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Workshop on Gradient Models and Elasticity

9th - 12th June 2008

Venue: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday MS 05 Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building
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enue: Wednesday B3.03 until 4pm, B3.02 4-6 pm Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building

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PROGRAMME

Monday, 9 June 2008 Lecture Room MS.05

09:00 - 10:00 Registration in B1.37 and Coffee in the Mathematics Institute Common Room
10:00 - 11:00 Herbert Spohn (Munich) 'Kinetic theory of the weakly nonlinear Schroedinger equation'
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Common Room
11:30 - 12:30 Aernout van Enter (Groningen) 'First-order transitions in the presence of continuous symmetries'
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Jean-Dominique Deuschel (Berlin) 'Uniqueness of gradient component for con-convex gradient models'
15:00 - 15:45 Tea Common Room
15:45 - 16:45 Roman Koteck√Ĺ (Warwick) 'Strict convexity of free energy of non-convex gradient models'
17:00 sandwiches and drinks in Common Room

Tuesday, 10 June 2008 Lecture Room MS.05

09:30 - 10:30 Georg Dolzmann (Regensburg) 'Sufficient conditions for the validity of the Cauchy-Born rule close to SO(n)'
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Common Room
11:00 - 12:00 Frederic Legoll (Paris) 'Finite temperature coarse-graining of one-dimensional atomistic systems: some simple cases'
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Tadahisa Funaki (Tokyo) 'Scaling limits for weakly pinned Gaussian random fields under the presence of two possible candidates'
14:30 - 15:30 Oliver Penrose (Edinburgh) 'Statistical mechanics of nonlinear elasticity for interacting hard disks'
15:30 - 16:15 Tea Common Room
16:15 - 17:15 Johannes Zimmer (Bath) 'From conservative lattice models for elasticity to macroscopic dissipation'
18:00 Discussion and dinner in Common room

Wednesday, 11 June 2008 09:00-16:00 Lecture Room B3.03, 16:00-18:00 Lecture Room B3.02

09:30 - 10:30 Francesco Caravenna (Padova) 'Pinning and wetting transition for (1+1)-dimensional fields with Laplacian interaction'
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Common Room
11:00 - 12:00 Giacomin Giambattista (Paris) 'Pinning phenomena in presence of quenched disorder'
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Grigoris Pavliotis (Imperial London) 'From ballistic to diffusive behaviour in periodic potentials'
14:30 - 15:30 Dimitrios Tsagkarogiannis (Leipzig) 'Minimal cost for the forced displacement of an interface'
15:30 - 16:15 Tea Common Room
16:15 - 17:15 Peter Moerters (Bath) 'Intersections of random walks in supercritical dimensions'
18:30 Dinner at a restaurant in Kenilworth

Thursday, 12 June 2008 Lecture Room MS.05

09:30 - 10:30 Takao Nishikawa (Tokyo) 'The large deviation for the Ginzburg-Landau $\nabla\phi $ interface model with conservation law'
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Common Room
11:00 - 12:00 Florian Theil (Warwick) 'Ergodic Nose-Hoover thermostats'

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See also:
Mathematics Research Centre
Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
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