Astero Provata


Statistical Dynamics of Far-from-Equilibrium Processes
and Non-linear Dynamics

Address: Dr. A. Provata
Institute of Physical Chemistry
National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos"
15310 Athens, Greece
Tel: + (30) 210 6503964; Fax: + (30) 210 6511766

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2000: Statistical and Dynamical Aspects of Surface Reactions:
Theory, Modelling and Experiments

2004: Dynamics at the Mesoscale:
Theory, Modelling and Experiments

Research Key-words

Non-linear Dynamics, Statistical Dynamics.
Fluctuations, Reaction-Diffusion Processes, Anomalous Diffusion.
Fractals, Long Range Correlations, Levi Distributions.
Bioinformatics, Genome Organisation and Genomic Statistics.


Diploma, Physics, University of Athens, Greece, 1985.
Master of Science, Physics, Boston University, USA, 1989.
PhD, Physics, Boston University, USA, 1991.

Post-doctoral Researcher, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 1991-1994.
Visiting Scientist, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands, 1995.
Researcher, National Research Centre for Physical Sciences "Demokritos", Greece, 1995-1998.
Senior Researcher, National Research Centre for Physical Sciences "Demokritos", Greece, 1999-...

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Bioinformatics: Long Range Correlations and Fractal Properties of DNA Sequences

Growth of Fractal Patterns in Far-from-Equilibrium Processes

Studies on Reaction-Diffusion Processes and Anomalous Kinetics


Studies on Random Walk and Diffusion Related Problems

Studies on the Properties of Aggregation

Studies on the Statistical Properties of Dissipative Systems

Thermodynamical Calculation of the Pressure and Surface Tension in Thin Liquid Films


Dr. George A. Tsekouras (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Panayotis Katsaloulis (PhD student)

Dr. Kostas Sfyrakis (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Dr. Vassilis Efstratiadis (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Viki Noussiou (MA-PhD student)

Thomas Oikonomou (MhD student)


Vassilios Prassas (Masters 1998)

Arnaud Chantron (DEA 1999)

Cyril Langlois (DEA 2001)

Dr. Ioannis Rabias (Postdoctoral Researcher 2000)

Dr. George Kalosakas (Postdoctoral Researcher 2001)

Dr. Alexey Shabunin (Postdoctoral Researcher 1999,2001,2003)

Dr. Olga Chichigina (Postdoctoral Researcher 2004)

Evi Chondrou (Masters 2004)


Prof. Gregoire Nicolis (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)
Prof. Florence Baras (Free University of Brussels, Belgium)
Dr. Brendan J. Howlin (University of Surrey, UK)
Prof. Vladimir Astakhov (Saratov State University, Russia)
Prof. Vadim Anishchenko (Saratov State University, Russia)
Prof. Tassos Bountis (University of Patras, Greece)
Prof. BaiLin Hao (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Prof. Anastasios Malakis (University of Athens, Greece)
Dr. Fotis Diakonos (University of Athens, Greece)
Prof. Theoharis Theoharis (University of Athens, Greece)

PUBLICATIONS 1990 - 1995

1) J.-P. Bouchaud, A. Georges, J. Koplik A. Provata and S. Redner,
"Superdiffusive Transport due to Random Velocities.", Phys. Rev. Lett., 64, 2503 (1990).

2) H. Takayasu, A. Provata and M. Takayasu,
"Stability and Relaxation of Power Law Distributions" , Phys. Rev. A, 42, 7087 (1990).

3) H. Takayasu, M. Takayasu, A. Provata and G. Huber,
"Statistical Properties of Aggregation.", J. Stat. Phys., 65, 725 (1991).

4) H. Park, A. Provata and S. Redner,
"Interface Growth with Competing Surface Currents" , J. Phys. A: Math. Gen., 24, L1391(1991).

5) A. Provata, M. Takayasu and H. Takayasu,
"Aggregation with Power-Law and Fractal Input.", Physica A, 189, 4 (1992).

6) A. Provata, J. W. Turner and G. Nicolis,
"Nonlinear Chemical Reactions in Low Dimensions: An exactly soluble model.", J. Stat. Phys., 70 , 1195 (1993).

