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Announcement and Call for contributions to the
XXVI Sitges Conference on Statistical Mechanics:
New Trends in Statistical Physics, 50 years of the Sitges Conference
Sitges, Spain, 27-31 May 2019
http://www.ffn.ub.es/sitges
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Dear Colleague,

This is the announcement and call for contributions to the "XXVI Sitges
Conference on Statistical Mechanics", that will take place in Sitges, a
charming seaside resort near Barcelona, Spain, from the 27th until the 31st
of May 2019.

The title of the forthcoming edition of the Sitges Conference will be "New
Trends in Statistical Physics”. In this special edition, we celebrate the
50th anniversary of the Conference. We will have the participation of
prominent researchers in the areas of physics, chemistry and biology
working on current topics of interest for the community of Statistical
Physics.

With the organization of this Conference, we will provide a unique
opportunity to exchange points of view, to promote contacts and new
collaborations among researchers working on different interdisciplinary
areas, and to create a forum for debate about the new trends in Statistical
Physics.

We are pleased to announce the following list of Invited Plenary Speakers
(* to be confirmed):

Dick Bedeaux, NTNU, Norway
Sergey M. Bezrukov, NICHD/NIH, Bethesda, USA
Mike Cates, University of Cambridge, UK
Luca Gammaitoni, University of Perugia, Italy
Pierre Gaspard, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Ramin Golestanian, MPI for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Germany, and
Univ. of Oxford, UK
Peter Grassberger, JSC, FZ Jülich, Germany
Ewa Gudowska-Nowak*, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Peter Hänggi, University of Augsburg, Germany
Alex Hansen, NTNU, Norway
Hans J. Herrmann, PMMH, ESPCI Paris, France
Frank Jülicher, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems,
Germany
David R. Nelson, Harvard University, USA
Michele Parrinello, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Lars Pettersson, Stockholm University, Sweden
Itamar Procaccia, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Salvatore Torquato, Princeton University, USA

The list of plenary and invited contributors will be periodically updated
in the conference web-page: http://www.ffn.ub.es/sitges.

Important Deadlines:

Abstract submission: 5 March 2019
Announcement of acceptance of abstracts: 19 March 2019
Early registration fee payment: 26 March 2019
Final program communication: 30 April 2019

You can register and see the outline structure of this and previous
conferences at the web-site
http://www.ffn.ub.es/sitges , which will be updated and completed as the
Conference planning proceeds.

If you are interested in presenting a talk or a poster communication,
please indicate so in your registration and submit a single page abstract
following the instructions that can be found in the web page.

We would be very grateful if you could circulate the conference notice to
your colleagues, post-docs, and Ph.D. students, and encourage them to
submit talks and/or posters.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Sitges!

The Organizing Committee of the XXVI Sitges Conference

Giancarlo Franzese
Ivan Latella
David Reguera
J. Miguel Rubi