UK Nonlinear News, November 2001
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
|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 ( J.H.P.Dawes@damtp.cam.ac.uk).
Source: Jon Dawes.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source Gian Mario Maggio ( email@example.com)
An intensive, high quality introduction to nonlinear dynamics for senior undergraduate and graduate students and researchers.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
...is free! Please register using the form on the webpage.
|Convenor||Dr Rowena Ball, Rowena.Ball@anu.edu.au|
|Co-Convenors||Dr Vanessa Robins, Vanessa.Robins@anu.edu.au|
|Professor Robert Dewar, Robert.Dewar@anu.edu.au|
|Professor Nail Akhmediev, Nail.Akhmediev@anu.edu.au|
|Administrator||Ms Heli Jackson, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 http://www.anu.edu.au/dynamicsummer/ 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 http://www.apctp.org/
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.
Further details can be found at: http://www.ma.adfa.edu.au/anziam2002.html
Source: Rodney Weber <email@example.com>
This one-day conference is open to both members and non-members of SIAM. Confirmed speakers include:
Source: Peter Jimack ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
The following intimately related questions will be discussed during this 1 week course of 10 lectures:
For more information, contact Vadim Kuznetsov, V.B.Kuznetsov@leeds.ac.uk
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
(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.
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 http://www.camtp.uni-mb.si/chaos/2002/
Source: Intech <email@example.com>
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.
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
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 http://wmatem.eis.uva.es/~dmde02/ for further information and periodic updates on the Conference program, on-line pre-registration, submission of abstract, grant application and accommodation facilities.
These meetings will be held by the Centre for Mathematical Medicine, Division of Applied Mathematics, 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.
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.
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Theo Geisel)
email@example.com (John Brindley )
Giulio.Casati@mi.infn.it (Giulio Casati)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Sergio Ciliberto)
email@example.com (Predrag Cvitanovic)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Pierre Gaspard)
email@example.com (Fritz Haake)
S.J.Hogan@bristol.ac.uk (John Hogan)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Antti Niemi)
email@example.com (Tamas Tel)
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
1997 NO DYNAMICS DAYS
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>