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),  6–11 Sept 2015

Deadline for expression of interest in participation/contribution: 29 May 2015 [see details]

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

  • Anton Bovier (University of Bonn)
  •    Extremes of Gaussian processes on trees
  • Paul Chaikin (New York University)
  •    Random Organization, Hyperuniformity and Photonic Bandgaps   
  • Wiebke Drenckhan (Paris Sud/Orsay)
  •    Let all bubbles be equal - static and dynamic properties of monodisperse bubble packings
  • Matthew Kahle (Ohio State University, Columbus)
  •    Topology and geometry of random simplicial complexes
  • Randall Kamien (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
  •    Cholesteric Geometry and Topology
  • Domenico Marinucci (Tor Vergata University in Rome)
  •    The geometry of random eigenfuntions
  • Frank den Hollander (University of Leiden)
  •    Metastability for continuum interacting particle systems
  • Rien van de Weygaert  (University of Groningen)
  •    Tessellating the Universe: Structure and Analysis of the Cosmic Web


DFG Research Group Geometry and Physics of Spatial Random Systems

Daniel Hug, Günter Last (Karlsruhe)

Klaus Mecke (Erlangen)

Markus Kiderlen, Eva Vedel-Jensen (Aarhus)

Gerd Schröder-Turk (Murdoch University, Perth / FAU Erlangen)


The programme is now available: Programm.pdf

Please note that there is a train replacement service to Bad Herrenalb during the week of the conference, see Venue and Transportation for details.



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