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: 1 July 2015
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.
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