Fahrrad vorm Schloss
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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
Cédric Bernardin
Markus Bär
Massimiliano Esposito
Jin Feng
Erwin Frey
Davide Gabrielli
Yuan Gao
Aljaz Godec

Ramin Golestanian
Patricia Gonçalves
Stefan Großkinsky
Rob Jack
Milton Jara
Sabine Klapp
Hartmut Löwen
Christian Maes
Alexander Mielke

Stefano Olla
Mark Peletier
Dirk Peschka
Tanja Schilling
Thomas Speck
Artur Stephan
Julien Tailleur
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).




Please register by submitting the form behind this link.

Deadline for registration: March 27th.

Some limited funding is available, especially for early career scientists. Please indicate if you need financial support when you register.

Support and child care

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

Venue and Travel Information

TBC: The conference talks take place the "Schloss", lecture hall Aula.

Schlossplatz 2
48149 Münster

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).