UK Nonlinear News, November 2001

Half-day meeting on Numerical Methods and Stochastic Simulation

December 7th 2001

University of Strathclyde

Supported by The London Mathematical Society

Friday 7th December, 2001
Court/Senate Suite, Collins Building
Richmond Street, Glasgow

Grant Lythe University of Leeds
Evelyn Buckwar Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Xuerong Mao University of Strathclyde
Des Higham University of Strathclyde

There is no registration fee. If you plan to attend, or would like further details, please contact either

Source Des Higham (

One day meeting on Pattern formation in applications

17th December 2001

University of Cambridge

The first meeting in a LMS-sponsored series on "Patterns, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications (PANDA)" will be held on Monday 17th December 2001, in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge, from 10.30am - 5pm.

There will be two pedagogical lectures, aimed at research students:

Professor D.J. Higham Professor X. Mao
Department of Mathematics Department of Statistics and Modelling Science
University of Strathclyde University of Strathclyde
Glasgow G1 1XH, UK Glasgow G1 1XH, UK
Michael Proctor (Cambridge) Structures and dynamics in the Ginzburg-Landau equation
Ian Melbourne (Surrey) Validity and universality of the Ginzburg-Landau equation

There will be a number of shorter contributions, including the following:

Gabriela Gomes (Warwick) Pattern formation in populations of antigenically diverse pathogens
Andrew Soward (Exeter) Global bifurcation to travelling waves with application to narrow gap spherical Couette flow
John Norbury (Oxford) Patterns for inhomogeneous real Ginzburg-Landau equations
Razvan Satnoianu (City) Pattern and form through flow and diffusion: from the chemical reactor to the shaping of a body

Post-doctoral researchers and research students are warmly encouraged to attend. Further details, including abstracts, travel information and links to maps can be found on the web page

or by contacting Jon Dawes (

Source: Jon Dawes.

Winter School on Nonlinear Phenomena in Communication Networks

13-16 January 2002

University of California, San Diego, USA

This is the fourth in an annual series of Winter Schools focused on applications of nonlinear dynamics and chaos to communication systems. The series is sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office as part of its UCSD/UCLA/Stanford MURI program in Digital Communication Devices based on Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos. The Schools are devoted to pedagogical introductions to the subject, not just research reports, so a small number of invited speakers present short lecture courses on selected topics. The emphasis of this year's School will be on nonlinear phenomena in communication networks. The topics covered at this Winter School include: internet/ethernet topology and data traffic, self-similarity in network traffic, long-range dependent traffic, chaos in congestion control, hysteretic phenomena, etc. The School is intended for advanced graduate students and researchers interested in this promising area.

For more information about the Winter School including the list of speakers, registration and financial support, please visit:
or contact: Mary Jones, UCSD, Institute for Nonlinear Science, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0402. Phone: (858) 534-4068, Fax: (858) 534-7664, e-mail:

Source Gian Mario Maggio (

15th Annual Summer School of the Centre For Theoretical Physics: Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics, Collective Phenomena, and Complexity: Dynamical Model Formulation, Analysis, and Symmetry- Update

January 21 to February 1 2002

The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

An intensive, high quality introduction to nonlinear dynamics for senior undergraduate and graduate students and researchers.

General Information

Since 1988 the Canberra International Physics Summer Schools have provided intensive, first-class training in topical areas of mathematical and theoretical physics that are not routinely covered in many senior undergraduate programmes. For this reason the Summer Schools have proved to be very beneficial for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students and early-career researchers. This tradition will be continued in 2002.

Aims and Scope

The scope of DynamicSummer is envisaged to encompass the dynamics of nonlinear processes and the emergence of structure through symmetry-breaking. It will include the fundamentals of nonlinear dynamics theory and practice as well as modern developments in theory and computational modelling, applications and experiments in nonlinear physics.

DynamicSummer is planned primarily as a learning forum, that will bring together and nurture international talent and expertise and build on the interdisciplinary strength that characterises 21st century dynamical systems research.

Target Participants

DynamicSummer is targeted towards 3rd year, 4th year, and postgraduate students and researchers in physical sciences or mathematics who have at least 2nd year maths knowledge. The level of exposition will be senior undergraduate/beginning postgraduate.

