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16 - 21 July 2012
Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Obergurgl, Austria
- David J. Wales, Cambridge University, UK
- Lapo Casetti, University of Florence , IT
- Michael Kastner, University of Stellenbosch, ZA
The behaviour of most systems of interest in chemical physics, including structural glasses, spin glasses, and biopolymers, is characterized by the presence of competing interactions. As a consequence, the topography and topology defined by the potential energy function is very complex, with an exponential number of local minima separated by energy barriers. Usually no suitable approximation schemes are available to compute dynamical or thermodynamical properties directly from the Hamiltonian of such a complex many-body system. Nevertheless, in many cases, predictions can be made from knowledge of the stationary points of the potential energy function, i.e., from points with vanishing gradient. Such techniques are now commonly referred to as energy landscape methods. Since this approach allows us to map dynamical as well as thermodynamic phenomena onto properties of the energy landscape, they are particularly powerful, and of fundamental importance for a broad spectrum of applications.
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Full conference programme HERE
List of Accepted Posters: PDF (325 KB) Last updated 04 May 2012
For accepted participants and invited speakers only
All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.
Registration deadline: 18 June 2012
There will be no talks other than those listed on the final programme.
All other abstracts are accepted as Posters
Recommended poster size is A0 (Vertical). Use letters and drawings that can be read from approximately 100 cm distance. Posters can be affixed with cellotape and Blu-Tack.
Fees & Grants
Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event.
|Grantee||Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners||0 €|
|Assisted||Conference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners||450 €|
|Early Bird||Registration and payment by 21 May 2012||785 €|
|Normal||Registration and payment by 18 June 2012||885 €|
|Non-Residential||Conference participation without accommodation||580 €|
Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant.
Universitätszentrum Obergurgl, Ötz Valley, near Innsbruck, Austria
The Obergurgl University Centre is located at an altitude of 1940 metres, in the highest glacial village in the Tyrol, at the end of the Ötz Valley and surrounded by numerous three-thousand metre peaks. Group transportation will be arranged from/to Innsbruck airport, via Innsbruck train station, on arrival and departure days. More information...