The Leipzig Spring School 2008 consists of a series of pedagogical lectures in the morning, supplemented by more topical talks in the afternoon and some exercise sessions. Students are encouraged to present their own work in the poster session on Monday afternoon.

Topics (Lecturers):

- methods for rugged free-energy landscapes (Landau, Katzgraber)

- random ferromagnets (Pelissetto, Berche)

- spin glasses and glasses (Katzgraber, Bittner, Hasenbusch)

- random graphs and networks (Weigel)

- combinatorial optimization (Liers, Weigel)


Sunday, 30 March 2008, 18:00 - 20:00: Welcome and Registration at ITP (1st floor)

Monday, 31 March, 09:00 - Friday, 04. April 2008, 13:00: Lectures at Linnestr.

Wednesday, 02 April 2008, 19:00: Buffet Dinner at ITP (yard at ground level)

Invited (confirmed) Lecturers:

Bertrand Berche (Univ. Nancy I, France)

Elmar Bittner (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)

Martin Hasenbusch (Univ. Leipzig, Germany)

Helmut G. Katzgraber (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

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

Frauke Liers (Univ. Köln, Germany)

Andrea Pelissetto (Univ. Rome, Italy)

Martin Weigel (Univ. Mainz, Germany)

Topical Talks:

Viktoria Blavatska (Univ. Leipzig), Christophe Chatelain (Univ. Nancy I, France), Andrzej Görlich (Jagellonian Univ. Krakow, Poland), Meik Hellmund (Math. Dept., Univ. Leipzig), Thomas Neuhaus (Univ. Bielefeld, Germany), Bartlomiej Waclaw (Univ. Leipzig)


100 Euros, which should be paid at registration. A limited number of grants and fee waivers is available.

Registration deadline:

17 March 2008

Please use the online registration. Since we will arrange for hotel reservations, please do not forget to enter also your arrival and departure date. We have negotiated special, discounted rates.


Wolfhard Janke

Institut für Theoretische Physik
Universität Leipzig
Office building: Vor dem Hospitaltore 1, 04103 Leipzig (no. 34 of this map)
Mailing address: 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/ENRAGE-School08

Thu Mar 27 21:25:20 CET 2008