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Interface Dynamics and Dissipation Across the Time and Length-Scales
From Tuesday 21 May 2019
To Thursday 23 May 2019
Contact Yael Yogev (

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Workshop's Poster

Workshop Description









Fernando Bresme (Imperial College London , UK)
Alexei Kornyshev (Imperial College London, UK)
Lasse Laurson (Tampere University, Finland)    
Michael Urbakh (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Andrea Vanossi (CNR-IOM Democritos & SISSA, Italy)


Workshop's Poster

The workshop's poster is available HERE

Workshop Description

Interface dissipative phenomena take place across a wide spectrum of time and length scales, from atomistic processes, as in the gliding motion of a nanocluster or a nano-motor, to mesoscale nonequilibrium physics of colloidal suspensions and micro-swimmers, up to extreme macroscopic mechanisms, as in fault dynamics and earthquake events. Due to the ubiquitous nature of this kind of dissipative processes and the enormous practical relevance, friction-related problems have been investigated over the centuries. Especially nowadays where controlling and reducing friction is increasingly important in nanotechnological device miniaturization, the physics of dissipative dynamics at interfaces is gaining impulse in nanoscale and mesoscale experiments, simulations, and theoretical modeling.

In this workshop we will focus on different methods to simulate interfacial dynamical processes responsible for energy dissipation. The purpose of the proposed workshop is to bring together researchers working on theory, simulation and experiments of dynamics and dissipation at interfaces, and to discuss whether it is possible to go beyond phenomenological approaches and thus go beyond the existing paradigm. The key aim is to exchange new ideas, concepts, and technical (computational) means which can be used for this purpose. Further the interaction with leading experimentalists will help theoreticians and simulators to gain an appreciation of the key time and length scales that computational approaches need to target, and therefore will guide the efforts to develop such approaches. In addition, this exchange of ideas will create a new interface for researchers working on different types of problems.



Confirmed Invited Speakers (in alphabetic order)

Vladik Avetisov (Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, Russia)

Clemens Bechinger (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Roland Bennewitz (NM-Leibniz Inst. for New Materials, Germany)

Ronen Berkovich (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Eran Bouchbinder (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Xin Cao (Universität Konstanz, Germany)

Eric Clement (Sorbonne University, Paris, France)

Stefan U. Egelhaaf (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany)

Jay Fineberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)

Oded Hod (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Jacob Klein (The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

Ming Ma (Tsinghua University, China)

Nicola Manini (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)

Ernst Meyer (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Giampaolo Mistura (Università di Padova, Italy)

Jean-François Molinari (EPFL, Switzerland)

Antonio Ortiz (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)

Ruben Perez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

Ilari Rissanen (Aalto University, Finland)

Mark O. Robbins (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

Shmuel Rubinstein (Harvard University, USA)

Andre Schirmeisen (Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany)

Alessandro Siria (Ecole Normale Supérieure, France)

Pietro Tierno (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)

Erio Tosatti (SISSA/ICTP, Italy)

Giovanni Volpe (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Astrid S. de Wijn (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Quanshui Zheng (Tsinghua University, China)

Laura Zoppi (Nature Communications, Germany)



The program will be available soon.



Please register HERE.

Participation is free but requires registration in advance.

There will be an on-site registration fee for un-registered participants. 

  Early bird registration (till May 14th) Late/On-site registration 
Students/Post-Docs/Faculty No registration fees 100 EUR
Invited Speakers No registration fees  No registration fees


If you are interested in presenting a poster - please send an abstract by email to with the title ID_CECAM_ABSTRACT

You can also contact us directly at with any question.


From the airport: Once you exit the terminal at Ben-Gurion airport, you will find a good (and relatively affordable) taxi service that can take you to your hotel. More information regarding this and other transportation routes to and from the airport (and a lot of other relevant information) can be found on the webpage of the Ministry of Tourism.

By car: Nearest exit to us from the Ayalon is Rokach Boulevard.

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Tel-Aviv University (TAU) has signed agreements with several hotels in the Tel-Aviv area to provide attractive prices for TAU affiliates. As participants of a CECAM activity you are entitled to book these hotels at a reduced price. 

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  • Free WIFI throughout the hotel
  • Complimentary newspaper available (in English, Russian or Hebrew)
  • Happy Hour; complimentary beverages & snacks available every week day from 17:00h – 19:00h.
  • Every guestroom comes equipped with coffee corner & mini-fridge
  • Free personal safe
  • In-room welcome refreshments
  • At the Artplus Hotel : Free dry sauna and gym.



All lectures will be held at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History (12 Klausner Street, Tel Aviv).


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Located in Lausanne, Switzerland, CECAM is a well established (since 1969) European organization devoted to the promotion of fundamental research on advanced computational methods and to their application to important problems in frontier areas of science and technology. CECAM's fields of interest include computational chemistry, materials science, physics, and biology.