Dear Colleagues and Friends,

the main motivation of the workshop is to bring together experts from three disciplines who work on different physical problems, but employ similar theoretical concepts and computational methods and therefore face related problems. Many of them would hardly meet at the more specialized conferences of each field. One of the motivations is thus that the workshop may help initializing new collaborations across the disciplines, since future successful studies of dynamical properties and the development of further improved simulation algorithms for the three systems considered here would greatly profit from an interaction among these researchers. More specifically, it can be hoped that the merits and drawbacks of the various variants of generalised ensemble methods for glassy systems and biomolecules as well as the complicated interplay of different algorithms in combined methods will be sorted out during the discussions. For investigations of spin and structural glasses, the workshop should have an impact on a better understanding of the similarities in dynamical and non-equilibrium properties which in turn are intimately related with the rugged free energy landscape mapped out by means of equilibrium methods. Finally it can be anticipated that the already existing expertise in glass physics will have conceptual impact on similar studies of biological macromolecules.

The Workshop will start Monday morning and end on Wednesday afternoon. It is scheduled to fit with another meeting, the Mainz Materials Simulation Days 2005, organized by the Condensed Matter Theory Group of the University of Mainz from 8 - 10 June 2005.

If you plan to join the CECAM Workshop, please use our WWW registration form. Details on locations, informations how to book accomodations and the Workshop schedule will be available from this WWW page or the official CECAM WWW page.

Invited speakers: Handan Arkin (Ankara, Turkey), Michael Bachmann (Leipzig, Germany), Bernd A. Berg (Tallahassee, Florida, USA), Alain Billoire (Saclay, France), Kurt Binder (Mainz, Germany), Alan Bray (Manchester, UK), Domenec Espriu (Barcelona, Spain), Peter Grassberger (NIC Jülich and Wuppertal, Germany), Helmut Grubmüller (MPI Göttingen, Germany), Ulrich Hansmann (Houghton, Michigan, USA), Alexander K. Hartmann (Göttingen, Germany), Shura Hayryan (Taipei, Taiwan), Jürgen Horbach (Mainz, Germany), Hsiao-Ping Hsu (NIC Jülich, Germany), Desmond A. Johnston (Edinburgh, UK), Anders Irbäck (Lund, Sweden), Helmut G. Katzgraber (Zürich, Switzerland), Walter Kob (Montpellier, France), David P. Landau (Athens, Georgia, USA), Enzo Marinari (Rome, Italy), Marc Mezard (Orsay, France), Thomas Neuhaus (Bielefeld, Germany), Yuko Okamoto (Okazaki, Japan), Matteo Palassini (Orsay, France), Giorgio Parisi (Rome, Italy), Thomas Prellberg (London, UK), Heiko Rieger (Saarbrücken, Germany), Felix Ritort (Barcelona, Spain), George Savvidy (Athens, Greece), Annette Zippelius (Göttingen, Germany).

Financial support by CECAM and the COST action MOLSIMU is gratefully acknowledged.

Looking forward to welcome you in Lyon,
with best regards,
Wolfhard Janke

Computeroriented Quantum Field Theory
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Universität Leipzig
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