Current and Future Trends in Stochastic Thermodynamics

122:026 (Nordita, Stockholm)


Nordita, Stockholm

Astrid de Wijn (Stockholm University), Bart Cleuren (Hasselt University), Erik Aurell (KTH), Ralf Eichhorn (Nordita)


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden


Stochastic thermodynamics is a recently established discipline of statistical physics. It aims to apply and extend thermodynamic principles to the non equilibrium regime. In particular, it provides an adequate framework to investigate the behaviour of small systems. The salient property of stochastic thermodynamics is the incorporation of fluctuations, which are prominent on that scale. In combination with the constraints put forth by macroscopic thermodynamics, a number of important fundamental results were established, e.g. the fluctuation theorems. Stochastic thermodynamics is by now a rapidly evolving field, with an increasing range of applications. The aim of this program to discuss the latest developments and open problems in Stochastic Thermodynamics.


[Timetable - available from start of the program]


The main objective is to create a lively and fruitful atmosphere of research and mutual interactions, and to initiate new collaborations. We have in mind an informal and inspiring program with two presentations per day, one in the mornings and one in the (early) afternoon, highlighting recent exciting results, open problems or unsolved puzzles, that may serve as "condensation nuclei" for subsequent discussion session and project work in the periods in between and after the talks.


If you want to apply for attending the program, please fill in the application form. You will be informed by the organizers shortly after the application deadline whether your application has been approved. Due to space restrictions, the total number of participants is strictly limited. (Invited speakers are of course automatically approved, but need to register anyway.)

Application deadline: 15 July 2017

A minimum stay of one working week is required and we encourage participants to stay for a period of at least two weeks.

There is no registration fee.

Travel Reimbursement

PhD students and young Postdoc fellows are eligible for travel grants to participate in the program. If you are interested in such a grant, please mark the corresponding field in the application form, briefly summarize your interest in the program in the comments field, and indicate an estimation of your expected travel expenses. Since only a limited number of grants is available, decision concerning the grants will be made on a case-by-case basis and you will be notified shortly after the application deadline.


Nordita provides rooms for accepted participants free of charge. Most participants will be accommodated at the Stockholm apartment hotel BizApartments, but there are also a few rooms available at Wallquistska Guesthouse, or at Matsällskapet.

Sponsored by:


  • Alberto Imparato
  • Alexander Blokhuis
  • Alvaro Correales Fernandez
  • Angelo Vulpiani
  • Anthony Bonfils
  • Antonio Celani
  • Arianna Bottinelli
  • Asal Atakhani
  • Astrid de Wijn
  • Bart Cleuren
  • Bernard Derrida
  • Chun-Biu Li
  • Cristobal Arratia
  • David Andersson
  • David LACOSTE
  • Deepak Gupta
  • Dhrubaditya MITRA
  • Erik Aurell
  • Fabio Cecconi
  • Faezeh Pousaneh
  • Gregory Falkovich
  • Hadrien Vroylandt
  • Haiqing Zhang
  • Izaak Neri
  • Jack Lidmar
  • Janet Anders
  • John Bechhoefer
  • Jukka Pekola
  • Karel Proesmans
  • Kim Nicoli
  • Krzysztof Gawedzki
  • Lamberto Rondoni
  • Luca Peliti
  • Maryam Khalkhali
  • Matteo Polettini
  • Michael Lomholt
  • Parvin Bayati
  • Patrick Pietzonka
  • Ralf Eichhorn
  • Robin Vacher
  • Rogelio Diaz-Mendez
  • Ryoichi Kawai
  • Sara Dal Cengio
  • Sergio Ciliberto
  • Silvia Sotelo
  • Simone borlenghi
  • Simone Pigolotti
  • Sreekanth Kizhakkumpurath Manikandan
  • Stefano Bo
  • Supriya Krishnamurthy
  • Tapio Ala-Nissila
  • Tetsuya Kobayashi
  • Udo Seifert
  • Xiang-Yu Li