Theme of School:
The school will focus on the statistical mechanics of systems driven away from thermal equilibrium. Recently, the understanding of nonequilibrium steady states and their mathematical structure has advanced considerably through the exact solution of simple models of interacting particle systems. These studies have revealed intriguing phenomena such as one-dimensional phase transitions and the existence of large deviation functionals. On the other hand, more generic approaches such as the fluctuation theorem have been developed. On the experimental front progress has been made in probing biophysical transport and granular media. The aim of the school is to integrate the various aspects mentioned above. Lecturers will deliver mini courses bringing young researchers from different backgrounds to the forefront of this broad and rapidly developing field.
JL Cardy (Oxford), D Dhar (TIFR, Mumbai), B Derrida (ENS, Paris), DJ Evans (Canberra), H Hinrichsen (Würzburg), C Jarzynski (Los Alamos), G Jona-Lasinio (Roma), Y Kafri (Technion), R Livi (Firenze), SN Majumdar (Orsay), D van der Meer (Twente), A Schadschneider (Köln), GM Schütz (Jülich), U Tauber (Virginia), H Spohn (München), A Vespignani (Indiana).
Each invited lecturer will give a mini course of about three hours' duration.
Location and Cost:
The school will take place at the Newton Institute and accommodation for participants will be provided in single study bedrooms with shared bathroom at Wolfson Court. The conference package, costing £965, includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner from dinner on Sunday 26 March 2006 to breakfast on Saturday 8 April 2006, and lunch and refreshments during the days that lectures take place. Substantial financial support is available for EU research students and post doctoral researchers with fewer than ten years research experience. Participants who wish to attend but do not require the Conference Package will be charged a registration fee of £40. Self-supporting participants are very welcome to apply.
There will be a poster session during the Conference. If you wish to be considered to present a poster please indicate your request on the application form.
Are available here. Invited participants to the semester long programme whose dates coincide with those of the workshop need not apply or pay any registration fee.
The closing date for the receipt of applications has been extended to30 December 2005