Lecturers and topics

Dr Brian Davies ANU
Nonlinearity and complexity: an introduction.
Professor Alan Newell Warwick
Wave Turbulence and Pattern Formation.
Dr Cathy Holmes Queensland
Large resonances in Hamiltonian systems, with applications.
Professor Nalini Joshi Sydney
Hunting Nonlinear Mathematical Butterflies.
Professor Carl Weiss PTB, Braunschweig
Pattern formation and spatial solitons in nonlinear optical resonators.
Professor John Brindley Leeds
Cod, climate and calculus: nonlinearity in the seas.
Professor Tony Roberts S. Qld
Low-dimensional modelling of dynamical systems as applied to dissipative fluid mechanics
Professor Mike Lieberman U.C. Berkeley
The Dynamics of Fermi Acceleration: From Cosmic Rays to Discharge Heating.

One other, to be announced.

Registration free! Please register using the form on the webpage.

Student assistance guidelines

  1. Limited financial assistance will be offered on a needs basis only to bona fide undergraduate or postgraduate students, whose home institution is outside Canberra.
  2. For accommodation costs, assistance will only be offered towards room and board at Ursula college on ANU campus.
  3. A maximum contribution of $100 towards travel costs will be offered to 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students only. We are unable at present to provide any travel support to postgraduate students - but see webpage for updates on this.
  4. Students requesting support should write to the Convenor, Dr Rowena Ball ( before January 10, 2002, attaching proof of current enrolment or a letter from their supervisor, lecturer, or head of department. This proof or letter is very important, because we are unable to offer assistance without it.
  5. The exact amount of financial assistance offered to students will not be known until all applications for assistance have been received. To assess the level of assistance offered, it is important that we know in advance how many student participants require financial support.


Convenor Dr Rowena Ball,
Co-Convenors Dr Vanessa Robins,
Professor Robert Dewar,
Professor Nail Akhmediev,
Administrator Ms Heli Jackson,
Address Department of Theoretical Physics
Le Couteur Building, Bldg. 59
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 AUSTRALIA
Fax: 61 (0)2 6125 4676

For registration, further information and updates, including lecture outlines, see th DynamicSummer webpage or contact the Convenor. There is no registration fee for DynamicSummer, however we do require participants to register in advance for attendance, by completing and submitting the registration form on the webpage, or by writing to the Administrator or Convenor.

An external activity of the Asia-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics

ANZIAM 2002 
The 38th Applied Mathematics Conference
2 Feb - 6 Feb, 2002 

Rydges Eaglehawk Resort, Australia

The annual conference of ANZIAM, a division of the Australian Mathematical Society, is an established gathering of applied mathematicians, scientists and engineers with wide-ranging interests and problem-solving skills. It provides an interactive forum for the presentation of results and discussions by students, academics and other researchers using mathematical and computational techniques to solve scientific and applied industrial problems. 

The conference has traditionally maintained an informal atmosphere, away from a major city or University campus. The 2002 Conference will be held from February 2 to February 6, 2002 at the Rydges Eaglehawk Hill Resort just outside Australia's national capital city, Canberra. Average summer temperatures range from 14 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Invited Speakers

Further details can be found at: 

Source: Rodney Weber <>

SIAM UK and Ireland Annual Meeting

11th January 2002, University of Leeds

This one-day conference is open to both members and non-members of SIAM. Confirmed speakers include:

The registration fee (including tea/coffee and lunch) is just twelve pounds. For full details please visit:

Source: Peter Jimack (

Workshop on Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems

11-15th February 2002

Imperial College, London

Organised by Jeroen Lamb

An exploratory workshop in Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems with a particular emphasis on future developments rather than past achievements.

Topics to be discussed are expected to include :

This workshop is being made possible by support of the Prodyn programme of the European Science Foundation, and the Department of Mathematics of Imperial College.

For more information and registration, see the workshop home page:

Source: Jeroen Lamb.

LMS Invited Lectures 2002
Random matrices, random permutations and matrix integrals - by Pierre van Moerbeke

June 2002, University of Leeds

The following intimately related questions will be discussed during this 1 week course of 10 lectures:

For more information, contact Vadim Kuznetsov, 

Source: Vadim Kuznetsov <>

British Mathematical Colloquium and British Applied Mathematics Colloquium

7-12 April 2002, University of Warwick

The first ever combined BMC/BAMC (British Mathematical Colloquium and British Applied Mathematics Colloquium) will take place in 2002 at the University of Warwick. The preferred method of booking is through the on-line registration form available from the Warwick Mathematics Department home page:

(follow obvious links from the B(A)MC logo). Complete details of the program can also be found at this site.

