Since its founding in 1983 as "Path Integrals from meV to MeV," the series of path-integral conferences has emphasized the broad range of path-integral applications in many fields of physics. The series thus has an interdisciplinary role, bringing together scientists whose interest in the path integral spans many fields, allowing to exchange opinions, discuss problems, and disseminate new ideas. The 9th International Conference
Path Integrals - New Trends and Perspectives,
scheduled to take place from
23 to 28 September 2007
at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS) in Dresden, Germany, is planned to continue this tradition. On the one hand, it is intended to represent the most recent developments of the path-integral approach in such standard fields as quantum mechanics or quantum and statistical field theory. On the other hand, the conference should also be open to modern topical subjects, such as atomic and molecular Bose-Einstein condensation or carbon nanotubes, where path integrals have recently turned out to be very useful. Furthermore, it is planned to compare the many Monte Carlo techniques based on the path integral approach. Other challenging applications range from studying the thermal fluctuations of polymers and membranes in the realm of biophysics to the treatment of stochastic processes in econophysics, such as option pricing and risk management. Finally, path-integral methods in quantum gravity, astrophysics, and cosmology will be reviewed.
The conference thus tentatively includes the following main topics:
Further informations and the online application/registration form can be found on the official conference web page hosted by the MPI-PKS. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2007.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Dresden,
with our best regards,
Wolfhard Janke (Univ. Leipzig)
Axel Pelster (Univ. Duisburg-Essen)