'Energy landscapes', Obergurgl, Austria[Event Date: 2012-07-16]
[Expiry Date: 2012-07-16]
An event entitled 'Energy landscapes' will take place from 16 to 21 July 2012 in Obergurgl, Austria.
In chemical physics, the behaviour of many studied systems is typified by the presence of competing interactions. This means that topography and topology, as defined by the potential energy function, are very complex, with an exponential number of local minima separated by energy barriers. Usually no suitable approximation schemes are available to compute dynamical or thermodynamical properties directly from the Hamiltonian of such a complex many-body system.
Nevertheless, in many cases, predictions can be made from knowledge of the stationary points of potential energy function, such as from points with vanishing gradient. These types of techniques are commonly referred to as energy landscape methods.
This approach allows researchers to map dynamical as well as thermodynamic phenomena onto properties of the energy landscape. They are particularly powerful, and of fundamental importance for a broad spectrum of applications.
The conference will include:
- lectures by invited high level speakers;
- short talks by young & early stage researchers;
- poster sessions and open discussion periods;
- forward look panel discussion about future developments.
For further information, please visit: http://www.esf.org/index.php?id=9134
Data Source Provider: European Science Foundation
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Subject Index: Life Sciences; Scientific Research; Other Technology