7) A. Provata and C. Nicolis,
"A Microscopic Aggregation Model of Droplet Dynamics in Warm Clouds" , J. Stat. Phys., 74 , 75(1994).

8) C. Tribet, A. Provata and G. Nicolis,
"Lattice Model for Polymer Propagation in Confined Media " , J. Chem. Phys., 100, 8(1994).

9) P. Gaspard, G. Nicolis A. Provata and S. Tasaki,
"Spectral Signature of Pitchfork Bifurcation: Liouville Equation Approach " , Phys. Rev. E, 51, 74(1995).

10) A. Tretyakov, A. Provata and G. Nicolis,
"Nonlinear Chemical Dynamics in Low Dimensinal Lattices and Fractal Sets.", J. Phys. Chem., 99, 2770 (1995).

PUBLICATIONS 1995 - ....

11) A. Tretyakov and A. Provata,
"Percolative Treatment of the Restricted Trimolecular Reaction A + 2X <-> 3X " , Fractals, 4, 193(1996).

12) A. Provata, H. Takayasu and M. Takayasu,
"Long-term Memory Effects in Random Closed Aggregating Systems " , Europhysics Letters, 33, 99(1996).

13) Y. Almirantis and A. Provata,
"The Clustered Structure of Pu/Py distinguishes Systematically between Coding and Non-coding Sequences " , Bul. Math. Biol., 59, 975(1997).

14) A. Provata, V. Prassas and D.N. Theodorou,
" Surface Tension and Phase Coexistence Properties of a Lattice Fluid from a Virtual Monte-Carlo Strategy",
J. Chem. Phys., 107 , 5125 (1997).

15) A. Provata and Y. Almirantis,
"Scaling Properties of Coding and Non-coding DNA Sequences",Physica A, 247 , 482 (1997).

16) A. Tretyakov and A. Provata,
"Steady State of Trimolecular Reaction A + 2X <-> 3X" , J. Phys. Soc. Jpn., 67, 430(1998).

17) A. Provata and K.N. Trohidou,
"Scaling Behaviour and Fractal Properties of Magnetic and Non-magnetic Aggregates" , Fractals, 6, (1998).

18) A. Provata, P. Falaras and A. Xagas,
" Fractal Features of Titanium Oxide Surfaces" , Chem. Phys. Lett., 297, 484(1998).

19) A. Provata,
"Random Aggregation Models for the Formation and Evolution of Coding and Non-coding DNA",
Physica A, 264, 570(1999).

20) A. Provata, G. Nicolis and F. Baras,
"Ocillatory Dynamics in Low Dimensional Lattices: A Lattice Lotka-Volterra Model"
J. Chem. Phys., 110, 8361(1999).

21) Y. Almirantis and A. Provata,
"Long- and Sort-Range Correlations in Genome Organisation" , J. Stat. Phys., 97, 233(1999).

22) I. Rabias, B.J. Howlin, A. Provata and D.N. Theodorou,
"Modelling of Structural and Vibrational Properties of Poly(p-phenylene)"
Molecular Simulations, 24 , no 1-3, 95-109 (2000).

23) A. Provata and Y. Almirantis,
"Cantor Fractal Properties of DNA sequences" , Fractals, 8 , 15-27 (2000).

24) G. Kalosakas and A. Provata,
"Reactive Dynamics on Two-dimensional Supports: Monte-Carlo Simulations and Mean-field Theory"
Phys. Rev. E, 63 06, 6126, 221-227 (2001).

25) Y. Almirantis and A. Provata,
"An Evolutionary Model about the Origin of Non-randomness, Long-range Order and Fractality in the Genome",
Bioessays, 23 647-656 (2001).

26) I. Rabias, C. Langlois, A. Provata, B.J. Howlin and D.N. Theodorou,
"Linking the Atomistic Scale and the Mesoscale: Molecular Orbital and Solid State Packing Calculationson Poly(p-phenylene" ,
Polymer 43, 6126, 185-193 (2002).

27) G. A. Tsekouras and A. Provata,
"Fractal Properties of the Lattice Lotka-Volterra Model",
accepted to Phys. Rev. E .

28) A. Provata and Y. Almirantis,
"Statistical Dynamics of Clustering in DNA Sequences",
accepted to J. Stat. Phys..