UK Nonlinear News, May 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 organised 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


Oxford-Princeton Workshop on Multiscale Problems

10-11 May 2002

Mathematical Institute, Oxford

This interdisciplinary workshop will focus on techniques for bridging different length-scales, especially in problems arising in materials science, biology and chemistry. It forms part of the Oxford-Princeton Mathematical Research Collaboration.

Speakers:
Kirill Cherednichenko Oxford
Sergei Dudarev Culham
Weinan E Princeton
Bjorn Engquist Princeton
Alain Forclaz Oxford
Ioannis Kevrekedis Princeton
Paul Madden Oxford
Tom Pence Michigan State and Glasgow
David Pettifor Oxford
Mark Sansom Oxford
Constantinos Siettos Princeton
Anja Schloemerkemper Oxford
Andrew Stuart Warwick
Endre Suli Oxford
Florian Theil Warwick

There is no registration fee, but those wishing to attend should inform John Ball. The programme can be found at http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/~ball/workshopMay2002.html.

Source: John Ball.


Southern Bifurcation Group Meeting on Geometry, Dynamics and Bifurcation

10-11 May 2002

University of Southampton

The SOUTHERN BIFURCATION GROUP in conjunction with DynaSW (both supported by LMS Scheme 3) announce a meeting on Geometry, Dynamics and Bifurcation.

Friday 10 May
14:00James Montaldi Robust relative homoclinics
(UMIST)
14:45Bart Oldeman Numerical homoclinic branch switching
(Bristol)
15:30 TEA
16:00Reiner Lauterbach Geometry and dynamics: an example of forced symmetry breaking
(Hamburg)
16:45Rebecca Hoyle Bifurcation with icosahedral symmetry
(Surrey)
DINNER

Saturday 11 May
09:30 Stella Abreu Orbit space reduction under compact Lie group actions
(Surrey)
10:15 Hinke Osinga Computation and visualisation of two-dimensional global manifolds
(Bristol)
11:00 COFFEE
11:30 Ken Meyer Evolution and bifurcation of invariant manifolds
(Cincinnati)
12:15 Dave Wood Walking with Insects
(Warwick)

Enquires:
David Chillingworth drjc@maths.soton.ac.uk
tel 01703 593677
fax 01703 595147

Information about the University of Southampton and its environs (including campus maps etc) can be found at:
http://www.soton.ac.uk/~indexes/maps

Financial support from the London Mathematical Society is available for travel and accommodation.

Source: David Chillingworth ( drjc@maths.soton.ac.uk)


Foams, Fluids and Liquid Crystals: The Complexity of Fluid Motion

13 May 2002

University of Manchester

This one-day meeting has been organised to celebrate the opening of the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics on MONDAY 13th MAY 2002. The meeting is sponsored by the London Mathematical Society and will take place in the Schuster Laboratory, Dept of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester.

There are four distinguished speakers.

Professor D. Weaire, FRS Foam Frontiers
Professor E.J. Hinch, FRS A load of balls in Newton's Cradle
Professor E.P. Raynes, FRS Liquid Crystal Displays: Past Present or Future?
Professor J.T. Stuart, FRS Hydrodynamic Stability and Singularities in Fluid Flows.

Please see the www site
http://www.maths.man.ac.uk/MCND/meeting
for details and FREE online registration. We ask all those who intend to come to all or part of the meeting to register as we need to know numbers for catering, lecture theatres etc.

Source: Anne Juel


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 organising 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, Fluctuations & 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 integrable 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:

Details: http://www.maths.leeds.ac.uk/~vadim/LMS_course.htm.

We have some support for young researchers willing to attend the course.

