Statistical Mechanics: Interplay of Theory and Computer Simulations

September 19, 2012 to September 21, 2012
Location : Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany


  • Burkhard Duenweg (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
  • Friederike Schmid (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Institute of Physics, Germany)
  • Kurt Kremer (Max Planck Institut for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
  • Marcus Müller (Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany)
  • Wolfgang Paul (Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)




The symposium has been organized on occasion of the 2012 retirement of Professor Kurt Binder, University of Mainz. The intention of the meeting is to highlight important current developments in various fields that have been and are within his core interests: (i) Monte Carlo and other simulation methods, (ii) glasses, spin glasses, disordered systems, (iii) polymers, (iv) critical phenomena and finite size scaling, (v) nucleation and spinodal decomposition, (vi) surfaces, wetting, confinement. Speakers have been chosen to cover all these sub-fields.

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