Apr 17 – 18, 2023
Albano Building 3
Europe/Stockholm timezone


Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden



In the last decades, the study of nonequilibrium physical systems have played a major role in the physics community. As remarkable signatures of nonequilibrium behaviour are found in the study of fluctuations of these processes, considerable effort is nowadays drawn towards uncovering general laws and theories of fluctuations. In particular, first-passage time observables have also been shown to be excellent indicators of out-of-equilibrium behaviour.

This workshop aims to bring together both experts and young researchers in the field to reflect on the current day status of fluctuation theories and of first-passage time observables, as well as future directions and open problems.

The workshop will cover theory as well as applications, e.g., to stochastic thermodynamics, climate science, etc. Attendance is open to theorists and experimentalists, physicists and applied mathematicians, interested in the topic.

Themes and preliminary program schedule

We will have 4 invited talks (40+10 mins), 14 contributed talks (20+5 mins), and plenty of time to discuss. Talks will focus on fluctuation theories and first-passage time studies and will range from theory to applications and experiments.

We will accept contributed speakers until the program is full.


17th April18th April

9.00 - 9.30

Mingling - coffee and biscuitsMingling - coffee and biscuits

9.30 - 11.30

Introduction - Francesco & Kristian

2 invited talks

2 invited talks

11.30 - 11.45

Break - coffee and biscuitsBreak - coffee and biscuits

11.45 - 12.30

2 contributed talks2 contributed talks

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch breakLunch break

14.00 - 15.30

3 contributed talks3 contributed talks

15.30 - 16.00


16.00 - 17.00

2 contributed talks

2 contributed talks

Closing remarks - Francesco & Kristian

Invited speakers

Contributed speakers

  • Dr. Francesco Mori
  • Dr. Vera Melinda Gálfi 
  • Dr. Gianmaria Falasco
  • Dr. Deepak Gupta
  • Prof. Ralf Eichhorn
  • Dr. Izaak Neri 
  • Dr. Pedro Harunari
  • Dr. Ludovic Bellon
  • Dr. Gianluca Teza
  • Dr. Rémi Goerlich
  • Toni Mendes
  • Paul Robin
  • Dr. Mohamad Rachid
  • Dr. Thomas Guerin

Accommodation and travel support

Travel and accommodation for invited speakers will be covered by Nordita, however all costs for dependents/family need to be met separately. Contributed speakers and participants should pay travel and accommodation themselves, besides exceptional cases for which Nordita will be able to offer some financial support.

Please be aware that unfortunately, scammers sometimes approach participants claiming to be able to provide accommodation and asking for credit card details. Please do not give this information to them. If you are in any doubt about the legitimacy of an approach, please get in contact with the organizers.


Registration for the workshop is now closed.

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Albano Building 3
room 4205, floor 4
Hannes Alfvéns väg 12, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden
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