UK Nonlinear News, February 2002


Warwick Symposium on Geometry, Mechanics and Symmetry 

September 2001-July 2002, University of Warwick

The 2001-2002 Warwick Symposium will be on "Geometric Mechanics and Symmetry". It will focus on the symplectic and differential geometry of symmetric Hamiltonian systems and applications of geometry, symmetry techniques and numerics to the classical, semiclassical and quantum mechanics of N-body problems (gravitational, atoms, molecules etc) and to continuum mechanics.

Programme of main events:

2001

Sept 2-15 Summer School on "Mechanics and Symmetry", Peyresq, France (see: http://www.inln.cnrs.fr/~montaldi/MASIE/MASESS/

Dec 9-15 Workshop on "Geometry and Symmetry in Continuum Mechanics"

2002

March 17-27 Spring School and Workshop on: "Semi-Classical and Quantum Multibody Problems"

April 14-20 Workshop on "Classical N-Body Problems and Applications"

July 21-27 Workshop on "Geometry, Symmetry and Mechanics"

These will be embedded in a year-long programme of research and seminars. It is anticipated that there will also be a number of shorter satellite meetings, including one on "Astrodynamics" at the University of Surrey.

The Symposium is organized by the Warwick Mathematics Research Centre. Primary funding is being provided by the EPSRC and by EC support for the Research Training Network "MASIE". Further information will appear at: http://www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/mrc/index.html

Source: Mark Roberts (mark@maths.warwick.ac.uk


Open meeting to mark the establishment of the Centre for Nonlinear Mathematics and Applications at Loughborough University

8th February 2002

Department of Mathematical Sciences, Loughborough University

Schedule
Venue: room W142.
11.30am-12.30pm Thanasis Fokas (University of Cambridge)
A new method for boundary-value problems
1.30-2.30pm Franco Vivaldi (Queen Mary, University of London)
Piece-wise affine dynamical systems
2.30-3.30pm John Hogan (University of Bristol)
Theory and applications of piece-wise linear dynamical systems
3.30-3.45pm Tea and Biscuits
3.45-4.45pm John Toland (University of Bath)
Mathematical developments in Stokes-wave theory

The meeting will commence with morning coffee at 11.00am, followed by the first talk. There will be an interval for lunch, which will be provided for all participants, followed by the remaining three talks. The meeting will close with a brief reception. Please indicate if you plan to attend the meeting.

Enquiries to:
Professor Roger Grimshaw,
Director, Centre for Nonlinear Mathematics and Applications,
Department of Mathematical Sciences,
Loughborough University,
Loughborough,
Leics. LE11 3TU, UK.

Tel: 44-1509-223480
Fax: 44-1509-223986 or 44-1509-223969
Email: R.H.J.Grimshaw@lboro.ac.uk

For more information about the Centre see the web page: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ma/research/cnlma/index.html

Source: Andy Osbaldestin.


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:

http://www.ma.ic.ac.uk/~jswlamb/ham.htm

Source: Jeroen Lamb.


Spring School and Workshop on Semiclassical and Quantum Multibody Problems

17 - 27 March 2002

University of Warwick

As part of the Warwick Symposium on "Geometric Mechanics and Symmetry" we are running a Spring School and Workshop on "Semiclassical and Quantum Multibody Problems" at the University of Warwick during the period 17 - 27 March 2002. The speakers and course titles for the Spring School (18-22 March) are given below. Full details of both the Spring School and Workshop, including course abstracts, will be available on the Symposium website: http://www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/~mark/symposium 

We are particularly keen to encourage graduate students to participate in these events and have some funds to support those based in the UK.

Organisers: Stephen Creagh (Nottingham) Mark Roberts (Surrey) Gregor Tanner (Nottingham)

SPRING SCHOOL LECTURE COURSES

Source: Mark Roberts (mark@maths.warwick.ac.uk)


Two-day meeting on Dynamics with Symmetry

25-26 March 2002

University of Leeds

This two-day meeting is will bring together two LMS-funded networks: PANDA (Patterns, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications) and the Nonlinear Pennine Triangle, and will be held on Monday and Tuesday 25th-26th March 2002, in the Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds.

There will be two pedagogical lectures, aimed at research students, on the topic of 'Dynamics with Symmetry' by Rebecca Hoyle (Surrey) and Alastair Rucklidge (Leeds), followed by shorter contributions. Speakers will include: Konstantin Blyuss (Surrey), David Chillingworth (Southampton), Tom Mullin (Manchester), Sarah Pollicott (Nottingham), Carl Tipton (Manchester).

