Venice meeting on
Fluctuations in small complex systems II

Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

Palazzo Franchetti, Venezia, 9th to 13th October 2014

SCOPE. In this meeting, we want to bring together scientists from the fields of biological physics and soft matter, to address and discuss novel aspects of the role of fluctuations in small systems ranging from individual DNA molecules to living cells. With emerging experimental tools allowing us to mechanically probe and manipulate individual DNA molecules and to follow the trajectories of individual biomolecules in living cells we enter a new era of understanding biological function. Physicists contribute to this development both experimentally and theretically, by explaining the physical origin of the observed behaviour. From a physics point of view this development is the more exciting as it opens up new vistas, due to the small size of the systems involved: thermal fluctuations control the behaviour of the systems and their dynamics.
This meeting brings together participants from leading international laboratories to discuss non-equilibrium and stochastic effects in small systems.


Organisers:
Thomas Franosch, University of Innsbruck
Ralf Metzler, University of Potsdam and Tampere University of Technology
Gleb Oshanin, CNRS - Université Paris 6 (Jussieu)
Flavio Seno, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova
Attilio Stella, Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Padua and Istituto Veneto
Ilpo Vattulainen, Tampere University of Technology


Sponsors:

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova
Physics Department, University of Innsbruck
Physics Department, Tampere University of Technology
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Potsdam
Journal of Physics A, IOP Publishing