Program (11.09.07) print version

Sunday 23.09.2007

17:00 - 20:00

Registration at MPI PKS Room 2 A 5

19:00 - 21:00
Welcome Dinner at MPI PKS

Monday 24.09.2007


Main Session I
Seminar Room 1-3
Main Session II
Seminar Room 1 D 1
08:45 - 09:00
Peter Fulde (Director of MPIPKS)

Quantum Physics
Chair: Viruhl Sa-yakanit

09:00 - 09:30
Cécile DeWitt-Morette
An appetizer, a sampler of main courses

09:30 - 10:00
Fritz Haake
Bunched periodic orbits: The skeleton of classical and quantum chaos

10:00 - 10:30
Akira Inomata
Path integration in the field of a topological defect: the case of disclination

Coffee break
Quantum Field Theory
Chair: Andrey Slavnov

11:00 - 11:30
Roman Jackiw
Topology and fractional charge; where to find it in a functional integral

11:30 - 12:00
Hagen Kleinert
Multivalued fields in statistical mechanics, electrodynamics, and gravitation

12:00 - 12:30
Garii V. Efimov
Gaussian equivalent representation of path integrals over a Gaussian measure

Lunch break
Neutron Stars and Posters
Chair: Hajo Leschke

14:30 - 15:00
Remo Ruffini
The role of Thomas Fermi approach in neutron stars

15:00 - 16:00
Short oral poster presentations

Coffee break
16:30 - 18:00
Poster session

20:00 - 22:00
Poster session

Tuesday 25.09.2007


Main Session I
Seminar Room 1-3
Main Session II
Seminar Room 1 D 1
Statistical Field Theory
Chair: Reinhard Folk

09:00 - 09:30
Jean Zinn-Justin
Path and field integrals in physics: the main achievements

09:30 - 10:00
Volker Dohm
Nonuniversal finite-size effects near critical points

10:00 - 10:30
Yurij Holovatch
Entropy-induced separation of star polymers in porous medium

Coffee break
Monte Carlo Techniques
Chair: Peter Nielaba

11:00 - 11:30
David Chandler
Sampling trajectory space and finding order-disorder transitions in constrained dynamical systems

11:30 - 12:00
David Ceperley
Imaginary time path integral calculations of supersolid helium

12:00 - 12:30
Peter Nielaba
Phase transitions and quantum effects in model colloids and nanostructures

Lunch break
Quantum Physics I Quantum Monte Carlo
Chair: Fritz Haake Chair: David Ceperley
14:30 - 14:50
Hajo Leschke
Diamagnetic monotonicities, Lifshitz tails and anisotopic transport in a random magnetic field
14:50 - 15:10
Virulh Sa-yakanit
Path integral derivation of Lifshitz tails
Alessandro Cuccoli
Thermodynamics of quantum 2D Heisenberg magnets with intermediate spin
15:10 - 15:30
Ludwig Streit
Feynman integrals as generalized functions on path space: Things done and open problems
Heiko Rieger
Continuous time cluster algorithm for the spin boson model
15:30 - 15:45
Antun Balaz
Accelerated path integral calculations via effective actions
Günter Wunner
Quantum Monte Carlo studies of the ground states of heavy atoms in neutron star magnetic fields
15:45 - 16:00
Alexei Vagov
Real time path integrals in studies of quantum dots dynamics: non-monotonous relaxation time and reappearance of Rabi rotations
Victor Martin-Mayor
Microcanonical method for the study of first order transitions
Coffee break
Quantum Physics II Statistical Field Theory
Chair: Akira Inomata Chair: Jean Zinn-Justin
16:30 - 16:50
Kazuo Fujikawa
Geometric phase and chiral anomaly in path integral formulation
Reinhard Folk
Time scale ratios and critical dynamics
16:50 - 17:10
Naoto Kumano-go
Phase space path integrals and their semiclassical approximations
Malte Henkel
Local scale-invariance in ageing phenomena
17:10 - 17:30
Daniel Grumiller
Breakdown and restoration of classical approximation in black hole path integrals
Roland Rosenfelder
Perturbative results without diagrams
17:30 - 17:45
Sebastian Müller
Periodic-orbit theory of universal spectral statistics
Franco Ferrari
Generalized nonlinear sigma models and path integral approach to polymer dynamics
17:45 - 18:00
Sami Muslih
Integrability and path integral quantization of constrained systems
Lev Plimak
Causal signal transmission by interacting quantum fields

Wednesday 26.09.2007


Main Session I
Seminar Room 1-3
Main Session II
Seminar Room 1 D 1
Condensed Matter I
Chair: Ray Rivers

09:00 - 09:30
Jozef Devreese
Path integral description of Cooper pairing in imbalanced gases

09:30 - 10:00
Ray Rivers
Effective field theory for the BEC/BCS crossover

10:00 - 10:30
Robert Graham
Functional integral approach to disordered bosons in traps

Conference photo!
Coffee break
Condensed Matter (BEC) Quantum Field Theory (QCD)
Chair: Robert Graham Chair: Roman Jackiw
11:00 - 11:20
Ray Rivers
Dispersion relations for the BEC/BCS crossover
Andrey Slavnov
Path integral inspired gauge invariant infrared regularization
11:20 - 11:40
Klaus Ziegler
Functional integrals in many-body systems: application to atomic mixtures
John Gracey
Recent results for Yang-Mills theory restricted to the Gribov region
11:40 - 12:00
Flavio Nogueira
Large N theory of interacting Bose systems

Frank Lee
Path integrals in lattice quantum chromodynamics
12:00 - 12:15
Konstantin Glaum
Calculation in canonical ensembles for weakly interacting dipolar gases