Offers of additional contributions are welcome.

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

http://www.maths.leeds.ac.uk/~alastair/02_lms/ 

or by contacting Alastair Rucklidge (A.M.Rucklidge@leeds.ac.uk

Source: Alastair Rucklidge (A.M.Rucklidge@leeds.ac.uk


43rd European Study Group with Industry (ESGI)

2-5 April 2002

Lancaster University

ESGI is Europe's leading workshop bringing together academic mathematicians and industrial and commercial companies. These week-long workshops have been held annually since 1968 and were previously known as the Oxford Study Groups with Industry,where leading mathematicians were attracted to work on industrial problems. The problems were in areas such as heat and mass transfer, fluid flow, granular materials, electromagnetic fields, financial mathematics and option trading and other processes amenable to modelling using continuum mechanics. But in principle there are no limitations on the types of problems that can be addressed or the types of mathematics which can be used in these workshops. All those interested in mathematical modelling and the solution of current real-world problems are invited to participate.

To register online or to obtain further information on Lancaster ESGI 2002 please visit http://www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/physics/conf/esgi/

Source: Charles Wang (c.wang@lancaster.ac.uk


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:

http://www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/.

(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.


Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems 
(Chaos, Fractals, Phase Transition, Self-organization
)

14-17 May 2002, Belarus, Minsk

Subjects: 

Above mentioned and other frontier topics in modern nonlinear study in

Program will consist of reviewed reports and original talks for which contributions are invited. Deadline for applications: April 20, 2002. Participation is limited. The application form can be filled through Internet address: http://npcs.tbns.org Registration fee is $ 290 and covers all expenses in Belarus (local transport, accommodation, board, banquet, sightseeing tour) and can be paid at the place of registration. 

Contributed papers for the Proceedings should be written in TeX (LaTeX, \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}) and printed on A4 paper. The length of the papers up to 8 pages. Camera-ready manuscripts (1 copy) should be presented at registration (together with the floppy disk). 

Each participant will get an official letter for visa. Transport. Recommended arrival is by airplane to Minsk or by train to Minsk. The organizing committee will provide transportation to the hotel where participants will live. 

Local Organizing Committee Chairman:

Prof. V.I. Kuvshinov 
Institute of Physics AS of Belarus 
68 F. Scaryna Ave 220072 
Minsk Belarus 
Fax: +(375-17) 2840879 
Tel.: +(375-17) 2841628 
E-mail: kuvshino@dragon.bas-net.by 

Source V.I. Kuvshinov (kuvshino@dragon.bas-net.by


Fronts, Flucturations & Growth

19-24 May 2002, Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Announcing a conference and workshop:
http://www.umich.edu/~mctp/events/fronts2002/

This workshop and conference at the Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics is intended to bring together a select group of physicists and engineers -both theoretical and experimental- and mathematicians -both abstract and applied- with an interest in nonequilibrium growth processes and front propagation, particularly the effects of noise and fluctuations.

We expect to have around two dozen speakers during the six day conference, to encourage meaningful exchanges and perhaps even provide some time for quiet reflection!

The extended workshop will be during the week before and after the conference. The workshop will consist of spontaneous seminars and small discussion groups. We want to give participants from the University of Michigan and elsewhere an opportunity to interact in a flexible and informal setting to share ideas and explore questions in much more depth than a conventional conference setting provides.

Organizers
Charlie Doering Department of Mathematics
Len Sander Department of Physics
Peter Smereka Department of Mathematics
Bob Ziff Department of Chemical Engineering

Source: Charlie Doering ( doering@math.lsa.umich.edu).


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, V.B.Kuznetsov@leeds.ac.uk 

Source: Vadim Kuznetsov <V.B.Kuznetsov@leeds.ac.uk>


GRC on Theoretical Biology & Biomathematics

(9-14 June 2002, Tilton School, New Hampshire, USA

Mathematical and Theoretical Biology is a rapidly growing field. The purpose of this meeting is to highlight exciting areas of growth and to provide a perspective for future directions. The meeting is designed to be particularly attractive to students and postdocs by providing a broad view and inviting excellent speakers. There will be a prize for the best poster.

The meeting consists of plenary talks and poster sessions. The complete program of the conference can be viewed and/or downloaded at:
http://www.math.ucdavis.edu/~mogilner/Gordon.html.