Jonathan Chapman (Oxford) will give the Stewartson Memorial Lecture and George Papanicolaou (Stanford) will give the IMA Lighthill Lecture. Other plenary speakers include: Diaconis (Stanford), Daubechies (Princeton), Karp (Berkeley), Mumford (Brown), Trefethen (Oxford), Zakharov (Moscow/Arizona).

Minisymposia will be organized in a number of areas including: Climate Systems, Dissipative PDE, Numerical Linear Algebra, Computational PDE, Mathematics of Control, Epidemiology, Solid Mechanics, Learning and Teaching Mathematics, and Topology, Geometry and Mechanics.

Other mini-symposia, and contributed sessions, will be arranged around the talks and posters volunteered by registrants. We urge you to register as soon as possible, and in any case before 10th JANUARY 2002 to avoid late fees.

The Lighthill Memorial Lecture is supported by the IMA. Princeton University Press and SIAM will support prizes for best student presentations/posters.

Colin Rourke, Robert Mackay, David Mond and Andrew Stuart.

Source: Andrew Stuart.

5th International Summer School/Conference 
Let's Face Chaos Through Nonlinear Dynamics

30 June - 14 July 2002, University of Maribor, Slovenia

The scientific topics of the Summer School/Conference cover nonlinear dynamics, synergetics, physics of complex systems in pure and applied sciences, including pure and applied mathematics, theoretical and experimental physics, biophysics and physiology, chemistry, astrophysics, econophysics, technology and engineering, and even sociology.

The level of the conference is suitable for senior undergraduate students, PhD students (forming the peak of the distribution), postdoctoral scientists, but also senior postdoctoral scientists as well as professors at all levels, established scientists and researchers, who wish to enlarge their knowledge in other directions and disciplines, and present their research work.

There are about 75 invited lectures, 60 minutes each, and about 20 short reports of the participants, 20 minutes each, plus posters (for the whole 2 weeks). Invited speakers spend 2/3 of their lecture time on a solid introduction and review, and 1/3 on the recent results of his/her and/or related research work.

The conference web page is at 

Source: Intech <>

Dynamical Methods for Differential Equations

4-7 September 2002, Castillo de la Mota, Valladolid, Spain

The Conference will focus on those recent advances in Topological Methods and Ergodic Theory which are relevant to the analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations and Functional Equations, as well as on their applications to Science and Technology.

Scientific Committee:

Amadeu Delshams (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) 
Russell Johnson (Università di Firenze) 
Rafael Obaya (Universidad de Valladolid) 
Rafael Ortega (Universidad de Granada)

Organising Committee (Universidad de Valladolid):

Ana I. Alonso 
Sylvia Novo 
Carmen Núñez 
Rafael Obaya 
Jesús Rojo

Invited Speakers:

L. Diaz, PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
A. Jorba, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain 
U. Kirchgraber, Mathematik ETH Zentrum, Zürich (*) 
P. Kloeden, University of Frankfurt, Germany 
R. Krikorian, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France 
Y. Latushkin, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA 
R. de la Llave, University of Austin, Texas, USA 
R. Markarian, IMERL, Uruguay W. de Melo, IMPA, Brazil (*) 
J. A. Rodriguez, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain 
G. R. Sell, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA 
Y. Yi, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

(* to be confirmed) 

Short talks in all areas of dynamical systems and differential equations are invited, and a limited number of financial grants for graduate and doctoral students are available. Selected papers from the Conference will be published in a special issue of Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations. The dead-line for pre-registration and submission of abstracts is February 28, 2002.

Please visit the web site for further information and periodic updates on the Conference program, on-line pre-registration, submission of abstract, grant application and accommodation facilities.

Summer School on "Cell migration and adhesion: the interface with tissue engineering" (2-6 September 2002, University of Nottingham) and 4rd Mathematics in Medicine Study Group (9-13 September 2002, University of Nottingham)

These meetings will be held by the Centre for Mathematical Medicine, Division of Applied Mathematics, University of Nottingham.

