CM; STEIN‚ DL. Aging in 1D discrete spin models and equivalent systems. Physical Review Letters, v. 87, n. 11, p. 110201, 2001.

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