Source: Vadim Kuznetsov


One-day Workshop on Differential Forms and their relatives in numerics

7 June 2002, University of Surrey

This workshop will explore the importance of differential forms, exterior algebra, geometric algebra, Clifford analysis, cohomology and topology in the formulation of numerical methods for problems in fluids, electromagnetics, and computational geometry. Speakers will include
L. Allen Surrey Integrating differential equations on wedge spaces
M. Bluck Imperial Homology, cohomology and their application to finite and boundary element methods
A. Bossavit Elec de France The geometry of electromagnetism: implications for modelling and numerics
C.J.L. Doran Cambridge Applications of geometric algebra in computer science
P. Hydon Surrey The discrete variational complex

Organised by Tom Bridges. supported by EPSRC and the Surrey Numerics Network.

Further details can be found workshop website:

http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/research/maths/NUMERICS/JUNE7/June7.html.

Source: Tom Bridges.


GRC on Theoretical Biology & Biomathematics

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

Please urge your students/postdocs/advisers/colleagues to apply to:

Gordon Research Conference "Theoretical Biology & Biomathematics" will be held at Tilton School, New Hampshire on Jun 9-14.

To be eligible for the early registration fee, the application has to be received by GRC by May 15.

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 `modelling complex networks', from genetic circuits to eco-systems.

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@helix.nih.gov
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'. (Do 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: Alex Mogilner.


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 


Pattern Formation and Nonlinear Dynamics

25th June 2002

University of Surrey)

A one-day meeting on patterns and nonlinear dynamics will be held on Tuesday 25th June 2002 in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Surrey. This is the third meeting in the LMS funded PANDA (Pattern Formation, Nonlinear Dynamics and Applications) network series, following successful meetings in Cambridge (December 2001) and Leeds (March 2002).

There will be two pedagogical review lectures aimed at research students by Pete Ashwin (Exeter) and James Robinson (Warwick). These will be followed by shorter research talks. We invite contributions for this session - please contact Rebecca Hoyle with a title. Please draw this notice to the attention of anyone you think might be interested in coming.

Post-doctoral researchers and research students are warmly encouraged to attend and will be given preference in financial support.

Further details, including programme and travel information: http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/personal/st/R.Hoyle/panda/
For any further information, please contact Rebecca Hoyle .

Source: Rebecca Hoyle.


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>


Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Dynamics & Bifurcations

1-3 July 2002

University of Bristol

This meeting is funded by the EPSRC and the LMS and continues a series of informal and lively meetings organised by Willy Govaerts and Yuri Kuznetsov in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Gent. The focus will be on:

Organisers:

Alan Champneys, Bernd Krauskopf, Hinke Osinga, Steve Wiggins.

Scientific Committee
Eusebius DoedelMontreal
Willy Govaerts Gent
Yuri Kuznetsov Utrecht

Invited speakers
Wolf-Juergen Beyn Bielefeld, Germany
Andrew Cliffe AEA Technology, UK
Michael Dellnitz Paderborn, Germany
Eusebius Doedel Montreal, Canada
Willy Govaerts Gent, Belgium
John Guckenheimer Cornell, USA
Yuri Kuznetsov Utrecht, The Netherlands
Gerald Moore Imperial College, UK
Dirk Roose Leuven, Belgium
Bjorn Sandstede Ohio State, USA

Registration is free. Thanks to the funding, participants will get two overnight stays and the conference dinner free of charge. Travel to/from Bristol and other expenses must be covered by the participants. However, there are limited funds for travel expenses of PhD students.

If you wish to participate in this meeting, please fill out and return the registration form and return it to Emma Weeks at
:E.Weeks@bristol.ac.uk.
Spaces are limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Further information on this meeting will be posted at
http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/anm/nmndb/
as it becomes available.

Source: Alan Champneys.


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 modelling 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. Accommodation 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 Modelling 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 conference, 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 characterisation 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 characterisation 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. The deadline for funding application is 1 June 2002.

For full details see http://www.maths.nottingham.ac.uk/Cmm/SUMMER_SCHOOL2002/

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/MMSG2002/,, 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 signalling 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 signalling 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 announcements by December, 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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