Schedule


Notes about restaurant meals (Friday dinner, Saturday dinner, Sunday lunch):
  • Maps provided at registration
  • Any conference participant or guest welcome to attend
  • Please sign up during registration for all restaurant meals you will attend

Friday, 12th

08:30 - 09:00: registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:30: opening/welcome, Ignacio Pagonabarraga (Director of CECAM)
09:30 - 10:15: Oscar Gonzalez, On the Stokesian hydrodynamics of rigid bodies
10:15 - 11:00: coffee break
11:00 - 11:45: Craig Benham, DNA: The Greatest Filament of All
11:45 - 12:30: Peter Olver, Dispersive Quantization of Linear and Nonlinear Waves

12:30 - 14:30: lunch (sur place)

14:30 - 15:15: Heiko von der Mosel, The Theorem of Fary-Milnor and elastic knots
15:15 - 16:00: Maher Moakher, Matrix geometric means and applications
16:00 - 16:30: coffee break
16:30 - 17:15: Christof Schütte, Radical Coarse-Graining

19:30: Fondue (at Brasserie-Restaurant Le Vaudois, downtown Lausanne)

Saturday, 13th

09:30 - 10:15: Cristian Micheletti, Knots in nucleic acids
10:15 - 11:00: Daiva Petkevičiūtė, The cgDNA rigid-base model of DNA
11:00 - 11:30: coffee break
11:30 - 12:15: Ralf Everaers, An interesting fiber: From DNA to chromosome structure

12:15 - 14:00: lunch (sur place)

14:00 - 14:45: Tom Mullin, Gravitationally Unstable Elastic Structures
14:45 - 15:30: Giovanni Ciccotti, Statistical Mechanics of Non-Hamiltonian Systems and Holonomic Constraints
15:30 - 16:00: coffee break
16:00 - 16:45: Carsten Hartmann, On the statistical mechanics of holonomic constraints: What the hell is a delta function?
16:45 - 17:30: Rob Manning, Estimation of the Cyclization J-factor within the cgDNA rigid-base model of DNA

18:00: Conference apéro and banquet (at Le Copernic on EPFL campus: apéro at 18:00, including short presentation by J. Dubochet, followed by dinner at 19:00)

Sunday, 14th (half day)

10:15 - 11:00: Sébastien Neukirch, Liquid forces on elastic rods: capillarity prevails at small scales
11:00 - 11:30: coffee break
11:30 - 12:15: Richard Lavery, Analyzing the structure, dynamics and environment of DNA
12:15 - 12:30: closing

13:00 - 14:30: lunch (at Le Débarcadère, in nearby St. Sulpice)