A Nordita scientiﬁc program is an extended workshop where a limited number of scientists work together on speciﬁc topics for a period of several weeks. This program is centered around modern developments in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics both with respect to fundamental aspects (ﬂuctuation theorems, entropy production, ﬂuctuation-dissipation theorems) as well as applications (noise-induced phenomena, biophysical problems).
The program aims at but is not limited to the following topics:
The main objective is to bring together leading experts with strong background in statistical physics for an extended period of time, and to create a lively and fruitful atmosphere of intensive research and mutual interactions between the participants.
Strong emphasis is on informal discussion and working group meetings. It is planned to have a limited number of introductory or review-like talks, maybe around one per day, that may serve as “condensation nuclei” for subsequent discussions and projects. In order to provide a certain level of structuring, we intend to choose “focus themes” for the four different weeks of the program, so that talks, discussions and meetings are primarily around that theme:
|week 1||(Sep 19 - Sep 23)||fluctuation theorems|
|week 2||(Sep 26 - Sep 30)||transport phenomena|
|week 3||(Oct 3 - Oct 7)||exactly solvable models|
|week 4||(Oct 10 - Oct 14)||applications|
Nordita provides a full-fledged working environment for program participants, including office space, internet access etc.
Registration deadline: 25 July 2011