VII GEFENOL Summer School on Statistical Physics of Complex Systems

IFISC, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, June 19-30, 2017

Statistical Physics, which was born as an attempt to explain thermodynamic properties of systems from its atomic and molecular components, has evolved into a solid body of knowledge that allows for the understanding of macroscopic collective phenomena.

The tools developed by the Statistical Physics together with the Theory of Dynamical Systems are of key importance in the understanding of Complex Systems which are characterized by the emergent and collective phenomena of many interacting units. While the basic body of knowledge of Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems is well described in textbooks at undergraduate or master level, the applications to open problems in the context of Complex Systems are well beyond the scope of those textbooks. Aiming at bridging this gap the Topical Group on Statistical and Non Linear Physics (GEFENOL) of the Royal Spanish Physical Society is promoting the Summer School on Statistical Physics of Complex Systems series, open to PhD students and young postdocs world-wide.

Following the spirit and concept of precedent succesful editions (Palma de Mallorca 2011, 2013, 2014, Benasque 2012, Barcelona 2015 and Pamplona 2016) the 7th edition will take place from June 19 to 30, 2017. During these two weeks there will be a total of six courses (three courses per week):

  • First week
    • Transport and reaction-diffusion, by Angelo Vulpiani, Università di Roma "La Sapienza".
    • Thermodynamics of information, by Juan M.R. Parrondo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
    • Pattern formation in ecological systems, by Tomás Sintes and Damià Gomila, IFISC (CSIC-UIB).
  • Second week
    • Active matter, by Leticia F. Cugliandolo, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI.
    • Collective phenomena in neuronal networks: experiments, theoretical modelling and simulations, by Jaume Casademunt and Jordi Soriano, Universitat de Barcelona.
    • Mobility networks and social big data, by José Javier Ramasco, IFISC (CSIC-UIB).
    • Courses will be taught in English and include lectures and hands-on sessions. Participants are required to attend the full two weeks of duration of the school.

Participants are welcomed, and encouraged, to present their research as a poster and as a short talk.

There is a registration fee of 150 euros to attend the school. Lunch and coffee breaks on working days for all participants will be covered by the organization. Participants will have to cover the lodging expenses. A special fare has been arranged with the UIB Student Residence.

The number of participants is limited. Early Applications can be submitted from January 9, 2017, to February 8, and will be answered by February 15. Regular Applications, subject to availability, can be submitted up to March 8, 2017.

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