The conference revolves around the theme of `modeling complex networks', from genetic circuits to eco-systems. There will be sessions on Phylogenetic Trees, Structure and function of primary visual cortex, Modeling Parkinsonian Rhythms, Modeling Chemotaxis, Gene Regulation Networks (Morphogenesis), Global Environmental Change, Gene regulation networks (robustness and disease), Transcriptional Regulation, Computational Biology in a Changing Scientific Culture (with special lectures by Charles DeLisi, one of the pioneers of the Human Genome Project, and Marvin Cassman, director of NIGMS at NIH).

You are invited to attend the meeting and to contribute a poster! To contribute a poster, send email with your name and affiliation and the title to one of the following co-chairs:
Tim Elston elston@stat.ncsu.edu
Ray Mejia ray@helix.nih.gov

To apply, go the the GRC web site: http://www.grc.uri.edu/ and click on the link 'Attending a Conference'. (Does not apply to organizers!) In the past few years, there was no waiting list, but this time we expect a greater number of people wanting to attend the conference. So, apply early! Participants will be accepted on the 'first come - first serve' basis, and when the cap of 135 people is reached, late applicants will be put on a waiting list.

Source: Raymond Mejia ( ray@helix.nih.gov).


European Interdisciplinary School on Nonlinear Dynamics for System and Signal Analysis EUROATTRACTOR2002

18-27 June, Warsaw, Poland

The programme of each EUROATTRACTOR School includes: 

The focus of EUROATTRACTOR2002 is on Non-linear Dynamics in Environmental and Biological Sciences. Topics include:

Generous funding is available. For more details, see the web page at http://hrabia.ibib.waw.pl/~euroattractor/index.htm

Source: euroattractor@hrabia.ibib.waw.pl 


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 http://www.camtp.uni-mb.si/chaos/2002/ 

Source: Intech <link@intech.bg>


Biomathematics Euro Summer School: Dynamical Systems in Physiology and Medicine

8-19 July 2002

Urbino, Italy

First Announcement

The European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (ESMTB) is happy to announce a Biomathematics Euro Summer School to be held in Urbino (Italy) July 8-19, 2002.

Dynamical systems constitute a fundamental mathematical and computational framework within which many processes in biomedicine can be described. From tumor growth to hormonal regulation, from the spread of disease to neuronal transmission, the crucial feature of many biological and natural phenomena is their evolution in time. The purpose of the school is to present some fields of application of mathematical modelling of dynamical systems to physiology and medicine, and concurrently to give a presentation of some of the mathematical techniques used in such modelling.

The school will offer five courses centered on the biological background and on the mathematical modelling of relevant biomedical phenomena: the spread of cardiac electrical excitation, with the possible study of arrhytmias; the physiology of blood flow in the pulmonary circulation; the system controlling glucose blood levels by means of the hormone insulin; the activity and synchronisation of neurones; the mechanism of production of blood cells with attendant regulations and possible derangements. A workshop on current status and clinical usefulness of mathematical models of the glucose-insulin system, attended by international experts in the field, will complement the courses.

Differential equations, with or without delay, are the natural mathematical tool for the study of dynamical systems. Computationally intensive techniques have also enjoyed increasing recognition, in the wake of the more widespread availability of cheap computing power. The school will therefore also offer two methodological courses, respectively on Delay Differential Equations and on Numerical Methods.

The School is addressed to doctoral students in mathematics or allied disciplines (engineering, physics, statistics) looking for exposure to medical problems, and to young biologists and physicians intending to employ mathematical tools in their research.

The school will be organised along the seven main courses, together with a workshop, invited lectures and participant lectures. Teaching units (lectures by instructors and invited speakers) will be 40' each including 5' questions and discussion, separated by substantial intervals. Lectures by participants (20') will be arranged in couples and follow the same schema. Main courses and workshop will be plenary, while invited talks and student presentations will be split into two parallel sessions. Participants will be given ample opportunity to interact with instructors during and after hours, as well as completing didactic projects in groups of mixed extraction.

Financial support is available for participants.

