This Satellite Workshop to the 4th Conference on Statistical Physics: Modern Trends and Applications" is the Kick-Off Meeting of a recently established "Institute Partnership" between the Computational Physics Group headed by Prof. Wolfhard Janke of the Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Leipzig, Germany, and the Group of Dr. Viktoria Blavatska of the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine. This joint project on "Conformational Transitions of Complex Polymers in Porous Environments and on Disordered Substrates" will be funded in the period 2012-2015 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Scientifically the project deals with problems ranging from polymer transport properties in porous rock formations to investigations of the behaviour of macromolecules in complex biological cells where other molecules form randomly distributed obstacles (so-called "crowded cell" problem). Methodologically such and similar problems will be tackled by a combination of analytical and computational approaches for which complementary expertise exists in the two groups in Lviv and Leipzig.

The goal of the Workshop is to review preparatory research work of the two groups and to get inspiring input from international experts in the field.

Main Topics:

- polymers in disordered environments

- adsorption of polymers and peptides to surfaces

- advances in simulation techniques


Tuesday, 03 July 2012, 09:00-13:00


09:00-09:25   Z.Burda (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
                     New spectral relations between products and powers of isotropic
                     random matrices
09:25-09:50   C. von Ferber (Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom)
                     Impact of correlated environments on polymer conformations and DNA
09:50-10:10   N. Fricke (Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany)
                     How to enumerate 10^1000 self-avoiding walks on critical percolation
10:10-10:30   V. Blavatska (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, Lviv, Ukraine)
                     Randomly charged polymers in random environment

10:30-11:00   Coffee break

11:00-11:20   W. Janke (Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany)
                     Polymer adsorption on a fractal substrate
11:20-11:45   M. Weigel (Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom)
                     Fractal geometry and Stochastic Loewner Evolution in 2D disordered
11:45-12:05   K. Haydukivska (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, Lviv, Ukraine)
                     Polymers in anisotropic environment
12:05-12:25   M. Marenz (Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany)
                     Framework for off-lattice polymer Monte Carlo simulations:
                     From geometrical constraints to disordered environments


Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, 1 Svientsitski Str., Lviv 79011 (Conference Hall)


Wolfhard Janke

Institut für Theoretische Physik
Universität Leipzig
Postfach 100 920, 04009 Leipzig, Germany

Tel.: +49-341-9732-725/420
Fax.: +49-341-9732-548
E-mail: janke@itp.uni-leipzig.de
URL: http://www.physik.uni-leipzig.de/~janke/AvH-Leipzig-Lviv-Kickoff12

Wed Apr 25 20:31:36 CEST 2012