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Statistical Physics and Low Dimensional Systems


May 20th – May 22nd, 2015, Abbaye des Prémontrés, Pont-à-Mousson

This conference is an extended version of the traditional workshop organized every year in Nancy. The conference is devoted to equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics and electronic properties of low-dimensional systems.

Participants include

  • Vincenzo Alba (Sissa)
  • Tristan Bereau (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
  • Roberto Bondesan (University of Cologne)
  • Pascal Degiovanni (CNRS / ENS Lyon)
  • Nicolas Destainville (Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier)
  • Maurizio Fagotti (École normale supérieure, Paris)
  • Jean-baptiste Fournier (Université Paris Diderot – Paris VII)
  • Vladimir Gritsev (Amsterdam)
  • Jemal Guven (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM))
  • Masud Haque (Max Planck Institute PKS Dresden)
  • Rosemary Harris (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Hsiao-ping Hsu (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research)
  • Wolfhard Janke (Leipzig University)
  • Des Johnston (Heriot-Watt University)
  • Ralph Kenna (Coventry)
  • Igor Kulic (CNRS)
  • Jean-marie Stephan (Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems)
  • Bart Van Tiggelen (Grenoble 1)
  • Jacopo Viti (Max Planck Institute for Complex Systems)
  • Martin Weigel (Coventry)

Ising Lectures 2015

logo_n118th Annual Workshop on Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena
Lviv, Ukraine, May 5-7, 2015

Lecturers of the 2015 installment of this established workshop series will be:

Antonio Scala (ISC – Institute for Complex Systems, CNR Italy, IMT Alti Studi Lucca, Italy and LIMS – The London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, UK)



Bernat Corominas Murtra (Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna, Austria)



Bohdan Lev (Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics of NAS, Kyiv, Ukraine)



Please check the meeting website for further details.


The 15th International NTZ-Workshop on New Developments in Computational Physics, 27 – 29 November 2014, will continue the “tradition” of previous years and cover simulational studies in general statistical, condensed matter and soft matter physics, including biological applications, as well as in high-energy physics. As in previous years, the idea of the Workshop is to provide a forum for an informal exchange of ideas and to meet in a relaxed atmosphere in Leipzig around Christmas time.

Participants this time include:

  • Des Johnston (Heriot-Watt Univ., Edinburgh, UK)
  • Martin Weigel (Coventry Univ., UK)
  • Tristan Bereau (MPI Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
  • Eren Metin Elçi (Coventry Univ., UK)
  • Michael Bachmann (Univ. of Georgia, Athens, USA)
  • Sascha Sebastian Wald (Univ. Lorraine Nancy, France)
  • Hsiao-Ping Hsu (MPI Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
  • Matt Williams (Univ. of Georgia, Athens, USA)
  • Alexander Hartmann (Univ. Oldenburg, Germany)
  • Lev Shchur (Landau Inst., Chernogolovka, Russia)
  • Walter Selke (RWTH Aachen, Germany)
  • Anastasios Malakis (University of Athens, Greece)
  • Nikolaos Fytas (Coventry Univ., UK)
  • Wolfgang Paul (Univ. Halle, Germany)
  • Nikolay Izmailyan (Yerevan, Armenia & Coventry Univ., UK)
  • Fred Hucht (Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
  • Jonathan Groß (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Andreas Tröster (TU Wien, Austria)
  • Martin Hasenbusch (HU Berlin, Germany)
  • Francesco Parisen Toldin (Univ. Würzburg, Germany)
  • Ferenc Iglói (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Tschirhart (Univ. Lorraine Nancy, France)
  • Malte Henkel (Univ. Lorraine Nancy, France)
  • Harald Morgner (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Bertrand Berche (Univ. Lorraine Nancy, France)
  • Thomas Neuhaus (JSC, FZ Jülich, Germany)
  • Niklas Fricke (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Viktoria Blavatska (ICMP Lviv, Ukraine)
  • Philipp Schierz (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Mariana Krasnytska (ICMP Lviv, Ukraine and Univ. Lorraine Nancy, France)
  • Johannes Bock (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Khrystyna Haydukivska (ICMP Lviv, Ukraine)
  • Martin Marenz (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Momchil Ivanov (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Uthumporn Arsawang (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Dragi Karevski (Univ. Lorraine Nancy, France)
  • Arwed Schiller (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)
  • Henrik Christiansen (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)

Special edition of Condensed Matter Physics

journal_smallA special issue of the Condens. Matter Phys. journal has been prepared by joint efforts of
three DIONICOS teams (Medical University of Vienna, Leipzig University and ICMP, Lviv). It is devoted to self-organization and collective behavior in complex systems. Since complex systems involve cooperative behavior of many interconnected components, the field of statistical physics provides the perfect conceptual and mathematical framework for their quantitative understanding. Critical phenomena and complexity have counterparts in many branches of the natural and social sciences, therefore some of the papers presented in this issue are strongly interdisciplinary in character. Using different approaches – analytical, empirical data analyses as well as computer simulations – the authors of this issue share a common goal: To investigate how collective behavior arises, develops and changes in physical, social, and cultural complex systems.

The Institute of Impossibility

400x485.fitandcropThe award winning LAS Theatre produced a show at The Mysteries Festival in Coventry in May 2014. The show was about the evolution of ideas and creativity. The concept is termed “The Enlightenment Café” – it is science communication through theatre, and they do their shows in collaboration with scientists and science institutions. They create worlds in which the science is the centre piece and which allows audiences to discuss and play with what they learn. Three research groups from Warwick and two from Coventry were invited to contribute. We did 6 shows over 3 days, reaching a local audience of hundreds. The event was covered by local media including the Coventry Telegraph.


The 39th conference of the MIDDLE EUROPEAN COOPERATION ON STATISTICAL PHYSICS (MECO39) will be hosted by the Applied Mathematics Research Centre (AMRC), Coventry University from 8 to 10 of April 2014. Historically, MECO was established to allow scientists in the East and West of Europe to maintain open scientific dialogue and beneficial collaborations across the Iron Curtain. Today, the meeting remains at the heart of Statistical Mechanics in Europe and, due to interdisciplinary applications, MECO attracts the attention of a much wider mathematical sciences community.

The invited speakers include

  • Letitia Cugliandolo (Paris, France)
  • Sergei Dorogovtsev (Aveiro, Portugal)
  • Martin Evans (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Helmut Katzgraber (Texas A&M, U.S.A.)
  • Nikolai Lebovka (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Christian Maes (Leuven, Belgium)
  • Anastasios Malakis (Athens, Greece)
  • Victor Martín-Mayor (Madrid, Spain)
  • Thomas Palberg (Mainz, Germany)
  • Rudolf Römer (Warwick, UK)
  • Lev Shchur (Landau Institute, Russia)
  • Stefan Thurner (Vienna, Austria)
  • Slobodan Zumer (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Further information, including registration details, can be found on the website . For queries, please email .

Project start

DIONICOS is reborn effective February 1st 2014 for a total duration of four years. The first secondments have already taken place or are in progress.