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Open Statistical Physics

Invitation to Open Statistical Physics 2018: 21 March 2018

Following the successful meetings in 2010 - 2017, the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the Open University is again hosting a one-day conference in 2018, organised by Michael Wilkinson (, Uwe Grimm (, Marc Pradas ( and Paul Upton ( As well as being held at the Open University, it is the intention that it should be open to as wide a range of contributions as possible, and that the talks should include discussion of an open problem as well as presenting results.

Conference venue

The conference will be held on Wednesday 21 March 2018 at the Open University in Milton Keynes, Meeting Rooms 1 - 4 in the Michael Young Building (directions).

About the Conference

To facilitate the broadest possible communication, all participants are encouraged to contribute a presentation. Talks will be split between several parallel sessions. The format of presentations will be 30 minute slots (25 minutes presentation, 5 minutes questions and turnover), with potentially some shorter presentations as well.

The term 'statistical physics' is to be interpreted broadly. For instance, abstracts on topics related to biological applications, turbulence, financial mathematics, etc, are most welcome.

There will be a conference fee of £30 (TBC) covering refreshments, lunch and administrative expenses; please see the registration page for details. Limited travel support may be available; please contact the organisers if you require financial assistance.

You are most welcome to attend without giving a presentation, but for catering purposes we would appreciate if you could let us know well in advance.