Workshop random spatial models from physics and biology

16 March - 19 March 2005 at Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin

The Dutch-German bilateral research group on mathematics of random spatial models from physics and biology (co-funded by DFG and NWO), consisting of the groups of A. Bovier, F. Götze, A. Greven, F. den Hollander and A. Wakolbinger, will be holding its spring workshop 2005 at WIAS, Berlin, with financial and logistic support from WIAS.

Thematic emphasis will be on stochastic models related to and inspired by biology. Topics include

The workshop aims to bring together specialists with expertise and interest in probability theory and theoretical biology, and to enhance discussion and interchange of ideas.

Invited speakers

Ellen Baake (Bielefeld), Reinhard Bürger (Wien), Nicolas Champagnat (Paris), Alison Etheridge (Oxford), Steven Evans (Berkeley), Jean-François Le Gall (Paris), Bob Griffiths (Oxford), Sylvie Méléard (Paris), Martin Möhle (Tübingen), Wolfgang Stephan (München)


Wolfgang Angerer (Frankurt)
Ellen Baake (Bielefeld)
Michael Baake (Bielefeld)
Nils Berglund (Marseille)
Matthias Birkner (Berlin)
Anton Bovier (Berlin)
Reinhard Bürger (Wien)
Jiří Černý (Berlin)
Nicolas Champagnat (Paris)
Andrej Depperschmidt (Berlin)
Steffen Dereich (Berlin)
Michael Eckhoff (Erlangen)
Guido Elsner (Bielefeld)
Alison Etheridge (Oxford)
Steven Evans (Berkeley)
Klaus Fleischmann (Berlin)
Jean-François Le Gall (Paris)
Jürgen Gärtner (Berlin)
Barbara Gentz (Berlin)
Raouf Ghomrasni (Berlin)
Friedrich Götze (Bielefeld)
Andreas Greven (Erlangen)
Bob Griffiths (Oxford)
Matthias an der Heiden (Berlin)
Frank den Hollander (Eindhoven)
Martin Hutzenthaler (Frankurt)
Anton Klimovsky (Berlin)
Pierre-Yves Louis (Potsdam)
Sylvie Méléard (Paris)
Martin Möhle (Tübingen)
Reda-Jürg Messikh (Eindhoven)
Peter Pfaffelhuber (München)
Sylvie Roelly (Potsdam)
Silke Rolles (Bielefeld)
Wolfgang Stephan (München)
Rongfeng Sun (Eindhoven)
Justine Swierkot (Bielefeld)
Vitaly Vakhtel (Berlin)
Wolfgang Wagner (Berlin)
Anton Wakolbinger (Frankurt)
Alexander Weiss (Berlin)
Henryk Zähle (Berlin)


The workshop will start on Wednesday, 16 March 2005 in the morning and end on Saturday, 19 March in the afternoon. The programme can be found here, the list of titles and abstracts is here.

Organising committee

Members of the research group, local organisers: Anton Bovier, Matthias Birkner.

Information on accomodation

Invited speakers and group members will be accomodated at Hotel Ansbach or at the Guest house of Humboldt University.

Conference dinner

There will be a conference dinner on Thursday evening. Please contact Matthias Birkner ( if you would like to participate.


Information about getting to the hotel/guest house from airport/train station, getting to the institute can be found here.


Please contact Matthias Birkner ( if you would like to participate. There is no registration fee. Unfortunately, we are not able to arrange accomodation; for your own arangements see e.g.

Contact Address:

Matthias Birkner
Weierstrass Institute for
Applied Analysis and Stochastics
Mohrenstr. 39
10117 Berlin, Germany

  +49-30-20 372 449
  +49-30-2044 975

Last reviewed: 22 February 2005, Matthias Birkner