Series on “Nonlinear Dynamics: Chaos and Complexity”
INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL / CONFERENCE
Topics: Chaos and Fractals,
Strange Attractors and Hamiltonian Systems, Integrability and Bifurcation
Theory, Solitons, Nonlinear Differential Equations and Difference Equations,
Spatially Extended Systems and Pattern Formation, Nonlinear Analysis of Time
Series, Images and Signals, Chaos Control, Applications to Complex Systems in
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Economics and Technology.
Center for Research and Applications of Nonlinear Systems of the University of
Patras and Technical Education Institute of Mesologgi. .
Professor Giulio Casati, University of
Insubria of Como, Italy
Leon Chua, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
University of California at Berkeley, USA
Thanasis Fokas, Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
University of Cambridge, UK
Nicolis, Service de Chimie Physique, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Itamar Procaccia, Department of Chemical Physics, Weizmann Institute of
Professor Constantino Tsallis, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Fisicas Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Massimo Vergassola, Pasteur Institute, France
Professor Mukul Majumdar, Department of
Economics, Cornell University, USA
(Univ. of Patras, Chair), M. Robnik (University of Maribor), A.
Ruffing (Technische Universität München), P. Goumas (Vice-Rector of
Academic Affairs University of Patras), S. Pnevmatikos, (University of
Patras), K. Hizanidis (National Technical University of Athens), L.
Vlahos (University of Thessaloniki), S. Ichtiaroglou (University of
Thessaloniki), G. Tsironis (University of Crete, Heraclion), A.
Provata ( National Research Center “Demokritos”, Athens).
Special Focus: Complexity, or the “study of complex systems”, is a new discipline, which has emerged out the need to understand complicated problems of the Natural and Social Sciences. These problems generally involve many coupled variables and are characterized by unpredictable time evolution and/or highly intricate spatial patterns. In recent years, efforts to solve such problems have concentrated upon the use of analytical and numerical methods of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, Chaos Theory and Fractal Geometry.
In Greece there is considerable research and educational activity in the fields
of Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Complexity. This activity has led to the
organization of 16 Summer Schools/Conferences to date, in which the main
ideas of these fields are taught in the mornings and the most recent research
results are presented in the afternoons. These Summer Schools have so far been
organized in Patras (1987, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002), in Samos
(1988,1989,1990), in Crete (Heraklion 1992, Chania, 2000) in Xanthi (1994,
1995), in Thessaloniki (1997) and Livadeia (1998) and in Chalkida (2003).
the first part of the event (Summer School: 14 – 20 July, Patras) graduate and
advanced undergraduate students can participate together with young researchers
from many fields, as well as High School teachers and other professionals, who
are interested in the above topics. In the second part (Conference: 21 – 26
July, Olympia), participants will be selected, according to their expertise and
knowledge in the field of Complexity. The lectures will be given by
distinguished foreign and Greek scientists, with internationally recognized work
in the topics of the meeting. Morning lectures are hourly (9.00-13.30), while in
the evenings (18.00-21.00) there will be selected short communications and
posters by young participants.
Financial Support: The
Organizing Committee has limited funds provided mainly by Greek Ministries and
Universities. These funds are used to cover travel and living expenses for
foreign speakers as well as local expenses for some of the Greek lecturers.
There is a limited amount of funding to cover the registration and part of the
living expenses of a small number of qualified students. High School Science
Teachers and other interested professionals are also encouraged to participate
paying the registration fee of 100 Euro. Students pay a registration fee of 50
Applications: All interested in participating must submit their registration form at
the website http://www.math.upatras.gr/~crans/complexity
31, 2004, by e-mail
or ordinary mail to:
T. Bountis, Chairman of Organizing Committee,
for Research and Application of Nonlinear Systems
of Patras, 26500 Patras, Hellas