In search of model structures for non-equilibrium systems

24 - 28 April 2023, Münster, Germany

The workshop focuses on the availability, derivation and discovery of variational principles for non-equilibrium systems, in particular, those which connect model structures on different lengths and time scales via microscopic derivations, such as hydrodynamic limits. We bring together physicists and mathematicians to discuss recent progress for specific systems as well as regarding general principles. The event shall foster interactions that can potentially result in major advances.

Hydrodynamic limit of a particle approximation for a phase-field model
© Oliver Mai


Mario Ayala
Markus Bär
Horst-Holger Boltz
Brice Douet
Massimiliano Esposito
Jin Feng
Erwin Frey
Davide Gabrielli
Yuan Gao
Aljaz Godec
Ramin Golestanian
Patricia Gonçalves

Stefan Großkinsky
Robert Großmann
Rishabh Gvalani
Moshir Harsh
Rob Jack
Milton Jara
Sabine Klapp
Hartmut Löwen
Christian Maes
Hugues Meyer
Alexander Mielke

Stefano Olla
Mark Peletier
Dirk Peschka
Giulia Pisegna
Michiel Renger
Tridib Sadhu
Tanja Schilling
Thomas Speck
Artur Stephan
Michael te Vrugt
Raphael Wittkowski


André Schlichting (WWU Münster)
Uwe Thiele (WWU Münster)
Oliver Tse (TU Eindhoven)
Johannes Zimmer (TU München)

The workshop is cooperatively organised by Mathematics Münster and the interdisciplinary Center for Nonlinear Science (CeNoS).


The workshop starts on Monday 24 April at 13:00 with the registration in the second floor of the SRZ building and ends on Friday 28 April at lunchtime.

There will be a Poster session with Pitch talks in late afternoon on Monday with a reception in the early evening.

The conference dinner is on Tuesday 25 April at Schlossgarten Café.

The tentative schedule can be downloaded as PDF.

The Book of Abstract is also available as PDF and a limited number of printouts will be available during registration.

In the seminar room there is a blackboard with two panels, one behind the other. The beamer cannot be used simultaneously because the projection area overlaps with the raised board.

Conference Photo
Conference photo
© MM/vl


We reached the maximal number of participants in terms of space at the conference venue and had to close the registration.
You can ask if participation is still possible due to cancellations by sending a mail to

Support and child care

Child care is available free of charge for all participants of the workshop.

Venue, Accomondation and Travel Information


The conference talks take place at MM Conference Center located at the 2nd floor of the Seminarraumzentrum.

Seminarraumzentrum (SRZ)
Orléans-Ring 12
48149 Münster


A certain contingent has been reserved for workshop participants, which can be booked via the link to the portal of Münster Marketing.



Travel Information

Directions can be found on openstreetmap or on the Campus map of the University of Münster.

Download: Information for conference guests / Informationsblatt für Tagungsteilnehmer*innen [de|en]

General travel recommendations: Please note that there is the possibility to rent bicycles at the main station - Link Radstation


You are welcome to download the poster and display it at your institution.


The conference is supported by the Cluster of Excellence Mathematics Münster and the Center for Nonlinear Science (CeNoS).