COURSEScoordinatorsNumber of units
Periodic haematological diseases and leukemia Jacques Belair 10 units
Modelling and cellular automata in the study of cardiac arrhythmias and ventricular fibrillation Alain Bardou 8 units
Modelling Pulmonary Vascular Pressures George Cremona 8 units
Models for the Glucose-Insulin system Andrea De Gaetano, Andrea Mari 12 units
Neuronal modeling Khashayar Pakdaman 10 units
Delay Differential Equations Edoardo Beretta 14 units
Numerical methods Rodolfo Bermejo 10 units

Organizing Committee

Ovide Arino, Edoardo Beretta, Andrea De Gaetano (Managing Director), Simona Panunzi and Fortunata Solimano.

LANGUAGE

The official language of the school is English

Conference Schedule

The school will be conducted during two working weeks, Monday July 8th through Friday July 19th, including the morning of the intervening Saturday, for a total of 95 teaching units (including courses, invited talks and participant presentations). Each day there will be 9 lecture units of 40 min by the staff and by invited speakers, as as participant presentations of 20 min each. Accomodations and meals will be provided from Sunday, July 7th, afternoon, through Saturday, July 20th, morning.

Location and Infrastructure

The school will be held entirely within the hilltop campus "Collegio del Colle" ("College-on-the-Hill") of the University of Urbino, in Central Italy.

The "Collegio del Colle" offers an ideal combination of living quarters, lecture halls and ancillary services (restaurant, coffee breaks, telephones, Internet connections, photocopying) distributed on a green hilltop within a single walled enclosure.

The beautiful medieval town of Urbino is about ten minutes walking distance from the school venue, sufficiently close for an easy after dinner stroll. The more commercial Pesaro on the Adriatic shore may be reached by bus or car.

Urbino is served by rail (Pesaro Station), Bus and Plane (Ancona, Bologna or Rome Fiumicino airports then train). Bus shuttle service will be available between Pesaro Railway Station and the school venue, with a clearly visible welcome desk at the station.

If you are interested in coming to the school, please fill in the contact form on the School s Web Page and you will be kept up-to-date with all developments.

http://www.biomatematica.it/urbino2002

We hope that these news will be of interest to you and would appreciate it if you could spread the word around to your friends, colleagues and students.

Source: Sara Wilkinson ( s.wilkinson@newton.cam.ac.uk)


Society for Mathematical Biology 2002 Annual Meeting

14-16 July 2002, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, USA

We are pleased to announce that the Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology will be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from 13-16 July 2002 in conjunction with an International Conference on Mathematics and Biology. The theme of the Conference is "Interdisciplinary Connections in Living Systems". The Scientific Committee for the Meeting includes Linda Allen, Warren Ewens, Leon Glass, Bryan Grenfell, Leah Keshet, Nancy Kopell, Simon Levin, Mark Lewis, George Oster and Dewitt Sumners. The local organizing committee includes Louis Gross (Chair), Sergey Gavrilets, Eunok Jung, Suzanne Lenhart, Vladimir Protopopescu and Ed Uberbacher. This meeting is hosted by the Division of Biology, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The Institute for Environmental Modeling and the Department of Mathematics of the University of Tennessee and the Biological and Environmental Sciences Directorate and the Computing and Computational Sciences Directorate of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

We expect (pending funding support) that the Conference will be preceded by a short course on the mathematics of biological complexity, designed for biologists. Suggestions for special mini-symposia for the Conference should be sent to Lou Gross ( gross@tiem.utk.edu) by January 15, 2001. Deadlines for submission of abstracts for talks and posters will be March 31, 2002. We anticipate the availability of funding to provide partial financial support for attendance, particularly for graduate students.

More information will become available on the web site at
http://www.tiem.utk.edu/smb02/.

Source: Raymond Mejia ( ray@helix.nih.gov).


XXII Dynamics Days Europe 2002

15-19 July 2002, Heidelberg, Germany

Dynamics Days Europe is a major international conference with a long tradition aimed at covering the entire field of dynamics and nonlinearity. The XXIInd event in this tradition will take place in

Heidelberg, July 15-19, 2002

at the communication center of the German Cancer Research Center on the campus of the University of Heidelberg.