Summer School - Cell migration and adhesion: the interface with tissue engineering

2-6 September 2002, University of Nottingham

This is an advance notice that there will be a week long summer school at the University of Nottingham, on the theme of "Cell migration and adhesion: the interface with tissue engineering". In particular, this summer school will address the interaction of individual cells with biological surfaces. Surveys will be provided by leading research workers on fundamental cell biology, experimental techniques and technology, mathematical modelling and biomedical applications. Material will be delivered through lectures, laboratory tours and tutorials.

Further details will be announced a little nearer the time.

For further information please contact Helen Byrne (, Oliver Jensen ( or (

3rd Mathematics in Medicine Study Group: MMSG200

9-13 September 2002, University of Nottingham

This is an advance notice that the 3rd Mathematics in Medicine Study Group will be held at the University of Nottingham between 9-13 September 2002. Five medical problems will be presented to the assembled mathematicians at the start of the week. The meeting will be devoted to developing mathematical models of these problems.

Details will be announced a little nearer the time.

For further information please contact Helen Byrne (, Oliver Jensen ( or (

 2002 and 2003 Dynamics Days conferences

The Dynamics Days/Europe solicits proposals for the venue of the 2002 and 2003 Dynamics Days conferences.

The potential hosts for DDays are urged to submit a proposal well ahead of the meeting, as well as to proceed with grant applications so the scheduling decisions can be made in time. The next open date is early summer 2002, and the committee expects to select the 2002 location by mid October 2001.

DDays favours locations with inexpensive housing for younger participants and good financial support for those who could not participate otherwise. The proposal should include a reasonably reliable forecast of such funding; proposals that would support a series of Dynamics Days conferences would be especially welcome. For further information, consult 

Preproposals (in e-mail form) can be communicated to any of the current members of the Dynamics Days/Europe ad-hoc advisory committee: (Holger Kantz) (Theo Geisel) (John Brindley ) (Giulio Casati) (Sergio Ciliberto) (Predrag Cvitanovic) (Pierre Gaspard) (Fritz Haake) (John Hogan) (Antti Niemi) (Tamas Tel)


DDays format:

Typical DDays have had between 120 and 300 participants. The date is open (usually summer), not to conflict with US Dynamics Days

The financial formula: cover travel and lodging for 12-18 invited speakers, try to get some extra funding for junior people and central/eastern European's. There is no established fixed funding source, each set of organizers finds their own sources.

To secure best speakers, send invitations in early fall, To secure attendance, mail out the annoncemments by dec, in any case in time to distribute them at the US DDays in January.

 Some of the Previous DDays Europe:

1986 DYNAMICS DAYS, Twente june 3-6 
1987 VIII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Dusseldorf june 10-13 
1988 IX. DYNAMICS DAYS, Dusseldorf june 15-18 
1989 X. DYNAMICS DAYS, Dusseldorf June 7-10 
1990 XI. DYNAMICS DAYS, Dusseldorf June 20-23 
1991 XII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Berlin June 12-15 (450 participants) 
1992 XIII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Rydzyna June 10-13 
1993 XIV. DYNAMICS DAYS, Rydzyna June 9-12 
1994 XV. DYNAMICS DAYS, Budapest July 15-18 
1995 DYNAMICS DAYS, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon June 28-July 1 
1996 DYNAMICS DAYS, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon July 10-13 
1998 XVIII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Edinburgh 28 June - 1 July

Sample of a Preproposal:


European Dynamics Days 1998

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Time: Sunday 21 June - Wednesday 24 June (or Sunday 28 June - Wednesday 1 July)

Funding: (put some specific amounts as to senior/junior participant support here)

Organisers: J. Brindley (Leeds), J. Hogan (Bristol), J. Stark (UCL)

Aims: To provide a European focus for all types of activity in dynamical systems & related topics, with talks by experts directed at an audience of active researchers including postdocs & postgraduates.

Format: 12-15 invited speakers each giving talks of up to 40 minutes, up to 200 European attendees giving shorter talks/posters throughout the meeting, lengthy time set aside for coffee, lunch & dinner discussions, no parallel sessions.

Themes: Experiments/Spatio-temporal Chaos/Time Series/Stochastic PDEs /Applications to other disciplines.

Invitees: to be proposed by the organizing and the advisory committees

Source: Center for Chaos and Turbulence Studies <>

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