Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems

International Conference

Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems

An interdisciplinary exploration between mathematics and physics of disordered spatial structures   


Bad Herrenalb (Black Forest),  10-15 Sept 2017

The conference is organised by the research unit Geometry and physics of spatial random systems funded by the German Science Foundation DFG, with research activities at the interface of mathematics and physics. We are anticipating around 100 participants, and a program consisting of 8 keynote lectures and a number of invited  and contributed talks, as well as scientific posters. There will be no parallel sessions. We are hoping for a balanced colourful mix of participants, from physics, and mathematics, as well as from related disciplines. We encourage all speakers to make their talks accessible and enjoyable for both communities. The venue, The Church House of the Protestant Academy Baden, is situated in Bad Herrenalb in the northern Black Forest, about 2 hours from Frankfurt by train.


Boolean Models · Porous Media
Hard-Core Particles · Granular Matter
Minkowski Tensors · Density Functionals
Morphometry · Spatial Statistics
Percolation · Critical Phenomena
Random Tessellations · Foams
Random Fields · Fluctuating Interfaces

Keynote speakers

            Fast approximation of the intensity of a spatial point process

            Beyond-Metropolis Monte Carlo, from hard disks to plasmas

           Metastability of the contact process on fast evolving scale-free networks

            Nodal statistics of random plane waves

           Hysteresis in immiscible fluid flow in porous materials

  • Ravi Sheth (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

           A random walk through the cosmic web

           Hyperuniformity of Quasicrystals and Related Patterns

           A probabilistic view on high dimensional convex bodies


DFG Research Group Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems

Daniel Hug, Günter Last, Steffen Winter (Karlsruhe)

Klaus Mecke (Erlangen), Gerd Schröder-Turk (Perth / Erlangen)

Markus Kiderlen, Eva Vedel-Jensen (Aarhus)


Group Photo and Programme

A group photo is now available.

Feel free to download the programme and abstract-booklet.


Feel free to download, print and distribute the poster of the event.