SCOPE:

The focus of the conference will be on new developments in modelling, mathematical foundations, applications and experiments. The invited sessions cover

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS:

W. Achtziger (U Erlangen) 
K. Mischaikow (Georgia Tech) 
L. Arnold (U Bremen) 
M. Moeller (U Ulm) 
G. Benettin (U Padova) 
S. Mueller (MPI Leipzig) 
E. Brener (FZ Juelich) 
Z. Noszticzius (TU Budapest) 
J. Eggers (U Essen) 
R. Phair (NIH Bethesda) 
M. Eiswirth (FHI Berlin) 
H. A. Posch (U Vienna) 
G. Falkovich (Weizmann) 
I. Procaccia (Weizmann) 
T. Fukuda (Nagoya U) 
D. Quere (College de France) 
E. D. Gilles (MPI Magdeburg) 
D. Ruelle (IHES Paris) 
G. I. Goldburg (U Pittsburgh) 
K. Sacha (U Krakow) 
M. Inagaki (Toyota CRDL) 
B. Sandstede (Ohio State) 
W. Just (TU Chemnitz) 
B. Schmittmann (Virginia Tech) 
Y. G. Kevrekidis (Princeton) 
H. Schomerus (MPI Dresden) 
P. Kotelenez (CWRU Cleveland) 
C. Schuette (TU Berlin) 
G. Leuchs (U Erlangen) 
A. K. Sood (IISC Bangalore) 
M. Marek (ICT Prague) 
A. Stevens (MPI Leipzig) 
H. Matano (U Tokyo) 
P. Tabeling (ENS Paris) 
P. Mendes (Virginia Tech) 
L.-S. Young (CIMS New York) 
A. Mielke (U Stuttgart) 
J. Zhang (CIMS New York) 
A. S. Mikhailov (FHI Berlin)

DEADLINES:

deadline for abstracts March 31, 2002 notification of acceptance May 1, 2002 deadline for registration May 15, 2002 reservation of accommodation recommended in the course of April

Participants are invited to contribute their recent results in all areas of nonlinear dynamics. Based on a refereeing of extended abstracts (two pages) a limited number of contributions will be selected for oral presentation. By late February details on electronic registration, submission of extended abstracts and booking of accommodation can be accessed at the conference home page

http://www.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/dd02 

Contributed talks will be scheduled in parallel sessions with two talks at a time. Posters are on display during the whole confernce, in addition to special poster sessions. Reviving an old tradition of Dynamics Days there will be awards for the best poster presentations.

ORGANIZERS: Jens Starke (U Heidelberg) Juergen Vollmer (MPI Mainz) 
SCIENTIFIC HOST: Roland Eils (German Cancer Research Center) 
SPONSORS: Sonderforschungsbereich 359 German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz


Tenth International Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics

22-26 July 2002, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

The conference will concentrate on the analysis and application of computational techniques for solving real scientific problems. There will be sessions on :

For further information, visit http://www.cs.kuleuven.ac.be/conference/iccam2002/iccam.htm 


Microscopic Chaos and Transport in Many-Particle Systems

5-25 August 2002, Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany

Chaos in the motion of atoms and molecules composing fluids has become an important topic in nonequilibrium physics. Analyzing the fractal properties of nonequilibrium steady states generated by microscopic chaos poses a fundamental problem to statistical physics and dynamical systems theory. One interesting aspect is to find relationships between characteristic quantities of chaos and transport properties, and to assess their validity.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together international experts working at the forefront of research in this field. The aim is to establish fruitful syntheses of the various available concepts and methods, ranging from rigorous mathematical foundations of statistical physics to numerical and experimental results on microscopic properties of many-particle systems. The seminar will comprise a series of advanced lectures to provide some review and training in particular for young scientists, and to serve as a forum for more informal discussions.

Scientific key topics are:

mathematical aspects of dynamical systems theory and statistical physics: Gibbs measures, SRB measures, conditionally invariant measures; ergodic theorems; approaches by differential geometry

microscopic chaos and statistical mechanics: definition and characterization of chaos; thermodynamic entropy production; escape rate formalism; thermostated systems; transport coefficients and chaos quantities; nonequilibrium fluctuations and correlations; reaction-diffusion systems

computer simulations and experiments: chaos in the motion of trapped particles; numerical computation of Lyapunov spectra; numerical characterization of nonequilibrium steady states

Invited lecturers (*to be confirmed): 
P.Cvitanovic (Atlanta), D.J.Evans (Canberra), P.Gaspard (Brussels), C.Maes (Leuven), M.Pettini (Firenze), L.-S.Young* (Los Angeles/New York)

