Venice meeting on
Fluctuations in small complex systems V

Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

Palazzo Franchetti, Venezia, 3rd to 7th October 2021

SCOPE. At this meeting, we want to bring together scientists from the fields of statistical, biological and soft matter physics, to address and discuss novel aspects of the role of fluctuations in small systems ranging from individual protein molecules over living biological cells to the transport of tracers in porous media. In particular on small scales new techniques in microscopy allow experimentalists to track the motion of particles as small as single proteins in living cells or to manipulate single DNA molecules. Concurrently computers have become ever more powerful, permitting simulations over previously unreached time and length scales. The wealth of new experimental and simulations data emerging from these methods also pose the need for novel theoretical approaches to understand the dynamics of systems on such scales. From a physics point of view this development is very exciting as it opens up new vistas in statistical physics, and to explore systems in which fluctuations and disorder become controlling elements.
This meeting brings together participants from leading international laboratories to discuss non-equilibrium and stochastic effects in small systems. Combining experts on experiments, simulations, and theory we are looking forward to another stimulating meeting in the very heart of the Serenissima, Venice.

Ralf Metzler, University of Potsdam
Gleb Oshanin, Sorbonne University, Paris
Flavio Seno, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova
Attilio Stella, Department of Physics and Astronomy,University of Padua and Istituto Veneto