Titles of Morning Lectures:

Bertrand Berche (Univ. Nancy I, France):

1. Critical behaviour of disordered Potts models I
2. Critical behaviour of disordered Potts models II

Elmar Bittner (Univ. Leipzig, Germany):

1. Free-energy barriers in spin glasses: mean-field vs short-range models

Martin Hasenbusch (Univ. Leipzig, Germany):

1. The spin-glass transition in the three-dimensional EAI model

Helmut G. Katzgraber (ETH Zürich, Switzerland):

1. Exchange Monte Carlo: an efficient workhorse for optimization problems
2. New insights from one-dimensional spin glasses

David P. Landau (Univ. of Georgia, Athens, USA):

1. Introduction to Monte Carlo methods for complex systems (with a reminder about Metropolis)
2. Applications to complex systems (spin glasses, HP model, "real" proteins)
3. Domain growth on a distortable Ising net

Frauke Liers (Univ. Köln, Germany):

1. Exact optimization in spin-glass physics I
2. Exact optimization in spin-glass physics II

Andrea Pelissetto (Univ. Rome, Italy):

1. Randomly dilute models I
2. Randomly dilute models II

Martin Weigel (Univ. Mainz, Germany):

1. Discrete random geometries: genealogy and computational techniques
2. A tour through combinatorial optimization methods in statistical physics

Titles of Afternoon Talks:

Viktoria Blavatska (Univ. Leipzig, Germany):

Self-avoiding walks on disordered lattices: scaling laws

Christophe Chatelain (Univ. Nancy I, France):

Multifractility in the random-bond Potts model

Andrzej Görlich (Jagellonian University Krakow, Poland):

Quantum fluctuations in simplicial gravity

Meik Hellmund (Math. Dept., Univ. Leipzig, Germany):

High-temperature series expansions for disordered systems

Thomas Neuhaus (Univ. Bielefeld, Germany):

Multidimensional scaling analysis of thermal spins

Bartlomiej Waclaw (Univ. Leipzig, Germany):

Introduction to complex networks

Titles of Posters:

Pedro Armando Ojeda May (Univ. Kassel, Germany):

Interaction of a protein with an external electric field

Andreas Nußbaumer (Univ. Leipzig, Germany):

Free-energy barriers of spin glasses

Matthias Otto (TU Dresden, Germany):

Protein structure prediction with a Monte Carlo based coarse-grained model

Paul Reska (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands):


Thomas Vogel (Univ. Leipzig, Germany):

Ground-state properties of thick flexible polymers

Jean-Charles Walter (Univ. Nancy I, France):

Aging of the fully frustrated XY model

David Weir (Imperial College London, UK):

Hunting bound states of topological defects

Sandro Wenzel (Univ. Leipzig, Germany):


Willem Westra (University of Iceland):

The causal matrix model

Thu Mar 27 20:13:07 CET 2008