Invited workshop speakers (*to be confirmed): 
L.Bunimovich (Atlanta), N.I.Chernov (Birmingham), S.Ciliberto* (Lyon), E.G.D.Cohen (New York), N.Davidson (Rehovot), C.P.Dettmann (Bristol), W.Ebeling (Berlin), J.-P.Eckmann* (Geneva), G.Gallavotti (Rome), T.Geisel (Göttingen), F.Haake* (Essen), P.Hänggi (Augsburg), W.G.Hoover (Livermore), H.Kantz (Dresden), R.Livi (Firenze), M.Mareschal (Brussels/Lyon), G.Morriss (Sydney), G.Nicolis (Brussels), H.A.Posch (Vienna), G.Radons (Chemnitz), L.Rondoni (Torino), S.Tasaki (Tokyo), T.Tél (Budapest)

Invited seminar speakers
D.Alonso (Tenerife), P.Balint (Budapest), I.Claus (Brussels), D.Daems (Brussels), T.Gilbert (Rehovot), Z.Kaufmann (Budapest), Z.Kovacs (Budapest), L.Matyas (Dresden), T.Prosen (Ljubljana), D.Searles (Queensland), Th.Schreiber (Stuttgart), J.Vollmer (Mainz), A.de Wijn (Utrecht)

Applications are welcome and should be made by using the application form on the conference web page, however, the number of attendees is limited. The workshop's registration fee is EUR 100. Costs for accommodation and meals will be covered by the Max Planck Institute. In exceptional cases, limited funding for travel expenses is available.

Deadline for applications is April 30, 2002.

For further information and application forms please contact: 

Visitors Program 
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme
Nöthnitzer Str. 38
D-01187 Dresden 
Tel.: +49-351-871-2105
Fax: +49-351-871-2199 
chaotran@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de 
http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de/~chaotran 

Source: Rainer Klages (rklages@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de)

 


The 7th Experimental Chaos Conference

25-29 August 2002, San Diego, USA

The 7th Experimental Chaos Conference will be held in San Diego, USA, on August 25-29, 2002. The conference is sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research. The latest information is available at our web site: http://www.experimentalchaosconference.org 

Abstract Deadline: May 25, 2002

Session Topics

Biophysics Geophysics , Oceanography & Meteorology Chemistry Hydrodynamics and Turbulence Data Analysis Neuroscience Ecology Optics Granular Materials Electronics/circuits

Invited Speakers include:*

Ken Andersen 
Anna Lin 
O.N. Bjornstad* 
Normand Mosseau 
David Broomhead* 
K. Otsuka 
Greg Duane 
D.J. Patil 
E.G. Flekkoy* 
Lou Pecora 
Shohini Ghose 
Misha Rabinovich 
Mike Gorman 
T. Saito 
Josef Alfons 
Käs Douglas 
E. Smith 
Gilles Laurent 
Tom Solomon 
Ad Lagendijk* 
Robert York 
Irv Epstein*

(* tentative)

CONTRIBUTED TALKS AND POSTERS: Contributed posters will be presented at extended poster sessions throughout the meeting. Approximately 25-30 contributed talks of 15-minute length each will be selected by the program committee from among those who wish to be considered for a contributed talk. Contributed talks will be accompanied by an 8-page paper which will be included in the conference proceedings. Requests for special audio-visual equipment should be made as soon as possible after notification of acceptance of abstract.

Instructions for the preparation of abstracts may be found on the web site or the attached brochure.

REGISTRATION: The registration fees are: regular student before 1 July $200.00 US $150.00 US after 1 July $220 US $170 US

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: Limited financial support is available upon request for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are making presentations at the conference.

HOTEL: The Bahia Resort Hotel will be the main conference hotel. The Bahia is located on beautiful Mission Bay in San Diego. Special conference room rates will be $109 for a single, $135 for a double, $150 for a triple or $165 for a quad room. These rates are good until 26 July, and you must register directly with the hotel. Tell them that you are attending the "7th Experimental Chaos Conference". For information about the hotel and its location see the web site http://www.bahiahotel.com 

CONFERENCE DEADLINES: The following deadlines should be noted: May 25: Abstracts for talks/posters due to program committee. June 15: Notification of acceptance of contributed talks/posters. July 26: Hotel reservation (for conference rate). August 25: Final versions of proceedings papers due (oral talks only)

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Dr. Visarath In
SPAWAR Systems Center
Code D363, San Diego
CA 92152-5001
Email: visarath@spawar.navy.mil 

Source: John Pojman (john@pojman.com


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 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.


