Kraków, the former capital of Poland, is located 300 south of Warsaw. Along with the neighboring Wieliczka salt mine of great historical value, this beautiful and well-preserved medieval town has been recognized by Unesco as a part of the World Cultural Heritage. Kraków is famous for its Market Square complex with St.Mary’s Basilique, the Royal Castle on the Wawel hill, the colleges of the 650-year-old Jagiellonian University, and the old Jewish quarter of Kazimierz. As a key cultural, educational, and scientific center the city of Kraków has always played a crucial role throughout the history of Poland.
The 4th International Symposium on „Operational and Stochastic Methods in Fractional Dynamics <MFD23>” is organized by the Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland with the financial support provided by the Polish Ministry of Education and Science under the programme „Doskonała Nauka” (Excellency in Science).
The goal of the <MFD23> conference is to give researchers working in the field of fractional dynamics an opportunity to meet “in person’ and to discuss problems whose investigation requires methods of fractional dynamics. We revive the tradition, unfortunately interrupted by the Covid19 pandemic, of conferences devoted to the subject and held in Kraków in 2016 and 2018. The leading topic of <MFD23> is to present and discuss recent results obtained in the investigations of phenomena that take place in complex systems and are governed by memory-dependent time evolution equations. The scientific program of the conference will be focused on theoretical studies of anomalous diffusion and the non-Debye dielectric relaxation but we are not going to restrict discussed subjects solely to these problems. The interdisciplinary nature of fractional dynamics causes that we are also deeply interested in pushing forward the development of mathematical tools used within it, in particular those which merge operational calculus with probabilistic and stochastic methods.
We believe that the <MFD23> conference, expected and believed to be free and unhindered exchange of new ideas, will be an incipience of new collaborations and common research projects rooted not only in sharing scientific interests but also in the intimate nature of our conference, its friendly atmosphere and genius loci of Kraków.
Organizers: Katarzyna Górska, Andrzej Horzela, and Tobiasz Pietrzak