Kick-Off Workshop

Polymers in Porous Environments and on Disordered Substrates

Tue, 03 July 2012, 09:00-13:00
Alexander von Humboldt Institute Partnership Leipzig-Lviv
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This satellite Workshop to the 4th Conference on “Statistical Physics: Modern Trends and Applications” is the Kick-Off Meeting of a recently established “Research group Partnership” between the Computational Physics Group headed by Prof. Wolfhard Janke (Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Leipzig, Germany), and the group of former A. von Humboldt Fellow Dr. Viktoria Blavatska (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Lviv, Ukraine). This joint project entitled “Conformational Transitions of Complex Polymers in Porous Environments and on Disordered Substrates” will be funded in the period 2012-2015 by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Scientifically the project deals with problems ranging from polymer transport properties in porous rock formations to investigations of the behavior of macromolecules in complex biological cells where other molecules form randomly distributed obstacles (so-called “crowded cell” problem). Methodologically such and similar problems will be tackled by a combination of analytical and computational approaches for which complementary expertise exists in the two groups in Lviv and Leipzig. The goal of the Workshop is to review preparatory research work of the two groups and to get inspiring input from international experts in the field.

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Dates: Tuesday, 03 July 2012, 09:00-13:00


Z.Burda (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland)
C. von Ferber (Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom)
N. Fricke (Leipzig University, Leipzig. Germany)
V. Blavatska (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, Lviv, Ukraine)
Coffee break
W. Janke (Leipzig University, Leipzig. Germany)
M. Weigel (Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom)
K. Haydukivska (Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, Lviv, Ukraine)
M. Marenz (Leipzig University, Leipzig. Germany)

Venue: Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, 1 Svientsitski Str., Lviv 79011 (Conference Hall)

Important dates

Registration deadlineMarch 1
Abstract submission deadlineMay 1
Manuscript submission deadlineJuly 3
Conference datesJuly 3-6
Carpathian hiking tourJuly 7-8

Conference proceedings

All contributors to the Statphys'2012 conference presenting an oral or a poster communication may submit a paper for the Proceedings. The deadline for manuscript submission is the first working day of the Conference.

Conference fee

The Conference fee is 150 EURO which includes the Programme and the Book of abstracts, Social events, Get-together party and Coffee breaks. The Conference fee may be paid via bank transfer (for more details visit this page) or during the registration at the registration desk.

Financial support

Limited financial support will be available for young participants.


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The organizing committee can help to arrange accommodation for Conference participants in Lviv hotels.

Address for correspondence


Institute for Condensed Matter Physics

1 Svientsitskii Str.

79011 Lviv, Ukraine



Phone: +38 032 276-19-78

Fax: +38 032 276-11-58