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 week-long Summer School, aimed at graduate students in biological sciences, physical sciences, engineering or mathematics, will address the interaction of individual cells with biological surfaces in a tissue-engineering context, and will cover fundamental cell biology, experimental techniques and technology, mathematical modelling and biomedical applications. Material will be delivered through lectures, laboratory tours and tutorials. EPSRC will provide financial support for suitably qualified students, which will be awarded competitively.

Please bookmark http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/Cmm, where further details will be posted shortly, or contact Helen.Byrne@nottingham.ac.uk, Oliver.Jensen@nottingham.ac.uk or Sarah.Waters@nottingham.ac.uk

3rd Mathematics in Medicine Study Group: MMSG200

9-13 September 2002, University of Nottingham

Five biomedical problems will be presented to the Study Group, and the week will be devoted to developing mathematical models of these problems. A series of invited lectures will also take place.

Please bookmark http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/Cmm, where further details will be posted, or contact Helen.Byrne@nottingham.ac.uk,  Oliver.Jensen@nottingham.ac.uk or Sarah.Waters@nottingham.ac.uk.

Source: Oliver Jensen (Oliver.Jensen@nottingham.ac.uk)


Program on Bio-molecular Networks

6 January - 28 March 2003, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California Santa Barbara

The program will focus on the mechanisms of inter- and intra- cellular "information processing" such as cell signaling and signal transduction and regulation and control of gene expression. Signal transduction and genetic control are implemented by chains and networks of molecular interactions. The program will address the quantitative issues/methods involved in the discovery, measurement and the analysis of such networks and will seek to identify any general principles relevant to their organization. Central to the program will be the issues of how signaling and control networks could evolve and the origins and limits of their stability.

The 3 month program will be structured around a number of mini-workshops which will assemble a core group of experts on specific subjects. Currently planned are the following mini-workshops: 'Modules and Evolution' (A. Murray, Harvard, co-organizer) 'Eukaryotic Chemotaxis' (H. Levine, UCSD, co-organizer) 'Regulation in enzymatic networks' 'Gene control in bacteria and artificial networks' (M.Goulian, U.Penn, co-organizer) 'Genetic networks in differentiation and development' 'Bio-informatic approach to genetic networks' (H.Li, UCSF, co-organizer)

More information will be available at

http://www.itp.ucsb.edu/activities/future/ 

In addition to the exposition and exploration of the subject of Bio-Molecular Networks, an important aim of the program is to foster interactions between physicists and biologists and to build an interdisciplinary community focused on quantitative Systems Biology. We strongly encourage you to consider an extended (six or more weeks) participation in the program. Both junior and senior scholars are invited to apply.

The ITP provides office and computing facilities on its site at UC Santa Barbara, and also helps in finding living accommodations. Some financial support will be available, depending on the needs of the participants and the overall availability of funds. Due to space and financial constraints, however, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who responds.

Please understand that actual commitments of office space and financial support can be made only by written formal invitations from the ITP Director, David Gross. Applications for a stay of one to two months or longer will be given priority, although shorter stays will also be considered, particularly for experimentalists.

To facilitate the planning of the program, please inform us as soon as possible of 1) your interest in participating, 2) your preferences w.r.t. the time period, 3) your financial needs. This should be done online by filling out the application form at

http://www.itp.ucsb.edu/apply/apply.html 

Please note: The application deadline is February 28.

Source: Deborah Storm (storm@itp.ucsb.edu


 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

www.nbi.dk/CATS/conferences/DDaysEuro.html 

Preproposals (in e-mail form) can be communicated to any of the current members of the Dynamics Days/Europe ad-hoc advisory committee:

kantz@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de (Holger Kantz) 
tgeisel@gwdg.de (Theo Geisel) 
j.brindley@leeds.ac.uk (John Brindley ) 
Giulio.Casati@mi.infn.it (Giulio Casati) 
cilibe@physique.ens-lyon.fr (Sergio Ciliberto) 
predrag@nbi.dk (Predrag Cvitanovic) 
gaspard@ulb.ac.be (Pierre Gaspard) 
fritz.haake@uni-essen.de (Fritz Haake) 
S.J.Hogan@bristol.ac.uk (John Hogan) 
aniemi@phcu.helsinki.fi (Antti Niemi) 
tamas.tel@elte.hu (Tamas Tel)

Appendices:

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 
1997 NO DYNAMICS DAYS 
1998 XVIII. DYNAMICS DAYS, Edinburgh 28 June - 1 July

Sample of a Preproposal:

OUTLINE PROPOSAL

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 <cats@alf.nbi.dk>


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