Gurjav Ganbold
Mass spectra of the light and heavy mesons and the glueball
12:15 - 12:30
Evgeny Kochetov
Low-energy effective representation of the strong-pairing Gutzwiller-projected BCS Hamiltonian

Alexander Chervyakov
Coordinate Invariance of Path Integrals
Lunch break
14:00 Excursion
The "Elbe boat" talk
Chair: Lawrence S. Schulman

16:00 - 16:30

Martin Gutzwiller
Quo vadis physica ?
19:00 - 23:00 Conference Dinner (Fortress Königstein)

Thursday 27.09.2007


Main Session I
Seminar Room 1-3
Main Session II
Seminar Room 1 D 1
Condensed Matter II
Chair: Martin Zirnbauer

09:00 - 09:30
Joachim Ankerhold
Counting electrical charges: Detection, metastability, and path integrals

09:30 - 10:00
Fons Brosens
Answers and questions on path integrals for superconductivity in a wedge

10:00 - 10:30
Ruggero Vaia
Environmental effects on the thermodynamics of quantum spin systems

Coffee break
Quantum Gravity
Chair: Zbigniew Haba
11:00 - 11:30
Jan Ambjørn
Monte Carlo simulations of the quantum universe

11:30 - 12:00
Claus Kiefer
Path integrals in quantum gravity - general concepts and recent developments

12:00 - 12:30
John Klauder
Functional integrals for affine quantum gravity

Lunch break
Quantum Gravity Spin Models
Chair: John Klauder Chair: Ruggero Vaia
14:30 - 14:50
Zbigniew Haba
Quantum fields near the horizon and at the singularity
Boris Shalaev
Critical behavior of the random Ising ferromagnets
14:50 - 15:10
Remo Garattini
A variational approach to the computation of the cosmological constant
Andrei Fedorenko
A functional renormalization group approach to systems with long-range correlated disorder
15:10 - 15:30
Ahmed Jellal
Effective Wess-Zumino-Witten action for edge states of quantum hall systems on Bergman ball
Elmar Bittner
Vortex-line percolation in a three-dimensional complex psi4 theory
15:30 - 15:45
Ciprian Acatrinei
An effective Lagrangian for non-commutative mechanics
Cyril Malyshev
Functional integration, spin correlation functions of the Heisenberg chain, and random walks
15:45 - 16:00
Christoph Dehne
On the path integral in non-commutative QFT
Giuliano Niccoli
Phase diagram analysis of the fully frustrated XY model within a twisted conformal field theory approach
Coffee break
Quantum Field Theory Stochastics
Chair: Hagen Kleinert Chair: David Nelson
16:30 - 16:50
Kay Jörg Wiese
How to measure the effective potential for disordered systems
Zdzislaw Burda
Correlated random paths, random matrices and risk management
16:50 - 17:10
Boris Kastening
Critical Casimir force scaling function of the mean spherical model in 2<d≤3 dimensions for nonperiodic boundary conditions
Petr Jizba
Perturbation expansion for option pricing with stochastic volatility
17:10 - 17:25
Zoryana Usatenko
Segmental order of flexible polymer chains in good solvent
Dirk Homeier
Path integral formulation of stochastic differential equations
17:25 - 17:40
Jozsef Lörinczi
Rigorous functional integration with applications to Nelson's and the Pauli-Fierz model
Marcos Gomes Eleuterio da Luz
A sum of paths treatment to quantum graphs and quantum random walks
Round Table
Quo Vadis Path Integrals: New Trends and Perspectives
Chair: Cécile DeWitt-Morette
20:00 - 20:30
Tilman Sauer
Remarks on the origin of path integration: Einstein and Feynman

20:30 - 22:00
Round Table Discussion

Friday 28.09.2007


Main Session I
Seminar Room 1-3
Main Session II
Seminar Room 1 D 1
Chair: Klaus Kroy

09:00 - 09:30
Erwin Frey
Conformations of semiflexible polymers

09:30 - 10:00
Adriaan Schakel
Spacetime approach to phase transitions

10:00 - 10:30
David Nelson
Neutral mutations, path integrals and gene surfing in microorganisms

Coffee break
Biophysics Applied Quantum Field Theory
Chair: Erwin Frey Chair: Jozef Devreese
11:00 - 11:20
Klaus Kroy
Wormlike chains in disordered and glassy environments
Sigmund Kohler
The dissipative Landau-Zener problem
11:20 - 11:40
Vladimir Nesterenko
Path integral for helical protein chains
Vladimir N. Plechko
Grassmann variables and Ising model
11:40 - 12:00
Michael Bachmann
Statistical conformation mechanics of protein folding, aggregation, and adsorption transitions
Martin Zirnbauer
Granular Bosonization
12:00 - 12:15
Christopher Bernido
Investigations of biopolymer configurations using the path integral method
Jürgen Dietel
Phase diagram of vortex lattices in high T_c superconductors
12:15 - 12:30
Semjon Stepanow
Drift of a polymer in a solvent pulled by a force applied at one polymer end
Ignat Fialkovsky
QFT systems with 2-d spatial defects by means of path integral
Lunch break
Condensed Matter III
Chair: Martin Gutzwiller

14:30 - 15:00
Hermann Grabert
Decay of metastable systems driven by non-Gaussian noise

15:00 - 15:30
Ulrich Weiß
Full counting statistics in dissipative quantum transport: recent achievements

15:30 - 16:00
Lawrence S. Schulman
What does operator ordering have to do with the density of paths?

Coffee break
18:00 - 19:30 Dinner